ALBUM TITLE: TBA (“We haven’t named it quite yet... We’re like the parents who name their baby a week after it’s born.”) LABEL: INO Records RELEASE DATE: Late Spring/early Summer 2010 RECORDING STUDIO: The Red Room, Franklin, Tennessee. (aka “our producer’s basement”) PRODUCERS: Dan Muckala (Brandon Heath, MercyMe) NUMBER OF SONGS: 10+ MUSICAL DIRECTION: This album feels like a big step forward for us. It’s fresh and fun. –Josh Havens, lead vocals/guitar/keys LYRICAL THEMES: There is a defi nite theme of rebirth. Over the course of writing this album, we’ve been fascinated with the idea of starting over. I’ve recently seen a lot of people crash and burn, only to get back up and try again. I know a lot of people who have experienced pain and suffering in the past couple years. One of the beautiful things about life is that we can leave the past behind us and start fresh. Today is always a new day, and we can make the rest of our life what God intended it to be. –J.H. PRODUCER PROPS: The brilliant Dan Muckala [is producing this album]! He produced our last album and half of our fi rst. He’s become one of our best friends, and I dare everyone to check out his old band, Muckala. –J.H. COMPARISON TO PREVIOUS WORK: It’s a more up-tempo record for sure. We never want to rehash our older records. We hope to always grow and mature and hope our fans join us on that journey. If our fi rst two records had a better- looking little brother with lots of personality, it would be this record. –J.H. FOR THE LOVE OF JAVA: We supported a village worth of coffee farmers through the making of this record! –J.H. THE AFTERS Going behind the scenes to get you ahead of the curve… l-r: Josh Havens (The Afters), Mike Jay (Proper Management) WHAT’S NEW For more info on The Afters’ new album, visit www.myspace.com/theafters. For a preview of other albums releasing soon, visit our In the Studio section at www.CCMmagazine.com/just_for_you/in_the_studio. 8 CCM