Five years ago, the members of Manchester Orchestra were recent high school graduates looking to expand beyond the parameters of their previous youthful aggregations. A year later, the Atlanta quintet was being touted as one of the next big things and playing showcases at South By Southwest. The band’s Indie Rock/visceral Pop evocation subsequently sparked an industry buzz.
While Manchester Orchestra is still in the teeth of the touring cycle for their recent album Mean Everything, they’re also well into the process of recording their fourth full-length album. While the band has gotten great notices for its incendiary live performances, MO much prefers the reflection and invention of the studio atmosphere.