Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra release Hang On To Each Other EP to keep us folks with shorter attention spans interested

Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra release Hang On To Each Other EP to keep us folks with shorter attention spans interested

Fuck! How do you effectively promote your rock band when its name is too long for Twitter??? (#2014problems!) Hmm. I guess you just have to do things the old fashioned way and keep putting out new records instead? Or, well — sorta.

See, after things on the internet kinda cooled following the January release of their catchy Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light On Everything (TMT Review), our savvy heroes in Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra have decided to drum up some more biz by announcing a new “vinyl and digital-only” EP coming this spring via the Constellation label, entitled Hang On To Each Other!

Only, well — it’s kinda new. See, if you’re a fan of the band, you’ll recognize that title as a tune off their 2005 effort Horses in the Sky, which they often close sets with. And the new EP features a bunch of “remixes” of that tune.

Only, well — sorta kinda. The tracks aren’t really remixes-remixes. Rather, the EP will feature “brand new recordings that use set-closing live favorite “Hang On To Each Other” as a launching point for some rather glorious dancefloor excursions” on behalf of the band. In other words, they reworked, retracked, reinterpreted, and repackaged that song in some presumably arty-crazy ways. In MORE OTHER WORDS, here’s the band’s take on it:

We let the machines yell at each other until they were hoarse and wheezing. With a baby in her belly, Ariel Engle of AroarA did the kind of singing that we can’t, and we are thankful. Outside of the studio, the city was frozen, and thin tendrils of fine snow whisped across the ice like dragons. We made this thing like a for-real disco 12-inch, to give to d.j.’s to play because we live in the kind of town where some d.j.’s maybe will. Much respect and much love to thee sweaty dancers, and the lost ones, and the ones who fell away.

Yup! Okay! Either way! One FOR SURE thing is that it’ll be available on April 28 in Europe and the UK, as well as at all of the band’s North American shows this year. Sweet! Also, yeah, you can listen to one of the tracks, “Birds Toss Precious Flowers,” down below. Then… you can tweet about it! Please and thank you.

#SMZ #NorthAmericanDatez:

04.07.14 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
04.08.14 - Brooklyn, NY - Union Pool
04.09.14 - Brooklyn, NY - Union Pool
04.10.14 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
04.11.14 - Washington, DC - Black Cat
04.12.14 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
04.13.14 - Carrboro, NC - Cats Cradle
04.15.14 - Athens, GA - 40 Watt Club
04.17.14 - Louisville, KY - Headliners Music Hall
04.18.14 - Nashville, TN - Exit In
04.19.14 - Birmingham, AL - Bottletree
04.20.14 - New Orleans, LA - Gasa Gasa
04.22.14 - Austin, TX - The Mohawk
04.24.14 - Tucson, AZ - Club Congress
04.25.14 - San Diego, CA - Casbah
04.27.14 - Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex
04.28.14 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
04.30.14 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
05.01.14 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile
05.02.14 - Vancouver, BC - The Rio Theatre
05.04.14 - Calgary, AC - The Republik
05.05.14 - Saskatoon, SK - Vangelis Tavern
05.06.14 - Winnipeg, MB - Union Sound Hall
05.07.14 - Saint Paul, MN - Turf Club
05.08.14 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
05.09.14 - Pontiac, MI - Crofoot Ballroom (Pike Room)
05.10.14 - Millvale, PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre

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