"Tepin" is a very hot chili pepper and is thought to be the most likely progenitor of the entire family of domesticated C. annuum. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chiltepin. As such, it's the inspiration behind the name of the song "Papa Pepper".
This album is culmination of two years of jamming, gigging, creating, and re-creating these songs. We sort of took a step back during the recording process and tried to capture the essence of the music by reigning in the exuberance that permeates our live performances in an effort to show off the songs as the songs they are.
A special thanks goes out to Lou Chitty for engineering the recordings, putting up with our seemingly never ending stream of edits, and all the mixing work. Final mastering was done by Mike Farrington.