1) It’s been almost two years since we last talked with you. What have you guys been up to?
I can’t believe it’s been two years already! It seems like just yesterday we were all huddled around the computer answering the first round of interview questions you sent us.
The past two years have been pretty big for us. In February 2013 we put out a single called “No Saints or Angels”
and we spent a lot of time trying to get exposure by playing gigs with some bigger bands like The Dangerous Summer
and From Indian Lakes
. We’ve made a lot of friends within our local scene and have had a lot of fun… but the most important thing we did was get back into the studio.
2) You have a new album out March 6th. Care to tell us a little about it?
The new record, titled Ghost
, is going to be out physically on March 6th 2014. We’re going to have a makeshift album release party on the 6th because we’re playing Tampa’s The Orpheum with He Is Legend
The record was recorded and mixed by Dan Byers of Rock Garden Recording
in St. Petersburg Florida and mastered by Jim Morris of Morrisound Studios
in Tampa. We’re very happy with the way it came out and we’re definitely planning on working with those guys in the future.
Right now the first single from the record, “Stealing Mirrors”
, is available for streaming on our BandCamp page and you can pre-order Ghost
there as well. If you choose to pre-order the album then you get your download of “Stealing Mirrors” early!
3) How do you feel you’ve grown as musicians in the time between albums?
I think Ghost
is a good example of the way our sound has matured since the release of Haunted
in 2012. We’ve developed a heavier, darker, sound while also working on the key aspects of our song writing. I think it’s a step in the right direction.
4) Is there a certain track that you’re most proud of on the new record?
This is a difficult question to answer since the answer changes a little bit between each band member. I think we can all rally behind “Emerald Eyes” as one of the favorites, if not the favorite, to play live. On the record, though, our opinions all vary.
Scott- “Stealing Mirrors”
Chris- “Emerald Eyes” and “Stay”
Ricky- “Gold” and “I Won’t Come Around pt. II”
5) Any plans to tour this year?
As we mentioned before we are playing a big show with He Is Legend
on March 6th, and we’re also releasing our record that day, so that has been our main focus. Once the album is released we will begin the booking process for summer dates around Florida and, from there, who knows? (Probably world domination)
YMN Reviews “Stealing Mirrors”
“Stealing Mirrors” is a great stand alone track and an awesome hint as to how the rest of the album will play out. It clearly shows the growth and maturity that this band has undergone in the last two years. If the rest of the album is anything like “Stealing Mirrors”, then we are in for one incredibly solid album from New Cathedral.