Sacramento’s own post-hardcore outfit, A Lot Like Birds, is off on the road today to record their third full-length album with Producer Kris Crummett (Sleeping With Sirens, Dance Gavin Dance) at Interlace Studios in Portland, OR. For the last year or so the band has been slaving away at their rehearsal space at House of Hits in Sacramento, in-between touring the US and Europe, to lay the groundwork for their latest project which according to the band, is to be their most ambitious release to date.
"It’s gonna be nuts," says drummer Joseph Arrington, stating that the band is both very excited and very stressed about the culmination of their journey on this new record. "We have 10 songs written [and] we still have to write one song in-studio."
In choosing the location and producer for the new as yet untitled album, the band reasoned that "[Kris has] become a good friend of ours. He’s as excited about this project as we are. He’s got great drum sounds, knows how to get the best takes, killer with tones and vocals and goes the extra mile. He is ridiculous." (The six-piece band recorded their last release, Conversation Piece, with Crummett which helped to generate quite the buzz around the band, building off of their debute release, Plan B).
And if the ridiculousness of Kris’ workflow coupled with the band’s outstanding writing and musicianship wasn’t enough to set things off just by itself, they’ve outlined a special alliance with the famed Oakland String Metal band, Judgment Day; who will be providing string arrangements throughout the entire album.
I don’t know about you… but excited doesn’t quite cover it.