Contact Us

Fall of Troy’s Thomas Erak Says ‘No Vocoders and No Auto-Tuners’ on New Album

Seattle’s progressive-aggressive trio The Fall of Troy will deliver their latest, ‘In the Unlikely Event,’ via Equal Vision on October 6. Vocalist/keyboardist/guitarist/all-around multitasker Thomas Erak told Noisecreep that the album “should appeal to anyone that has heard our band before, and it will appeal to people that haven’t heard our band before. It’s a more mature record. There is more harmony within it.”

Erak isn’t simply referring to musical harmony. He’s also making a thinly-veiled reference to the band’s internal harmony and personal flow, since it’s their first effort sans former bassist Tim Ward. Ward has been replaced by Frank Ene “This is our first full-length with Frank playing bass, as opposed to Tim, who is not in the band any longer,” Erak said. “The overall vibe of the band is better now. If there is one thing wrong with a car’s engine, it screws everything else up. We’re now a finely tuned Lamborghini, as opposed to a junky old Ford Escort!”

Erak and drummer Andrew Forsman are on good terms with Ward now, but it took a minute to get there. “When it happened, it was very strange and very hard. It was difficult to see someone change and not care about something we worked so hard for,” Erak said. “The album is a coming of age for us, and with Frank in the back pocket, he’s a driving force.”

Erak also contends that ‘In the Unlikely Event’ is real music, made by real people, without a lot of studio trickery and gadgetry – both of which have overtaken pop and rock music in the past few years. He said, “It has a lot of personality and it’s organic. There are no vocoders and no auto-tuners. It’s real rock ‘n’ roll. It’s not computers.” Nothing wrong with organic, forward-thinking rock and roll that eschews the over-usage of technology!

Best of the Web

More From Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://noisecreep.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Noisecreep quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Register on Noisecreep quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!