Sounds like the boys are going to "work on a new record" after their summer tour. Not sure if that means start writing or start recording. Based on DaRosa's Instagram, it looks like he's hard at work in his basement writing now. To be honest, I'm really anticipating a new album. I really dig Signed And Sealed, but have found myself going back to GOIS more and more lately. Each album seems to have it's own style, so who know which route they go with their next. Either way, I'm pumped. Definitely hoping they don't rush it…but do they really ever disappoint? Can't say they do. What do you guys think…too soon for a new album?
Personally I dig Signed and Sealed way more than GOIS. I recently heard mention of them starting work on a new album somewhere else. Undoubtedly they'll begin the writing process this after the summer tour, and we may even have a new album by St. Paddy's Day 2015. It's awesome to have them back on the cycle of an album every two years. The break between Meanest and GOIS was a killer.
Post by 2fistsfullofnuthin on Apr 4, 2014 1:40:55 GMT -5
I think the high points on GOIS like "Broken Hymns" were more interesting than those on Signed and Sealed, but Signed had more good songs so overall it's a better album IMO.
As for the new one, who knows the route? They never stray too far from what we know and love. I've mentioned before that the odd-numbered albums (SLSP, Warriors, GOIS) seem to have a bit more emphasis on folk. I highly doubt thats a conscious decision on their part but as any good band should they do like to stretch their muscles when they can. I'm just gonna sit back and see what they give us because its hard to not have faith in em with their track record.
Pretty damn excited for some new tunes. Any word on Scruffy having anything to do with it...yet alone still in the band? Hate to think the pipes are going obsolete. It's that element of the band that grabbed me first time I heard them. Personally, they wouldn't be the same band without them.
Post by 2fistsfullofnuthin on Jan 29, 2015 23:57:57 GMT -5
I don't think they'd do away with em. A few rousing tunes in the vein of "Warriors Code" always make their way on the albums and I can't see that changing. As for Scruffy, Jeff told me he was taking time off because of a kid, although I am skeptical as to whether or not he'll come back. But a piper is pretty much part of their sound now.
If by chance they do away with pipes it would be cool to see them revert to the old punk sound, although more likely they'd go folkier a la Flogging Molly...no thanks.
There's been so many personal changes and everytime one happens it seems to alter the sound slight. I.E. Jeff DaRosa replacing Marc Orrell shifted the band towards a heavier banjo sound. Perhaps a new piper with more of a knack for complex piping riffs might alter the sound in a more pipe heavy direction. Or it could be a heavier tin whistle direction. Or hell, some new guy might be more of a harmonica type. Who knows. As long as the pipes are not forgotten I dont mind a slight change in stylistic directions as long as it something new.