7" CLUB JANUARY 2021: TSUNAMI BOMB "STILL STANDING"
The 7" Club continues with our first new release of the year!
As you all know, our 7â€³ Club will send out one 7â€³ a month, either a brand new 7â€³ or a classic from our discography. You can join anytime and you will get 12 surprise 7â€³ records. Itâ€™s a perfect way to discover new music, get mail, and build up your AT collection! This month we showcase Tsunami Bomb "Still Standing"!
Following up their emphatic return on the 2019 LP â€œThe Spine That Bindsâ€,Â Tsunami BombÂ wanted to revisit two of their classic songs as a gift for their street team,Â The Bomb Squad.Â Â The Irish jig drivenÂ â€œIrish Boysâ€Â is a live show favorite, but only previously available on a bedroom made 4 track recording from 1999. Keyboardist and co-vocalistÂ Oobliette SparksÂ takes lead on this track, firing lines back and forth with vocalistÂ Kate Jacobi, as the song screams through itâ€™s bittersweet tale of both shoes and evening plans drunkenly destroyed.
AnotherÂ Tsunami BombÂ beloved classic gets a revisit withÂ â€œEl Diabloâ€, a song that was co-written byÂ OoblietteÂ who had sadly left the band by the time it was originally recorded. The keyboards return with a vengeance making you wonder how they could have ever not been present.
Oobliette Sparks - Keyboards/Vocals - Tsunami Bomb
â€œEl Diablo was the very last song I wrote with Tsunami Bomb and I always regretted not having a recorded version with the keyboards. Although I was always a part of the song, keyboards or not, itâ€™s good to finally be represented in the way that I chose to, with Kate, who knocks it out of the park BTW.â€
Thatâ€™s just side A! Side B has two tracks exclusive to the vinyl, from a bootleg recording of the band in New York in 2018! If you have never seenÂ Tsunami BombÂ live, the shows are notorious for being packed, sweaty sing-alongs, and that is very much on display here. On two of their most popular songs of all time,Â â€œTake The Reinsâ€Â andÂ â€œLemonadeâ€Â the band is almost drowned out by the East Coast crowd who screams every word back at them.
"El Diablo and Irish Boys are my favorite songs to play. Iâ€™m excited now that we get to share these versions beyond our live sets.Â I love the energy in the live tracks. For Lemonade, we had fans with us on stage and it was a big, sweaty, fantastic singalong!â€Kate Jacobi - Vocals - Tsunami Bomb
While the â€œStill Standingâ€ 7â€ was supposed to be just for their street team,Â Jello BiafraÂ caught wind of it and insisted it be released onÂ Alternative Tentacles, allowing the world to hear this new classic fromÂ Tsunami Bomb.
â€œWhen we first started touring, half of these songs were staples in our set, not only because we liked them, but because we needed them to fill out a respectable set. Later, as we wrote and released more songs, we found ourselves dropping certain ones to meet time constraints. Others were dropped as members changed. What this release highlights for me is a reunion of some of my personal favorite songs from different eras of the band, and more importantly, the reunion of what and who the band has always been in spirit. Itâ€™s hitting repeat on some of the best times and memories that Iâ€™ve had, and cementing it with some of my best friends who Iâ€™m infinitely lucky to share the stage with.â€Gabe Lindeman - Drums - Tsunami Bomb
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