Michael Lerner set out to record the follow-up to ‘Telekinesis!’ having lost his band and his muse – he had split from the partner who inspired that debut’s yearning lyrics. So he holed himself up to write, bought a bass to complement his guitar strums, and then set off to record again with Death Cab’s Chris Walla. The result, recorded straight to tape, is urgent and barbed, as though the songs have poured from him in moments of teeth-grinding frustration. Lerner’s pop sensibility is still there, but now buried beneath distortion and throbbing bass, making this an intriguing, if not entirely welcoming, listen.
A Day To Remember's Parks & Devastation Tour is set to criss-cross the USA in September / October. Motionless In White have just been added to the bill, that will also see Bring Me The Horizon and Chiodos doing their thing. America, do NOT miss this tour!