PINK GUYS is the side project of PINK EYES. When our good buddy Dr. Dave is out on a dig (he's like Indiana Jones only hairier), we have to do something to pass the time so we all switched instruments and cranked out some pop jammers. We wrote our first album 2343 over 4 practices in August while Dave was on some Inca Trail business in Peru. We wrote AND recorded our follow-up record 1471 in October when Dave caught pink eye (kind of a self-fulfilling prophecy, eh?) and had to miss practice. We're putting the finishing touches on that but we decided to finish the first track "Hold The Tonic" and share it with you all.
Our original intent was to just make a stack of these 5" singles and give them away. That's still the plan but we want to give the opportunity to some out-of-towners to grip one. We had 26 of these square, clear 5" lathes cut. We hand-cut down leftover authentic seltzer boxes that came directly from our practice space for covers. This is the second lathe release for Forge Again Records and is a companion piece to the full length 2341. Obviously lathes don't sound great. But it's still a fun listen. These are not very expensive, but 5" records will NOT play on all turntables (automatic arms hate them...if you have a manual arm it should play fine). Get on it now or regret it forever!
Limited to 26 hand-numbered copies on clear square "vinyl."
Split release between Forge Again Records and Be Happy Records
Lathes cut by Mike Dixon at lathecuts.com
For some reason Justin sings the main vocals on both "Gimme Seltzer" and "Hold the Tonic." Everybody does backups on everything.
All songs written by Pink Guys.
"Gimme Seltzer" recorded and mixed at Kildare by Craig Woods in August 2014
"Hold the Tonic" recorded and mixed at Kildare by Craig Woods in October 2014
Mastered by Erik Rasmussen @ Observatory Studios
Digital version of "Gimme Seltzer" mixed/mastered in stereo
Digital version of "Hold the Tonic" mixed/mastered in mono (stereo version coming soon!)
Lathe version of both songs mixed/mastered in mono
Layout by Justin Wexler with special credit to Super Chill brand seltzer