Change seems to be the only constant in the Bleeding Rainbow camp. But they excel at adapting.
They’ve gone from a duo to a three-piece to a four-piece band. They’ve had a handful of drummers in recent years. Now less than a month away from releasing Interrupt, their fourth full-length album, the Philly band has its most filled-out lineup to date, but is releasing its rawest, most stripped down effort, and the most reflective of its live show.
“When we were writing songs for [our last album] Yeah Right, we were still a three-piece,” guitarist and singer Rob Garcia says. “And I was doing a lot of things to make it sound huge. Now these songs came together so much faster. They’re kind of like ‘just get to the point,’ just cut the extraneous stuff.”
Garcia’s and bassist Sarah Everton’s vocals are the first thing that gets noticed as being more pronounced on Interrupt.
“We didn’t want the vocals to have any effects,” Everton says. “We wanted it to be straightforward.”
That’s how it comes off on single “So You Know,” or the up-from-the-ground blast of “Out of Line” on the album’s b-side. Both sound a bit more introspective than what we might be used to from Bleeding Rainbow. There are also a couple moments of shear aggression unleashed from Garcia, such as on “Images.” He says the album deals with angrier, more intense emotions.
“But it’s still positive,” Everton interjects. “When we were writing songs for Yeah Right, a lot of it felt angsty and alienated. And it was kind of like a weird time for me. This time it feels more like, ‘well, even if shit gets real scary, everything’s cool.’” Continue reading →