Jaded & Faded by Cerebral Ballzy is the band’s sophomore studio release, which follows 2011’s
self-titled record. The album was recorded at Sonic Ranch outside of El Paso, Texas.
Jaded & Faded is produced by David Sitek (TV on the Radio). Honor Titus describes Sitek as
“...a fucking mad genius man... He knows what he wants, he knows how to get it and he stops
nothing short of perfection. He’s really talented, and he’s a cool dude, we all love Dave.”
Describing his time in the studio while recording the record, Titus says “there was a lot of
power-pop influence going on with [Jaded & Faded]. Dave just really honed in and made it a
polished sound for us. Everyone that’s heard the second album in its entirety has just been like,
you guys have stepped it up tremendously.”
Jaded & Faded is mixed by David Kahne, who has previously worked with New Order, Stevie Nicks
and the Strokes, to name a few.
Titus has described the sound of Jaded & Faded as “way more melodic… a lot of it is rooted in our
favourite power pop bands like the Nerds and Blondie. Melodic punk that really holds something.
Still aggressive, too. Kids that attach themselves to ‘Skipping Class’ and ‘On The Run’, there’s a
melody there, every time we play it the kids are down.”