Someone whose musical opinion I deeply admire and respect told me this summer that "simplicity is fatal". When writing these songs, I kept this in mind and, in doing so, found out something interesting. While writing and playing these songs, alone in my room, I would begin to lose control of my legs. My toes curled, my knees buckled, and I generally just staggered around the room with my eyes closed. I ran into things every now and then and kicked my bed post more than a few times.
It became apparent that, at least for me, the simpler music is, the deeper it pierces. While it's not a perfect analogy, think of these songs as musical haikus: unadorned and ready for you to enjoy without needing a whole lot else. I hope your toes curl a little bit when you listen to these like mine do when I play them.
This EP is dedicated to the riff-raff (in general) and Trey Hunter (specifically)
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