This EP is made up of songs that have been floating around for a while. The oldest is "You Think You're Pretty Now", dating all the way back to 1994! "I'll Be Your Jesus" is the second oldest dating back to around 2005 and was written at the same time I was writing songs for Motonaut's "The Now And The Not Yet". I didn't include it on the project because it didn't fit in lyrically. "I Know You Can Shine Without Me" and "The Biggest Thing" were written after I recorded "The Now And The Not Yet" for what would have been the Motonaut follow up.
I am glad to get this one out of my system, I've wrestled with these songs long enough.
Thanks to Rob Ardion for doing the cover art and of course to Eddie and Monty for playing along.
This also marks the first time I've recorded using a guitar since 2005's "Let's Have Church" and the first time I've recorded an electric guitar since 2003.
Here's a review from Matt Crosslin in the March 2014 issue of "Down The Line Magazine"!
Basement Tapes head honcho, deep thinker,and all around nice guy Mike Indest returns with a new EP of acoustic pop ditties. With provocative titles like “I’ll Be Your Jesus” and “You Think You’re Pretty Now”, you know you are not in for typical Top 40 radio fodder. The mood seems to be a bit more somber on this EP than some of Indest’s older outputs like Swimsuit Grandma. Mike says this is the first time in a while he has recorded with a guitar. I like the results. The other instruments are a nice touch, especially the melodica, bass guitar, and drum driven flourish a little over half way through “You Think You’re Pretty Now.” Short and to the point, as well as free –what’s not to like? See Mike’s BandCamp page to listen or download and check-out there-mastered updated older projects of his as well.
released 14 August 2013
Mike Indest - Vocals, Baritone Ukulele, Guitar, Glockenspiel, Melodica, TX81Z
Eddie Parrino - Bass, BGV's
Monty LeBlanc - Drums
Robert Ardion - Cover design
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