Andrew H. Walker, Getty Images Nine days after the deadly tornado that touched…
- Posted on Sep 27th 2007 3:00PM by Steve Baltin
The EP offers a bit of a preview of the forthcoming album, with the opening track 'There's a Traitor in This Room' -- also slated to appear on the new effort -- but also dates back a way. "The title track was actually written in the weeks before finishing 'The Best Little Secrets are Kept,' but we were rushed to finish the record," Hill says. "It had been almost forgotten until we uncovered it about a week before deciding on what to include on the EP. It seemed to sum up what it was that we had gone through over the last two years in our most exhausted and numb moments. But since it was written prior to most of the whirlwind, it feels somehow prolific."
Also included on the collection is a cover of Queen's 'Flash's Theme,' from the 1980 movie version of 'Flash Gordon.' "We did it in a night on a lark mostly to see if we could pull off the guitars," Hill says. "The vocals were the trickiest to pull off, so Brian [Karscig] ended up doing them mostly -- having a higher voice and wearing much tighter pants."