At the end of the 2005 sessions for Just Keep Swimming we wrote and recorded one last track in half a day that made the record called The Chicken and The Troll. We just revisited that track and gave it a subtle rework keeping all the original parts and takes.
Hard to believe it was two years ago that we dropped the Fashion me a Drum clip. Came across the original demo the other day. It’s pretty funny plus vastly different from what ended up being the single from The Middle. The track still has legs and it’s a lot of fun to watch the YouTube conversations about us. We’re in the studio at the moment playing with some new ideas and will hopefully have an album later in the year.
In 2008 / ’09 we did a bunch of demos that we would later choose a bunch of tracks from and mix at Steve Albini’s studio Electrical Audio. The chosen tracks become Molasses Sandwiches. We didn’t really give much thought to the fallen soldiers since last week and this little track turned up. It’s an odd ball but pretty cool.
Our demo tracks from earlier this year are now all on one Soundcloud group here: