What did you do this winter?
Thankfully, in sunny Southern California, the members of veteran punk rock band Pulley do not put their lives into hibernation when winter comes a calling. In fact, it’s during this time of year when the band is most active,
Sure, they got their start playing in other well known bands, released numerous records, toured all over, but unlike most of their contemporaries, their band is not their bread and butter. For 17 years, Pulley have always been working class musicians priding themselves on being regular guys. They have wives, families, bills to pay, and yes, full time day jobs. Nobody here is concerned with making it big or trying to write a hit single. They just genuinely like to play music together. And just like in years past, they spent the winter of 2010 playing gigs, having fun, and fortunately for their fans, writing and recording music.
The result is a new EP entitled, “The Long and the Short of It.”
PULLEY_ALBUMARTThis three track EP consists of the songs: “No Man’s Flute”, “The Long and the Short of It”, and “Which Way to Go” (a cover version of a tune by Austin, TX punk legends The Big Boys). Acclaimed producer Matt Hyde, who worked with the band on “Matters” in 2004, and “Time-Insensitive Material” in 2009, oversaw the recording process once again. In keeping with the vibe and spirit of an old school 1980’s era seven inch, Pulley commissioned their old friend and prolific artist, Brian Walsby (Melvins,7Seconds, Flipside, Maximum Rock & Roll, etc.) to handle the cover illustration.
There will be two versions of the EP available: The physical EP, in the form of a 7 inch vinyl record, will be released on June 28th, 2011 by Edmonton’s When’s Lunch Records. Pulley’s own label, X-Members Records, will be releasing the EP for download through all major digital retailers such as iTunes, Amazon, and Emusic on the same day.
“The Long and The Short of It” may be Pulley’s shortest work to date, but this appetizer does not lack in taste. Each track has been forged from the band’s high standard of melodic punk rock sensibilities. Scott’s Radinsky’s unmistakable voice, Jim Blowers’ and Mike Harder’s shredding guitars, Tyler Rebbe’s melodic bass lines, and newcomer “Metal Bob” Gilmore’s rapid fire drumming are all here, and as powerful as anyone has ever heard them.
Pulley is currently planning a full length record to be released in early 2012. Until then, get out your turntable or capable mp3 playing device, sit back, relax, and enjoy “The Long and the Short of It”