The new EP from Walking Bombs, the solo/collaborative effort of writer/musician Morgan Y. Evans, is called Peace Quest and will be out digitally before the end of the year (digital pre-order available in the next week or two). Earlier in 2016 Evans (current GET OUT., ex-Divest, Antidote 8) released project debut full length KNOW YOU’RE WILD via Bandcamp featuring varied styles and guests including Nate Hall (USX) and Sean-Paul Pillsworth (Nightmares For A Week). Check out a co-interview with Spirit Adrift HERE regarding that release.
The new Walking Bombs EP Peace Quest moves in a heavier and weirder direction than the more grunge and acoustic/emo influenced debut. Guests include extreme musician Dave Brenner’s Gridfailure project, NYC doom/punk bassist Laurie Safdie, industrial one man mayhem machine Kristopher Bernard, Surmiser’s Jay Andersen, Martyr Art and more. The EP was engineered by Jay Andersen of Surmiser and co-produced by Andersen and Evans. Some live dates and additional info, including a single premiere, are on the horizon.
” I was thinking about how to encourage peace these days is harder and more “tough” than embracing nihilism and conflict,” says Evans. “I wanted to do a stop gap EP before the next full length, which is already underway as well and coming out great with some extra sick guests in the works. Anyway, this EP is about trying to find a semblance of harmony and how at odds that is with reality. There is a major fuck you sludge metal song to Donald Trump, an industrial tune, some experimental rock, an acoustic ballad about vampire sex and one about disregarding the warning signs in the stars we love who are at risk of death. Basically it is all about trying to cope and find any measure of peace with how crazy divided the world is right now. So half of it is much heavier than the first record. It went in a very different direction than I thought I’d be writing for the next Bombs stuff.”
Further details will be revealed in coming weeks. The EP was mostly tracked in Saugerties, NY at a family property of Andersen’s.
“It’s a secluded property with woods where my dog can be there even when we work and it is super chill. I can’t wait to announce who is mastering but that’s not for today,” Evans says. “This is going to be my main outlet for the future besides whatever group band dynamics I am in as well.”
Peace Quest tracklisting and artwork is BELOW.
Walking Bombs Peace Quest tracklisting:
State of Elation (Grass/Crown/Halo)
Peace Quest: Ephedra Fragilis
Haunt Your Own House
Hands, Minds, Vampire Bites
In addition, Walking Bombs recently released a one off improv one take acoustic bedroom track called “daysofsilkthreadraining” HERE.