[bJulia Brown[/b] are currently in the process of recording their follow-up to last year’s fantastic mini-LP To Be Close to You. No word a release date yet, but the album is “maybe halfway finished.” Unlike the band’s previous work—including as Teen Suicide, which included mostly the same people—this album is not being recorded in a lo-fi fashion and it will be significantly longer than previous releases. Read a statement from the group below.
o anyone wondering, we’re recording an album. we’ve been working on writing it for over a year and started recording last summer. some of the songs on it i’ve been saving for years. one of them i first started thinking about in 2007. i don’t know when it will be done. it’s maybe halfway finished. a ton of people play on it (so far).
we’re not really a “band” anymore maybe but just a lot of likeminded friends coming together (and vanishing) to try and make something we love.
it doesn’t sound like anything we’ve recorded before in any band, and it hopefully won’t really sound like anything else when it’s done.
it’s not being recorded in a studio or with a boombox or really in any one specific way. it’s not ‘lofi’ and it’s not a reaction to ‘lofi’ either.
i’ve never felt so passionate about a project before and i’ve never even thought about creating something as personal as this. i feel very strongly about the songs we’re writing and i hope you do too whenever you hear them.
thanks for all your support last year & hopefully this one too
-sam & julia brown
Motion City Soundtrack and Steven Yeun (Glenn from The Walking Dead) were recently on the Wits podcast. Check out the replies to listen to a song that the band wrote just for Steven titled “Glenn Song.”
Welcome back to AbsolutePlaylist, a feature that will bring you a playlist each Friday from one of our staff members or a special guest to ring your weekend in the right way. Today, I’m bringing you a playlist of songs written and released when the band members were teenagers. Check out a Spotify link in the replies.
Jump to the replies to watch Ariana Grande do a stellar cover of Whitney Houston's “I Have Nothing” for President Obama and more at the White House for the “Women of Soul” concert put on by the First Lady.