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- Posted on Nov 2nd 2009 2:45PM by Tim Lowery
"Basically, we were kind of burned out and had been on the road for four years straight," Gummere told Spinner of the band's hiatus. "Unfortunately, we also had some real life things to deal with, and it went from taking time off to taking almost two years off."
Dressed in pro-wrestler costumes and playing on a cheapo stage-turned-DIY-wrestling-ring -- at one point, Jerde body-slammed Gummere from his drum kit -- the band pummeled through a nice mix of their last eight years' worth of material, playing songs from their most well-known release, 2007's 'Turn the Lights Out,' as well as early fan faves like opener 'Wicked City' and 'I Wanna F--- You.'
The band also played two new songs, and Gummere told us they started recording a new EP for Matador a few days ago. "I think they have more of a rhythmic feeling," he said of the new tracks. "There will probably be s--- tons of guitars still, but I feel like a couple of the new songs have some space and they're kind of mid-tempo and a little creepy and depressing." One of the songs we heard is definitely in the latter camp -- and fit the night's Halloween vibe perfectly.