Catch In-Flight Safety at Cafe Dekcuf

September 4th, 2014 by  |  Published in Interviews, Show Announcements

In-Flight Safety - promo 2014 - photo by Meghan Tansey Whitton

Photo credit: Meghan Tansey Whitton

On Sept 9th, In-Flight Safety return with a fantastic new album, Conversationalist.

In a recent conversation with John Mullane, vocalist and guitarist for the band, he shared the early beginnings of the album. “There was a lot of talk between Glen and I as to how and when we would make the next album. It took a lot of talking about what we wanted to get started. The conversations gave us a structure, a contructive process about how to approach a new album. They were a central part to the album’s creation.”

Conversationalist has been a long time coming, with We Are an Empire, My Dear, having been released back in 2009. “We needed some time off after our last album. It was a natural break. We were exhausted from touring. Glen was in school. I did some work with film composing.”

I asked about his favourite part of touring for a new album and John stated quite simply, “The very basics of sharing the music.”

Already having a few favourites of my own, I asked if there were any songs in particular he was excited to play live. Without hesitation John responded, “Actually I love all the new songs. We designed them to play live as a band,” jokingly adding, “Versus needing a 24 piece orchestra.”

Conversationlist is self produced, though the group did have Gus Van Go (The Stills, Hollerado, Said the Whale, The trews) come in to help out with the final mix. “Gus came in at the end specifically for mixing. Turn the snare up here, turn this guitar up here. We spent 3 or 4 days with him and I learned a ton of stuff.”

Though it’s not released until September 9th, you can have a listen now as is currently streaming Conversationalist.

Grab a listen quick as the band will be hitting Cafe Dekcuf on Wednesday September 10th with Erik Lind & The Orchard and By The Lights. Advance tickets are only $12.

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