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Sitting Down With Derek Sanders

Posted by: Matthew Tsai (05/10/11)
In a new interview, Derek Sanders of Mayday Parade discusses how Anywhere But Here was a product of their major label's influence, as well as their new album that will be coming out this fall.
InterviewWhen we made that album there was a lot of outside influence from the label and we did a lot of co-writes for that CD and our producer had a lot more to do with everything and had a heavier hand in everything. We kind of let it go that way because we didnít want to rock the boat too much and we didnít really want to make Atlantic mad. In the end, it turned out that we were recording a bunch of songs that we didnít care about as much or love as much, and I think that kind of comes across.
  
 
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12:55 PM on 05/10/11
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Excuses excuses. "We are terrible. Who can we blame for that?"
12:55 PM on 05/10/11
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let the (blame) game begin.
12:55 PM on 05/10/11
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What I'm getting from this is that they might make another great album someday if they're off a major.
12:56 PM on 05/10/11
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What will be the excuse for the next album?
12:57 PM on 05/10/11
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I'm sure All Time Low will be saying this very same thing in the near future.
01:04 PM on 05/10/11
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Agreed.....Dirty Work will ruin them. It's gotten terrible press from just about everywhere.
01:04 PM on 05/10/11
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So sick of this band and the 4,000 others that look and sound like them.
01:05 PM on 05/10/11
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I think this is time for Bands and solo artists alike to stop joining Atlantic. First they did this to Mayday and they also recently did this to Lupe... They have a solid history of "fucking with the formula"
01:07 PM on 05/10/11
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Label's influence or not, without Jason Lancaster they're just a generic pop rock band.
01:08 PM on 05/10/11
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So much hate in this thread. :\
01:10 PM on 05/10/11
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It's always lame when a band has to go back to their "old sound" when their last record tanks. Was never a huge fan of theirs but I'll check out their new stuff(ha) to see if it's decent.
01:11 PM on 05/10/11
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Cool man, cool.
01:13 PM on 05/10/11
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Label's influence or not, without Jason Lancaster they're just a generic pop rock band.
I love Lancaster, but I do think Derek is a talented guy and the rest of the band is also better than that shitty release would indicate.

I still listen to A Lesson In Romantics pretty often. I listened to the other album maybe one and a half times. It was fucking terrible. I hope they mean what they say here and they come up with something legitimate. If they don't, they're done, or at least should be.

It's always lame when a band has to go back to their "old sound" when their last record tanks. Was never a huge fan of theirs but I'll check out their new stuff(ha) to see if it's decent.

I don't think it's lame, necessarily. Bands should always be evolving and trying new things, but there will be plenty of times when that doesn't work out. Most bands have a particular sound that "fits" them best. It doesn't automatically mean they're trying to clone the initial successful release.

Not that I would have a problem with A Lesson In Romantics Pt. 2...
01:15 PM on 05/10/11
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I liked ALIR and I really don't care about anything else so it's kewl
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