"Matt brings an excitement and a fearlessness to working on music that really makes us feel even more so that we can do anything and call it us," Rubano says."Some of the songs on this record are maybe what listeners would expect to hear from us and then some songs on this record are going to be new territory for us, reaching and going forward." That diversity is to be expected from a group that over the last two years shared the stage with acts as wide-ranging as Kanye West, Smashing Pumpkins, Ludacris, Rage Against the Machine, STP, The Police, and Mr. From the opening title track, an anthemic rocker that recalls U2 circa Boy and October, New Again shows off the band's broad scope.Throughout the record, the band displays its expanded musical boundaries, bounding from the heavy vocal stylings on the rocking "Catholic Knees," to the engaging pop hooks on "Summer, Man," a song that the band’s youthful fans will definitely see themselves in as Lazzara sings, "The summer is over and I doubt I’ll be seeing you around." Among other highlights on the record are "Swing," whose harder, high-octane energy mingles nicely with the song’s keyboard and guitar-laden breakdown, and "Lonely, Lonely," which mixes huge guitars with a tinge of new wave and a rapid-fire delivery.
Lazzara not only describes the outcome of that decision but he treats fans to a little inside info by revealing some hidden Easter Eggs within the album. Thinking back about that time, I think we all hoped that it would work out but we all knew that it was a long shot. or it’s the thing that we’re most passionate about… Are there any sonic Easter Eggs hidden in the album?
Taking Back Sunday frontman Adam Lazzara's wife unexpectedly went into labor last night, forcing the group to cancel their planned performance in Madison, Wis. Doors will open at 7pm with the show starting at 8pm. Adam's wife unexpectedly went into early labor this Sunday and we are happy to announce that they welcomed a baby boy!
Following the birth of Lazzara's son, the band have announced two additional cancelations: tomorrow, Oct. It is important for Adam to be with his family at this time.
Once freed, we're told Adam was rushed to the hospital -- where doctors put a cast on his broken leg.
According to the rep, Adam's expected to be in the cast for the next 4-6 weeks.