26 Feb 2012 · From dogtowntheband.blogspot.com/ ·
been busy working on our new EP which is going to be called 'Super
Fun Happy Slide'. The tracks are all recorded and we are just
finishing up on the mixing of them before the mastering process
starts this weekend. We are extremely happy with how it is
sounding and is a big improvement on our previous release 'The
DEMOlition EP' for a start the previous EP was recording in mono
where as this is stereo and makes all the difference. It
still retains our lo-fi sound but with better production values on
it. The track listing is as follows:
HALF THE MAN
The music to this was written a
while ago and did have some lyrics, we enough played it live a few
times but was never very happy with them, so we re-wrote them. Now
it is one of our favourite songs, a real stomper of a tune, one to
head bang to. But before it gets to that the EP fades in with a
gentle instrumental track (that also plays out at the end,
bookending the EP) before surging into the energetic opener, which
is Soundgarden sounding.
IT'S NOT THE SAME
This previously appeared on 'The
DEMOlition EP' but we have rerecorded it to take into account we
now have Mike on drums and the fact we have better recording
equipment. The production work on this is so much better than the
previous version. Again it is another heavy tune, kind of
reminiscent of Dinosaur Jr.
TOWN OF THE DOGS
We have been playing this one
live for a while but have never gotten around to recording it until
now. It is about living in Medway and the hassles we face
just trying to walk down Chatham High Street. Instead of being an
aggressive affair it takes a more somber route.
This song starts off fairly
gentle before working its way up to a heavier chorus.
Lyrically it could be about people that you thought were there for
you but you realise are poison friends, doing everything they can
to bring you down. Spreading lies and hate rather than
DON'T FUCK WITH ME
This is another one that was
included on 'The DEMOlition EP' and rerecorded for the same reason
as It's Not the Same. A Hole/Babes in Toyland sounding Riot
Grrrl song, I think the title sums up it's meaning.
Starting with the most amazing
bass line before building up and up, this is always a joy to play
live and goes down well with the crowd. Does it have deep and
meaningful lyrics about some spiritual journey? We shall let the
BITCH IN ME
The last of the rerecorded songs
that previously appeared on 'The DEMOlition EP' this is such a
better version of the song, with an extended outro. This is
the fan favourite live so had to be rerecorded in all its glory and
included on this EP.
So what's a song called Terrapin
sound like? You will just have to listen to the EP and find out. It
as a weird ABABCCCC song structure with the chorus only played
towards the end of the song. This song surges into the instrumental
outro that ends the EP.
We have had a great time
recording this and can not wait for you to listen to it. We
are playing a charity gig on the 1st March at Coopers Bar, Chatham
and will be giving out copies of it then for free just for that
night. After that it will be put on our BandCamp page for
download and on our Big Cartel page if you want a physical CD
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