Release date: January 30th, 2010 Transpanther Group is pleased to announce the release of Elsinore’s The Chemicals EP. This collection of songs brings the Champaign-Urbana, IL wonder-pop quintet one step closer to their potential. The EP features a preview of two tracks from their upcoming full-length, an alternate and string-heavy version of another, a brand new, road-tested home recording, as well as an invincibly addictive remix by Gentleman Auction House frontman Eric Enger. The songwriting here has evolved multi-fold over the past few years. Playful yet poetic lyricism compliments magnetic and intelligent arrangements (this being the first Elsinore release to feature scores of strings and horns). “Chemicals” itself is either a rock song disguised as a love song, or vice versa. The song sparks with it’s own colorful energy, featuring an irresistible, soaring hook. It is clean and catchy, but hardly simple. “Body of Water” and ‘Breathing Light’ showcase the now fine-tuned lyricism present throughout the EP; images of blood, water, language — simple, unconscious elements that are easily overlooked in the day-to-day. The Pet Sounds-esque ‘Evens’ takes the band in a new sonic direction and begs for repeat headphone listens. The pace of this fiery Midwestern workhorse has led to an impressive and incredibly consumable resume. This and The General EP (summer 2008) precede the Yes Yes Yes full-length, set to be released this summer on Parasol Records.
2. Body of Water
3. Breathing Light (Chamber Remix)
4. Evens (Basement Recording)
5. Yes Yes Yes (Eric Enger Remix)
6. Hearts & Sleeves
Format: Compact Discs
Release Date: 02/09/2010
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