Unfortunately, due to illness we have to cancel the shows tonight and tomorrow in Garden Grove. Refunds available at point of purchase. We will be making these shows up, we just aren’t sure exactly when yet. Thank you for understanding.
Said likely no new album from Saosin this year, hopefully next year. Says he has some songs written but is too busy all year producing albums. He did however discuss re-recording “I Can Tell” with Anthony’s original vocals and planning to release Translating the Name on vinyl with a few extra songs.
Beau Burchell will lead an exclusive livestreaming class offering a complete walkthrough of how he mixed “The Silver String”. NTM subscribers can download the multi-tracks today, then join Burchell for the livestream on May 28. NTM will also host a Q&A chat with Burchell on May 15 at 2:00pm ET, exclusively available to subscribers.
The way the EP was written was basically separated by time and place, and Anthony came in and laid multiple ideas over the top and it was kind of “created” on the spot. It was like a long demoing process with time in the rehearsal space. It was more, “Hey, we have these songs and we’re looking for a singer; do you have some ideas to throw over the top?” And that’s kind of how it happened. With the self-titled, we had not only a lot of expectations—with the success of the EP and “Bury Your Head,” years of touring and signing to a major label—but also, we had a few more egos in the bunch. I did not write a note on the first EP, but I did exclusively write the music for “Bury Your Head,” so it was kind of this weird dichotomy of history with a fresh perspective. Cove and I were relatively close and would write the most together. Cove had some huge shoes to fill as well, and there are moments on this record where he was completely confident and others where he was scared shitless, and I think that really comes out in the songs of this record. It’s all truth.
Surely by now you have heard the good word: almost two years ago, Anthony Green rejoined Saosin, the band he fronted back in the early to mid-2000s, for a series of long-awaited headlining dates. It was unknown at the time whether the band would ever reconvene for a proper full-length with Green on vocals. But sure enough, here we are in 2016, and Saosin has just released Along The Shadow, their first full-length in seven years. The titular shadow could well refer to the dark specter of expectation that looms over this comeback album.
This first impression was originally posted as a live blog for supporters in our forums on May 3rd, 2016. First impressions are meant to be quick, fun, initial impressions on an album or release as I listen to it for the first time. It’s a running commentary written while listening to an album — not a review. More like a diary of thoughts. This post has been lightly edited for structure and flow.
Let’s take a listen to the new Saosin album. Same thing goes as before — spoilers abound, I reserve the right to change my opinion as time goes on. I’ve got multiple beers sitting in front of me, and I’m hitting play and just going to type out my thoughts as I listen.