Sloan paying tribute to hardcore on new 7″ and covers comp
by Bill Pearis
Sloan, who celebrated Twice Removed last year, have a new 7" out today that celebrates the band's hardcore upbringing. The two loud-fast songs -- one by Chris Murphy, one by Patrick Pentland -- can be streamed below. It's being released at noon today as a limited edition package that also includes a digital-only covers album featuring tracks originally by Minor Threat (whose promo pic is paid homage to on the cover, above), Circle Jerks, the Nils, 7 Seconds and more (tracklist below), plus a t-shirt showing what Sloan might've looked like if they'd been a band in 1985. There's only 500 copies of the 7" being pressed and you can order from their website.
In addition to the single stream, there's also video of Murphy and Pentland talking about the project below.
Sloan - "Jenny"
Sloan - Hardcore covers tracklist:
Gas Chamber [Angry Samoans (Inside My Brain 1980)]
Filler [Minor Threat (Minor Threat ep 1981)]
Gimme Sopor [Angry Samoans (Inside My Brain 1980)]
Bully [7 Seconds (The Crew 1984)]
Retrospect [Gray Matter (Food For Thought 1984)]
Catalina [The Descendents (Milo Goes To College 1982)]
Fountains [The Nils (Sell Out Young ep 1985)]
This Is The Angry [7 Seconds (The Crew 1984)]
Hot Cars [Angry Samoans (Inside My Brain 1980)]
Nervous Breakdown [Black Flag (Nervous Breakdown ep 1978)]
Wasted [Circle Jerks (Group Sex 1980)]
We're Only Gonna Die [Bad Religion (How Could Hell Be Any Worse? 1982)]