It’s been 3 years since we last heard new music from The All-American Rejects and I personally have found that no amount of music from Weezer, Plain White Tees, or Taking Back Sunday can fill that void.
Stereotude caught up with the band at the The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Official Launch Party and asked the dudes what’s up with their music and when we can finally hear some new stuff?
“We have a new record coming out February 2012 and we’re really excited about it,” says Rejects front man Tyson Ritter, “It’s like the collective effort of three years of work muddled into 12 songs.”
Muddled or not, we’ll take it. Mark your calendars already.
If you can believe it, the band has actually been together for 10 years. They said that after so many years together their music is the best it’s ever been.
“It’s crazy it’s like a lot people say, it takes 10 years to master your art and I think you know this our tenth year as a band together and this is the record that is definitive of that mastering said craft, art, thing, whatever,” Ritter tells Stereotude.
The group told MTV News last month that fans should expect a completely new sound from the band and that it will be epic.
“It’s going to be the year of the Rejects," Ritter teased. "[Our album release] is going to coincide with the Mayan end of the world thing, so the last song you’ll die to will be one of ours."
Aside from the whole “dying” thing, I’m pretty excited. With February only months away, we should be expecting a lead single sometime soon. Ritter says the first single will either be a “balls-out glam rock” song or an “ear worm that is going to eat your brain.”
The album officially releases on February 7, 2012, assuming it doesn’t leak sooner.
Ritter tweeted, “We are working our asses off for this record...nick and i, 12 years together now. Livin, and lovin' the whole way.”
A couple days ago the band announced that former Taking Back Sunday member Matt Rubano was joining The All American Rejects as the new bass player for live performances.
Ritter shared the news via twitter, “First day rocking out with our new BAD ASS bass player @matthewrubano”