The Flood EP

by Sympathy Needles

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Both rhythmically punishing and melodically sweet, The Flood EP showcases the cutting and ethereal double-guitar work of Sympathy and Joyce, laying a foundation for Joyce's vulnerable voice to float over, while Water and Trevino pound through the surf to get to the shore.

Their debut EP, engineered and mixed by Erik Wofford (Black Angels, Explosions in the Sky, Holy Wave), captures four of their unfiltered just-barely-groomed tunes from a two-day session in late October 2012. You will find no blankets of multi-layered guitar tracks or lush choirs of background vocals. This is how the band sounds when thrown into a studio, hit record, and play. And that's the way they like it; live and unkempt.

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released 12 December 2012
Evan Joyce: Small-town Massachusetts optimism to NYC gestation and cynicism. Austin-(re)born.
---Vocals, Strats, Songsmith, Puller of Tenuous Strings---

Rob Trevino: Calm, Cool, Collected. Available in multiple speeds.
---Fender Bass---

Running Water: Smasher, Pounder, Basher, Tea-master. The flow is strong in this one.
---Drum kit, cymbals---

Mick Sympathy: Some say he was born on the bayou. Some say he dreams only of wires. Sworn enemy of the Good.
---6 string, 12 string and slide guitars, vocals---

Engineered and mixed by Erik Wofford at Cacophony Recorders

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