We moved our stuff into drummer Chris Pagnani’s basement in January 2016. We hadn’t been in a space writing music together since January 2014. We got right to work recording demos.
We had a couple great great tours in the 1st half of 2015 – a SXSW run in March, then supporting an awesome band called Somebody’s Darling out West and back in June. Those guys were a bad ass rock band, and quickly became good friends, too.
A few months later, we found out we were going to be out for a month supporting Two Cow Garage in October. We decided to make a Halloween-themed EP to commemorate the fall tour.
You would think that after the success of Object Permanence we’d have stuck with this acoustic vibe, but if you’ve read all of these recaps so far you know that we wouldn’t do the same thing twice in a row.
At the same time we were making our heaviest and darkest record at the Chrome Attic, we were making its polar opposite. The term object permanence refers to when an infant first understands that things still exist when out of sight. It’s the end to the phase of separation anxiety.
We’ve been blessed with a group of drummers who can play and are good people, too. We started 2012 by welcoming Chris Pagnani to Mutts, who fits both criteria for an ideal band mate. He also always brought snacks, so, bonus.
In typical Mutts fashion, we got right to work on new music. Big changes create an ideal environment for making art. We had a new drummer and we were about to crack open 21 brand new songs together.