Modern Baseball's Jake Ewald announces new Slaughter Seashore, Dog EP, shares “Constructing the Ark” — listen – Consequence of Sound (weblog)
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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, nevertheless, the group’s different songwriter, Jake Ewald, has been specializing in his Slaughter Beach, Dog facet venture. Right this moment, he’s introduced a new EP entitled Motorbike.jpg.
Coming July 14th by way of Lame-O Data, the 4-observe EP is a precursor to a full-size slated for this fall. Each efforts have been recorded in the studio area 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 finish of a tour. “The EP is unquestionably extra private,” he mentioned, including the songs “have 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-acquired-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-type 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 remembers household recommendation and hazy goals. 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 acquired drained of being on the highway all the time, I began interested by how I missed my household. I at all times felt like I used to be placing them out by being gone all the time. There’s some of that in there. However it’s additionally nearly coping with being alone for some time.”
Motorbike.jpg EP Paintings:
Motorbike.jpg EP Tracklist:
01. Your Cat
03. 104 Levels
04. Constructing The Ark
Contemplating touring was half of what brought about such pressure for Modern Baseball, Ewald is being cautious along with his itinerary for Slaughter Seashore, Dog. That mentioned, he has introduced a brief run of August exhibits to advertise the new EP following a one-off on June 10th in Brooklyn. Discover the full schedule beneath.
Slaughter Seashore, Dog 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