out of Orange County in 2003, self-releasing its first EP,
Translating the Name. (Saosin means “small heart” in Chinese, a
term derived from a 15th century proverb about fathers advising
their sons who were being married off for money not to get
emotionally involved with their brides.) The band launched a
barebones U.S. tour thereafter and, by the following year, had
landed an opening slot on the Vans Warped tour. They lost their lead
singer along the way – but they weren’t about to lose a chance to
play the Warped tour. So Saosin launched a ationwide search for a
new vocalist and Cove Reber, who was just finishing high school in
San Diego, CA, emerged as the clear choice. Soon afterwards, Saosin
signed to Capitol Records.
released its second EP in 2005, and its self-titled full-length
debut, recorded with producer Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance,
The All-American Rejects) followed in September 2006. They were on
the International Rockstar Taste Of Chaos tour when the album
came out and lead single “Voices” began its ascent at Modern Rock
radio, where it became a Top 25 hit. “Saosin’s spidery, riff-rocking
attack is brawny and nuanced, and they know their way around a big
chorus – barnburners like ‘It’s So Simple’ and ‘Come Close’ will
give you a dark head rush,” said Rolling Stone.
Hailed as one of
the most anticipated albums of 2009 by Alternative Press,
In Search Of Solid Ground is a remarkable step forward for Saosin.
Reber’s lyrics have grown more personal and introspective with this
album. “I’d love for people to check out the lyrics in the way kids
would do in the ‘70s, when they’d buy records, put them on the
record player and sit there looking at the record insert, really
diving in head first,” he says.
building on the foundation Saosin has established, Sorenson notes:
“Overall, we’ve gone for a smarter sound. It’s more diverse, with
elements that weren’t on the last record.” “We hope you’ll come
along for the ride,” adds Reber.
“Move Slow” is a
brand new track from Saosin and exclusively available on NCIS:
The Official TV Soundtrack – Vol. 2. The song will be featured
in a forthcoming episode of NCIS during seventh season.