New York's Patent Pending have announced full details of their new studio album.
"Brighter", the follow-up to their break-through release "Second Family", will be released on October 7th to coincide with their forthcoming tour with Texan rockers Bowling For Soup. The album's first single, "Let Go", will be released the same month.
The album signals a progression in song-writing for the Billboard Award-winning five-piece from Long Island.
Recorded at Fantasyland Studios in Nashville with producer Jordan M. Schmidt (All Time Low, Motion City Soundtrack), the album opens gently with the acapella intro "There Was A Time" before erupting into the stomping, high-energy call-to-arms of "Shut It Down". Lead single "Let Go", co-written by vocalist Joe Ragosta and Jordan Schmidtand mixed by the prolific Tom Lord-Alge (Green Day, 30 Seconds To Mars, Coldplay) , is classic Patent Pending with an unrelenting bounce and smart, tongue-in cheek lyrics. Throughout the album the band experiment with elements of various musical genres, stepping outside of the traditional pop-punk parameters. The military marching band beat of the title track "Brighter" and the memorable swaggering chorus of "Falling Out Of Love" cross into radio-friendly mainstream pop while "Damn!" sways with 1960s harmonies and features a live horn and string section in a nod to the classic big-production sound of Motown.
- There Was A Time
- Shut It Down
- Let Go
- Hey Mario
- All-Star Hipster
- Classic You (featuring Jaret Reddick)
- The Whiskey, The Liar, The Thief
- Falling Out Of Love
- Spin Me Around (bonus track)
Starting October 10th, Patent Pending will be joining Bowling For Soup's final UK tour. the choice to offer the sole support slot to the band was an easy one says BFS frontman Jaret Reddick: "Patent Pending were an obvious choice. we actually refer to them as our little brothers because they are so much like we were years ago. we just love them as a band and as people. I can't wait to see them in front of these crowds!"
"Vivacious pop-punk...It's impossible to stand and watch them without grinning." - Kerrang Radio
"A tremendous joy to watch and listen to." - Hit The Floor
"The anthemic live performance from these guys will leave you thoroughly impressed" - Mutiny Press
10 SOUTHAMPTON Guildhall
11 NORWICH UEA
12 NOTTINGHAM Rock City
13 MANCHESTER Academy
14 LEEDS O2 Academy
15 GLASGOW O2 Academy
16 NEWCASTLE O2 Academy
17 SHEFFIELD O2 Academy
18 LIVERPOOL O2 Academy
19 BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
20 CARDIFF University
21 BRISTOL O2 Academy
22 PLYMOUTH Pavilions
23 LONDON Hammersmith Apollo
The album's cover art reflects hope in the future and trust in the positive, something that Patent Pending have championed throughout their 12 year career. This collection of accomplished pop-rock songs shows a band moving forward with a self-belief and confidence that guarantees them an even "Brighter" future.
The album "Brighter" is out Oct 7th on Second Family Records. The first single "Let Go" is scheduled for release the same month.
Joe Ragosta (vocals) / Rob Felicetti (guitar/vocals) / Marc Kantor (guitar) / Corey DeVincenzo (bass) / Antony Mingoia (Drums)