When The Graduate ceased to be a band, a majority of its members still had a burning desire to make music together. From the ashes of the beloved band that once was rose a new one, The Sun And The Sea.
This all happened in 2011. Now, after releasing two well received EPs, Nightfall and Vega, the band has finished their first length album (out July 29) which we are excited to share with you today.
We asked the band a few questions about the production of the record and where they plan to go from here.
Substream Magazine: Who did you record American Empire with?
Max Sauer: We recorded with Seth Henderson at ABG Studios (the same person who did both of our previous eps).
SM: What was the recording process like this time around?
MS: We spent almost two years writing American Empire because we didn’t want anything to be rushed. Once we got to the studio everything went great. We were prepared and knew exactly what we wanted.
SM: How does this album differ from Nightfalls and Vega?
MS: The songs on American Empire are much more dynamic than our previous eps. As our music has evolved, I think we’ve become more confident in trying new ideas and sounds.
SM: What are your plans for the next few months. Any tours?
MS: We’ll be playing a lot in the midwest in the coming months. There are a few more things in the works, but I probably shouldn’t mention quite yet.
Stream the record below and pick it up in stores on iTunes now!.