OBSERVERS, THE: Down on Today: 7”EP

Rough-and-tumble demo versions of four Observers tracks (three of which showed up on So What’s Left Now (one of 2004’s best records). These four songs from 2003 are very 4-track bedroom recording-y, yet showcase the cocoon which The Observers would quickly emerge from. What these are are rough sketches and under paintings of really great songs. I wouldn’t say that this is just for completists—as it’s a bit more interesting than a mere mile marker—but it’s not as essential as any of their proper releases when they were an active band. Silk-screened covers, limited to 1,000.–

 –todd (Taken By Surprise, myspace.com/takenbysurpriserecords)