Georgia reggae influenced punks, The Bastard Suns recently made a big announcement on their Facebook page. They will be releasing new music this year, but instead of a full-length album, the band has decided that they will be releasing 4 different 5 song EP’s over the course of the next year. They will be themed and subsequently released based on the seasons, with the first coming out early this fall. To read the full statement, click here.
The bands last release was 2009’s Here Comes the Suns.
“It’s been a long time coming, but the hour is finally upon us. Annie, grab your gun! Batten down the hatches! Run for cover! Put your head between your legs and kiss your ass goodbye! Its time for The Bastard Suns to record our new album.
But let me ask you: is the full-length CD even a relevant form of entertainment anymore? We at the bastard camp are starting to have our doubts, and so we decided to do something different this time, and I think you’re all gonna like it a lot. I think its safe to say that our music has always defied convention, and that we have consistently refused to be pigeonholed by genre or expectations. With that said, allow me to introduce the ‘Band For All Seasons” collection.
Over the next year, The Bastard Suns will be releasing four cds consisting of five songs each. The albums will be released at the beginning of each season, starting with Fall, and each one will feature four new original songs and one cover that we feel best match the corresponding season. Allow me to explain: the Fall CD will feature our gospel, country and bluegrass-influenced work, Winter will feature our irish drinking material, Spring will include our ska and punk, and Summer will be reggae and surf-inspired. Get it? Got it? Good.
And what’s more, each album will only cost $5-$7 and will include a limited-edition patch and sticker. What’s that you say? You want more utter coolness? Damn, tough crowd.
Ok, well how about this: the cover art of the four albums can also be assembled to form one cohesive piece of art. Kinda like Voltron, only without that one dorky green kid. So there you go: an entire year of new Bastard Suns releases, and just about the time you get sick of one, its time for another release.
Can I get an Amen? How about a hell yeah? I hope you’re all as stoked as we are, and as always, go for broke, hold fast, and never say die. Hiers out.”