This is Ross of Apex Manor. First, you’re probably wondering who I am and why you’re getting this — most likely you signed up through the marvelous NoiseTrade many moons ago and that’s when I got your address.
In any event, I haven’t had much to say for the past 8 years until today, and that is that my second LP, Heartbreak City, will be available on May 31 through Merge Records: this gorgeous, red peak vinyl, streaming on all the services and even CD — I specifically asked for no cassettes and they seemed more than happy to oblige. I’m not watching Goodfellas on VHS when I’ve got it on LaserDisc.
After I quit drinking, I didn’t know if I’d ever write songs again. I think I came to accept that. Then five years later, the songs on this record started taking shape and I realized I still could. But who knows — maybe you’ll hear it and think, ‘He should go back to drinking!’
I had a blast making this record. Every time I listen to it, I hear the energy and excitement of being in a room with two guys bashing out these songs. I hope you like single, and it makes you feel the way it makes me.
All the best,
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