The Material - The One That Got Away

Los Angeles alt-rock band The Material will release a new EP next May 18. Titled Gray States, it marks the return to the scenes by the band after their tour in 2013.

"We're really excited about it," singer Colleen D'Agostino told Billboard, adding that "it wasn't like a big falling out or anything" that dry-docked the quintet after its last tour during 2013. "It just kind of fizzled into everyone being really burnt out. We did it for a really long time, and I remember we played the House of Blues in December of 2013 after coming off the road touring our last album. Everybody was just tired and wanted to do the holidays and chilled out, and then January rolled around and no one called the next practice. It was sad, but I think we all needed a minute."

The new EP features five tracks and is influenced by the music Colleen released as a solo artist in the last years: "I wanted to bring some of the electronic element into it because I had been doing that for the last few years," she says. "So there's a little bit of an echo of electronic stuff and vocal production and sampling in some of the songs. But as much as we first were trying to steer into a new direction, we all just love playing rock music."

Check the first single off the new EP The One That Got Away clicking on the image.