RECORDED: by Andrew Schneider at New Alliance in Boston, MA
Tracking done in December 2002/January 2003
Mixed by Andrew Schneider at New Alliance
RELEASED: Self-released in August 2003
Giveaway CD Only
The idea for this CD was conceived while trying to brainstorm ideas for something special to do during our appearance on the Lollapalooza tour in the summer of 2003. We had initially worked with Andrew Schneider in the winter of 2002/2003 to work on the song "Day Trader" exclusively for the "Antenna" DVD, as well as remixes of other songs from older recording sessions for B-sides and such. The sessions with Andrew had extended into recording 5 additional songs, as recording sessions with us sometimes tend to do. We simply have never entered a recording studio and went through with doing exactly what we originally planned on, for better or worse. "Dazed And Confused" - originally by the great Led Zeppelin - is a song we've thrown into our live sets from time to time over the past four years or so, and we've often been asked as to when a proper recorded version of the song would be released. "Down The Drain", "Droned", and "Acid Rain In The Black Forest" are all brand new tunes - the latter being inspired by old MPS jazz fusion recordings of the 60's and 70's recorded in a studio located somewhere in the Black Forest of Germany. The song "Cave-In" is originally written by the now-defunct band Codeine, as this is sort of our homage to the band whose song title ended up as the name of our own band. You can find the original version on their "Frigid Stars" LP, released by Sub Pop Records. The live version of "Inspire" was recorded at a small club in London called the Monarch back in August 2002. Other songs from this live set have been released on CD singles for the song "Anchor" from the "Antenna" album. The artwork for this CD, an interpretation of the "Antenna" album cover art, was conceived by a fan who works for Streetwise which a street team company for music promotions. These CD's were never actually sold - instead, they have been given away on the Lollapalooza tour and other live shows, as well as being sent out to fans who had either signed up on our email mailing list or had personally written to us via our web site.