Interfaith All-Stars

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.

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.

Ladies and gentlemen: The Lick

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.

Beer Cans, Fake Tans, No Plans

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For those of you who are into side projects, I’m taking a couple of weeks away from the Speechdesk to tour California with the insanely talented Ramona Falls. If you’re one of the 30 million people going to see The National next week, you already have a ticket. Stick around after the show and say hi.

If you’re one of the 6.8 billion people who aren’t going to see The National next week, here’s a music video to hold you over:

Regular programming to resume shortly.