Three Man Cannon (Scranton, PA) and Lee Corey Oswald (Portland, OR) have teamed up with our friends at Absolutepunk.net for an exlusive stream of the bands’ upcoming Split LP. The 11-song effort will officially be released next week (Feb 05, 2013) on 12-inch and digital formats by Black With Sap Records (We Were Skeletons, Beau Navire, 1994!) and upstart label Stereophonodon Records, which was formed by Kite Party front man Russell Edling.
To listen to the split in its entirety, go here.
Pressed on translucent orange (100), sea-foam green (100) and black (300) colorways, the record features five brand new tracks from Three Man Cannon and six new songs from Lee Corey Oswald. You can pre-order a copy from Black With Sap here. The bands recently completed a two-week tour of the East Coast, playing with the likes of of Captain We’re Sinking, Tigers Jaw, Timeshares, The Hotel Year, Cayetana, The Great Explainer and The World Is A Beautiful Place and I’m No Longer Afraid To Die.
Admittedly, we don’t know much about the mysterious Three Man Cannon, other than the fact that the four piece includes members of Tigers Jaw, Idiot Kid and King God. Public appearances have been limited and the band’s previous releases – 2010’s Nelson and the 2008 debut LP The Sound. The Fury. – have won a dedicated, albeit small fan base. Regardless, these five new tracks will undoubtedly be where 3MC makes its mark, with a sweet, slightly off-kilter sound that has the ability to incite raucous singalongs and bouts of foot stomping in one instant, and soothe the masses with bittersweet melodies and atmospheric flourishes the next. Imagine a folkier Modest Mouse … or maybe a more punk Mountain Goats and you get the idea.
Portland, OR’s Lee Corey Oswald is a different beast than its East Coast brethren, finding warmth in the hooky, blown-out fuzz rock and reverb-drenched riffs of yesteryear. Recorded and produced completely in analog by Kind Of Like Spitting’s Ben Barnett, these six new tracks revel in punk rock’s reckless abandon and the skewed pop harmonics of ’90s indie rock. The band originally started as an acoustic folk duo between Lee Ellis and Corey Ciresi, but the group has taken on many different incarnations. Never was that more apparent than in 2011’s Moon Songs, a full-length split into two camps: the electric side and the acoustic side. Lee Corey Oswald has grown quite a bit since then, traveling the US and touring with the likes of The Menzingers and Luther. The result is a confident blend of songwriting prowess and youthful exuberance that’s downright infectious.