Taking Back Sunday Make Their Triumphant Return With "152" // Eighth Studio Album Out 10/27

Taking Back Sunday, Long Island’s acclaimed rock band, have announced their eighth studio album 152, set for release October 27th via Fantasy Records. 152 is the multi-platinum selling rock band's first full-length offering since 2016's Tidal Wave. Along with the announcement, they also shared a brand-new track, "S'old," a fiery declaration of commitment and accountability.
Commenting on the album, the band states, "'152' offers a lot more hope and light than we first realized when we were in the thick of it, putting it all together. We've been fortunate enough, through our music, to grow up with a lot of people going through the same things at the same time, and probably feeling the same way. Our hope is that you're able to find a little bit of yourself in this new collection of songs, because you're not alone, and neither are we."
Inspired by the long layoff and the cloud of uncertainty that blanketed the world (and music industry) these past few years, 152 stands among the most genuinely reflective and emotionally pure efforts of Taking Back Sunday's illustrious career.
  • 152 was produced by Tushar Apte (whom the band met through a mutual collaboration with noted DJ Steve Aoki) and mixed by Neal Avron (Twenty One Pilots, Bleachers).
  • The long-awaited LP features 10 intensely vulnerable and absorbing new tracks all delivered with fresh ambition and newfound purpose.
  • Previously released was the track “The One,” which was played live throughout Sad Summer Fest which the band had the honor of headlining.
  • The album’s title comes from the section of road in North Carolina between Highpoint, Chapel Hill, and Raleigh where the band and their friends would meet up as teenagers.
  • Despite the sizable gap between releases, a new generation of fans have discovered Taking Back Sunday and their enduring legacy has only grown in stature.
  • From the album's intricate riffs and anthemic vocals to its elegantly warm synths and economical string arrangements, the quartet work-shopped these new tracks like never before by continually challenging one another, exploring musical ideas in new and exciting ways.
  • Before 152 was announced news spread like wildfire about a house show the band played on Long Island, in reality it was the video shoot for “S’old.” The original video post has received nearly 13 million views along with over 370k interactions (comments, reposts, etc.).
Over two decades, Taking Back Sunday have cultivated a massive, dedicated fanbase built around music that reverberates with sincerity, desire, and connection. 152 is Taking Back Sunday at their very best, a gripping and self-assured statement from an essential band once again at the peak of their prodigious powers.

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