by Westelaken

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Under the Counter Tapes Hyper-literate record which stylistically is super hard to pin down. There's country blood pumping through its veins, but it's far too diverse to pigeonhole as such between up-tempo rockers like "Staring at Americans" and the title track, to quieter tracks like the opener and "I Was a Vulture". There's folk, country, punk, pub rock, piano rock, all blended and amplified in different ratios depending on the moment. There's not much I can directly compare it to. That's how you know it's special. Favorite track: Pink Lights, and The Dixieland Band.
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Slurry THIS SONG FUCKING RULES Favorite track: Staring at Americans.
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Recorded at R.I.P Studio by Dan Mclay.
Produced by Dan Mclay and Westelaken.
Mixed by Dan Mclay.
Mastered by Dan Mclay.
Duped by Dan Mclay.
Cut to 7" by Dan Mclay.
Thanks, Dan Mclay.

Westelaken is:

Alex Baigent - Electric bass, double bass on tracks 4, 7, and 8, backing vocals on tracks 3, 5, 6, and 9
Rob Mclay - Drums, backing vocals on track 5
Jordan Seccareccia - Guitar, vocals
Lucas Temor - Piano, backing vocals on track 5


Dan Mclay and Mani Eustis - backing vocals on track 3
Emmett O'Reilly - trumpet on tracks 2 and 5
Slurry - backing vocals on track 2
Erica Young - honky tonk fiddle on track 7

Thank you for your friendship and music. We couldn't have made this album without you.

Please support their amazing work:

Dan - dan-mclay@hotmail.com
Mani - tinybaby.bandcamp.com
Emmett - pkewx3.bandcamp.com
Slurry - slurryslurry.bandcamp.com
Erica - hady.bandcamp.com

Cover art by Ray Sylvestre. Check out more of his art on instagram @weirdbonescollective

Special thanks to Alex Hennessey for providing the field recording at the end of track 9.

If you want me to write you a lyric book, just ask. It might take me a while to get it to you but I promise I will.


released January 20, 2018


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Track Name: Jackie Chan
I hope next time when we meet, we will not be fighting each other.
Instead, we will be drinking tea together.

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