As It Is Never Happy, Ever After on Limited Edition Colored LP
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Creatively inspired by the days when ‘Emo’ wasn’t a dirty word, and the rose-tinted-specs-spirit of late, great John Hughes’ celluloids such as The Breakfast Club, Brighton-via-Minneapolis pop-rockers As It Is have spent the past two years molding, melding and meddling with their craft, steadily building a reputation as one of the UK’s brightest new names via independent gigging and fan-funded breakthrough EP, This Mind Of Mine.
As It Is spent 2014 in somewhat of whirl, with the renowned Fearless Records selecting the quintet as the first non-US band to ever be signed to their globally acclaimed roster. Not ones to crack under pressure, As It Is - frontman Patty Walters, vocalist/ guitarist Benjamin Biss, guitarist Andy Westhead, drummer Patrick Foley and bassist Alistair Testo – rose to the challenge, and locked themselves away in Walters’ attic to write, craft and perfect the material for a debut full length.
Summoning forth the glory days of Taking Back Sunday, The Starting Line and The Early November, days when heart-on-sleeve lyrical catharsis perfectly synergized with raw pop sensibility. The resulting songs - recorded with revered producer James Paul Wisner (Paramore, Underoath, Dashboard Confessional) - from these Orlando-via-Patty’s-attic sessions make up Never Happy, Ever After, a debut album of such accomplished songwriting savvy that it positively belies the band’s average age of 23.
As It Is Never Happy, Ever After Track Listing:
1. Speak Soft
2. Cheap Shots & Setbacks
4. Drowning Deep In Doubt
5. Dial Tones
6. My Oceans Were Lakes
8. Turn Back To Me
9. Can't Save Myself
10. Silence (Pretending's So Comfortable)
11. You, The Room & The Devil On Your Shoulder