It was a matter of completely redefining their music when it came to writing material in Night Terrors Of 1927 for Blake Sennett and Jarrod Gorbel. After releasing their first EP, Guilty Pleas in 2013 and another EP, Anything To Anyone in 2014, the band has just released their debut album, Everything’s Coming Up Roses, courtesy of Atlantic Records.
The two musicians hit a wall in 2010 before meeting each other. Sennett was focusing on releasing his third full-length album with his other band, The Elected, and Gorbel was trying to write music as a solo musician. It wasn’t until meeting each other through mutual friends when they decided it was time to write music together.
“We were both on the brink of letting it go,” Gorbel said. “I personally felt like I was at a turning point where maybe this won’t be my main occupation, maybe I’ll explore something else. I’ll always do it. I knew it was never going to be completely dead, but I did think that it was going to be put as my least priority in life. After a period of time it’s just like it’s second nature, you do it no matter what.”
While the two musicians had officially started the band in 2012, it wasn’t until the band released their 2014 EP, Anything To Anyone, which gave the band more momentum leading up to their recently released debut album. The EP consists of four tracks that are on Everything’s Coming Up Roses, including their single, “When You Were Mine,” featuring pop duo Tegan and Sara.
We were in the studio up late and had the idea of what if we had a female sing every other,” Gorbel said. “Tegan and Sara came to mind. We had played shows with them recently and I had been a fan of theirs for years and I just love what they do. The production felt like a perfect match.”
Night Terrors of 1927 have a big year in front of them with touring to support album. The album will bring every side of the band that they have attempted so far in its career, Gorbel said.
“There are some really stripped down darker songs and really big celebratory happy sounding songs but they never are really happy,” Gorbel said. “The lyrics are always pretty sad and dark. Stylistically we jump around but it all feels part of the same record. There are more extremes on the record of what we’re doing. We really enjoyed the process of creating it. It’s something that we really believed in.”