Long Island four piece rock outfit returns to Vudu Studios to complete their self titled debut EP
(Patchogue, NY) This past weekend, Long Island’s newest buzz worthy band Walking Sideways laid down the final tracks on what they hope will become an enduring masterpiece – their self titled six song debut EP. The songs, which are all self-produced, were recorded and mixed by Mike Watts at Vudu Studios in Port Jefferson, NY over the course of the last nine months. The first three, Innocent Mistake, Haven and Magellan, were recorded and released earlier this year to critical acclaim as a singles CD; for this release these tunes will be combined with the three new compositions being recorded – Addiction, Undecided, and On the Porch (which stretch the spectrum of the types of sounds that the band can deliver musically) making for a very diverse set of songs on the 6-track EP.
Singer/guitarist and chief songwriter Erik Hagedorn gives some insight into the new tunes: “Undecided unveils the issues of a failing relationship involving one party desiring to hear words of affirmation to hold themselves together, while the other realizes that there’s just nothing left to say. The song was written through the lens of Native American culture. ‘Addiction’ takes listeners on a journey of understanding two types of addictions- the bad kind, and the good kind. The lyrics jump hurtles with comparing a mother’s desiring love for drugs, her daughters desiring love for her mother, and God’s desiring love for the both of them. On the Porch hits close to home with the idea that from the edges of the atmosphere right to the front porch, true love travels long distances and takes patient time to be revealed. And that when you find it, it just might be smoking a cig!”
Look for the band performing live this summer all over Long Island including stops on this Friday June 29th at The Pool House Billiard’s & Sport’s Café in Bellmore, on July 12th at 89 North in Patchogue with RHCP Tribute Soul to Squeeze, and at Ollie’s Point/Revolution on August 1st opening for local touring heroes Blameshift.
Sample the new tracks here: http://www.reverbnation.com/walkingsideways.
For more information on Walking Sideways, please visit http://www.walkingsidewaysband.com.