Every now and then I’ll brush my teeth and afterwards, when pursing my lips, I’ll feel my lower incisors move against each other in a loose and brittle fashion - as if they’re about to leave my gums entirely and float up to the surface like a life preserver in a sunken boat or a scallion dropped into a bowl of miso soup. Then, minutes later, they’re totally firm and back to normal. This probably means I need new toothpaste, or maybe I don’t need to change a thing. I don’t know.
What I do know, though, is that I have a new EP coming out on September 23 named “Presence.” The eponymous song (also above) was premiered on Wondering Sound with a super flattering write up by Jayson Greene, but the rest of the release won’t be available digitally until September 23 and on cassette by November 7. I don’t think I’ve ever been as proud of something I’ve made than I am with this release, so yes I’m very excited for you guys to tune in.
The main feeling I was trying to create with this EP was one from earlier this summer: on the 4th of July Misty Tang and I were walking back to my apartment in Providence after making a late night trip to the market and we decided to go for a walk through the surrounding streets. It had been torrential downpours for the majority of the day but the rain had finally let up by this point of the night, so everything was completely still and the air was filled with that pleasant post-rain nosefeel. We walked up the empty and drenched streets until we reached the top of the hill and could see the fireworks from Providence and a few other neighboring towns but couldn’t heard the explosions themselves. We stood in the middle of the road looking at the fireworks and the streetlights reflecting off of the wet pavement and it all seemed very important. I’m sure everyone reading this has had a similarly important memory, and the goal is that when you listen to the “Presence” EP you’ll have the same feeling as you did that in that pregnant moment. Email me if it works!!
More details on the cassette in the coming weeks…, but you can preorder it on Bandcamp here: http://apolloniansound.bandcamp.com/album/presence and come the 23rd it’ll be available on Itunes//Spotify//whatever. COOL.