PIERCE THE VEIL, one of the fastest-rising, most electrifying artists on the music scene today, will release its hotly anticipated new album, “Misadventures”, on May 13 via Fearless Records. “Misadventures” is the follow up to the band’s 2012 breakthrough release, “Collide With The Sky”, that debuted at No. 12 on The Billboard 200 albums chart, held the No. 1 spot on the Rock, Hard Rock, and Modern Rock/Alternative Albums charts, has sold nearly 350,000 copies, and earned the band a gold single for the track “King For A Day”.
The first single from “Misadventures”, a song called “Texas Is Forever”, is a punk-flavored track that goes back to the band’s roots, and, according to the band, begs to be played live.
“‘Texas is Forever’ is a fast song, the fastest song we’ve ever done,” said PIERCE THE VEIL bass player Jaime Preciado. “It goes back to our roots and is going to be a fun song to play live.” Added vocalist Vic Fuentes: “It’s purely a self-indulgent song for us because it’s really fast and that’s what we grew up listening to. Lyrically, it closes the book on a relationship that I’ve been singing about over the last three albums.”
For “Misadventures”, the band — Vic Fuentes (vocals, guitar), Tony Perry (guitar), Jaime Preciado (bass) and Mike Fuentes (drums) — worked again with Dan Korneff who co-produced “Collide” and recorded at his Long Island studio Sonic Debris on and off between summer 2014 and summer 2015. “It was exciting to do another record with Dan,” said Vic. “We had gotten to know him really well on ‘Collide’, so there wasn’t that initial period where you’re trying to get to know each other. We just dove in and started to make music right away.”
Initial plans were for “Misadventures” to be released earlier, but touring commitments and the band’s conscious decision to take their time to make the album the very best it could be, both musically and lyrically, set a different course. Explained Vic, “We went into this record wanting to top the last one, which we try to do with every record, and we kept setting the bar higher and higher.”
Vic‘s search for inspiration took him to a number of places to write the lyrics — New York, San Diego, Los Angeles, the Southern California mountain resort of Big Bear, Santa Barbara and Seattle. “I wanted every song to have real meaning, and thought that in spending time in different places, I’d find new inspirations — that’s exactly what happened,” he said.
The eleven songs on “Misadventures” find the band dealing with a variety of topics including self-worth and an individual’s ability to shine, the dream of leaving everything behind while you run away with the one you truly love, the challenge of outrunning betrayal, an undefined relationship, and the horror of the 2015 Paris attacks told from a hypothesized point of view.
The track listing for “Misadventures” is as follows:
01. Dive In
02. Texas Is Forever
03. The Divine Zero
04. Floral & Fading
05. Phantom Power And Ludicrous Speed
07. Today I Saw The Whole World
08. Gold Medal Ribbon
11. Song For Isabelle
Photo credit: Jonathan Weiner