All in the name of creativity…
To say that we followed an album called Slacker Blues with a prolonged silence on purpose would be giving us far too much credit. The truth is we’ve worked diligently to craft a follow up. An album that would live up to the energy and urgency of our first while hopefully showcasing our growth as artists and people, and boy let me tell you! We’re close. Interestingly what you’re listening to now isn’t it…
Rained Out EP is a collection of songs we’ve put down in the last few years, spending countless hours writing and rehearsing new material. As always experimentation is required to reach the goal.
We had the addition (and subsequent subtraction) of a new band member, including aborted album sessions in 2013 (Scream). Whiskey soaked winters recording in my living room (The Spider in Your Sugar Bowl, Expectations 421).
Impromptu covers we’ll probably never reproduce (loving cup).
A simple blues written in 5 minutes after a 3 days in a car headed west (My Mississippi River Blues)
All capped off with a beautiful performance from Robbie recorded just a couple months back. (Dry)
The quality of these recordings is all over the place. I love it. It’s a blend of experiences captured commercial free and in the moment. We offer these tracks to you FREE of charge as a way to say thank you for your patience and as an offer of good faith that the next album will be worth the wait.
Save this one for a rainy day, maybe the next time you’re plans get canceled or you’re down with a cold. Life is an inexhaustible well of experiences to draw from these are just some of ours.
released January 3, 2016
All songs written by August on Sunday
Except Loving Cup which is a Stones cover (Obviously)
danny axel - Guitar, Vocals, Bass (Dry) Drums (Expectations 421)
Rob D. - Bass, Vocals, Guitar (Dry)
Sully - Drums
With help from:
Dino - Keys (The Spider In Your Sugar Bowl)
Rick Vega - Guitar (Scream)
A. Lex - Mastering
and A very special thanks to all of our friends who sang on the intro to Scream... that was a long time ago and we drank far to much to remember the details! That was a fun day.
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