Elephants have the longest gestation period of all mammals. These gentle giants’ pregnancies last for more than a year and a half. The average gestation period of an elephant is about 640 to 660 days, or roughly 95 weeks. LiveScience.com
Elephants have nothing, literally NOTHING, on this EP:
In 2008, SWLLC BFF & sometime surf instructor Annie Bethancourt came over to record a cover of The Cure’s “Mint Car” for a friend’s wedding, and Dave added some parts, and it wound up sounding pretty good, and we were like, “Why don’t we make an album?”
It was a rhetorical question that turned into a running joke, and then an existential crisis, as the years passed by and we somehow kept not being able to make it happen. But even our sloth has its limits, and once this whole cassingle thing started picking up speed we finally managed to bottle a full serving of lightning, which is finally, finally ready for your ears.
As with all CASSINGULARITY releases, you can order a real live cassette tape, or download the MP3s, or listen for free online, or even zap the QR code on the back of the tape so it plays instantly on your phone. The world’s weird and confusing right now, and we’re just trying to help.
Thanks for your patience! We’re excited. Hope you like it.
“On The Table” was a beautifully weird performance piece put on by the Sojourn Theatre company in 2010. Act I took place simultaneously in the cities of Portland and Molalla, Oregon, Act II took place on a pair of school buses speeding toward each other, and Act III took place at the meeting point, with audiences from both cities meeting and sharing a meal as the city boy & country gal celebrated their imaginary wedding and talked about what it all means.
For twelve nights in July, we were the soundtrack to that evening, and one night we happened to set up a microphone. This is that recording.
- At 45 minutes, this is really pushing the definition of cassingle.
- There are no vocals.
- We occasionally make mistakes.
- Toward the end, things get so loud that we overload the microphone, which will either sound awesome or obnoxious, depending on how you were raised.
Huge thanks to Sojourn Theatre for making this happen & letting us share it with you.
The second installment of our CASSINGULARITY project drops today! Click below to listen. This quarter’s cassingle is a laid-back love letter from South Bay all-stars Misha Chellam, Sid Slater, and John Belveal. It’s a celebration of Friday nights and Saturday mornings, youthful bravado and grownup self-doubt, green plastic cassettes and colorless digital downloads. It’s a 15 minute ride, starting now, and it calls itself The Lick.