The Devil Wears Prada – Mike Hranica (vocals), Jeremy DePoyster (rhythm guitar, clean vocals), Andy Trick (bass), Jonathan Gering (keyboards), Kyle Sipress (lead guitar), and Giuseppe Capolupo (drums) – uncover the details for their anxiously awaited sixth full-length album, ‘Transit Blues’ [Rise Records], arriving October 7th, 2016 in stores and at all digital retailers.
It follows last year’s ‘Space’ EP, which bowed at #18 on the Billboard Top 200 and earned widespread acclaim from the likes of Alternative Press and Loudwire. Upholding a career-long tradition of progression and perseverance, the group’s new record represents another natural evolution.
The band retreated to both Watertown, WI and Sawyer, MI last winter to write ‘Transit Blues’, for the first time living and creating in a shared, full time space. They re-teamed with ‘Space’ producer Dan Korneff (Pierce the Veil, Motionless in White) in the spring of 2016 to record the 11-track ‘Transit Blues’. Overall, the album reflects themes of transition, separation, and mourning.
“It’s like zooming out on a commute,” explains Hranica. “It’s the notion of getting from one place to another. Most people go from their homes to work, while we go from date to date on tour. Either way, it’s the inevitable process of growth and change. There are moments of anger, but the pervading theme is separation. Drawing the full circle, it is separation that is inherent in moving from one place to another.”
The Devil Wears Prada unleashed the first single ‘Daughter’, which racked up over 270,000 views on YouTube in less than seven days. A marriage of metallic elegance, punk immediacy, and sweeping alternative, the track nods to a passion Hranica has yet to properly write about: literature. Specifically, it takes a page from Simone de Beauvoir’s novel The Mandarins.
“It’s strange,” smiles Hranica. “I will write EPs based on subjects that aren’t super close to my heart like Zombie or Space because it opens the door for me to make my own stories based off the topics. When we did Transit Blues, it was only natural to incorporate fiction. ‘Daughter’ is the most forthright example.”
The band will also be returning to the UK as part of the triple headline ‘Rise Up’ tour with Memphis May Fire and Silverstein. It will be the band’s first full UK outing since
Oct 2013. Tickets are £16 except London which is £17 and are on sale now.
November 29 -Norwich, – Waterfront
November 30 – London, – Koko
December 1 – Manchester, – Academy 2
December 2- Newcastle, – Riverside
December 3- Glasgow, – Garage
December 5- Birmingham, – Asylum
December 6- Leeds, – Stylus
December 7- Nottingham, – Rescue Rooms
December 9 – Bristol, – 02 Academy 1
December 10 – Southampton, -Engine Rooms