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Lower Definition recording Ferret debut

Wednesday, March 12, 2008 11:31 AM PT
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Official press release:

San Diego's newest hardcore heroes Lower Definition are currently in the studio, recording their debut for Ferret Music, entitled The Greatest of All Lost Arts, with acclaimed producer Kris Crummet (Drop Dead, Gorgeous, Kaddisfly, Dance Gavin Dance). Speaking on the thrill of their recording session for their first official full-length, drummer Valentino Arteaga says, "The recording process is beyond amazing! Since it's our first album, this is the longest that we've ever been able to spend on recording, and we are amazed at the creative control we have. Kris is great because he is just as passionate about the music as we are and he really understands the sound that we are going for, what we are trying to do musically. He really compliments the band and is helping us shape this record."

The title, The Greatest of All Lost Arts, comes from the beginning of a long lost Mark Twain quote, and when asked about the meaning and theme, Arteaga details "Twain was an honest guy, and we are a brutally honest band. We've been doing this for awhile, and we see the music industry changing. Our fans are honest, and they know what to expect from us. We have to enjoy what we are creating, and we think that enjoyment and quality in music is a lost art." The band is very eager to display their artistic talents on the new record, which Arteaga describes as a genre-bridging musical mix. "It's melodic and heavy at the same time, and all of the songs are lyrically related to each other. It's very much left up to interpretation."

Lower Definition self-released their debut Moths over the past year, which showcased their melodically driven yet edgy post-hardcore sound. The band, made up of Arteaga, Matt Geise (vocals), Stefan Toler (bass), and Eddy Marshburn (guitar), formed over six years ago in their hometown, and have been on a number of notable tours, including Taste of Chaos, Warped Tour, and Saints and Sinners. They have shared the stage with bands ranging from Glassjaw to Deftones to Angels and Airwaves, and describe themselves as "privileged to play with many of our favorite bands as well as the ones who were most influential throughout the beginning of our career." Most recently, Lower Definition has toured with A Skylit Drive, Crash Romeo, Grace Gale, and On the Last Day, to name a few. There are tours and a video planned for the future.