The last time we got a live release from Between the Buried and Me was their Live Colors DVD/CD that was released in October of 2008. It's also worth noting that since then, the band's live shows have been exceptionally visual and generally grandiose, which is why this live-in-studio performance of The Parallax II: The Future Sequence will be awesome- it doesn't sound like it'll be flashy in the slightest. The band will perform the album in it's entirety with "a small group of auxiliary musicians, including percussionists, saxophone, flute, [and a] string quartet," according to a press release. The recording will take place at the Fidelitorium outside Winston-Salem, N.C. once they're all done touring with Intronaut and Deafheaven late next month.As per the usual for the band, Jamie King will be mixing the affair.
I'm interested to see how the album will translate to being performed without all the bells and whistles of their live show. Obviously they're immensely talented musicians so the playing won't be a problem, and it'll definitely be cool with all the extraneous instrumentation being performed as well. Vocalist Tommy Rodgers seems pretty pumped:
"We are very happy to announce that we are finally doing a DVD for The Future Sequence. In this age we live in you can watch us play any of our songs live online. So we wanted to give our fans something a little different… an intimate live performance of us playing in a studio. It will be a wonderful experience and I hope you all enjoy it as much as we enjoy playing these songs."