Last year, The All-American Rejects, spent April, June, and July working on new songs for an upcoming EP. They also confirmed that they were working with producer Benny Cassette on the 5 or 6 new songs. The band even debuted a new song, “DGAF,” during their summer tour. Last month, frontman Tyson Ritter said the band was working on a music video for the new single.
While we wait for the “DGAF” video, The All-American Rejects are keeping busy with more studio time! Earlier this month, Tyson and guitarist Mike Kennerty shared plenty of behind-the-scenes looks at their recording process. They’ve finished at least 2 or 3 songs in the last few weeks.
I just realized I'm at my weirdest when we're about to go record new songs. It's such a strange cementing moment….
— Tyson Ritter (@tysonritter) January 18, 2017
The band entered the studio on Wednesday, January 18th. Mike shared a picture of Chris Gaylor recording his drum parts:
January 19th marks day #2. Time for some guitar!
Playing a guitar just like one I have at home but rarely play. Gotta change that… pic.twitter.com/Hy8KJDpBzm
— Mike Kennerty (@mikeaar) January 19, 2017
Friday is day #3. More guitar, this time from Nick Wheeler.
Saturday the 21st.
By January 24th, Tyson was recording vocals:
The next day, Tyson announced that two songs were already done.
6 days in the studio = 2 songs recorded??
— Tyson Ritter (@tysonritter) January 26, 2017
They started song #3 soon after. Who is the new producer they’re working with?
Song 3, producer 3, studio 3. pic.twitter.com/rMkeUFTX88
— Mike Kennerty (@mikeaar) January 28, 2017
And one new song includes gang vocals:
Most relaxed gang vocals ever. pic.twitter.com/IOEak8dua2
— Mike Kennerty (@mikeaar) January 29, 2017
In a few months, fans will finally get to hear the band’s new EP. We also have the “DGAF” music video to look forward to! While we wait, enjoy the Rejects’ latest song, “There’s A Place,” from the film Miss You Already. Look for Tyson in it!
Stay up-to-date on all the band’s album updates here. Keep checking back here for all the latest All-American Reject music news.