After selling over 40,000 records on two prior releases and touring nonstop over the past four years, New York's Just Surrender return with their first release on Razor & Tie, titled Phoenix. Singer Dan Simons comments, "A lot of bands don't spend the time establishing a real fan base... We're glad that we've put our time in, and look forward to the new record more than any other past release!" Produced by Lou Giordano (Plain White T's, Taking Back Sunday, etc.) with additional production by Ace Enders (formerly of The Early November), Phoenix finds the band creating a darker, heavier sound than on previous releases, although their hooky choruses and stick-in-your-head melodies are still in full effect. The album features 10 new songs as well as an acoustic bonus track.