June 12 is going to be a hectic new release day in the music biz, and expect Drivin' N' Cryin' to be part of the mix via a brand-new EP titled Songs From the Laundromat, on their own New! label. But wait, as the man on the television said, there's more.
According to frontman Kevn Kinney, it's to be the first in a series of four EPs that he wants to release roughly on a quarterly basis because, in his words, "I don't have the patience anymore for a two year recording project," and to that end, he and the band are aiming for the immediacy effect, get the songs down and roll ‘em out while they're still fresh, and without a ton of futzing around.
But don't take our word for it - here's the official statement from Kinney:
"A couple months ago I was writing in the morning and my wife was listening to a record. She said I should record that song and I said 'well, I did.' It was the last song on the last record! It dawned on me then that most people that listen to records don't usually listen past five or six songs, so I'm going to make a record with only five or six songs on it. In fact, I'm going to do four... Or five... Or maybe the rest of them this way!!!!
"This solves a lot of problems for drivin n cryin. I love the fact that we have never shied aw
ay from the fact we are influenced by so many different sounds. But sometimes combining them on one record can be somewhat disconcerting cialis canadian pharmacy to a particular group of fans. I love that. I love the psychedelic element of challenging the listener. I mean it's all based on a library of music from our past... THE KINKS and THE WHO meet the RAMONES and THE COUNT FIVE at a little bar owned by BOB DYLAN and JOHNNY CASH... But the opportunity to focus on a specific genre or subject is exciting to me.... Also an opportunity to record with all the people we have been looking forward to working with is almost limitless... We would love to work all over the country with our friends and the five song format means we only need a few days of their time...
"I think people will be excited when they own a few and can contrast the different sounds and producers... We've completed number one, SONGS FROM THE LAUNDROMAT. PAUL EBERSOLD is producing number two: SONG ABOUT CARS, SPACE AND THE RAMONES ... I don't have the patience anymore for a two year recording project, a big build up as if you're JD SALINGER, a tour and then reality again... I don't like hype... I just want to offer up my art for the fans or soon-to-be-fans. A five or six song recording every three months like a magazine subscription...
"I want it now!!! And I want it NEW!"