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Taking Back Sunday – New Album

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Taking Back Sunday will have a new album in stores, July of 2004. It will be the first since their major debut, Tell All Your Friends that brought them from obscurity to headlining gigs all over the country. Lou Giordano (Sugar, Husker Du, Sunny Day Real Estate, and Belly) was brought on board to produce the effort.

    Guitarist and founding member Eddie Reyes says, “recording with Lou is like being in school again because he is a teacher and you learn so much from him. The new album is still very Taking Back Sunday but more mature and more rock and roll,” continues Reyes. “I know every band says that but for real, it’ll kick you in the balls. The first record was written for fun and the love of music, no expectations. Even though it’s done more than we ever expected, I still tried to go into the second record the same exact way. We’re all here to have fun, hopefully the audience will enjoy it and feel the same way.”
    After wrapping up recording on the east coast some time in April, Taking Back Sunday will headline this year’s annual sold-out Skate and Surf Festival in New Jersey on April 17 before starting a month of dates
    supporting Blink-182 and Cypress Hill throughout May. Next they head to the UK for their first trip outside North America to play the Donnington Download Festival with Metallica and continue on a string of soon to be sold-out headlining dates including two shows at London’s legendary Astoria. The band then returns to the US as one of this year’s headliners on the Vans Warped Tour 10th anniversary trek beginning in Houston TX on June 25 and concluding in Boston, MA on August 19.

I have said it before, that this will be an interesting release from Taking Back Sunday because they no longer have John Nolan doing the guitar work and the backup vocals after he left the band (under vague circumstances) to start up Straylight Run. Discounting the contributions of Nolan would be a big mistake I think. That being said, it isn’t out of the realm of possibility that this release will be good. I do have no doubt that it will sound different than the very high school-y debut.

(This was first posted at RockDummy.com)

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  • ohh!

    i don’t think this is true..

    because im from argentina and it has not arrive yet…

    well i hope some day..

    well u know..


    the fat one

  • From Comodoro Rivadavia, in the south of argentina.
    I can’t belive it. it’s so good..
    more taking back.. across my head

    i love that band

    sorry i don’t speak very well but anyway
    the thing is
    taking back sunday is the best band

    c ya

  • scott

    i just got “where you want to be” two days ago and i cant stop listening to it. taking back sunday is great and despite not having john nolan whos band straylight run is insane, i saw their second show ever at the middle east in cambridge last summer and they were great. its a great album, not a single bad song on it.

  • One of their new songs, “Follow The Format” is a fine, fine, fine tune…it starts off with this old, over-done drum beat, and then kicks into Adam churning out the lyrics, “Make a big scene, Make this glass house my coffin”…And the new guitarist (can’t remember his name)…he’s a very talented musician…and he can scream right along with what Nolan brought to TBS…it’s a great song…I only have high hopes for the new album…plus, they’ve got a song on the Spiderman 2 soundtrack called, “This Photo Is Proof”…so fine…

  • O Yeah!… I can’t believe it…new stuff from Taking Back Sunday… I just heard one of their new songs on the radio… omg… it was freaking awesome…all it takes is one listen and your hooked…everyone better get this album