Slacktide - EP

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Max Johnson These guys have that electric blues "coming straight out of your basement" sound.. but in a good way. Their tone has those piercing highs and dirty dragging lows that I crave as a fan of Hendrix. These guys are proof you can't judge a band by their album cover.. Slacktide is one hell of a band. Favorite track: Even More to Show.
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Well, there's not much to say about this album. It's bluesy. It's loud. It features some pretty cool guitar solos. And a couple really cool songs written by Peter. And, as an added bonus, a funny country parody written by Drew and Michael. We recorded this EP for fun in about 4 hours.

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released April 24, 2012

This EP was recorded in a total of 4 hours on March 18th, 2012 in a home studio in Tacoma, WA. Everything (except for "Truckin' America") was done in one take, but was cleaned up a little bit in post.

Drew Pine - drums, bass, lead gutiar, backing vocals (lead vocals on "Truckin' America", lead guitar and drums on "Drum n Bass")
Peter Schilling - lead guitar, lead vocals, keyboard (slide guitar on "Truckin' America", bass on "Drum n Bass")
Michael Song - harmonica (on "Truckin' America")

Produced by Drew Pine & Peter Schilling
Engineered, Mixed, and Mastered by Drew Pine
Artwork by Michael Song

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Track Name: Even More to Show
I'm gonna write you a letter, gonna tell you everything I know.
Em Bm
I'm gonna write you a letter, gonna tell you everything I know.
F#m Em Bm
Because if you don't love me, baby, there's even more to show.

Verse 2:
Bm
You say you'll never know me, but that's too absolute.
Em Bm
You say you'll never know me, but that's just too absolute.
F#m Em Bm
Forever's a long time, girl, and your dodging's not all that cute.
Solo
Verse 3:
Bm
You just cast my love aside, and that's a heavy blow.
Em Bm
You just cast my love aside, and, girl, that's a heavy blow.
F#m Em Bm
Because if you don't love me, baby, there's even more to show.
Track Name: Five Long Years
Have you ever been mistreated? You know just what I'm talking about.
Have you ever been mistreated? You know just what I'm talking about.
You know I worked five long years for one woman, she had the nerve to put me out.

I got a job in a steel mill, I was shuckin' steel just like a slave.
Five long years and every Friday I come home with all my pay.
Have you ever been mistreated? Well then you know just what I'm talking about.
Well, I worked five long years for the same woman, and she had the nerve to put me out.

I finally learned my lesson, should a long time ago.
The next woman that I marry's gonna have two jobs, she gonna bring me all the dough.
Have you ever been mistreated? You know just what I'm talking about.
I worked five long years for one woman, she had the nerve,
She had the nerve,
She had the nerve,
She had the nerve to put me out.
Track Name: Circumvention Blues
Hey, girl, I see you sittin' there. It's been a long time comin' and you don't even care.
E7
But I'll tell you one thing, girl, you sure ain't gonna take all my dues.
E7 NC
I'm gonna break these circumvention blues.

Chorus
riff E7 A7
'Cause I know you're gonna be mine, and I know it won't be long.
riff E7 E7 B7 descent to E7
Yes, I know you're gonna be mine right when you stop treatin' me wrong.

Verse 2:
E7 A7
Well, baby, it's been quite awhile. Somehow I thought you'd have a little bit more style.
E7
But I'll tell you one thing about reading all your cues.
E7 NC
You sure give me the circumvention blues.

Chorus
Solo: verse chords
Verse 3:
E7 A7
You know I still want you; there's no denying that it's true. Please don't make all my hard work fall through.
E7
Girl, it's still burning like an automatic fuse.
E7 NC
And when it blows it's all gonna be the circumvention blues.
Track Name: Truckin' America (Bonus Track)
Yesterday I started up my truck
I realized that it was stuck
Just like my life (In this truck)
Lost my job three months ago
25 years an' nothing to show
But at least I have my truck

Yeah I'm broke in America
But I can still fix my truck

My truck don't need no handout check
But I could sure use one, heck
I'll tell you, I'm flat out broke
My wife is hungry and so am I
Our kids are hungry and want to cry
But they know'm gonna find a job

Yeah I'm broke in America,
But I can still get a job

Greatest country; God's gift to Earth
Gonna give it all it's worth
Stand on my own two feet (on American soil)
Pray to god my kids will find
Faith will guide them just like mine
To survive

Yeah I'm broke in America,
Gonna work for what is mine

Our kids will grow up big and strong
And lead this country through it all
Look for answers in the sky
God please guide me through this time

Yeah I'm broke in America
But I can still fix my truck