TBS just revealed that their new album, ‘Tidal Wave,’ will here on Sept. 16, and HollywoodLife.com exclusively chatted with them on what to expect and how things have changed in the past 10 years.
On June 28, Taking Back Sunday released the title track from Tidal Wave, which is basically just two and a half minutes of power and strength — a perfectly good allude to the rest of the album. The band, currently on their Taste of Chaos tour with Dashboard Confessional, chatted with us exclusively about what’s changed since Louder Now came out ten (!) years ago, and what’s coming up.
Where’s your inspiration lie today, in comparison to ten years ago?
Adam Lazarra: I think something thats been a constant for us is drawing institution from living every day. Now we have a different set of things were consider about being a bit older. I guess that just has made the pool of inspiration much broader. Music is obviously a huge inspiration. We hear something good and want to do something as good as that.
What are you listening to right now?
Adam: I’ve been listening to Explosions in the Sky every night.
John Nolan: Theres a band called You Won’t. They’re everything I like in a band.
Do you have a favorite song to perform?
Adam: I think that changes. Obviously we like playing whatever we’ve just written or whatever is current to us, because it’s new and it’s exciting and were proud of it. But then on the other hand, there are certain songs that the crowd just takes the song over. There’s not one in particular.
Describe the new album:
Adam: It’s broad and strong. I think for us, it’s a natural progression, but it’s not the next step. It’s a very giant leap. There’s even just some guitar tones in this next record that I wish were blankets so I could wrap up in them because they’re just so nice. That hasn’t always been the case.
John: One thing that cool in the new album is that there’s songs that don’t sound like anything the band has done before, but I think would still be instantly recognizable as our band. It’s like somehow we were able to go into completely new territory and hold on to what we do, and do it naturally. So it’s pretty exciting.
Who would you love to tour with?
Adam: We haven’t toured with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers.
John: Pearl Jam, maybe someday it could happen?
How has touring changed the most?
Adam: We don’t party like we used to… because you just can’t live like that. That’s probably the thing that changed the most. Everything was happening so quickly in those early years, I was just flying off the handle like, ‘OMG this is amazing, let’s party!’ Also I think, we don’t take anything for granted — maybe we didn’t take it as seriously as we do now.
Tidal Wave arrives September 16, and you can get all the band’s tour details here.