Taking Back Sunday

We’ve all experienced old and new things in our past, present and future occurrences but what if there was something out there that was brought back from the dead in a totally new format; such as vintage cassettes which formed into compact discs and later formed into digital MP3’s. Well even though cassettes are out of business and CD’s and MP3’s are the “in” material, little has changed. Except one thing which makes the old material “New Again,” and happens to be the title of the fourth studio album by rock band Taking Back Sunday. Based out of Amityville, Long Island, New York, formed in 1999, current members are vocalist Adam Lazzara, guitarist and back-up vocalist Matthew Fazzi, guitarist Eddie Reyes, drummer Mark O’Connell, and bassist Matt Rubano have released three previous studio albums with their most successful of the trio being “Louder Now,” (2006) which sold over 600,000 copies peaking at #2 on the Billboard 200, calling it a close call for “Where You Want to Be,” (2004) which was at #3. Not only has Taking Back Sunday expanded their horizons more than one way but has had twelve singles, one extended play, one live album, a compilation album, and then some. The music has caused a massive flood in their career span. But that was then and now their career plans to branch out even further, with “New Again,” and features their new guitarist Matthew Fazzi, and the title was chosen because Adam Lazzara felt that they were a “new band.” So out with the old and in with the new and with this new album you receive 11-tracks of upbeat modern rock n’ roll sensation that keeps your body moving to the beat constantly. Several singles have been exposed since 2008 and have already caused an uproar as it is, “Carpathia,” “Catholic Knees,” a live version and “Sink Into Me,” these three alone set the perfect tone and feel of “New Again.” The instrumental work done throughout expresses itself well, allowing all the guitars and drumming method to combine into one format letting the music build upon itself to create that modern riff and out-raging solos Taking Back Sunday are known to establish. While the vocals clearly state that they’ve made their mark and stand-out loud and clear being clean and out spoken letting the lyrics piece themselves together. All in all Taking Back Sunday’s fourth accomplishment is the beginning of something new, let’s just say this version of Taking Back Sunday is now known as Taking Back Sunday 2.0.