about the band
Taking Back Sunday is a band who truly needs no introduction. Since forming in Long Island, the group has sold millions of albums, evolved from a scrappy punk act into seasoned songwriters and continued to forge a successful career. 2014 looks to be the beginning of a new chapter of innovation and productivity from this celebrated rock act, with a new album to be released in spring under Hopeless Records produced by Marc Jacob Hudson (Saves The Day, The Swellers) and Mike Sapone (Brand New, O’Brother).
This will be the group's second album since reviving the classic lineup of vocalist Adam Lazzara, guitarist/vocalist John Nolan, guitarist Eddie Reyes, bassist Shaun Cooper and drummer Mark O'Connell. Written over a year period with no involvement from a record label for the first time since their legendary 2002 debut, Tell All Your Friends, the album sees the band expanding their musical palette and stretching out sonically in ways they’ve never done before.
Fans of Taking Back Sunday will also rejoice at the fact that Happiness Is sees the band’s enigmatic frontman at his most personal. Ultimately this search for meaning and pursuit of progress lies at the core of why the band has managed to retain a fervent fanbase over the years and survive numerous passing trends. But it’s also important to note that none of the band members take any part of this experience for granted. “A band is always going to think their newest work is their best, but for me personally, there are several songs on ‘Happiness Is’ that continue to give me chills each and every time I hear them. I could not be more proud of what we have accomplished with this record and I cannot wait to share it with the world,” says Cooper.