Ingram: “We recorded the basic tracks two years ago at this studio on my friend’s farm in Yellow Springs. Then we sat down on the recordings. I don’t know if it was originally our idea to make a hi-fi album of drums and guitars in the studio and then finish it off with home recordings, but that’s what happened .
Neises: “We lost the studio, so we had to finish it at home. I did the singing in my bathroom. I did the last song, the acoustic one, at home. It was a newer song, but some of the songs are seven or eight years old. It’s always been on my mind to put these songs together in a collection because they all have the same kind of vibe. I just wanted to do a rock ‘n’ roll record and these songs fit together.
Neises: “I actually struggled to be creative when it all stopped. You’d think it would be easy because you have all this time at home, but I struggled.
Ingram: “I had the feeling of, ‘What’s the point?'”
Neises: “I’ll try, but you can’t force it. Then once the singing was finally done, Andy came over one day and we finished it.
Ingram: “We are making CDs and it will be on streaming platforms. We do the singles starting with “Leo the Lion”. This is the first time we have tried this model. It’s a way to publicize the EP before its release.
Neises: “My daughter came up with the title, ‘Tilted Summer.’ I don’t know where it came from but I thought it was cool and fit those songs.
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