Following on the runaway success of the Kickstarter-funded double-CD reissue The A&M Years, The Swimming Pool Q’s release The System of Love EP – a set of three shimmering tracks that preview the group’s next full length album to be released in 2014 and the first new Q’s material since 2003’s critically acclaimed Royal Academy of Reality.
The System of Love EP includes the title track, a slinky schematic featuring the atmospheric guitar work of Bob Elsey; “Science Moon”, in which we might glimpse the future through the large end of an ancient telescope; and “Easy Prey”, which brings Anne Richmond Boston’s vocals to the fore in a contemplative setting reminiscent of the group’s deepest cuts.
As a collection, the System of Love EP expands on the evocative territory where we last found the group,while embracing a thoroughly modern and direct approach. Longtime fans will appreciate these stunning songs as the evolutionary work of a band in full, while new audiences will discover an utterly singular sound to place among their favorite rock and atmospheric bands.
In addition to new singles "System of Love", "Science Moon", and "Easy Prey", the EP also contains an exclusive – a live New Year's Eve 1987 recording of “Wreck Around”, from Atlanta's Buckhead Cinema & Drafthouse (the Buckhead Theatre today). Each of the singles is available for individual purchase, and the live track is exclusive to the EP.
released November 5, 2013
Produced by Tim Delaney & Jeff Calder
“System of Love” mixed by Steven Morrison at Southern Tracks Recording, Atlanta GA
“Science Moon” mixed by Greg “Fern” Quesnel at Q Works, Cumming, GA
“Easy Prey” mixed by Greg “Fern” Quesnel at Southern Tracks Recording, Atlanta, GA
Mastered by Rodney Mills at Rodney Mills Masterhouse, Duluth, GA
Assistant Mastering Engineers: Matt Leatherman & Rob Dyson
Tim Delaney, Electron Gardens, Atlanta GA
Steven Morrsion, Greg “Fern” Quesnel & Tom Tapley, Southern Tracks Recording, Atlanta GA
Editing: Tim Delaney
All songs Boston/Burton/Calder/Delaney/Elsey; Hickster Publishing; BMI, 2013
Bill Burton, drums
Anne Richmond Boston, vocals
Jeff Calder, guitar, keyboards, vocals
Tim Delaney, bass, keyboards, DIN synch programming on “Science Moon”
Bob Elsey, lead guitar
Robert Schmid, cymbal swell on “System of Love”
Ash Arnett/Cipher Bureau
Lisa King/No Big Wheel
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