Heavy, dark, loud rock.
This CD includes tracks recorded in Steve Albini's flooded basement in Chicago, home 4-track and DAT mixes, and a week-long recording session with Mark A Miller (Out Out) at Wendell Studio in Western MA. Toboggan mixed at Syncro Sound in Boston by Tom Hamilton. The final mix and mastering was done at West End Studio in Kansas City, MO by Paul Malinowski (SHINER) and Joel Hamilton (Player's Club/Book of Knots), 9/9/99.
E.A.R.S.H.O.T. spent their high school years playing together on Cape Cod, MA, formulating these songs during hundreds of shows all over the North East since 1989. Quickly bored with their hardcore roots and geeks by nature, they experimented with tape loops, field recordings, broken pianos, and homemade percussion and electronic equipment.
Members of the band also composed experimental electronic music, sometimes scoring short films or live performances for other artists in the Cape Cod area, and E.A.R.S.H.O.T. incorporated a great deal of this 'soundtrack' music into live shows.
2 drummers, 2 guitars, bass, electronics, and vocals. 23 tracks on CD. Experimental, Math Rock, and soundtrack music. (members of Iron Rite Mangle, The Dents, Season To Risk, Bi Polar Coaster, Mumble and Peg, the Mercantilers, Antibodies)
E.A.R.S.H.O.T. has played with many bands over the years: Unsane, Green Day, King Missile, Chumbawumba, Crash Worship, Alice Donut, Green Magnet School, SHIV, Glazed Baby, Holy Cow, TREE, Chilmark, Dagobah, The Laurels, Toxic Popcicle, Iowa Beef Experience, and Six Finger Satellite.
The band also ran an underground club for several years on Cape Cod known as the Googleplex, offering cheap all-ages shows of touring bands, DJs, and movie screenings.
Photos by Jennifer Howland Hill and Chris Green. Package Design by Josh Newton.
Kreg Adams: guitar
Jon Berger: guitar, bass
Erik Carter: bass
WallyBrain: drums, cymbals, samples, electronic devices
David Silver: drums, washing machine, electronic devices
Brett McNutt was a contributing member at live shows from the start: vocals, tape loops, harmonica, samples.
Nik Curtis was a member of the band during shows in 1991-1993: sequencing, samples. R.I.P.
This CD is independently published by E.A.R.S.H.O.T.