Tampa, FL’s Set It Off has announced that this Spring they will co-headline a US tour with Divided By Friday.
Set It Off has also announced new tour dates with Equal Vision Records’ labelmates Life On Repeat and Glass Cloud (ft. Jerry Roush, ex-Of Mice & Men/Sky Eats Airplane and Joshua Travis, The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza) following their appearances at SXSW. All three bands will perform at the recently announced Equal Vision Records Showcase on Friday, March 16 at Lucky 13 (418 E 6th St, at Neches St). Co-headlining the showcase will be Say Anything and We Came As Romans. The complete lineup and set times can be seen below.
Last week, Set It Off completed the recording of their debut full-length album, after four weeks in the studio with producers Zack Odom and Kenneth Mount [All Time Low, Mayday Parade, Cartel]. Though an official release date has not been set, the album is expected to be released in Summer 2012.
In addition to weekly studio video updates posted by the band on YouTube.com/setitoffband, frontman Cody Carson recently did an in-depth interview revealing details of the writing and recording process with Alternative Press.
In the interview, Carson explains that the new album will feature Set It Off’s signature sound of orchestra-infused pop with a new sense of heaviness, diversity and intensity in the album, both lyrically and musically. He elaborates, “What’s really present on this album…we’re very theatrical when we present our story. If it’s a darker subject, there is a lot of angst and neurosis that goes into that song…In fact, in one song, Zack and Ken think I sound like the Joker from The Dark Knight. Not that I’m going for that, I just really try to get into character for each song as far as the mood goes. It has that diversity, but it still sounds like Set It Off.”
“We made a list, and we had to figure out which song is serving which purpose on the album. Do we have a song that’ll take people on an emotional ride? Do we have a song that’s really energetic and in-your-face?...A lot of people will release an album and have every song sound like, “Yes, that’s their band,” but they don’t necessarily have songs that take you on a whole ride. That’s what we’re really focusing on,” Carson explained. “If people are going to buy our album, we want to make sure that people are going to feel like they’re hearing an entire story or sitting down for a movie.” The interview can be read in full HERE.
All upcoming Set It Off tour dates can be found below.
Set It Off
EVR Showcase – SXSW 2012
Glass Cloud, Life on Repeat and Set It Off
Set It Off w/ Divided By Friday