Wrong “Let Em’ Know” mix on the final CD!

You might have noticed that the final mix of the CD contains the wrong version of the single Let Em’ Know. The good version of the track is available for download on our SoundCloud and it was mixed by Jay Baumgardner. The version on the CD was mixed by Johnny K and it sounds a lot worse than the earlier mix to be honest – you can hear the same mix on E.P. Phone Home on PledgeMusic where they’ve posted a couple of tracks of the new album and demos before the proper release.

Too bad because the booklet on the CD states that it was mixed by Jay B.

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You can compare the mixes on your own by downloading the Johnny K mix from here.

If you got the album online (or stream it on Spotify) you have the right mix though.

 

New album update!

Always And Forever Update

Long time since the last news post but there wasn’t anything new AAF related to post about… until now:

Dear Pledgers,

The album is officially almost halfway mixed. This is the slowest, most hurdle-ridden process we have ever been a part of in our near 20 years as a band. The people, entities and the components involved in the creation of this cursed record have continuously tripped us up, held us down and kicked most of the life out of our little band. We are very lucky to have any fight left in us and the only thing that might be saving the day is how good these mixed songs sound. Regardless of the seemingly constant bad luck, never ending problems and shady people trying to fade us, we never had any problem making music together. Me, Mike, Dry and Tye. Antfarm songs in Antfarm style. We write em for us and all of you. Not a label dude that’s hung up on how the kick sound from the new Flo-Rida song is gonna make us #1 (True story). So, please know, we are dredging through the very worse case scenarios any band could hope to avoid, on top of families, babies and health issues. However, we will push this fat evil baby of a record out if it destroys us and our band. Not much longer…… Hang in there…… Thanks for your patience.

So keep on waiting Ant Farm fans, new album is just around the corner!!! 🙂

Update on the new album!

Check out this official message from the band:

We wanted to send over a personal note to you to thank you for your continued support during our Pledge Music campaign for the new record. As you can see the delivery date of the record has changed. While the date says October we are working very hard to get this record complete and into your hands before then. We want nothing more than to put this into your hands now. However in this business there is unfortunately things that present themselves that sometimes delay or in many cases stop the creative process dead in its track, which has happened to us more then a couple of times along the way. Please know that will NOT stop us.  We love making music and creating for you our fans and friends and will not allow anything to take that away. We are back in creating the record and will do everything we can to move that dat e up and get this new music in your hands as quickly as possible. It will be a record we are not only proud of but a record you will hopefully be glad you waited for. 

We can understand the frustration and disappointment you feel,  that hurts us more then words can explain as we care deeply for each one of you and appreciate your continued support of the band.  If you would like a refund we can make sure that happens for you. However if you can stick with us through this process we will be offering you an extra something special for those that pre-ordered during this campaign. We have a few US Tour dates coming up starting in July to get us out promoting the new single “Let Em Know” and this record. Please keep an eye out as we will be sending out an email regarding the extra items mentioned above that will tie into the upcoming tour. 

Please accept our apologies for the delay and hope that you continue to support Alien Ant Farm because without you and our fans there is no AAF!

Mike, Dryden, Terry, Tye

Let Em Know with lyrics, check it out!

‘Let Em Know’

what goes around comes around
it’s almost circular and cyclical
sometimes proportions can get biblical
but when it comes to all the bullshit
you gotta get invincible
problems are miniscule

when it all falls down
there’s no mercy for the pitiful
not to be political
when it comes to yours and mine
you know i want residuals
i’m comin through kicking doors

(chorus)

Let em know i’m going straight to the top and when
i’m done with this spot i’ll let you know
Let it go i don’t need your opinion unless you’re telling me that i’m a pro
Let em know!

(verse 2)

What does it take to get through to you?
do i gotta light a god damn fire?
and break some fuckin windows too!?

we’re not here to be ridiculed
i ‘ll show you how to be the man when the world tries to shit on you
i wrote the operation manual
i got it down to a science when i stripped it to the granule

so you can never tear me down down
no you can never wear me out
so tell me what you really wanna do
if you’re gonna give them hell you gotta be prepared to take it to

(chorus 2)

(bridge)

This one is not for the broken
this song is not for the hopeless
only the strong survive and this is the opus

Interview With Tye Zamora, Let Em Know released to public!

Here’s a cool interview from MTV:

“Let ‘Em Know,” a brand-new song from Alien Ant Farm, who are finally back after a lengthy hiatus. “You gotta get invincible, problems are minuscule,” frontman Dryden Mitchell sings. We couldn’t agree more.

Ant Farm Is Back

Listen to Alien Ant Farm’s “Let ‘Em Know,” and read an interview with Tye Zamora after the jump.

“This song is not for the broken; this song is not for the hopeless. Only the strong survive,” Mitchell continues in an aggressively rhythmic cadence over a grinding mid-tempo beat, layers of electronics noise, synth strings, and crunching guitars. Sounds like he’s singing to the band itself. The California group are currently in the midst of a PledgeMusic drive to aid in the release of Always and Forever, their first studio album in seven years. Fans can pre-order the album and get all sorts of bonus rewards, like helping choose artwork, and — NBD — hanging out with the band.

We reached out to bassist Tye Zamora to ask why Alien Ant Farm decided to go the fan-funded route this time around, and what they’ve been up to since the days of coveringMichael Jackson‘s “Smooth Criminal.”

1.) Why the long hiatus?
Tye Zamora: The initial split-up of Alien Ant Farm was really caused by a stream of bad luck the band experienced. The bus wreck, the physical and mental damages of the bus wreck, and the label-selling, leaving us with no support for our follow-up record, put us all in a bad place in our personal lives and with each other. In 2008 we decided to put the past behind us and get back together to do a series of one-off shows. We felt so much love from the audience that we decided to record another album. Since then we have once again run into nothing but bad luck. Due to management changes and signing to a label that doesn’t know how to pull triggers, we have been writing and recording a record for four years now with nothing but road blocks.

2.) What have you been up to in the interim?
Tye: All of us have been doing music in some shape or form. I went to Berklee College of Music to get a degree in Film Scoring, Terry Corso played with Powerman 5000, Mike Cosgrove produced records for various bands and artists, and Dryden worked on a couple different projects with members of PODPapa Roach, and Chevelle.

3.) Has Alien Ant Farm’s sound changed much in the meantime?
Tye: Yes and no. The band has always written songs in a variety of genres, and that’s what we did while writing this album. But this time we explored the electronic disco thing that is so popular with kids today.

4.) Do you think “Let ‘Em Know” fits in with your old material, or is it a big jump?
Tye: I think the new songs fit. The core of the songs, regardless of genre, sound very much like what Alien Ant Farm has done in the past. The use of synths and the four-on-the-floor kick drum pattern would be the only thing that would really stand out against the rest of our material.

5.) What made you decide to take the crowd fund approach?
Tye: We have no choice at this point. We waited two years since being signed to record and put this album out. We can’t wait any longer. We want people to hear these songs, and the only way we can do that is by creating the financial backing to record an album that is up to Alien Ant Farm’s standards.

Source: MTV

Let Em Know stream is now live!

Come and check out the full song for one of the new tracks of the upcoming record “Always And Forever” now exclusively through the pre-order campaign with PledgeMusic.

You need to pledge to the new album first to hear it. Click here to check it out!

Let Em Know

 

Always and Forever has reached over 50% of pledges!

Still almost a month left and the band has reached 51% of pledges so far. Make it big people post this to your Facebook friends, Twitter followers and anywhere else you can!