Manchester Orchestra have sent out a long update about everything from new songs, music scores, side projects, marriages, a short tour with Brand New and Kevin Devine and everything in between. Head to the replies for the whole thing.
As far as Manchester Orchestra goes, this year has been full of unexpected turns. As a unit, we have written three songs. Not sure we like any of them yet. We will see.
I think once I started realizing that it was up to me, and I couldn’t bank on anybody else to help me with my success…you know we could get a great label, and I’ve had amazing people that I work with and that have worked for me, but if I’m not the main motivation and the main thing that’s pushing myself, I realized it wasn’t really going to go anywhere. It was actually sort of a defense mechanism. At the end of the day I can still have control over everything I do. Our keyboard player Chris Freeman said to me a long time ago, right before we made our second record, and it’s stuck with me. I said, “What are we...
Another new All Get Out song has been released. "Movement," the title track from the band's upcoming EP, can be heard in the replies. The album drops April 14th via Bad Timing Records and Favorite Gentlemen Records.
Andy Hull is on the latest episode of Matt Pryor's podcast, Nothing to Write Home About. He talks about the new project Manchester Orchestra is working on right now as a "completely alternate version of Cope," called Hope. He says they're "stripping the songs down and re-doing them." He also mentions that he's "mixing lyrics up and writing songs and melodies differently" and that it'll be "its own thing." He says it'll be released in November. He also says they will be touring on this alternate version and will be playing in old churches and venues like that. You can hear the audio starting around 48:35 on the podcast.
Hey everybody. We’ve been in the studio for the last month working hard on something special. We can’t quite announce it yet but stay tuned for details. Before all that we have some festivals and summer shows coming up. We would love to see you out there. Thank you again for your endless support. See you soon! – Andy
Catch up with the latest episodes of Manchester Orchestra's new web-series by hitting the replies and watching episodes 2 and 3 of "Magic Moments with Manchester Orchestra." This time around we see movie reviews, an intervention, more "Inside Andy Prince" and acoustic performances of tracks from COPE.
Watch a new webisode from Manchester Orchestra titled Magic Moments with Manchester Orchestra Vol. 1 in the replies. The first video in their new web series looks at the band's studio during the recording of Cope as well some interviews, acoustic performances and more...much more.
Manchester Orchestra's pummeling new album, Cope, drops April 1st, and the band has given a lengthy interview about their recording process and inspiration. Check out the article here, and look for our review nearer to the album's release date.
“We had a band meeting about it, and all five of us said, ‘Let’s make something super heavy, something where the guitars are as powerful as the drums and it never slows down—a no-holds-barred rock record.’"