Artwork: “Youth” byÂ Umman Turkoglu
Recorded byÂ Matt TongÂ at Exploded Drawing
This is a track from our forthcoming Flexi-Disc EP. Originally we’d planned five flexi postcards, but our Kickstarter exceeded the goal so weâ€™re realizing our dream of aÂ Flexi-BookÂ that you can play on your turntable like this:
The Flexi-Book format is inspired by a National Geographic guide to bird sounds, and it sounds fantasticâ€”we’ve had the Group FlexÂ from Castle Face on heavy rotation. Weâ€™ve been working on extra songs, more handmade artwork, and enough copies to distribute around the world. We’re at the mastering stage and they should be readyÂ within the next month.
Super fans will find a demo version of â€œFrozen Eggâ€ on theÂ Eureka California tapeÂ amidst our digital archive of every recording we have ever made, along with lots of other song ideas that we are developing thanks to your support. Weâ€™ve been making the most of our budget by doing some studio recordings with Matt Tong, JZ Barrell, and Sammy Bananas, along with home recording at Rad Town. We have 17 new songs written for our debut LP, a bunch of sessions coming up in January, and we are psyched for whatâ€™s to come.
While preparing the Flexi EP and Debut LP, we’re also got our hands full with additional Kickstarter rewards like the Covers EP and theÂ Digital Archive of every recording we have ever madeÂ (for Super LD Fans). Meanwhile, there have been some outside distractions beyond the day-to-day: Jason was shipped off to Australia for a Home Blitz tour, he and Jeff have been doing multimedia work for Piehole productions (expect the Mann Ist Mann studio album soonâ€”music by J. Sigal, lyrics by B. Brecht), Joe got engaged (during band practice no less!), and a few of the recording dates Matt Tong had set aside for us between Bloc Party tours were derailed by Hurricane Sandy. We donâ€™t want to compromise the quality of the releases that our backers have made possible, so we hope you’ll appreciate that we’re not going to rush things.
You can order a Lame Drivers Flexi Disc EP here,Â and they should be readyÂ in early January.Â In the meantime, we hope you enjoy “Frozen Egg” and feel free to share the mp3!
February 21, 2013 at 11:10 pm
>>> we got a request for lyrics to this song so here they are! >>>
to the drone machine
could you put a new face on my card?
the star symbol
for streaming carbon
the ox symbol of Eden
not gonna be held back by the rangerâ€™s saddle
i get lost
back pedal the angels scatter
give up the frozen egg!
televise new england
looks like youâ€™re holdinâ€™ it down
itâ€™s my challenge
iâ€™m not trying to deceive you
by the caligraphy pen of the ancient scholar
demonstrate if it maintains its sharp point
react now while the angels scatter
live up the golden age…
and sing wooo….
well it aint my soul and it aint my soldier
aint my soul and it aint my chosen era