So, we’re getting ready to drop a new EP next week on Bandcamp: 6 tunes – five originals and one really cool cover by a dude named Ted Hawkins – and you can get an early listen to the first single exclusively on Spotify right now! Here’s the link!
It’s called, “They Ran Us Off”, and it’s a short song – 2:43 – but powerful. It’s built primarily on a Cmaj7 chord, which isn’t something you hear every day in a folkpunk song, so if you like the tune, and you really wanna do us a solid, add it to a playlist of yours, or even (gasp!) give us a follow! That would be huge, and we’d be eternally grateful.
I wrote the music one late night after Mig texted me a poem he’d just written. I don’t know where it came from, we’ve not really talked about that yet, but it was clearly something he felt deeply and needed to get out there, and when I read it for the first time, it connected viscerally. I could feel the pain, the loneliness and the rejection. Maybe because I was feeling a bit of the same stuff at the same time, I dunno, but in a couple of hours I’d texted him back a rough first version that I recorded on my phone, using the voice memo tool, ’cause we’re all sophisto like that.
We polished it up a bit, made a decent recording and had it mastered, and now it’s ready for you to hear if you want. All you gotta do is hit that Spotify link, and maybe even buy the tape when it comes out on Friday, Nov. 5.
The EP itself, btw, is cassette-only, and limited to 100 copies – but don’t worry: each copy comes with a digital download, too. You’ll be able to pre-order soon – follow the blog here if you wanna stay up on all the news re: new releases, shows, lives streams and all the other cool stuff we’ve got going on.