Stove have returned. It’s been less than four months since the surprise release of Is A Toad In The Rain, and the band are excited to share Is The Meat That Fell Out, a new companion EP of home recordings that capture the band’s lo-fi pop side. The past year has found the band ever prolific, constantly writing and recording, and Is The Meat That Fell Out is a continuation of the band experimenting with new textures, programmed beats, and varied songwriting. With Stove set to recording their sophomore album in January of 2017, their latest EP veers from their debut with a fuzzier lo-fi vibe, recorded in Alex Molini’s home with softer melodies, layered guitars, synths, and warm harmonies.
Stove’s new video and single “Blank” is a track written exclusively by Stove’s rhythm section Jordyn Blakely and Alex Molini. Stove began as a solo project of Steve Hartlett (Ovlov), but the band has blossomed into a cohesive quartet with each member bringing new ideas to the table. While Blakely is best known as Stove’s drummer, “Blank” finds her on vocals and guitar. Much like the video for “Graduate and Congratulate,” the “Blank” video is almost a mirror image with Jordyn as the focus as opposed to Steve. It’s a goofy video with a few hilarious moments for a song that’s equally compelling.
Both of the band’s “secret” EPs, Is A Toad In The Rain and Is The Meat That Fell Out will be released on December 9th via Exploding In Sounds Records as part of a cassette collection dubbed Greatest Hits.
12/08 – Boston, MA @ Deep Thoughts w/ Primal Feelings & Mothers Day *
12/09 – Worcester, MA @ The Firehouse w/ Uh-huh & Kiss Concert *
12/10 – Western MA *
12/11 – New Paltz, NY @ House Show w/ Stringer, Vanity Jones, Slurms Mckenzie *
12/12 – New Brunswick, NJ @ In the West w/ Wetwired *
12/13 – Washington, DC @ The Lily Trotter Tea Lounge w/ Go Cozy *
12/14 – Baltimore, MD *
12/15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Everybody Hits w/ Clique & Ursula *
12/16 – Brooklyn, NY @ Alphaville w/ Horse Jumper of Love, Poster & Ian Sweet (solo) *
* w/ Sun Young