A local band in your area is exclusively streaming today a song from their upcoming EP on their new Myspace page. The EP comes out as soon as it’s done being mixed by the nearby high school’s music teacher.
The group has been through a roller coaster of an emotional ride throughout the past year. First, they started to break into moderate regional success by supporting a few shows in the tri-state area with a slightly bigger, slightly poppier yet also slightly more brutal band that just signed a five-album record deal with Championship Records.
However, the bassist broke up with his girlfriend soon after that so Local Band was forced to go on a three-month hiatus while he listened to Tell Your Whole Family and “We Are Totally Never Getting Back Together” on a loop and ate cereal in his mom’s basement.
“We’re back stronger than ever now and we’ve learned so much about each other,” said Local Band’s lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist. “Our bassist lost his job after not going to work for a few weeks so we had a lot of time to focus on this EP. I think our sound has matured a lot. We recorded it DIY!!”
Lead Vocalist went on to tell AbsolutePunk.net exclusively that the EP was actually recorded in several strategic locations. His garage, the lead guitarist’s closet and the local indie venue were among the well thought-out recording spots.
“We wanted to get that live sound,” said the venue’s promoter, who also produced the EP. “We all just love live music so much, you know?”
At the end of the day, Local Band said they are excited to release this EP so their eager fans can have something new to listen to. They were quick to point out that their Facebook page has ballooned to 300 Likes recently, and that if half of those people buy the EP on iTunes, they will be able to eat at Wendy’s for the first time together using the band debit card.
“I really can’t wait for this new release from Local Band,” said a slight frazzled 16-year-old girl pacing outside the local venue wearing black clothes with a music note tattooed on her wrist. “I just love the music scene here so much and this band is just, ugh, they’re just the best thing to come out of this scene since...at least since the last best thing which I can’t remember. But it was definitely from our scene and not the scene in the other town. There’s just so much good music coming out of our scene this year.”