For their new album 'Killing Time' due out early next year, Bayside bassist Nick Ghanbarian says the band was given all the time they needed to record the new album, a first for the band. The extra time afforded the band the luxury having time to develop songs rather than write them and immediately record them like they had done in the past.
“The whole theme of this album was to really critique ourselves,” Ghanbarian told Alternative Addiciton. “We wrote the songs we wanted to write and when we got them to a certain point; we laid off for a little while and then came back to them. We just wanted to make every part as good as it could be, and the songs were as dynamic as we wanted them to be.”
The benefit of the extra time can be seen most on the band’s first single from the new album, the track called “Sick, Sick, Sick.” According to Ghanbarian, the song’s chorus and overall sound was reworked several times.
“We worked really hard on that song. We had at least three or four different choruses before we decided on that one,” explained Ghanbarian. “That song was probably the most difficult on the album [from a writing standpoint]. From its conception to where it is now it was actually a lot slower of a song. We have been really excited about the song, and we are glad everyone is getting to hear it now.”
Killing Time also marks Bayside’s first album at their new label home, Wind-Up Records. The album is due out February 22, 2011.
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