This is my second EP collecting my solo songs from the last ten years. Ish. It includes unreleased tracks, limited release tracks, previously released songs as instrumentals, and songs from my 2006-7 Song-a-day project.
For this EP, I brought together four songs about my favorite swamp-dwelling creatures. "Swamp Behind the House" and "Under the Lily Pad" are previously unreleased as instrumentals, "Cat and Frog!" originally appeared as part of Song-a-day, and "The Frog" was just a random ditty I kicked out some years ago, but have always loved.
Wake Up ep
This is the first of several EP's collecting my solo songs from the last ten years. Or so. It includes unreleased tracks, limited release tracks, previously released songs as instrumentals, and songs from my 2006-7 Song-a-day project.
In 2006-2007 I made one song every day for 30 days, three times. So 90 songs. Song-a-day was an enormous song project that defined much of my work for the decade-to-come, but it's also rather overwhelming to take it all in. Rather than fully re-releasing Song-a-day, I instead wanted to present this material through a new lens, along-side other unreleased or related works.
Joe & Marty Song-a-day, 2016
Speaking of Song-a-day, Joe DeGeorge and I made a Song-a-Day during my 2016 residence at the AS220 art space in Providence, Rhode Island.
The results are a wonderful hodge podge.
Joe is best known for his work with seminal wizard rockers, Harry and the Potters, though we first met when he was playing with one of my all-time favorite bands, Ed in the Refridgerators. Our friendship was a fast one, and has by now become a bond of family. His creative mind is wondrous to behold, and it's always an honor to make weird songs together.