"Heartsick," New EP, Summer 2020

Good day friends,

It's been some time since we last had anything to report. In this last year, three of us got married, we were without a space to practice, and the songwriting of our latest EP involved bouncing tracks back and forth over the interwebs. The process certainly changes the approach to songwriting, so we think we'll have some unique stuff for you this summer. As it stands, those songs are tracked, on their way to being mixed. In the meantime, we've got some shows lining up that will allow to us to knock some of the rust off, hopefully see some friends we haven't seen in a while, and let loose.  I'm not sure about you all, but I've been reading the news more, trying to keep up on the latest in politics, science, and whatever else comes through my news feed. There was a time when I used to read a lot more, but something about the nature of the news lately, especially in politics, has got me hooked on keeping a steady stream of information coming into my purview.  If you've been following, I imagine you might share a lot of the feelings I have about what I'm hearing. Largely I've fixated on a President so corrupt, the stories involving his attempted expansion of the executive risks losing our demand for objectivity in law, losing a genuine sympathy and responsibility for our nation's poor, and what seems to be a renewed sprint toward fascism, partisanship, and identity politics in attempts to recapture values that everyone feels to be slipping.  We've never been a band who claims to have answers; like anyone, we see the heartlessness, stubbornness, and factioning, and wonder what we can do to personally change it.  Discussing the status quo with peers is often met with more anger than understanding. The anger gets in the way of seeking differed opinions. It gets in the way of explaining ourselves. It seems to be at the center of all this news I've been reading.  I feel a lot of anxiety about it. I feel a lot of anxiety about my own anger, and how it might get in the way of moving forward with people I'm in contact with.  That said, our upcoming summer EP, "Heartsick,"  addresses how we deal with the change we want to see, who's influencing it, who's responsible for it, and the drive to keep the conversation informed and progressing.  We hope to see you at some shows. Come chat us up.  We'd like to hear your perspective.

- Brett

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