The Burning Of Rome

The Burning Of Rome

Hotly tipped San Diego band The Burning Of Rome will release their new album, ‘With Us’, on 25th February 2013 on Surf Dog/Membran.

Described by U.S. magazine 944 as, "A post-apocalyptic mash-up of meticulous orchestration, electronic manipulation and eccentric experimentation", and by Paste Magazine as "Gypsy punk rife with keys and rasping vocals", The Burning Of Rome recorded 'With Us' in Los Angeles at EastWest studios and was produced by the band’s lead vocalist Adam Traub and Grammy Award winner Tom Biller.

The album was mixed by Dave Darling (Tom Waits, Jack Johnson, Brian Setzer), with additional remixes by Paul Leary (Butthole Surfers, Sublime, U2, Meat Puppets, Pepper).

The band ended up in the same room that ‘Pet Sounds' was tracked in 40 years prior, providing an intense energy throughout the recording process.

Periodically Flea, who was recording with Red Hot Chili Peppers in the other half of the studio, or Anthony Kiedis would check in for small talk. Even a nod from Rick Rubin by the coffee machine was a major inspiration. Challenged by the surrounding greatness 'With Us' evolved.

Accompanied by a Franck Deron directed video, the first single to be released from the album, ‘Cowboys & Cut Cigars’, has already been enjoying airplay at XFM, Q Radio and Total Rock Radio, amongst others.

The Burning of Rome music creator Adam Traub grew up in San Diego, CA and at age 15 he was already playing guitar in the punk band Nobody’s Hero, signed to Arista Records.

It all came to a halt, though, when he was diagnosed with a rare muscular disorder in both legs and was thrown into a world of medical chaos. Seven surgeries and six titanium bolts later, Traub was faced with a long, gruelling recovery, during which he would play an old upright piano and would hobble over to figure out Beatles songs.

The Beatles eventually turned to Chopin. Chopin eventually turned into Thelonious Monk. And Thelonious eventually turned into The Burning of Rome.

Truab said, "As a songwriter, music is a therapeutic way for me to cope with the world around me.

"Ever since I was a child I felt like an alien visiting Earth and had (and still have) difficulty understanding what makes people normal. I opted to rebel against the norm through music; it was the only thing that made sense to me."

Having been lucky enough to open for acts they admire such as The Black Keys, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Devo, MGMT, Skrillex, Suicidal Tendencies and Jimmy Eat World, The Burning of Rome follows no suit or trend. They attempt to do the opposite, challenging conventionalism. Prepare for something manic and theatrical when you see them live.

Adam Traub: "The ultimate goal of The Burning of Rome is to reach as many people as possible with our sound and offer musical asylum to those needing it. Bands used to carry the banner for their followers in a way that seems fleeting.

"There aren’t any Joe Strummers of this generation acting as a voice for those that can’t be heard. I want The Burning of Rome to carry a banner for its followers and give them refuge from monotony. I want to rally the masses and call out the corrupt. I want a revolution to spark from this band!"