Lydia End Hiatus, Introduce Side Project Cinema

Lead vocalist Leighton Antelman from the band Lydia has recently announced that the band is no longer on hiatus. Leighton and Lydia’s drummer, Craig Taylor will be recording a full length album this summer and expect to release it soon after.

Craig tells Alternative Press the reasoning behind this move for Lydia, since they’ve been on hiatus for over a year:

“After what was a crazy year of writing, recording, performing, moving to California, and much thinking, I have a few things I’d like to share. I wrote a full+ album over the past year and am about to fly to Atlanta in a week and a half with Craig (Lydia’s drummer) to track and record it. I’ve had a lot of time to think over the past months and would like to announce a few things formally. Lydia is going to be putting out a brand new full length album during late summer/early fall of this 2011 year. If it were up to me Lydia would have never have had to break up. It was never my intension in any way, but there were a few things out of my control. There’s nothing I can do about that now, but would like to say that these problems are all done and gone. Our amazing fans’ continuous emails and support for more Lydia music makes me smile. As futile as you might have thought all your emails were, they were not a waste. I am beyond excited about this new full length album we are recording this month. Craig and myself have always worked very hard in the studio to bring you Lydia records, and we will do so once again in a few weeks. I can’t wait until you all can hear this.”

Leighton Antelman has also been working with producer Matt Malpass for their collaboration called The Cinema. The Cinema’s first track will be released along with video updates on the bands’ Facebook Page

Are you stoked on Lydia’s hiatus ending? What do you think of this new project?