This was supposed to be finished up in time for Halloween, but that COVID LYFE got in the way a bit, so now it’s an Election Day Fever Dream Waking Nightmare Hellscape Soundtrack! We’re all gonna die!
Anyway. This EP was entirely Denny’s brainchild, a loose and improvised lil’ collection of pieces wherein we worked with only the stringed instruments we own. This yielded some uncharacteristically off-the-cuff and playful results! Maybe you’ll dig it! If not, then hey, go listen to like Hatebreed or something, I dunno.
Our friends Marshall Sanchez, Ben Abney, and Jack Vaughn were helping to remodel our bathroom during these evening sessions, so inevitably some of their many machine whirrs and growls wove their way into the fabric of the mixes. I figured I’d mention it! Denny, myself - Guitar, Bass, Banjo, Mandolin, Lap Steel, Tenor Guitar, Baritone Guitar, Noiseboard (s/o to Wayne Todd), Marxophone, Yerbonitsa, Ciftelia, Digital Guitar, Piano, Dulcimer, Erhu, Violin, Field Recordings. Denny produced, with me assisting. I mixed. Recorded at Ghost Salon, of course, in Hickory Withe, Tennessee, over the past couple of weeks. We wrote everything herein. I shot the cover photograph at Polk Cemetery in Bolivar, Tennessee on Halloween.
Oh! And I should mention, if you pick up this EP TODAY, November 3rd, ALL profits will be donated to the Hardeman County (TN) Adoptable Animals shelter (UPDATE, 1:19AM 11/06: we are extending the 100% donations until the election is called for Biden). If you purchase it from 11/04 through 12/31, the shelter receives 30%. Feel free to tip generously, COVID is a fuck. $$$$$$$$$. We love you. Goodnight.
(And remember, no matter what happens today, we’re all in this together, and we’ll overcome that shit).
released November 3, 2020