THE ELECTRONIC ANTHOLOGY PROJECT
The Electronic Anthology Project was formed by Built to Spill bassist Brett Nelson in 2009. Having always loved 80's New Wave music Nelson wondered what a guitar driven band like Built To Spill would sound like as an 80's synth-pop band. So Nelson entered his home studio and emerged with seven Built To Spill tracks recorded using only synthesizers and a drum machine. Fellow BTS bandmate Doug Martsch re-sang all new vocals and helped Nelson mix the final product. The Electronic Anthology Project debuted July 2010 as a self released C.D.
Although considered as a one off goof project to not be taken too seriously by some critics Nelson was inspired to take it even further and began recording and mailing out demos to various bands to do the next EAP. In March 2011 J Mascis singer/guitarist of the pioneering alternative rock band Dinosaur Jr agreed to re-sing nine songs for the next EAP. The Electronic Anthology Project Of Dinosaur Jr was released April 21,2012 to help celebrate Record Store Day. Expanding on the previous catalogue format EAP/DJR was also released on 12" vinyl.
In late 2012, Nelson recorded five demos of his favorite Death Cab for Cutie songs as 80's synth-pop and sent them to lead singer, Ben Gibbard, who agreed to re-sing two of the songs for The Electronic Anthology Project of Death Cab for Cutie. Nelson and Gibbard re-imagine 2005's Soul Meets Body (Plans) and 1998's Champagne From A Paper Cup (Something About Airplanes) to be released July 2, 2013 as various runs (500 each) of colored 7" vinyl and a digital bundle for download.