Our third Digital 7” installment, “Last Straw” might remind you of Porchsleeper from days gone by. This tune has been in the back of the Sleeper fridge long enough to grow hair and hit on the mayo. It’s rooted in the tried and true Vert formula of building a song from a turned phrase related to drinking and breaking up (surprise!). Brian unleashed some of his best-evar guitar noodling in the choruses, and Vert channels his inner Eric Patrick Kelly in the outro. There’s even a bit of lyrical sacrilege for good measure.
If you like upbeat misery, this one’s for you.
released September 1, 2015
Vert: Sang it, He also played rhythm and some of the lead guitar
Zac: Played bass and sang sweet harmonies
Brian: Played rhythm and lead guitars whilst singing more sweet harmonies
Guitars: Fender Mustang, MJT Esquire Cabronita Custom, Gibson Les Paul Gold Top, Fender P Bass
Amps: Naylor SuperDrive 60, Fender Twin Reverb, Vox AC30, Ampeg BA-210sp
Pedals: Timmy Overdrive, Klon KTR, JHS Moonshine, Earthquaker Devices Bit Commander and Hummingbird, Strymon Mobius and BlueSky
Percussion: Premier Artist Birch drum kit, Zildjian cymbals
We recorded it with Jim Roll at Backseat on the west side of Ann Arbor, Michigan
Written by Porchsleeper and Pete Halliday
© 2015 Fort Awesome Music
Album fArt by Ryan Cady