Earl Greyhound Releasing New EP Next Week
The EP marks the band's first release of new material in over 2 years, but is actually the very first recording the band ever made, back in 2003, when Christopher Bear (Grizzly Bear) was the band's drummer, and has up until now remained unreleased.
The four songs feature the band at its most raw, and contain the seeds they'd sow to later become one of the most lauded hard rock bands to emerge from Brooklyn since Anthrax released "Persistence of Time". The album cover artwork is a painting by Railroad Jerk founder and New Yorker magazine artist, Marcellus Hall, a close friend of the band's.
The band has been on indefinite hiatus for a spell now, with the exception of being roasted briefly last winter on Beavis and Butthead, and each member continues to work and record with other projects.
Drummer Ricc Sheridan plays with The Dust Rays, a band formed with longtime collaborator and Earl Greyhound friend, Kirk Douglas of The Roots. Kamara Thomas just released her first solo album last month, "Earth Hero" with her band Kamara Thomas and The Ghost Gamblers.
Matt Whyte has been in the studio working on a new album with former Earl Greyhound member Christopher Bear on drums and producer Noah Murphy, and performs under his own name on acoustic 12 string with a cellist and bassoonist.