On May 24, the Atlanta pop-rock quintet will enter the fiberglass dome, equipped with a state-of-the-art studio and living quarters, and won’t emerge until it busts out June 12 to perform the newly recorded songs live.
In between, fans can monitor progress on Band in a Bubble Presented by Dr Pepper, a four-episode reality show starting May 24 on MTV, and at drpepperbubble.com, which will offer around-the-clock surveillance via 23 webcams. Fans earn deeper access with codes under Dr Pepper bottle caps.
“A sophomore release is always a highly pressured thing,” singer/guitarist Will Pugh says. Noting that 2005 debut Chroma was wrapped up in 21 days, he adds, “This is just a bigger microscope Ã¢â‚¬” a crazy whirlwind in a fishbowl. We’re preparing ourselves mentally for the worst, but I don’t think we’ll have time to freak out. Our goal is to create a good record.”
More can be read on the USA Today post.