Louder Now

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Louder Now
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Studio album by Taking Back Sunday
Released April 25, 2006
Recorded September 2005 – January 2006
Studio Barefoot Studios, Los Angeles, California
Genre Rock
Length 45:38
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Eric Valentine
Taking Back Sunday chronology
Where You Want to Be
(2004)
Louder Now
(2006)
Notes from the Past
(2007)
Singles from Louder Now
  1. "MakeDamnSure"
    Released: May 15, 2006
  2. "Twenty-Twenty Surgery"
    Released: August 28, 2006
  3. "Liar (It Takes One to Know One)"
    Released: November 6, 2006
  4. "What's It Feel Like to Be a Ghost?"
    Released: December 31, 2006
  5. "My Blue Heaven"
    Released: April 2, 2007

Louder Now is the third studio album by American rock band Taking Back Sunday. In April 2005, the band had begun writing material. Two months later, the band signed to Warner Bros., as well as contributing a song to the Fantastic Four soundtrack. Soon after, the group rented a room in Manhattan where they would compose songs for Louder Now. Here, they came up with 20 songs, dropping half of them in the process. Following this, the group demoed the rest of the material. The band began recording Louder Now with Eric Valentine in September 2005. Recording took place at Barefoot Studios in Los Angeles, California. After being informed by their label to take their time, the group demoed all of the songs they had again. Recording finished on New Years Day 2006. Following this, the group toured the UK, Australia and the U.S.

Louder Now was released on April 25, 2006, through Warner Bros.. A few weeks later, "MakeDamnSure" was released as a single, followed by a tour with Angels & Airwaves. A music video was released for "Twenty-Twenty Surgery", and its single release followed a month later. A music video for "Liar (It Takes One to Know One)" was released in September, before its single release in November. The group went on a two-month stint as part of the Taste of Chaos tour. A video album, titled The Louder Now DVD: PartOne, was released in December. It featured videos documenting the recording process, as well as tour footage and music videos. "What's It Feel Like to Be a Ghost?" was released as a single on New Years Eve. In early 2007, the group went on a North American tour, followed by "My Blue Heaven" being released as a single in April. Following a tour with Linkin Park, guitarist Fred Mascherino left the group and was replaced by Matthew Fazzi.

Louder Now received generally favorable reviews from critics, and was voted as Kerrang!'s album of the year. It debuted at number 2 on the Billboard 200, selling 158,000 copies in its first week of release. The album also reached the top 10 on several Billboard charts. The album reached the top 20 in Canada, Australia and the UK. Two months after its release, Louder Now was certified gold by the RIAA for having sold 500,000 copies, and later certified silver by the BPI for having sold 60,000 copies. The album has since sold 674,000 copies.

Background[edit]

In July 2004, Taking Back Sunday released Where You Want to Be through Victory Records. The album would become one of the best-selling independent rock albums within a year, selling 634,000 copies[1] and being certified gold by the RIAA.[2] The band toured frequently in the span of eight months, before they started composing material for their next album.[3] In April 2005, vocalist Adam Lazzara revealed the band were in "the early stages" of writing new songs.[4] In April and May, the band went on a co-headlining tour with Jimmy Eat World,[5] on which, they debuted new songs "Error: Operator" and "What's It Feel Like to Be a Ghost?".[3]

On June 10, it was announced that the band had signed to Warner Bros. and that they would begin recording their third album later in the year.[1] Later in June, the band contributed "Error: Operator" to the video game adaption of Fantastic Four. Activision, who made the game, wanted the track to be written from the point of Mister Fantastic. The group were hesitant, according to Lazzara, as the character is an "extremely rich, extremely smart guy. [...] And I’m not very smart, and I’m not rich at all, so I couldn’t really relate."[6] The song was also included on the movie's soundtrack.[7]

Composition[edit]

Taking Back Sunday rented a room in Manhattan,[8] which they had shared with The Sleeping,[9] where they would write songs with laptops and guitars.[8] The band would go there typically at 10am then stay until whenever they wanted. During some evenings, Lazzara would show up after the band to compose melodies.[9] The group wrote a total of 20 songs before dropping half of them.[8] The band were able to demo 14 or 15 songs in their home studio.[10] According to Rubano, Mascherino and Lazzara's lyrics "are coming into a golden age. The tracks are really more rocking and we’re trying some new things, but it’s still us."[3] Similar to Where You Want to Be, the band attempted to write the best songs they could to push themselves.[11] For Where You Want to Be, the group "didn’t spend as much time playing together", whereas for Louder Now, "we know each other’s playing. We know what we want and don’t want."[12]

Recording[edit]

On September 21, 2005, it was announced that the band had begun recording their third album with Eric Valentine.[13] The group chose to work with Valentine as he had previously produced Queens of the Stone Age's Songs for the Deaf (2002) and Third Eye Blind's self-titled album (1997). The band did meet with Howard Benson and Rob Cavallo, but their "love of Eric’s work kind of trumped any other meeting we had."[9] Unlike their previous records, the band worked in a massive studio,[11] recording at Barefoot Studios in Los Angeles, California.[14] Warner Bros. told the band to "take your time and it’s done when you’re done with it".[12] The band ended up demoing all of the songs again. According to Mascherino, the group "knew how it was going to come out. ... [Demoing again] was a thorough way to do it."[12] Working in a big studio gave the band the opportunity to "have more than two guitar sounds", according to Lazzara.[15]

Eric Valentine (pictured in 2010) was picked by the band as he previously produced albums by Queens of the Stone Age and Third Eye Blind.

According to Rubano, the group wished to make a rock-orientated album, not in their composition style but "maybe in the recording and the tones of the instruments." The group ended up bringing out "a really unique character" in all of the songs.[16] During the recording process, Reyes used Orange and Burman amplifiers. Most of his guitar tracks were recording with a Epiphone Casino guitar; he also used a Epiphone Crestwood guitar. Reyes frequently used the tape delay effect, and did not use any distortion pedals as the Orange amp "had a perfect gain sound in itself".[10] Mascherino used his Gibson SG Special guitar during recording, which he claimed had "an amazing sound which is really warm and gives me my own sound."[10] He ran that through a Marshall JCM800 amplifier. Mascherino also used a Gibson Firebird guitar when the group required "a really tight sound".[10] Drums were recorded in three days. After positioning four microphones around and inside the bass drum, Valentine placed O'Connell in a room "he calls the torture chamber".[17] The effect of the room resulted in the drums sounding "insane", according to O'Connell.[17]

By November, rhythm guitar, bass and drums were done, leaving vocals and lead guitar left to be finished.[11] Recording wrapped up on New Years Day 2006.[18] While the songs were recorded using Pro Tools, they were transferred to analog tape for the mixing process,[10] which was handled by Valentine.[14] Matt Radosevich engineered the recordings with assistance from Chris Roach.[14] The band recorded 14 songs, with 11 planned to make the final track listing.[19][nb 1] The strings on "My Blue Heaven", arranged by Anton Patzner, were performed by Judgement Day. Anton Patzner played violin and viola, while Lewis Patzner played cello. Elena Mascherino provided backing vocals on "I'll Let You Live". Brian Gardner mastered the recordings at Bernie Grundman Mastering in Hollywood, California.[14] The group released behind-the-scenes clips of them working in the studio,[19] often featuring snippets of new songs.[21][22]

Music and lyrics[edit]

Lazzara pondered that the band was "starting to grow up", not writing songs about being in high school, realizing that they "have to be an adult about some things".[3] Mascherino claimed the group wished to create something "timeless", in an attempt to stand out from their peers. Mascherino mentioned that the group "didn’t want to just do the formula", incorporating instruments like piano, xylophone[8] and strings.[11] Alternative Press noted how the album had a "much more full sound, much more tight", compared to Where You Want to Be.[9] MTV called the album "a big, ballsy, monster of a rock record".[18] The album's title stems from it being a rock record.[23]

"What's It Feel Like to Be a Ghost?", according to Lazzara, is about a "pre-pre-midlife crisis."[24] Mascherino mentioned how the song "charges forward", never letting "up and fully rocks the entire time."[23] Rubano considered the opening guitar riff "not quite 'Paradise City,' but it's a guitar riff where when we first came up with it, we were like, 'Whoa! Rock!'". Rubano thought "Liar (It Takes One to Know One)" sounded like a modern equivalent of The Police.[16] Lazzara called the song as going "110 miles-per-hour, very hard to play and totally rocking."[15] Mascherino considered it and "Spin" as the fastest songs the group ever created.[23] "MakeDamnSure" features a phone message in the bridge. Lazzara and his girlfriend were in a fight at the time, resulting in her leaving him a message. Lazzara showed it to Valentine and supported its inclusion in the song.[9] According to Mascherino, "MakeDamnSure" received the most group effort out of all songs on the album.[8] Lazzara called "My Blue Heaven" "laidback".[15]

For "Twenty-Twenty Surgery", Lazzara had several groups of lyrics and a bunch of melodies, "but nothing was working and it was the most frustrating thing." The chorus for the song was the last to be written for the album.[9] Mascherino called "Spin" "this album’s ‘The Union,’ but on steroids."[23] "Miami" features a guitar solo by Mascherino.[8] He was encouraged by Lazzara to come up with a solo while the band was demoing the track.[9] Lazzara later called the solo "funny and great".[25] According to Mascherino, the group wished for the song "to sound as much like The Cure as possible, so it’s all clean guitars."[23] The drums on "I'll Let You Live" were recorded at a faster tempo that when played back, sounded "totally deeper", according Mascherino.[26] "Sleep" was the band's attempt at getting a Motown-inspired bass sound.[15] "Brooklyn (If You See Something, Say Something)" contains a "real floaty, airy pre-chorus and then it’s upbeat but dark", according to Lazzara.[25] Lazzara claimed he didn't regret dropping "Sleep" and "Brooklyn" from the final running order "because when you listen to everything down, they just didn’t really feel like they fit."[25]

Release[edit]

Taking Back Sunday performing during the Projekt Revolution tour on 19 August 2007.

In late January 2006, the band toured the UK.[16] On February 16, Louder Now was announced for release.[27] The album's artwork, which was a photograph taken by Joel Meyerowitz before being edited by Brad Filip,[8] was revealed a day later.[22] On February 28, "MakeDamnSure" was made available for streaming.[28] In early March, the band filmed a music video for "MakeDamnSure".[29] It was filmed in Los Angeles with director Marc Klasfeld.[29] The band chose to work with Klasfeld as his script for the video fitted the song, according to Rubano.[29] MTV described the video as "a powerful montage of violent images, all shot in arty slow motion" combined with shots of the band performing inside a wind tunnel.[29] Also in March, the group toured Australia.[21] From late March to mid May, the band toured across the U.S.,[30] with support from Tokyo Rose[28] and Suicide City.[31] On April 6, the music video for "MakeDamnSure" was released.[32] The group played at the Give it a Name festival in the UK, before headlining The Bamboozle festival in the U.S.[21] Louder Now was planned for release in spring,[19] before being released on April 25 through Warner Bros.[18]

"MakeDamnSure" was released as a single on May 15, with "Sleep" as the B-side.[33] In June and July, the band went on tour with Angels & Airwaves.[34] On July 23, a music video was released for "Twenty-Twenty Surgery",[35] directed by Jay Martin,[36] and on August 28, the song was released as a single with "Brooklyn (If You See Something, Say Something)" as the B-side.[37] On September 29, a music video was released for "Liar (It Takes One to Know One)",[38] directed by Tony Petrossian.[39] From October to November, the group went on the 2006 edition of the Taste of Chaos tour, visiting New Zealand and Europe.[40] On November 6, "Liar (It Takes One to Know One)" was released as a single, with a live version of "Spin" as the B-side.[41] On December 12, the band released a DVD titled The Louder Now DVD: PartOne.[42] The DVD contains over 60 minutes of footage, documenting the making of the album, their world tour and also live and behind the scenes footage of a show at the Long Beach Arena,[43] as well as the music videos for "MakeDamnSure" and "Liar (It Takes One to Know One)".[42] On New Years Eve, "What's It Feel Like to Be a Ghost?" was released as a single.[44]

From late February to early March 2007, the band went on a North American headlining tour with support from Underoath and Armor for Sleep.[45] On April 2, "My Blue Heaven" was released as a single.[46] From late July to early September, the band went on the 2007 edition of the Projekt Revolution tour with Linkin Park.[47] On August 3, it was announced that O'Connell had injured his back, which resulted in being temporarily replaced by Matchbook Romance drummer Aaron Stern for the remainder of the tour.[48] Shortly after the tour, Mascherino left the band, although it wasn't formally announced until early October. Mascherino revealed that "it was getting to the point where I felt I had taken the road as long as I possibly could." He composed material that was "more pop than anyone else [in the band] wanted to go". He had written over 45 songs, the majority of which was intended for Louder Now, but were turned down by the band. Mascherino has since started a solo project, The Color Fred.[49] He was replaced by Matthew Fazzi.[50]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 64/100 [51]
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk 75% [52]
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars [53]
Alternative Press 4/5 stars [54]
The A.V. Club C− [55]
Entertainment Weekly B+ [56]
FasterLouder Favorable [57]
Gigwise 4/10 stars [58]
Now 2/5 [59]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars [60]
Stylus Magazine B− [61]

Critical reception[edit]

Louder Now scored 64 out of 100 from Metacritic based on "generally favorable reviews".[51] AbsolutePunk founder Jason Tate considered the album as being "closer to Northstar's Pollyanna" than the band's previous album, Where You Want to Be.[52] Though noting that the music wasn't "anything mind-blowing. I don't get knocked on my ass like I did the first time I heard TAYF, but the catchy repetitiveness is all there."[52] AllMusic reviewer Corey Apar wrote that the album's name is "an apt title for a super-tight, aggressive album that falls somewhere between their last two, tapping the heartfelt vigor of Tell All Your Friends in order to give Where You Want to Be a swift, square kick in the pants."[53] Alternative Press writer Scott Heisel wrote that the band "are spot-on when they floor it or put it in park; it’s the sputtering along in-between that hurts the record."[54] Despite them not mastering "the art of the middle ground", they take "immense leaps forward musically on their third album." Heisel claimed the band should be "commended, not for just choosing not to rehash their older work, but for truly trying to branch out artistically—and succeeding most of the time."[54]

Kyle Ryan of The A.V. Club wrote that the band's sound on their debut album "fresh and raw" while calling the group's approach to Louder Now as being "formulaic."[55] Ryan noted how Lazzara"changed his style a bit" while "occasionally sound[ing] like his jaw is wired shut."[55] Entertainment Weekly reviewer Clark Collis noted how the album's title "justifies its name thanks to a chunkier array of riffs and choruses" compared to those on Where You Want to Be.[56] FasterLouder writer Sarah Dean wrote that the album differs from their past records, in the sense that it has "a darker mood, bigger choruses and perhaps even catchier melodies" while still being the same "emo-pop punk flavour Taking Back Sunday are renowned for."[57] Gigwise contributor Lee Glynn wrote that the album contained "no standout tracks" bar from "MakeDanmSure".[58] Apart from the latter track, "there is nothing on this album that reaffirms them as a band full of malice and bite."[58] Spence D. of IGN gave the album a score of 6.7 out of ten and said, "It's a safe bet to say that TBS diehards will soak up the 11 tracks with a sponge-like vengeance. Newcomers may wonder what all the bells and whistles are about, though. But tracks like "My Blue Heaven," "Spin," "Divine Intervention," and "I'll Let You Live" promise even greater things to come from this band, who are only now hinting at their growing sonic maturity."[62]

NME gave the album a score of six out of ten and said "it tails off towards the end, and TBS never quite shake the feeling that other people are doing this sort of thing far more thrillingly elsewhere."[51] Now reviewer Evan Davies wrote that while the group's fans and label had expectations, it "doesn't mean you have to put out the exact same fucking album twice in a row."[59] Davies noted that the band write two kinds of songs: "energetic pop rock with whiny vocals, and midtempo power rock, again with whiny vocals."[59] Christian Hoard of Rolling Stone wrote that the group "amped up their sound" thanks to Valentine "delivering a turbocharged attack spiked with dark, catchy melodies and giant choruses."[60] He noted how the majority of the album's songs were "skull-rattling slasher[s] with enough pop smarts to keep the heartbroken agony from becoming too much to handle."[60] Stylus Magazine writer Ian Cohen wrote that the album "tables the discussion" of whether or not the band "embrace their arena destiny or disappear into the basement for cred that never really existed."[61] Cohen concluded with mentioning: "as was the case with pop-metal, "albums" weren't the objective, so much as a few ace singles and album tracks that hold serve, which is Louder Now in a nutshell."[61]

Commercial performance[edit]

Louder Now was projected to sell 185,000 copies,[63] instead, it sold 158,000 copies in the first week, and debuted at number 2 on the Billboard 200.[64] The album sold fewer copies than its predecessor Where You Want to Be, which had sold 164,000 copies. Louder Now was kept off the top spot by Godsmack's IV,[65] which had sold 211,000 copies.[66] The album also charted at number 2 on the Digital Albums chart,[67] number 7 on the Top Rock Albums chart,[68] and number 9 on the Tastemaker Albums chart.[69] The album charted at number 5 in Canada,[70] number 17 in Australia,[71] number 18 in the UK,[72] number 70 in Ireland[73] and number 90 in Japan.[74]

Two months after its release, the album was certified gold by the RIAA.[2] By August, it had sold over 470,000 copies.[75] In November, the album was certified silver by the BPI.[76] The album was ranked on the Billboard 200 Albums Year-end chart at number 124.[77] By May 2009, the album had sold 674,000 copies.[78] "MakeDamnSure" charted at number 8 on the Alternative Songs chart,[79] number 25 on the Digital Songs chart,[80] and number 36 on the UK Singles Chart.[72] "Twenty-Twenty Surgery" charted at number 60 on the UK Singles Chart.[72] "Liar (It Takes One to Know One)" charted at number 21 on the Alternative Songs chart,[79] and number 83 on the UK Singles Chart.[72]

Accolades and legacy[edit]

Louder Now was listed as one of Alternative Press' most anticipated albums of the year,[81] and ranked at number 1 in Kerrang!'s album of the year poll.[82] The music video for "MakeDamnSure" was nominated for a MTV2 Viewer's Choice award.[42] TJ Horansky of Alternative Press wrote that with Louder Now the group "started firing on all cylinders." He noted how Mascherino's "unique fluid and gruff vocals perfectly complement" Lazzara's "maniacal and effusive delivery". He went on to mention how the vocals come across "much more natural" compared to their previous albums.[83] Fuse.tv listed Louder Now as their second favourite Taking Back Sunday album. Writer Jason Lipshutz explained that the record "was a mainstream mission statement, with ferocious guitar work and choruses aimed squarely at arenas"; as well as featuring moments of "true grace and contemplation", the album was both "thrilling and complex."[84]

Track listing[edit]

All music and lyrics written and performed by Taking Back Sunday.[14]

Side A
  1. "What's It Feel Like to Be a Ghost?" – 3:47
  2. "Liar (It Takes One to Know One)" – 3:09
  3. "MakeDamnSure" – 3:32
  4. "Up Against (Blackout)" – 3:02
  5. "My Blue Heaven" – 4:09
  6. "Twenty-Twenty Surgery" – 3:55
Side B
  1. "Spin" – 3:39
  2. "Divine Intervention" – 4:14
  3. "Miami" – 3:41
  4. "Error: Operator" – 2:51
  5. "I'll Let You Live" – 5:07
Bonus tracks

Personnel[edit]

Personnel per booklet.[14]

Chart positions and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

Footnotes
  1. ^ In 2014, Cooper revealed that Warner Bros. wanted the group to re-record Tell All Your Friends during the Louder Now sessions, to which Cooper replied: "Are you nuts?"[20]
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