Bring seven highly talented, experienced musicians together in the studio, give them creative freedom as well as a common vision, and a trusted, capable producer, and there's little doubt the results will be extraordinary. The problem, it turns out, is simply getting those artists together in the same room, without neglecting anyone's full-time gig. This is the part where technology comes to the rescue.
In order to accommodate the hectic touring and recording schedules of the various members of Isles & Glaciers—a punk/post-hardcore "super-group" that includes members of Chiodos, Emarosa, Pierce The Veil, the Receiving End of Sirens, Cinematic Sunrise and Underminded—the core music-writing team behind the project collaborated mostly online by swapping digital files, gradually shaping the group's upcoming debut EP, The Hearts Of The Lonely People. When the group did finally meet up in the flesh back in December 2008, they had roughly a week to team up with producer Casey Bates (Chiodos, Fear Before, The Fall of Troy) and finalize the seven songs that now comprise the record.