All Time Low have spoken about their brand new album ‘Don’t Panic’ and opened up about their departure from major label Interscope.
The Maryland pop-punkers released their fourth album ‘Dirty Work’ on the major label, but parted ways earlier this year and have now re-signed with their former label Hopeless Records.
Speaking to NME in a video which you can see at the top of the page, singer Alex Gaskarth said that the band had chosen the title ‘Don’t Panic’ to remind themselves that despite their recent difficulties, they were they would be ok in the long run.
Asked about the record’s title, Gaskarth said: “The record is called ‘Don’t Panic’. The theme behind the title is that we were in a very transitional period when we made this record, so it’s kind of a reminder to ourselves to just get through it and press on.”
Then asked how the album sounded and how it compared to ‘Dirty Work’, Jack Barakat said: “‘Dirty Work’ was its own album, with its own sound. This new album is ‘So Wrong, It’s Right’, ‘Nothing Personal’ and ‘Dirty Work’ all mixed into one and you can hear that in the songs. It’s a mix of them all.”
Gaskarth then went into more detail about the album and promised that it would be a “pure All Time Low album”. You can hear two tracks from the album ‘For Baltimore’ and ‘The Reckless And The Brave’ at the bottom of the page.
He added: “It’s coming out this fall, it’s a 12-song CD, we did with Mike Green, he did a couple of songs off our last record and this time we wanted to do the whole thing with him. We’re really excited about it.”
He continued: “The coolest thing for us is that we made this record while we were unsigned, so it was just about making as pure an All Time Low album as we could. This is just us and our creativity and from front to back I feel like it’s a really solid album and a step in the right direction.”
Gaskarth also confirmed that the band would be back from a full UK tour soon, saying when asked when the quartet would be in the UK again: “Hopefully early next year. We’re shooting for early 2013. It should be cool. I’m excited.”
The tracklisting for ‘Don’t Panic’ is as follows:
‘The Reckless And The Brave’
‘If These Sheets Were States’
‘Somewhere In Neverland’
‘So Long, Soldier’
‘The Irony Of Choking On A Lifesaver’
‘To Live And Let Go’
‘Thanks To You’
‘Paint You Wings’
‘So Long, And Thanks For All The Booze’