The Dear & Departed will release Chapters, a 5-song digital EP, on January 5th. Produced by New Found Glory guitarist, Chad Gilbert, and engineered by Paul Miner (New Found Glory, H2O, Atreyu), Chapters offers “a fresh twist on a classic 80’s English sound we all have a soft spot for,” describes Gilbert.
Compared to their debut release, Something Quite Peculiar (2007), vocalist Dan Smith says, “recording this time felt more right than it ever has. There was no pressure, just excitement.” Some of that excitement during the recording process was captured on TLC’s hit show, LA Ink, on which Smith is a member of, having been a tattoo artist for over 7 years. Fans got a sneak peak into the recording when the show’s star, Kat Von D, visited The Dear & Departed in the studio on the episode which aired September 10th.