Vocalist/guitarist Zack Lopez says that his childhood played an integral part in the formation of the album.
"My Dad is a Mexican immigrant from Mozambique. I grew up having to wrap his legs in seaweed bulb strands because his blood flow had diminished due to diabetes. The walks from the beach to his bedside felt like miles, and he'd scream, "Recoge Tu Cabeza!" over and over. I never knew how to speak spanish.
"In between the last tour we did as part of the No Name No Color campaign and the first studio sessions we had going into LP2, my Aunt Betty mailed me a box of Hi8 video tapes. Most of them were snuff reenactment scenes from the Nic Cage movie 8MM. Everything else was clips from my childhood. That began the inspiration behind the concept that would become Pick Up Your Head."
Stream the album below, and if you like what you hear, you can preorder now via iTunes.
Pick Up Your Head is out June 25 through Bright Antenna Records.
Catch the duo live on the Uproar Tour this fall
(tickets and more information)
August 9th in Scranton, PA @ Toyota Pavilion
August 10th in Hartford, CT @ The Comcast Theatre
August 11th in Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
August 13th in Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
August 14th in Mansfield, MA @ Comcast Center
August 16th in Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
August 17th in Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
August 18th in Wantagh, NY @ Nikon At Jones Beach Theater
August 20th in Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
August 22nd in Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Pavilion
August 23rd in Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
August 24th in Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Centre
August 27th in Oklahoma City, OK @ Zoo Amphitheater
August 28th in Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
August 29th in Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
August 31st in Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
September 1st in Englewood, CO @ Fiddler?s Green Amphitheater
September 2nd in Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
September 8th in Ridgefield, WA @ Sleep County Amphitheatre
September 11th in Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
September 13th in Phoenix, AZ @ Desert Sky Pavilion
September 14th in Chula Vista, CA @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
September 15th in Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre