March 06, 2015

Shiny note

*March 10 is the release date, but pre-orders for the new 7" are shipping now! Grab one straight from Triple Eye or head over to PRF Distro. Speaking of...
Jon Solomon from PRF Distro / Comedy Minus One / WPRB / etc etc etc asked me to write a little note about the new 7" for his site. So I did. Ok! 
The seed for Shiny Destination was planted last Winter (you know… the BAD one). It was the first sunny day we’d seen in what seemed like months. I was maybe still feeling the cold medicine from the night before. Anyway, it felt SO GOOD to feel some warmth and giddiness and YES.
We recorded most of SD at Paw Mason’s Shed. There was a jackalope on the wall and Priscilla hooked us up with snacks.
Oh – our good friend John Hastie (of the mighty NONAGON) drove to South Bend from Chicago on a Thursday evening to yell with Emily on the chorus. I won’t forget that. I’m getting a little teary just thinking about it…
Ladder was recorded during the Brother The Lights Don’t Work sessions at the former Bender Ballroom. Ha – “sessions”. There were ghosts and confetti everywhere.
We decided that Ladder didn’t quite fit on Brother. Well that, and we had TOO MANY LONG SONGS and Lucky Dave said the vinyls wouldn’t sound too hot if we went didn’t learn how to edit. Ladder has finally found a home!
Michael Harold Doty (of South Bend’s own Ceiling Star) drove out to the Land of Goshen to play the bass for Ladder. Michael is a true gentleman and Cheesecake Master. Respect.
Garth and I really love these songs and we were super excited when Triple Eye Industries offered to release them on what will be our first 7″ record. We’re really grateful to TEI and everyone who had a hand in this single!
Joshua Hensley
South Bend, Indiana
January 2015

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