Right after the release of "Emergency Party" in Feb 2013, Down By Five began writing new material and putting the polish on the songs that weren't ready for the last album.
The band put their experience in the studio to use, and set out to record the album entirely in-house. Recorded in their rehearsal space and at one of the band members homes, the album was mixed/mastered by singer TJ Cowhey.
Undertow is the first single from "Afterparty". The music video is a montage of live footage and in-studio footage from the recording sessions, and reflects the DIY nature of the album.