San Diego's PIERCE THE VEIL will release their sophomore album, SELFISH MACHINES, via Equal Vision Records on June 22, shortly before kicking off Warped Tour on June 25. Recorded with producer Mike Green (Paramore, Set Your Goals) at his studio in Los Angeles, the 12-track set features catchy pop hooks paired with metal tinged guitars and aggressive vocals. It’s the follow up to 2007's critically acclaimed A FLAIR FOR THE DRAMATIC, which was recorded with Casey Bates (Chiodos, Portugal. The Man).
Fans itching to hear new music sooner than later can log onto the band’s Myspace page where "The Boy Who Could Fly" is currently streaming.
SELFISH MACHINES is now available for pre-order through MerchNow.com. A deluxe edition will also be available, including the CD, bonus tracks, a “making of” DVD, and two 2.5-inch vinyl figurines based on the two characters in the album cover artwork. The band--Vic Fuentes (vocals), brother Mike Fuentes (drums), Tony Perry (guitar), and Jaime Preciado (bass)--took inspiration from their fans and years of non-stop touring into consideration when writing SELFISH MACHINES.
"We kept our fans in mind with every song that we wrote because we knew that in a few months we would be sharing these songs with them at shows," says Vic.
Working with Mike Green was an easy decision for the band.
As Vic explains, “We chose Mike Green for two reasons: one, his records sound amazing and two, he is a very down to earth and passionate person. We wanted to make sure that the new album will sound great and we also wanted to work with someone that has the same love for what they do as we do. We have 100% confidence that we made a very special album with Mike.”
And what about the album title?
"We are all in one way or another selfish machines,” says Vic. “In no way is this a negative thing, it's human nature. We all have natural tendencies to want, love, and take."
He adds, "It's about that 'evil' thing inside of us that is really not evil at all, it's just there and always will be inside all of us."
Pierce The Veil’s new album was recently named one of Alternative Press magazine’s “Most Anticipated of 2010.” As they declared: “Short of having a song specifically written about you, the upcoming release from San Diego post-hardcore four-piece Pierce The Veil might be as close to having music made directly for you as you’ll get.” And the magazine had praised A FLAIR FOR THE DRAMATIC: “Their schizophrenic attack cross-pollinates adventurous post-hardcore with Swiss-Army rock smarts and soaring choruses…”
In touring news, the band perform at a handful of radio festivals next month before heading out once again on the Warped Tour starting June 25 in Pomona, CA.
"We are very excited to be on this year’s Warped Tour,” says Vic.” “It almost killed us missing last year and we can't wait to play it again!"
Here’s the complete track listing of SELFISH MACHINES:
2. Southern Constellations
3. The Boy Who Could Fly
5. Fast Times at Clairemont High
6. The New National Anthem
7. Bulletproof Love
8. Stay Away From My Friends
9. I Don't Care If You're Contagious
11. Million Dollar Houses (The Painter)
12. The Sky Under The Sea
Check out Pierce The Veil at any of the following tour stops:
Fri 5/21 Las Vegas, NV Area 702
Sat 5/22 Pahrump, NV Threadfest
Sat 6/5 Bakersfield, CA KRAB Rockin’ Roots Fest
And on the Warped Tour, unless otherwise noted:
Fri 6/25 Carson, CA Home Depot Center
Sat 6/26 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheare
Sun 6/27 Ventura, CA Seaside Park
Tue 6/29 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Pavilion
Wed 6/30 Las Cruces, NM NMSU Practice Field
Thu 7/1 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
Fri 7/2 Houston, TX Showgrounds at Sam Houston
Sat 7/3 Dallas, TX Superpages.com Center
Mon 7/5 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Tue 7/6 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Wed 7/7 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion
Thu 7/8 Cleveland, OH Time Warner Cable Amphitheater
Fri 7/9 Toronto, ONT. Arrow Hall
Sat 7/10 Montreal, QC. Parc Jean Drapeau
Sun 7/11 Hartford, CT Comcast Theater
Mon 7/12 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights (w/Attack Attack!, Parkway Drive)
Tue 7/13 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
Wed 7/14 Darien Center, NY Darien Lakes Performing Arts Center
Thu 7/15 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion
Fri 7/16 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
Sat 7/17 Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum
Sun 7/18 Oceanport, NJ Monmouth Park Racetrack
Tue 7/20 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
Wed 7/21 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Thu 7/22 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Fri 7/23 Tampa, FL Vinoy Park
Sat 7/24 Miami, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre(more)--3
Sun 7/25 Orlando, FL Firestone Amphitheatre
Mon 7/26 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
Wed 7/28 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
Thu 7/29 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheater
Fri 7/30 Detroit, MI Comerica Park
Sun 8/1 Shakopee, MN Canterbury Park
Mon 8/2 Bonner Springs, KS Sandstone Amphitheater
Thu 8/5 Edmonton, AB. Northlands Park
Sat 8/7 Salt Lake City, UT Utah State Fairgrounds
Sun 8/8 Denver, CO Invesco Field
Tue 8/10 San Diego, CA Cricket Amphitheatre
Wed 8/11 Pomona, CA Pomona Fairplex
Thu 8/12 Marysville, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Fri 8/13 Boise, ID Idaho Center Amphitheatre
Sat 8/14 Seattle, WA Gorge Amphitheatre
Sun 8/15 Portland, OR Washington County Fairgrounds