Spationauts is a recording project by Christopher Sleightholm (Snake River, The Windows Up Above) and Carl Johnson (Library Voices, Florals). Their debut EP “Her Hair Encircles The Globe” is five songs that straddle the line somewhere between garage pop and psychedelic punk, and is the first in a string of EPs that they plan to release. The pair of songwriters each brought songs into the studio with the premise of recording as many of them as they could in one day, with no knowledge of what the other was going to bring, and to do it with a hangover. The hangover aspect was to allow anything to happen, to silence the part of the brain that is sometimes blocked when the head is clear; the hangover is what helps you overlook flaws in order to have the overall feel right. The single is the closing track from the EP and is titled “Walk of Shame,” which finds the narrator walking home after another late night at the bar. Images of depraved city flash past as the guitars swirl and whir away behind his or her words. The walk of shame is when the drunkenness ends and the hangover starts. The more hangovers, the more records the two will make.
released August 18, 2016
Produced, mixed, performed and written by: Christopher Sleightholm & Carl Johnson (Spring 2016)
Mastered by: Orion Paradis at SoulSound Studios, Regina, SK
Cover Artwork by: Edith Skeard
Band Photo: Christina Bourne
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