GTG075: The Plurals – “Chazzwazzers” / OUT TODAY

The Plurals just got home from an east coast tour with Honah Lee (that went amazing, thank you so much to everyone involved!) and after a year of tours of damn near every corner of the country (minus the northwest, we’re coming back soon, we promise!), a new 7-inch, music video releases, and the completion of a new full-length (out spring 2015!) you’d think that they’d be done for the year and would rest up for the winter before hitting everything hard next year… but your short-sighted ass would be wrong!! Sorry, that was a little judgemental and short-sighted itself… I… I really need to work on some of these anger management issues. But we’re just excited that The Plurals are following in the steps of our greatest inspirations like Bonnet and the boys in You-Hoo and that B. Yancey lady (though, on a serious editorial note, Smashing Pumpkins did the surprise internet release thing back in 2000 so let’s not give anyone too much credit here) and are releasing a brand new EP today that no one even knew they were recording! Chazzwazzers features 6 brand new recordings and was recorded (for the most part) really quickly over the course of a handful of sessions in October and November of this year. You can download it for free or donation over at bandcamp. Limited physical copies will be available at Plurals and related bands’ Lansing shows this month.

The songs on Chazzwazzers are mostly acoustic-guitar driven but aren’t totally stripped down either. When it became apparent that the new Plurals full-length wouldn’t be out until springtime of 2015 we didn’t want to let the gap between releases be too long and since the album had been recorded over an extended period of time we wanted to just bust something out really quick to put a shot of energy into the Plurals discography. The idea of having acoustic guitar drive the songs was thrown out to try something different so ultimately we recorded three brand new songs (“Coke Daddy,” “Something About Overthinking,” and “Colorado Sun”) that were essentially finished during the recording process as well as two acoustic-based versions of songs (“Facebook” and “Prolly Knot”) that will be on the new album. To round things out (and to completely derail the idea of an “acoustic EP”) we finished off a song called “Ori” (a tribute to a beloved GTG dog of the same name) that we recorded instrumental tracks for in 2012 but never finished after we decided it wouldn’t go on our next album. So, in many ways it’s a companion piece to our next released album as well as a look at some new material done in a way that we don’t normally work. We like it and hope you do too… download away, share with your friends, etc. xoxo

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