CHEVELLE frontman Pete Loeffler recently spoke to MTV.com about the progress of the recording sessions for the group's forthcoming fifth studio LP, which is slated for release in March. The band has been recording the effort in Las Vegas in the Studio at the Palms for just a week or so with producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette (COLD, I AM GHOST), who helmed 2004's "This Type of Thinking (Could Do Us In)". Later this month, the band will head to Virginia, where Loeffler will track his vocals. The finished product should feature a dozen of the 15 tracks CHEVELLE wrote for the yet-untitled disc (although drummer Sam has suggested "Your Terrible Memories"), including the tentatively titled "Anti-Saint", "Humanoid", "Saturdays of Our Youth", "Straight Jacket Fashion", "One Cell" and "Gucci Clan".
"This record is going to be heavy and melodic, but it's also going to be poking fun at a few things," the singer/guitarist said. "The song 'Gucci Clan' is about those pretty boys who get all done up in their expensive clothes and that whole club scene, which you run into a lot out here in Vegas. So we kind of poke fun at that whole scene, where you've gotta look like you're wearing $10,000 worth of clothing. I think it's ridiculous."
CHEVELLE don't plan on changing anything about their style to conform to rock's current trends. "It's heavy as sh--," he said. "We're gonna have vintage tones on this record. We're trying to move away from that more typical modern-rock sound and trying to get better tones on this record. Everything is going to sound better, and the music will be a little more focused. I don't know where the landscape of rock is right now, but I don't think it's in a good place. If you do one thing and you do it well, eventually it will come back around for you. I don't know about other bands, but we're sticking to what we know and love."
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