♫♪  Eric Slick - “Release”

Early next month, 200 LPs and 100 cassettes will be released into the wild by short-run label Soild Gold Recordings. The records and tapes will contain music made by multi-instrumentalist Eric Slick, who’s probably most recognizable as the drummer for Philadelphia rock outfit Dr. Dog, but has played in countless other groups and has a sizeable catalog of solo work. This time, he’s not on his native drum set, but has picked up a dusty old steel-string and is going all Americana ape-shit on it. Our first taste of his new release Out Of Habit is a track called “Release” and is accompanied by a splendid video that was created with the help of Zia Anger (who has directed fantastic videos for TMT-faves like Julianna Barwick, Jenny Hval, and Angel Olsen). A breakfast-time daydream features classic American scenes of misty farmlands, grungy girls dancing, creepy masks, and good ol’ close-up footage of people getting pied in the face. Slick’s free, intuitive handle of the guitar is comforting and natural. Get on the Soild Gold Recordings email list and find out when you can snag a copy for yourself.

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