Picture by Jess Flynn
Modern Baseball entered hiatus after canceling a number of tour dates earlier this 12 months. In actuality, the break was lengthy overdue, as singer/guitarist Brendan Lukens was already absent from the band’s European tour as he took care of his personal psychological well being. With the Philadelphia emo rock outfit formally on pause, nonetheless, the group’s different songwriter, Jake Ewald, has been specializing in his Slaughter Beach, Dog facet mission. At present, he’s introduced a new EP entitled Motorbike.jpg.
Coming July 14th through Lame-O Information, the 4-observe EP is a precursor to a full-size slated for this fall. Each efforts had been recorded within the studio house Ewald operates with Modern Baseball bassist Ian Farmer, with Farmer serving to out on the recording of the LP.
As for Motorbike.jpg, Ewald informed The FADER that it was principally written whereas recuperating from each a breakup and the tip of a tour. “The EP is certainly extra private,” he stated, including the songs “had been [mostly written] final summer season, after Modern Baseball did that tour with Joyce Manor and Skinny Lips. I had simply gotten out of a relationship, and I had moved into my good friend’s basement in West Philly and did that very typical simply-obtained-out-of-a-relationship-so-you-transfer-into-your-good friend’s-basement factor.”
The outcomes of all that point on his hand are 4 songs that faucet into extra of an Americana-fashion storytelling than his Modern Baseball materials did. Lead single “Constructing the Ark”, for instance, was written whereas Ewald was coping with his breakup on the highway in Las Vegas. Over moseying, considerate guitar strums, he recollects household recommendation and hazy desires. As he defined to The FADER,
“I began considering extra about my household. I've a extremely shut relationship with them, and I've a twin sister that I've a extremely shut relationship with. Once I obtained drained of being on the highway on a regular basis, I began eager about how I missed my household. I at all times felt like I used to be placing them out by being gone on a regular basis. There’s some of that in there. However it’s additionally nearly coping with being alone for some time.”
Motorbike.jpg EP Art work:
Motorbike.jpg EP Tracklist:
01. Your Cat
03. 104 Levels
04. Constructing The Ark
Contemplating touring was half of what triggered such pressure for Modern Baseball, Ewald is being cautious together with his itinerary for Slaughter Beach, Canine. That stated, he has introduced a brief run of August reveals to advertise the new EP following a one-off on June 10th in Brooklyn. Discover the entire schedule under.
Slaughter Beach, Canine 2017 Tour Schedule:
06/10 – Brooklyn, NY @ Child’s All Proper
08/03 – Cambridge, MA @ Center East Upstairs *
08/04 – Hamden, CT @ The Ballroom *
08/05 – Brooklyn, NY @ Child’s All Proper *
08/06 – Washington, DC @ Sonbyrd Music Home *
08/08 – Richmond, VA @ Unusual Matter *
08/09 – Carborro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle *
08/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s *
* = w/ Shannen Moser