Today, Birmingham, AL-based jangle pop outfit Slack Times share their brand new EP, At the Blue Melon Rendezvouz, alongside its focus track and video, “Can’t Count On Anyone”.
The band describes the single as such: “This track is really about someone who’s chasing an unrealistic dream and perpetually failing in that pursuit. Eventually, the person embraces self-sabotage and spoils their dream. It’s also about depending on other people and, along the way, learning that you really can’t count on anyone.”
“We really enjoyed writing and recording our first EP in late 2020. With that in mind, we committed ourselves to revisiting the studio again in the summer of 2021 regardless of how many songs we’d written. That commitment put a nice bit of creative pressure on us, so we regularly met at Chris’ house and uncovered a new batch of songs that aligned with our collective vision for the band. When we went to the studio, our hope was to record at least two of the songs we’d written. Thankfully, we found a really nice creative workflow while we were at the studio and were able to record four songs in one afternoon. The EP title is a reference to an art gallery in downtown Water Valley that we frequently encountered during our walks across the city — when we first saw the place, we thought it was a windowless bar, which, for us, was very exciting,” the bands says about how the album came together.
“Bronson Tew engineered the EP, and he captured the sound perfectly. When we first arrived at the studio, we played several reference tracks for him — ranging from Yo La Tengo to the Fresh and Onlys — and he really understood what we were aiming for.”