Taking Back Sunday debut, an album that like the 2004 follow-up ‘Where You Want To Be’ and 2006’s ‘Louder Now’ reached Gold status. Their 2009 album ‘New Again’ was their third consecutive album to hit the Billboard Top 10 and was followed by last year’s live acoustic album ‘Live From Orensanz’.
Rejoining long term members Adam Lazzara (vocals), Eddie Reyes (guitar) and Mark O’Connell (drums) are John Nolan (guitar/vocals) and Shaun Cooper (bass), who left the band in 2003 to form Straylight Run.
The self titled album was produced by Eric Valentine (Queens of the Stone Age, Lostprophets) who also helmed Taking Back Sunday’s ‘Louder Now’ album which topped Kerrang!’s 2006 Album of the Year poll. Writing for the album commenced at the Sonic Ranch, a studio based in a pecan ranch in El Paso, Texas shortly after the five members reunited last year and continued at Robert Lang Studios in Seattle, while the recording took place at Barefoot Recording in Hollywood.