I Wish We Were Robots' Anthony Pellerin Talks Of New Album Coming Soon

I Wish We Were Robots (IW3R) is a Metalcore/Post Hardcore band from Northern California formed in 2009. The band spent the first few years honing their sound and lineup and building a large regional following. In 2012 IW3R embarked on their first United States tour and has supported acts such as Asking Alexandria, Killswitch Engage, Alesana & In fear and Faith. The band is currently writing and recording a full length record with producer Erik Ron coming out soon! Guitarist Anthony Pellerin discusses the new album currently underway and how the band enjoys doing what they were meant to do!

1. You guys have an all new LP coming song what can you tell me about it?

Anthony: I can tell you that it is definitely the best music we have ever created.  We are so happy with what we were able to accomplish.  We may be biased, but this album is a banger front to back.

2. What's it going to be called and is it a concept release?

Anthony: We have yet to title the album.  It is not a concept release, but it is definitely alot more honest and personal then our previous efforts.

3. Where are you in the recording process of the new LP?

Anthony: We have finished all of the tracking with the exception of one section of vocals we will have a special guest singing on.  As soon as he is done tracking that it's off to the mastering house.

4. Who is producing the LP? How has the producer aided the recording process?

Anthony: Erik Ron produced this record.  Erik has been a huge part of recording this record and it has been amazing working with him.  He really knows how to bring the best out of us.

5. Where are you recording the LP?

Anthony: We recorded the record at Grey Area studios in Hollywood, CA.

6. What label will be releasing the LP?

Anthony: This is something we are still figuring out and will hopefully have wrapped up in time to release the record in early 2014.

7. How would you describe the overall sound of it?

Anthony: Heavy, bouncy and melodic.

8. Did the band have any definitive goals they were shooting for before the recording process began?

Anthony: Yes, to make a bad ass record. We just really wanted to focus on making honest music.  Over analysis can really suck the emotion out of things and that emotion is really something we wanted preserve.  This album is an emotional roller coaster and our biggest hope is that people will relate to it and find an outlet for some of those feelings that we tend to smash down inside of us.
9. Are you using any new instrumentation you've never used in the recording process before?

Anthony: We did incorporate more electronics (strings, pianos, loops) into this record then we have in the past.

10. When did you start writing for this release?

Anthony: We started writing this record in January of this year.

11. Can you go into one or two tracks on the new LP? If so, can you give us the track title and brief description of how the track sounds and how it came about?

Anthony: We have not finalized our track titles yet so I can't give you that, but I can tell you a little bit about a few songs that really stand out to me.  One is a pseudo ballad, which is something pretty new for us.  I say pseudo ballad as it's electronics and vocals until the bridge before we open it up to the full band.  Watch for Jeremy crying when he sings this one live. The other song that comes to mind which just might be my favorite and sounds like Justin Timberlake and Periphery had a baby.

12. How is the vibe in the studio?

Anthony: There are a lot of vibes in the studio.  We spent a full month in the studio and did a lot of the creative process in that environment so we really ran through the whole spectrum of vibes and emotion.  We are a goofy bunch so we definitely have a lot of fun and make a lot of very inappropriate jokes and comments. I can say it was the perfect environment to really reach our current creative potential and put our heart and soul into every track.

13. When can we expect it to be released?

Anthony: We would love to know the same thing. Were really hoping for early 2014.

14. What are your expectations for it?

Anthony: I expect this record to really blow a lot of minds.  Anyone who is a fan of the "Just Give In" EP is really going to love this record.  Its a step up the evolutionary ladder from that song.

15. What type of band are you guys and what do you hope to bring to the music scene?

Anthony: Most would label us a metalcore band.  We want to bring an experience.  We want to connect with people.  We want to help people.  Think of it as group therapy.  As much for ourselves as anyone else.

16. The types of themes that your songs cover are what?

Anthony: Life.  The most profound parts of it from our perspective.  Love, Abandonment, Sex, Insecurity, Addiction, Pain, Loss..  You know.  Feel good music.  lol

17. Why are you here and why is this what you want to do in life?

Anthony: This isn't just what we want to do in life.  This is who we are.  This is our way of saying all the things that can't be expressed with just words.  A way to release all our thoughts and feelings.  This is our therapy.  Our way of releasing all of these overwhelming thoughts and feelings in a positive way.  A way that not only helps us be a little more sane, but hopefully our fans as well.    

18. Anything else you'd like to say or add?

Anthony: She has a big booty.  So I call her big booty.

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