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Sloan Simpson (Sloan Brothers) teams with Robert Schneider (Elephant 6 / The Apples In Stereo) for new four-song split EP, out now.
Project is debut of duo’s Obligatory Refractions; First pressing clear vinyl sold-out, red vinyl now available via Chunklet Industries.
Sloan Simpson as photographed by Sean Dunn
Obligatory Refractions | “Stranger In My Head”
“‘Stranger In My Head’ is the first song finished by my new songwriting collaboration with Robert Schneider,” explains Sloan Simpson of Sloan Brothers. The song is one of four on a newly-released split EP via Chunklet Industries that combines two new Sloan Brothers tunes with two songs by Obligatory Refractions, Simpson’s new project with Schneider, who is best known as the leader of The Apples In Stereo and co-founder of the Elephant 6 Recording Co.
An initial clear vinyl pressing of the EP is now sold out and a limited red vinyl pressing has just been made available. The songs are also available on all streaming services.
Simpson continues, “Robert had a chord progression and a few words. We texted those back and forth until we’d written the lyrics and I fleshed out the rest of the arrangement. Robert wanted me to sing lead on this song, but we plan to rotate that duty going forward. That’s Robert singing the harmony on this one.”
Sloan Brothers / Obligatory Refractions
STREAM FULL EP
01. Girl From The Internet (Sloan Brothers)
02. 48M (Sloan Brothers) (VIDEO)
03. Robert’s Psychotropic Teatime (Obligatory Refractions)
04. Stranger In My Head (Obligatory Refractions) (VIDEO)
Sloan Brothers | In The Press
“Spirit of adventure is evident… and is one of its finest qualities.” — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
“Simpson’s compositional ear is crafted by his expansive tastes.” — Flagpole Magazine
“Begs to be played on repeat.” — Glide Magazine
“Infectiously fuzzy pop.” — Treble
“A musical force of nature.” — Athens Music Junkie
“Beautiful… Pleasant, sunny and energetic!” — Indie For Bunnies
“Challenging psychedelic music.” — Last Day Deaf
“Hits perfectly.” — Closed Captioned
“Simpson may not covet the spotlight, but he sure knows how to share it.” — Immersive Atlanta
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