According to NME, The Classic Symptoms of a Broken Spirit was produced by Architects members Dan Searle and Josh Middleton, with additional contributions from vocalist Sam Carter at Deacon’s Middle Farm Studios and Electric Studios. It is their first record post-COVID lockdown, which allowed the band to be in the same room together versus the remote recording of their last album, For Those That Wish to Exist. Carter says that created a better vibe throughout the recording process.
“This one feels more live, more exciting and more fun—it has that energy. We wanted it to be a lot more industrial and electronic.”
The record’s press release notes that the album will feature electronic and industrial influences to underscore “the band’s post-rock influences as well as now familiar fist pumping anthems such as ‘when we were young,’ and new single ‘tear gas.’”
In an interview with NME last month, Carter shared the band’s philosophy about writing and recording.
“It’s always important to change and to challenge yourselves as musicians. We’re very proud of the legacy of this band but we don’t want to just look back and think ‘OK that was cool’. We’ve always got to try and reach for bigger, bolder, more excitement. I’m always eyes on the next prize. How can we be better? How can we make the records more exciting? Where should we take the sound of the band? We are always looking for that Eureka moment.
“We will continue to push ourselves in that way, continue trying to reach new people and show people that we don’t take any of it for granted.”
You can pre-order the album here. Architects will undertake an extensive US and UK tour in the fall. Tickets are available for all dates.
Sep 6th – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Sep 8th – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave Hall
Sep 9th – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theater
Sep 10th – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
Sep 12th – Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe – Old National Centre
Sep 13th – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
Sep 15th – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theater
Sep 16th – Toronto, ON @ Canada Rebel
Sep 17th – Montreal, QC @ Canada Mtelus
Sep 20th – Boston, MA @ House of Blues – Boston
Sep 21st – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
Sep 22nd – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore – Philadelphia
Sep 23rd – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore – Silver Spring
Sep 25th – Louisville, KY @ Louder Than Life Festival
Sep 26th – Norfolk, VA @ The Norva Theater
Sep 27th – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz – Raleigh
Sep 29th – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
Sep 30th – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Oct 1st – St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live
Oct 3rd – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater – Dallas
Oct 4th – San Antonio, TX @ The Aztec Theater
Oct 6th – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
Oct 7th – Los Angeles, CA @ The Novo by Microsoft
Oct 9th – Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival
Nov 5th – Leeds, UK @ First Direct Arena*
Nov 6th – Glasgow, UK @ OVO Hydro*
Nov 8th – Dublin, IE @ 3Arena*
Nov 9th – Belfast, IE @ SSE Arena*
Nov 11th – Birmingham, UK @ Utilita Arena*
Nov 12th – London, UK @ 02 Arena*
Nov 14th – Cardiff, UK @ Motorpoint Arena*
Nov 15th – Bournemouth, UK @ International Centre*
*Support for Biffy Clyro
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