"Our only goal going into the studio was to write and record songs that defined what 9Electric is in the year 2019," says frontman Ron Underwood of his band's new album, Megalith.
"What we discovered was akin to addition by subtraction - new blood brought new energy, and Mike and I were able to write like we'd never written before." Joining Underwood and founding guitarist Mikey Lopez on the new album are bassist Ginny Eck (formerly of the band Eyeshine) and Caleb Hill on drums. "We stripped our sound down and got back to basics, writing songs that stood out on their own and weren't dependent on programming and production," adds Lopez, who wrote every song on Megalith with Underwood. "We had a reputation for being an 'electronic' band, and that really never sat well with Ron and I. We were always more about Guns N' Roses and Rage Against The Machine than post-production blips, bells and whistles. This album is the most honest record of our career."