When you think Mayday Parade, you probably think of middle school.. In 2007, the band released their first ever EP, Tales Told By Dead Friends. “Three Cheers For Five Years” is probably the most well known song off of the EP, of which they still perform to this day.
Their newest album, Black Lines, released on October 9, 2015 and brought a new sound to the classic Mayday Parade. The band previosuly had a typical alternative sound, whereas one might describe the new album as a little “heavier” and more “punk rock.”
In an exclusive interview with Derek Sanders, the band’s front man, we discussed the newest album and this change in style.
“I think we have all grown up a lot in the past 10 years. We have families now, we have new hobbies, new things altogether. I think it’s only natural that our music changes as we as people change as well.”
After ten years of making music (not including the time they were a band before they were published), and a slightly new sound, you can still go to a show and expect the same great Mayday Parade- the band we all know and love. The same absolutely phenomenal band that will always be able to sell out a New Orleans venue on a Sunday night.