As you may know, we recently spent some time in the big ole USA. We may have mentioned it a couple of times…. ahem. We’re still absolutely buzzing from the experience, so we thought we’d explain exactly why, and what it means for the future of Birdeatsbaby…
We have had most of the songs on our new album for a while but have not really been playing them at shows. This is because we’ve been not-so-quietly plotting something big for quite some time.
Last year we had the opportunity to talk with Jason Rubal, a world-famous producer with a very specific specialty…he is known for making abstract, minimal and dark records. Birdeatsbaby minimal? Not exactly. But we really got along from the start and once we started talking about our music, we realised what similar ideas we had about how our big record should sound.
In November of last year Jason (and Roy who works with Jason) flew over to work with us on our arrangements. It was quite a learning experience and gave us a new perspective on how to look at songwriting.
Early in 2011 we flew to America to go into production on this record. We played a few shows while we were there (you’ve probably seen the incriminating photos, if not… here they are), met some amazing people, and made some great friends along the way. We worked every day for weeks on this record. It was an experience unlike anything we have ever done before. A lot of blood, sweat, tears, and malt liquor went into it.
We have put all of our confidence into this record and are very excited to have this be our biggest, boldest step yet. We could not be more proud.
Expect very new, different and exciting things on this record. All we can really say is that is the most artsy and bold album we could push ourselves to make.
Wait patiently, it will be out before you know it, then… LET THE MAYHEM COMMENCE…again!