In the three years since Panic Lift released their debut Witness To Our Collapse, the band has neither been silent nor stagnant. Instead, Panic Lift has been slowly establishing themselves through engaging live performances, appearing on numerous high profile compilations, and recording a follow-up album.
On November 13th, 2012, Panic Lift will release Is This Goodbye? on Metropolis Records. This new album showcases a natural progression for the band, fusing their style of hard industrial with elements of synth-pop, dance, and rock.
“It was important for me push myself and try something new” says James Francis, the singer and sole creative force. “I’ve spent so much time touring, learning how to use my voice, and incorporating more live instruments, I felt like it was only natural to bring those elements into the studio.”
Produced by Imperative Reaction’s Ted Phelps, Is This Goodbye? contains ten tracks that revolve around themes of loss, disorder, and strength. “During the writing process for this album I lost my father. It turned my world upside down and I had to find myself again, and a lot of the lyrics reflect that.”
On stage, James is accompanied by drummer Tom Z and Dan Platt on keyboards/guitars. The band toured relentlessly after the release of Witness To Our Collapse, making appearances at the legendary Wave Gotik Treffen in Leipzig, Germany and Triton Festival in Brooklyn, New York as well as touring sprints on both the East and West Coasts.
Established in 2006 in New Jersey, Panic Lift proves that the only constant element of their sound is change, and with Is This Goodbye? they manage to deliver an album that will please fans of Witness To Our Collapse as well as connect with many new fans around the world.