I’m not really into that band Struc/tures, mostly because there’s a / in the middle of their fucking stupid name.
But maybe some of you dig them, in which case, the following information may matter.
Vocalist Nick Xourafas has left the band, and guitarist Brendon Padjasek has stepped in as their new singer.
“Going into the writing process, we knew what worked and what didn’t after touring off of Divided By for so long. We definitely aimed to focus on our strengths on this release. We saw the success that came with Divided By, and we just knew in our hearts that we could do so much better and agreed that we would force ourselves to do so on this new record.
“We had the mindset that we would put everything we have into it otherwise it would be a waste of our time and we might as well break up. Unfortunately, that mindset came with the decision to make changes within our lineup. We parted ways with Nick, our original vocalist a few weeks before going to record. There were many reasons behind this and we are all still good friends, but we just needed to make a change if we wanted to see the band progress the way we’ve dreamed of.”
“We collectively made the decision to move Brendon, our guitarist, to vocals. This was a huge challenge for everyone seeing as though only 30-percent of the lyrics and patterns had been written and we had to enter the studio in 2 weeks.
“We literally worked day and night at Brendon‘s house honing in on the new vocal style. In retrospect, without working as hard as we did, the record wouldn’t be what it turned out to be. We’re all very proud of Brendon for stepping up on such short notice and killing it in the studio where he had to track vocals, track guitar, write guitar parts and write lyrics. Not to mention stay mentally stable! All of this time spent on these songs really paid off, so I speak for all of us when I say that we’ve never been happier with something. This album is very special to the 3 of us and really brought us together as friends.
“This record is brutally honest in every aspect. It’s definitely a look inside our personal lives and I think people will appreciate how sincere both the music and the lyrics are. This whole line-up change made us grow in many ways and we feel like this is absolutely our most mature release to date. Usually I’ll listen back to a record months after finishing it, wishing we had done things differently, but this time I have no regrets and wouldn’t change a thing. We’re very proud of this album and we’re confident that our fans will enjoy it, as well as people who have never heard us before.”
What follows is a song from the new Struc/tures disc, which is called Life Through A Window and drops on May 13 through Sumerian Records.
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