New Jersey rockers Modern Chemistry have re-emerged in a big way with the announcement of their debut album, Everything In Gold which is slated to be self-released on July 7th. Produced by Paul Levitt (Have Mercy, The Dangerous Summer), Everything In Gold is a record that takes the emotionally-infused rock that the band has been known for and brings it to a more dynamic, expansive place reminiscent of Manchester Orchestra or Kings of Leon. From the desperation of “Pretty Death” to the delicate vulnerability of the twinkling “Tripping Over You” to the smooth, swaying “St. Rain,” there is a vast array of moods, melodies, and textures applied throughout the album. From the opening title track’s tranquil chords to the throaty rage that fades to a calm of closing track “Tradewinds,” there is a sense of controlled chaos that makes this record a layered experience. The band have released the first track “Everything In Gold”, along with the accompanying video below.
“We spent a lot of time crafting these songs. We always worked hard during the writing process, but with the end goal of a full-length album in mind, it felt like we needed something that was cohesive. We wanted to explore all the different aspects of our sound but make sure it all felt like a step in a new direction. This record’s all about taking a step back to look at all of your past mistakes, all of your regrets, and all of your accomplishments. Realizing that no matter what you’re dealing with, there’s a way to become better from it. We feel extremely lucky to be doing what we’re doing. To play songs we care about to audiences all around the country is about as cool as it gets. We just can’t wait to get back out there and play these new songs to both new and familiar faces.” — Joe Zorzi