New York quintet ready remixes and acoustic versions
The Bravery‘s sophomore album, ‘The Sun And The Moon’, hits US shelves today (May 22).
The New York quintet have been previewing the new material on their current North American tour, and frontman Sam Endicott told NME.COM he was worried about how audiences would respond.
“I was a little scared at first because if you don’t recognize the songs you’re not gonna jump up and down, so I didn’t know how people would react,” he admitted.
“But the reaction’s been really good. I think people get into it because every song is different from every other.”
In addition to touring the US this spring and Europe this summer, Endicott said the band will be working on dance remixes and acoustic versions of songs from ‘The Sun And The Moon’.
“We did an acoustic version and a dance remix version of the first single ‘Time Won’t Let Me Go’, and I’m trying to do that for all of the songs,” Endicott said.
“It’s cool to see the different directions you can go with them. Plus a song like ‘Time’ — it’s so not a disco song that it’s really fun to make a disco song out of it. Whereas doing an acoustic version of ‘An Honest Mistake’ was lots of fun because it’s so different.”
Endicott said that the band plan to post the remixes and acoustic versions online or turn them into 7-inch singles.
The Bravery are currently in Los Angeles, where they’re performing on the Jimmy Kimmel show tomorrow night (May 23) and Last Call With Carson Daily on Thursday (May 24).
The band will also give a live performance on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic, which airs tomorrow (May 23) on KCRW.com.
Endicott admitted that after their last tour, he thought he’d never want to hit the road again.
“For the last album we did 18 straight months of touring and by the end I was like, ‘Fuck this. I never want to do this again,'” he said.
“But now we’ve been off the road for eight months and I was bored out of my mind so I’m glad to be back on tour.”
He added: “It’s more fun for us now because the new songs are harder to play and a lot more challenging. And now that the album is coming out, it’ll be fun to play it for people who actually know the songs.”
–By our Los Angeles staff.