guitarist Bill Kelliher
gave an update on the band's upcoming studio effort, confirming a more mature approach along with some "crazy mathy stuff."
Chatting with Soundwave TV
, Bill noted that the group had significantly grown since the early days, resulting in better recording conditions and hopefully better music. "Now we have, I don't wanna say it's like, a polished record, because that usually implies it's something really overproduced and I don't think it is."
Adding that producer Nick Raskulinecz
) went for a more raw vibe, the guitarist noted, "It just sound more polished and professional because we're grown-ups, I'm a grown-up man now
Discussing the new material's sound, Kelliher said, "We really worked super hard at kind of keeping it simple,
[but] there is some crazy mathy kind of stuff going on, intricateness."
Focusing on some of the surprising elements, Bill brought up the matter of a few "happy"
riffs finding their way on the record."I was playing the riff for
[drummer Brann Dailor
] and he was like, 'It sounds really happy. Not it a bad way, but it just sounds really happy.' He was like, 'Are we happy now?'
[laughs] I was like, 'I don't know, I guess I was happy when I wrote this riff.'"
" follow-up is tentatively due this summer. In related news, the band hinted following the new album with a gloomy winter EP. More info here