Major Murphy's Lafayette EP Streaming at Noisey Today Out On Winspear 2/22

Major Murphy's Lafayette EP Streaming at Noisey Today Out On Winspear 2/22

Major Murphy are releasing their new EP on Winspear Friday, February 22nd, and Noisey has the entire thing streaming now. As a the follow up to their debut LP, No. 1, this set of bedroom recordings archive a time when Jacob Bullard was discovering his voice as a songwriter and the band was finding their footing within that space. The EP was introduced late last year with "Come By Sunday", a breezy retro-tinged, sentimental love song followed in January by an acoustic version of "Mary" that strips back the 70's inspired hazy production to the skeleton of this entrancing single.
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Named after the house in Grand Rapids, MI that many of these songs were written and recorded in, the Lafayette EP chronicles a liminal space as the project transitioned from a stripped-down, solo project toward a three-piece rock band. The porches and walls of this house on Lafayette Avenue was a natural space for creativity and collaboration, a space where the band recorded early versions of Major Murphy standards that would eventually be taken into the studio to create their debut album.
On "No. 1 (demo)" Bullard and drummer, Bud Voortman, jam for the first time what would become the title track of their debut record. "When I Go Out (demo)" features textures and instrumentation that differ from the album version. Here Jacki Warren can be heard providing an enchanting harmony, which became a common thread throughout 'No. 1.' With "Come By Sunday" Bullard writes an open-hearted expression of affection that is nostalgic as much as it is forward-thinking. Listening to these tracks is almost like walking past the Lafayette house on a breezy Fall morning, hearing the songs spilling out the windows and down the street. Venture to peer through a window, and you might catch a glimpse of the magic.
Major Murphy's Lafayette EP will be released on Winspear February 22nd, 2019

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