New EP "Catherine" Out Today!
Today we're releasing the second in our planned trilogy of EPs-slash-short story chapbooks, which started with last Fall's Roberta. It's called Catherine, and it features three brand new songs, and a 60-page book featuring a new short story, original illustrations by Mike Shoykhet, and lyrics.
Honestly we're really proud of this one, and it is weird as hell. "Tin Laurels" is an atmospheric post-punk track, with wild drums and bass under static guitar lines. Definitely unlike anything we've released so far. "Interstitial (Approximate Man)" is a strange setting of a poem by dadaist poet Tristan Tzara using a chorus of digitally harmonized vocals. Finally, "Approximate Girl" is a ballad that builds like a thunderstorm rolling in over the water.
If you're fans of the overarching story we're building, you're definitely going to want to read the 50-page short story that comes in the chapbook. It lays crucial groundwork for the story going forward, and establishes the alternate reality in which it takes place. Catherine tells the story of a young girl who moves to Detroit in the 1940s, just as the country is devastated by a chemical attack. Defenseless, hungry, and alone in a world falling apart, she devises a brilliant plan to keep her life on track until the cavalry arrives.
PLUS, to top it all off, the book is filled with original, gorgeous illustrations by Mike Shoykhet.
You can purchase or stream the EP, plus buy the chapbook on our Bandcamp page here, or stream it on Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, or any of the other streaming places out there.