'On & Off Again' is the follow-up to Major Murphy’s 2015 four-song debut, 'Future Release'. The new EP finds lead singer and songwriter, Jacob Bullard, hashing out variations on a familiar theme. The EP fixates itself on recycling chord progressions and melodies. Throughout the 6 song track-list the two video singles, “On & Off” and “Oceans” both have instrumental counterparts: “On & Off Again”, showcasing a chilled-out tempo and atmosphere, and the sprawling jam, “Over Everything” expanding in effervescent layers of psychedelia.
Major Murphy’s first EP was recorded before they had ever formally played a show, but in the months following its release, the band hit the road and begin playing out regularly. These shows gave Major Murphy a new perspective and confidence to their music, which is evident on their latest offering. The title, 'On & Off Again', speaks to the familiar cycle of touring only to return home and fall into the doldrums of a day job, and the EP's sound demonstrates the trio having discovered themselves and their songs out on the road.
released July 14, 2017
Recorded and Mixed by Skuzzy at Casa Lafayette & Cookie Crumb Palace, Grand Rapids Michigan, February 2016 thru January 2017.
Mastered By: Mike Bridavsky at Russian Recording, Bloomington, IN.
Players were: Jacob Bullard (Guitar, Percussion, Synth Voice), Brian Voortman (Skins), Jacki Warren (Bass, Synth, Voice).
Mumbo Jumbo recorded by Jake Merritt and Matt Latchaw at Sabbath Studio, Cincinnati, OH.
Photo by Alex Difiglia
Design by Aaron Denton