Relix Mag: Drivin’ N’ Cryin To Release Songs About Cars, Space and The Ramones

Published: 2012/08/12

Drivin’ N’ Cryin To Release Songs About Cars, Space and The Ramones

Drivin’ N’ Cryin has confirmed some additional information aboutSongs About Cars, Space and The Ramones, the second album in their series of EPs. Produced by Paul Ebersold, the album features a special guest appearance by Dead Boys/Rocket From The Tombs founder/punk icon Cheetah Chrome. Songs About Cars, Space and The Ramones is the second of four EPs to be created and released over a 12 month period and will be released September 18. Each EP will showcase a different facet of the Drivin’ N’ Cryin persona, which the band describes as “rock, punk, country and… ?!”

“In an effort to release Drivin N Cryin music while it’s still fresh
and new to both ourselves and our fans, we have partnered with our good friends at Redeye Distribution to release 4 EPs over a 12 month period,” the band explained in a statement. “EP2, Songs About Cars, Space and The Ramones, will showcase songs from the secret landscape of the American psyche. EP3, Songs From The Garage, will harken back to DNC’s punk roots. EP4 – well, you’ll have to wait and see!_

“I love the fact that we have never shied away from the fact we are influenced by so many different sounds,” frontman Kevn Kinney continues. “But sometimes combining them on one record can be somewhat disconcerting 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 THECOUNT FIVE at a little bar owned by BOB DYLAN and JOHNNYCASH...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… 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.”