We sat down with the guys from Just In Case to chat a bit about their latest Album “Prior Knowledge”

Artist: Just In Case
Album: Prior Knowledge
Release Date: September 27, 2016
# of Tracks: 13
Label: Rdub Recordings
Band Members: Brian Rash-Zeigler (Drums/Vocals) | Adam Bucciarelli (Guitar/Vocals)

Years as band: 17

What inspired this LP?

 “Prior Knowledge” is the result of a metamorphosis / self-actualization that both Adam and I have gone through moving to San Diego from southern NJ. We have both matured and evolved a lot since leaving the only place we ever had known as home.That combined with the status of the society we all live in and boom, an album was born. 

Where did the name of the LP come from?
 After listening to the pre-production a lot, the name just popped up and fit beautifully with the theme of the album.

How long did this CD take to make from start to finish,recording-wise? 
We started writing the album in 2013, pre-production recordings started in 2015, and we finished final recordings and mixing/mastering in late 2016… so 3 years

What kind of ‘sound’,production wise, did you have in the back of your mind,prior to entering the studio? 
We wanted the album to speak for itself. We envisioned a big, polished sound that exclaimed the songs. We really wanted the sound to engulf the listener.

What is one of your favorite tracks on the new LP? and why?

 There really are a bunch that we both feel are our favorites… I would have to say “Lakeside” is my (Brian’s) favorite track. It encompasses a lot of what we do musically. There are breakdowns, double-time punk riffs, and hard driving parts that really hit the spot for me. All around a well balanced song with something for everyone in my opinion. I feel that Adam would choose “Rollercoasting”, because it has a lot of the same elements I spoke of previously. He has always had a soft spot for that jam for sure.

What encouraged the band to choose the current single for this new LP? 
We actually chose 2 singles from the album. The first was “Profiles”, because it was an in-your-face track that really sets the tone for the album as a whole. The second was “On A Wire (Ready To Fall)”. We chose this, because it is a very straight-forward rock track that we believe will appeal to a larger audience more so than most of the other tracks. To put it plainly, it was our most “radio-friendly” track.

Any overall theme of mood that you’re trying to capture while writing songs?
 We really just take in what is going on in our lives, society as a whole, and what feels right at the time. We always bring a raw, high-energy feel to any song we write. It’s what we have always loved, and how we roll.

Does your vision for coming up with music get affected at all by time?
 We feel that all serious musicians go through changes as they mature. It is part of the development as artists. We have seen changes in ourselves of course. Even with the evolution of our music, we still bring that Just In Case sound that our fans have grown to love and expect from us. It’s healthy to mature.
How would you describe the sound of your new CD to any potential new fan?
 “Prior Knowledge” is a polished punk/rock powerhouse that will cater to one’s love of high-energy music. It’s a great cross between skate, pop, and hip hop vibes. We try to put a lot of different feelings into the music, so we guarantee that anyone can find something they love about this record.

Who are your influences and heroes? (music-wise) 
There is far too many to note here, but the key ones are: Goldfinger, Deftones, Rage Against The Machine, NOFX, Saves The Day, The Get Up Kids, Strung Out, Lagwagon, Green Day (circa mid-90’s), etc…

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