NewsFebruary 22, 2011 4:42 PM ET1,758 views

Heartsounds recording new album

Official press release: Bay Area punk rock group Heartsounds entered the studio to record their anticipated sophomore album set to be released this summer. Check out a sneak peak of the band playing in the studio here. Made up of Ben Murray (guitar/vocals) and Laura Nichol (guitar/vocals), Heartsounds have once again tapped Zack Ohren to helm producing duties with the help of Epitaph founder and Bad Religion member Brett Gurewitz. "This time around, we are returning to our good friend Zack Ohren for the engineering, tracking, and production of the music for the record, which will be a blast as always,” says Murray. "We are so comfortable with him, so we're excited for a relaxed, fun process. We are also ecstatic to be able to work with Brett Gurewitz for the production of the vocals on the new record, which is really a dream come true. He is my favorite songwriter of all time, so what more could I ask for? I think he will help us achieve the vocal performances we are really striving for with these songs." With the outstanding reaction their 2010 Epitaph debut Until We Surrender received, Heartsounds are expected to hold nothing back on their next effort. "What can I say about this record that every other band hasn't always said about their upcoming record?” Murray adds. “Nothing, really. But I hope you believe me when I say that the follow up to Until We Surrender has turned out to be much, much faster, a bit more technical, and definitely more melodic. I think it's the increase in melody that makes the speed and technicality of these 12 new songs pretty unique. All we wanted to accomplish with this second LP was to create our version of what we feel is a progressive and refreshing take on melodic punk rock, and I think we've achieved that. We're definitely excited for you all to hear this new record, and we sincerely feel like it's a natural progression of the band. Hope you're as excited as we are!"

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