Members: Laurie Huebschman, Lee Cumberland, Neal Karkhanis, Paul Martinez, Kevin Krause
"The Big Picture" was released April 2, 2010. Featuring 8 tracks with soaring melodies amid a piano driven rhythm section, Arden takes cues from other acts as various as the Beach Boys and Ben Folds.
The new record is a complete DIY effort, with the production, engineering, and mixing being handled by the band at bassist Lee Cumberland's Merseyside Studios. Freedom in the recording studio has equated to a collection of songs that aren't afraid to explore new musical territory. The upbeat, horn-infused sounds of "A Slow Spiral Geoffrey" lend clarity and weight to more sparsely produced and thoughtful tracks such as "Grow!" and "Meet Me at Glen Rock."
In the words of guitarist Kevin Krause, "the new record is really about exploring our own musical appetites and creating music that is lasting and meaningful to us."
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