It is true that Inspiration usually comes from the most unlikely places. Real inspiration, a truly fresh voice that makes you look at matters from an entirely different place, very often comes from things either deceptively simple, or from a familiar concept that is presented in- that rarest of things these days- an original way.
Roadrunner Records is proud to present the debut album from To My Surprise: a band, and an album, that you did not expect. Produced by Rick Rubin, who signed on immediately upon hearing a demo of album opener "The World's Too Small", To My Surprise is startlingly fresh, unashamedly melodic, and at once challenging and familiar. Light and dark. Melody and grit. Influences not to be measured in bands or songs, but in decades. One song recalls Detroit proto-punk, while the next might mingle with infectious pop, then lock-step guitar groove, and so on, until you arrive at the fiercely modern sum of this album's parts.
As varied as the songs are, they are all songs in their own right. Each is infectiously listenable. Put it on and hear your soon-to-be favorite album, for the first time.
Press across the globe is already beginning to buzz on this album, and with good reason: To My Surprise co-songwriter and drummer is none other than Clown, mad-genius and one of the founding members of Slipknot.