Today, we’re announcing preorders for one of our final releases of the summer, TEAM TREMOLO‘s ‘INTRUDER‘ CS. TT is the brainchild of Will Erickson, who Wichita locals will recognize as the drummer of a slew of local rippers like THE TRAVEL GUIDE, SPIRIT OF THE STAIRS and BRIDEGEIST. Will is a truly friendly person, and we struck up a quick friendship in the last couple of months through a couple of conversations that circled around building more connections together in the Wichita music community. It’s led to us working on a cassette version of his newest recording project-turned-killer-band. What was originally a solo project for Erickson flowered into a full live band, fleshed out from members of THE TRAVEL GUIDE, who he has been playing music with since he was 15 years old. The EP, which was recorded by Erickson, along with David Lord and Micajah Ryan at AIR HOUSE STUDIOS, finds Erickson writing on guitar, and blending songs together from warm, fuzzy shoegaze sounds (some real CHAPTERHOUSE moments pop up across the album) and some heavier indie rock tones (think laid back CHAVEZ). Fans of his other bands will find something unique here – it’s a loud record with some gentle themes that move the music forward.
We’re also excited to be working on this release in collaboration with AIR HOUSE RECORDS (who we worked with previously on releases for FRANCIS MOSS and THE WORLD PALESTINE), who will be releasing the album digitally on August 29th. I am particularly excited to welcome another excellent Wichita band to the TAHRC roster – I personally know Will from seeing his other bands play around town, and I am excited to have an opportunity to show some of you from outside of the Wichita music community a little bit of what these folks have been doing. Major thanks to Will Erickson for reaching out to me and allowing me to be a part of this release, and to all of the fine musicians who worked together to make this album.
Preorders for the cassette version of ‘INTRUDER‘ are available now; you can head over HERE to pick one up. We will begin shipping them on their official release date, August 29th, and you will be able to pick up a copy from them in person on September 9th at ICT FEST 2017. Digital downloads will be available from AIR HOUSE RECORDS on the 29th as well, and you will be able to find links for them on our BANDCAMP page on that date. Below, you can stream ‘The Waif’ off of the cassette, and also follow the link to NEW NOISE to hear ‘Slipping the Noose’.