Australia's The Amity Affliction are working on their proper Roadrunner Records debut, Chasing Ghosts. The follow-up to 2011's Youngbloods is scheduled to be released on September 18. The Amity Affliction are holed up in a Florida studio with producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette as they prepare their latest.
Frontman Joel Birch says of the sessions, "Recording with Elvis has been the most amazing experience for Amity since we began making records eight years ago. It's incredible. We came into this record more prepared than we ever have before as well, so everything is coming together really, really well."
Birch continues, "We're all loving the new songs. It feels like there is an entire album of awesome songs that we love which hasn't happened prior to this; we've finally written an album we are proud of from start to finish, no filler whatsoever." The singer also commented on the lyrical direction of Chasing Ghosts, revealing, "I've tried to write my thoughts in a manner that can connect with people on an even more personal level than I did on Youngbloods, and I'm proud that the substance and depth hasn't been lost or compromised, or watered down."
For more of his thoughts (and a little bit of music), check out the video above! And to see the album cover in all its glory, head to Alternative Press!