As recent exiles from Panic! at the Disco, Ryan Ross and Jon Walker currently espouse a take on recording music that stands opposed to the overcooked Pop-Punk they left behind. In Walker's case, that view involves urging fellow artists to exercise a greater sense of in-studio ad-libbing.
Since he and Ross initiated The Young Veins last summer, they've learned about the problems with limiting spontaneity first-hand. “We've done that before and the outcome is always the same: It's too pragmatic,” Walker says.
The Veins' approach to recording is hardly the only aesthetic trait that separates the duo from their last group.