Bleed Out

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  • This atmospheric song is filled with guitars crashing into one another. Frontman Justin Furstenfeld explained to MusicRadar.com how the band built the giant guitar sounds. "In the chorus to 'Bleed Out,' I wanted to make the 16th notes on the hi-hat so much more prominent," he said, "they couldn't drag. So what we did was, we took the bass and fuzzed the hell out of it, and then we chopped the parts up in that 16th-note pattern. We didn't play it on a synth; instead, we got Matt [Noveskey, guitar and bass] to play some really hot licks. Then C.B. [Hudson, guitar] came in and did his wall of sound."

    "Once we gave that to Tim Palmer to mix," Furstenfeld continued, "forget it – it was on its way. Tim has a way of making everything incredible. He's the baddest motherfu--er I've ever met. I did some airy s--t on top of it all – feedback and some Cocteau Twins-sounding stuff. Once you put all of that together, you have a pretty eclectic-sounding song."
  • The song's music video was filmed in Dallas, Texas on June 15, 2013 with director Norry Niven.

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