Mike Hranica Says The Devil Wears Prada Are “Trying To Do Something Very Different” With Their Next Album

During a recent interview with Heavy New York, Mike Hranica talked a bit about The Devil Wears Prada’s new album plans. According to him, the band are “trying to do something very different this time around and put out a record people haven’t heard.”

Hranica said the following:

“We’re still in the planning stages as far as a hundred percent locking in studio time, although it’s looking like late March, April-ish or something. And hopefully a record [out in] November. I would love November — that’s what I’m kind of aiming at — but we also don’t wanna rush it and compromise the rollout process. Especially ’cause we’re trying to do something very different this time around and put out a record people haven’t heard… When we first started writing, Kyle and John had almost 30 songs put together and they listened to them and they were, like, ‘This just sounds like ‘Transit Blues Part 2′.’ So we were, like, ‘We’re not doing that.’ We look back on ‘Transit Blues’ pretty fondly. We would definitely change a number of things if we could, but there’s no point in redoing it… For this record, the goal was to write 20 songs, which is way more than we usually do — we usually write 13 songs or 12 songs and those songs make the record. So we’re putting together a bunch of ’em and then we’ll sit down and look at ’em and say, ‘What didn’t make the cut?’ So, it’ll be interesting. There will be friction, but all for the better and hopefully a better, different record than what folks have heard.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Advertisements

Rise Records To Release 10th Anniversary Vinyl Editions Of The Devil Wears Prada’s “Plagues“, Attack Attack!’s “Someday Came Suddenly“, & Emarosa’s “Relativity“

Rise Records have announced that they will be releasing 10th anniversary vinyl editions of The Devil Wears Prada’s “Plagues“, Attack Attack!’s “Someday Came Suddenly“, and Emarosa’s “Relativity.“ Pre-orders are available HERE and they are expected to ship around December 10.

Rise Records Launch 7″ Single Series With Attack Attack!, The Devil Wears Prada, & Sleeping With Sirens Releases

Rise Records have announced the launch of their new 7″ single series. The first three releases in the series will be Sleeping With Sirens’ “If You Can’t Hang” (available on orange crush vinyl HERE), The Devil Wears Prada’s “HTML RULEZ D00D” (available on double mint vinyl HERE), and Attack Attack!’s “Stick Stickly” (available on baby pink vinyl HERE). Those will be limited to 350 copies and they are expected to ship around December 1.

[via The PRP]

The Devil Wears Prada Sign With Solid State Records, Announce Second Leg Of “With Roots Above And Branches Below”Anniversary Tour

The Devil Wears Prada have signed a new deal with Solid State Records. The band are currently working on a “moodier” new album, which they plan to release through the label. With this news, the group have also announced another leg of their “With Roots Above And Branches Below“ 10th anniversary tour with Fit For A King and ‘68.

Tour Dates:

09/27 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
09/28 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
09/30 Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
10/01 Calgary, AB – The Gateway
10/03 Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick Centre
10/04 Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
10/05 Iowa City, IA – Blue Moose Taphouse
10/06 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave II
10/07 Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
10/9 Indianapolis IN – Deluxe at Old National Centre
10/10 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
10/11 Nashville, TN – Exit Inn
10/12 Springfield, MO – The Riff
11/23 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
11/24 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
11/25 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
11/28 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
11/30 Las Vegas, NV – Vinyl
12/01 Pomona, CA – The Glass House
12/02 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
12/04 San Antonio, TX – Alamo City Music Hall
12/05 Dallas, TX – Canton Hall
12/06 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
12/07 Destin, FL – Club LA
12/08 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
12/09 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
12/11 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
12/12 Worcester, MA -— The Palladium
12/13 Lynchburg, VA – Phase 2
12/14 Milvale, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre
12/15 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
12/16 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall

The Devil Wears Prada Announce “With Roots Above And Branches Below” 10th Anniversary Tour

The Devil Wears Prada will be celebrating the tenth anniversary of their 2009 album “With Roots Above And Branches Below“ a little early by playing it in full on an upcoming North American tour. Fit For A King and ’68 will serve as support. The Devil Wears Prada’s Mike Hranica commented:

“In anticipation of 10 years of WRAABB, we’ll be playing the record front to back through the end of this year. Us dudes in the band appreciate record anniversary tours — and with that we wanted to offer the same. We’ve been looking forward to this for the last year or year-and-a-half — please enjoy.”

Tour Dates:

09/26 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
09/27 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
09/28 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
09/30 Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
10/01 Calgary, AB – The Gateway
10/03 Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick Centre
10/04 Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
10/05 Iowa City, IA – Blue Moose Taphouse
10/06 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave II
10/07 Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
10/09 Indianapolis IN – Deluxe at Old National Centre
10/10 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
10/11 Nashville, TN – Exit Inn
10/12 Springfield, MO – The Riff

The Devil Wears Prada Release Cover Of Julien Baker’s “Sour Breath”

The Devil Wears Prada have released a cover of Julien Baker’s “Sour Breath.” You can get that in digital outlets now, and as a 7 inch vinyl on July 13. Mike Hranica commented:

“We were most flattered when Julien mentioned covering our songs way back when. With that, we thought it would be interesting to cover one of hers. I suppose it sort of explains itself.”

Concert Review: A Day To Remember, Papa Roach, Falling In Reverse, & The Devil Wears Prada In San Francisco, CA

On March 2, I attended A Day To Remember’s “15 Years In The Making” tour at the Armory in San Francisco, CA and it was an insane show!

The Devil Wears Prada kicked off the night and things were off to a great start until half the sound system went out towards the beginning of their set. Fans couldn’t even hear Mike Hranica’s vocals for a few minutes, but the band continued to power through anyway. Once the technical issues were solved, the rest of the set was flawless. They only played about seven songs, but they did a good job at balancing it out with tracks spanning a majority of their discography. Some highlights included “Wapakalypse” and “Mammoth.”

Falling In Reverse were up next and they put on an enjoyable performance. Frontman Ronnie Radke was really energetic and had people bouncing from the start. He also had an impressive vocal range that was able to transition from singing to growling to even rapping with ease. Like The Devil Wears Prada, the group only played about seven songs, but it was enough to pump the crowd up for the main bands. Highlights from their set included “The Drug In Me Is You” and “Just Like You.”

After Falling In Reverse, it was time for Papa Roach. Before they came out, a recording played and told everyone to put their middle fingers in the air and chant “Fuck Papa Roch.” The crowd did as they were instructed and continued chanting until the band blasted into the title track of their latest album “Crooked Teeth.” From there, the group pretty much played a balance of classics and new tracks, along with an amazing cover of Blur’s “Song 2.” Frontman Jacoby Shaddix had so much energy it was infectious. He had the crowd doing circle pits and even tried to get a wall of death going. He also had his young son Brixton come out and shout at the crowd to get down so they could all hop back up during “Traumatic,” which Brixton also sang with his father. Aside from that, other highlights from their set included “Between Angels And Insects,” “Scars,” “Last Resort,” and “…To Be Loved.”

Finally, it was time for the headliners of the evening, A Day To Remember. The group are out on the road celebrating their 15th anniversary, and they definitely know how to throw a party. As promised, the band played tracks spanning almost their entire catalogue, and to enhance the experience they used big screens with different types of imagery, including the artwork for various albums. They kicked things off with “I’m Made of Wax, Larry, What Are You Made Of?” and just kept the momentum going from there. Like the other singers in the supporting acts, Jeremy McKinnon was very energetic. His singing and growls were on point, while the rest of the band fired on all cylinders as well. They tried to make things as fun as possible too by encouraging fans to mosh and crowd surf, blasting confetti cannons and smoke, throwing out toilet paper and tons of beach balls ranging from small ones to a mega-one. The audience was going absolutely crazy, while having the time of their lives. Some highlights from their performance included “Life Lessons Learned The Hard Way,” their cover of Kelly Clarkson’s “Since U Been Gone,” “All I Want,” and their encore which began with a mini acoustic set featuring “If It Means A Lot To You” and “I Remember,” followed by “The Plot To Bomb The Panhandle,” and “The Downfall Of Us All.”