My Ticket Home: To Create A Cure
After a promising debut EP, “The Opportunity To Be,” My Ticket Home returned with full force on January thirty-first to release their much anticipated debut full length album, “To Create a Cure.” Produced by none other than the new frontman of Attack Attack, Caleb Shomo, on the infamous RISE records. No doubt they have secured their space among the major leagues with their new album, and the Columbus natives of My Ticket Home could have composed such a solid stripped down album boasting all of the passion and energy that is often seen with in the hardcore genre. Still preserved after the loss of one of there long time members Eli ford to “Like Moths To Flames”, the band picked up Derek Blevins who laid down his fantastic clean vocals and guitar riffs alongside Nick Giumenti’s signature yell is heard in the albums’ eleven tracks. With the five man team finally out and touring, much is to be anticipated.
It all started about three and a half years ago, when all but two of the current members (Gallucci and Blevins) were juniors in high school. The lineup remained unchanged until Eli dropped out, at which point Blevins filled in. A lot had been going on between Sean Mackowski the old singer and Ford and Sean began looking elsewhere. Eventually, he became the fill in guitarist for Attack Attack Blevins and joined a band that he was never originally meant to be in, let alone sing.
When asked how the new album compared with the The Opportunity to be, vocalist Nick Giumenti claimed that he thought it was much better and that the band had become sick of the EP before it even came out. He said that the previous release didn’t represent them as a band as well as it could. Viewing To Create A Cure as their first “real” album boasts way more heart, intensity, and diversity in vocals instrumentals and even song meaning in general. When asked about how they came up with the title Giumenti, he said that they came up with it randomly but it eventually picked up meaning in a time where their band was in a very rough place while recording, especially after losing two long time members.The album was seen as symbol of their triumph over their circumstances. Dark Days is based off the previously stated “rough times” and is the heaviest song on the album. Fear Complex is loosely based on the movie the Antichrist, and The Truth Changes If We Both Lie boasts an almost entire song dedicated to Blevin’s beautiful Vocals.
The cover of the album was designed by the band’s good friend Glenn Thomas out of Australlia, which the band said they had a TON of influence over and was done several times. When asked how it was to once again work with Attack Attacks vocalist/producer Caleb Shomo, Giumenti said that the band’s personal relationship with Shomo and his band have helped them get to know their producer unlike they could with any other producer. He said that the relationship allowed for a better avenue to share creativity and giving them in the end the best product possible.
Since their signing with RISE records, My Ticket Home’s touring possibilities have finally opened up, granting the Newly granted Ohio musicians some much deserved fame!