We had a couple great great tours in the 1st half of 2015 – a SXSW run in March, then supporting an awesome band called Somebody’s Darling out West and back in June. Those guys were a bad ass rock band, and quickly became good friends, too.
A few months later, we found out we were going to be out for a month supporting Two Cow Garage in October. We decided to make a Halloween-themed EP to commemorate the fall tour.
For this EP we went to work with our good friend Nicholas Papaleo at Soapbox Music. We had played with his band Brontosaurus several times, and knew that he was a great engineer, too. We booked a day and went in, tracked it live, and then I overdubbed vocals. We had enough time for one take of I Put a Spell on You, and then called it a day. Nick mixed it, and we put it out as a digital-only release to help kick off the TCG tour with a little gas money.
That tour was awesome. Two Cow Garage became good friends really fast, and their songs really hit me at just the right time. I love seeing those guys whenever we cross paths. We also first met Bad Cop / Bad Cop on that tour, as we were all headed to Fest in Florida. And then we passed each other on a freeway later in that tour so we pulled over for an impromptu game of catch in a gas station parking lot.
Damn ya’ll, all this writing is making me really want to get back in the van. We’re booking our 10-Year Anniversary tour RIGHT NOW. I literally just answered three emails confirming shows in June, so stay tuned for the first wave of announcements soon! Help us spread the word and come out to these shows. We’re getting old and we need to sell some tickets because our cute faces and tight butts aren’t gonna get us gigs for much longer.