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Sitting Down With Taking Back Sunday: Jake Bugg, How To Be Cool & Happiness Is

By  March 10, 2014

Nearly 10 years ago, a 22 year-old Adam Lazzara might’ve been spotted hanging from the rafters at the tenth annual Vans Warped Tour. However with age and eventual fatherhood, the members of Taking Back Sunday who are currently in their thirties seem mellow and engage in laidback repartee with ease.

“I feel like we’re at board meeting. Sell, sell, sell!” jokes guitarist Eddie Reyes as Lazzara motions for the band to be seated closer to the panel of journalists they are addressing. A seemingly simple gesture – but one that echoes the group’s earnestness and strong belief in staying grounded. “Be cool. I think that’s the biggest thing I’ve learnt is that always be cool and be nice to people,” was the frontman’s quote of the day when responding to a question about TBS’s biggest takeaway after being in the music industry for apporoximately 15 years.

Name dropping the likes of Citizen, Jake Bugg and Lonely The Brave, we found out which young bands have been piquing the seasoned veterans’ interests whilst getting right down to the sources of joy behind their latest pursuit, Happiness Is. Conveniently released mere minutes prior to the media conference, Taking Back Sunday’s “peppy” new single, Stood A Chance was a subject that had to be dissected and from what we’ve gathered, these are thrilling times to be a fan of Taking Back Sunday.

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Happiness Is will be released on March 18. Check out our review here.


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