Independent rock label Equal Vision Records has signed Fred Mascherino of Taking Back Sunday’s side project, The Color Fred, and will release his first studio album, Bend To Break, on October 30th.
Before joining Taking Back Sunday as lead guitarist and co-vocalist, Mascherino and his former band Breaking Pangaea released their Phoenix EP through Equal Vision in May of 2003, and have continued their artist/label relationship ever since.
“I’ve been a fan of what EVR has been doing for a long time. From Saves The Day to Coheed and Cambria to Circa Survive, I feel like there’s always a certain integrity to the records they put out,” says Mascherino.
Equal Vision’s label manager Dan Sandshaw continues the mutual sentiment saying, “I have always loved Fred as a person and respected him as a musician. I really like how Fred’s songwriting has evolved over the years, and I can’t wait to see what he does next.”
Fred once again chose to work with producer Lou Giordano (Sunny Day Real Estate, The Lemonheads) to record Bend To Break, whom he met during the sessions for Taking Back Sunday’s gold-selling album, Where You Want To Be.
Bend To Break was completed last month at Millbrook Sound Studios in the peaceful mountains of upstate New York.
“Millbrook is two hours from everywhere,” explains Masherino. “It was the perfect place to get away and focus on just the record and nothing else. It was one of the best experiences of my life.”
Bend To Break will be available in stores everywhere on Tuesday, October 30th. Expect The Color Fred to be touring in the months leading up to the release.
Hear a new song from Bend To Break called “If I Surrender” at www.myspace.com/thecolorfredThe Color Fred MySpace Page.