Where we end one year, we pick up with the same topic for another.
While most of you were out drinking egg nog and exchange Christmas cheer, SIS Album of the Year 2008 winners Abe Vigoda unleashed the news to the world that there is new material already on the way. The EP, entitled Reviver, will be released on 12" vinyl and the CD format February 17th. The five songs find the band exploring new territories making Michael Vidal's vocals ever the more clear atop Juan Valesquez's gritty sprawling guitar. Lead off track "Don't Lie" was one playe frequently on the road, and one I caught first hand last summer and shows them playing in their comfort zone.
Rounding out the EP is a demo or variation of Skeleton track "Endless Sleeper" and a cover of Stevie Nicks' "Wild Heart". Yes. I am not kidding. I'm also trying to figure out if "The Reaper" is the song they closed with when I saw them last summer, then labeled "Jammer" on the set list. Perhaps. Either way, it's still good.
Stream: "Don't Lie" [here]