ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Being on tour is the best for Corey Tapp and crew. In fact, the members of Torches to Triggers love it.
“This is the only time we get to be away from work,” he says during an interview from Canada. “This is our vacation from work, even though we are still working.”
Tapp is the bassist for the Canadian rock outfit, which just released its album “Modern Day Monsters.” The band includes Kyle Wilson, Chris Krueger, Phil Schumacher and Justin Stillwell.
The album was released May 1 in North America and May 7 in Japan.
Tapp says getting the album done was quite a rush – literally.
Having spent more than a year on the band’s first album, Tapp says the group had three months to get the new album together. He says in the end, it worked out for the best.
“On the last album, I was the principle songwriter,” he says. “With the time crunch over our heads, it forced us to work together and collaborate a lot more.”
Tapp says that in the past, each member would fight for songs, but this time around there was a lot of compromise.
“We would find something that worked and just go with it,” he says. “There wasn’t time to dwell on anything. The album needed to be done and I think it’s a strong effort by all of us.”
Tapp says the album was completed by Sept. 30. Then the band played the waiting game.
“We tried playing the new material for a show in September,” he says. “It didn’t feel right yet because the songs were so new. We decided to roll them out one at a time during shows to where we could get comfortable with them.”
After the two-week tour with Authority Zero is done at the end of May, Tapp says the band will start booking shows for September.
“We’ve got two music videos that will be released over the summer,” he says. “We’ve got to keep the momentum going with the new album.”