DOWNLOAD :: Absofacto – “Punch Drunk on Black Mold”September 7, 2010
While we anxiously await the upcoming release of a Mason Proper album, the band’s frontman Jonathon Visger has been treating us to singles under his solo moniker Absofacto. Today, the track “Punch Drunk on Black Mold” was released and you can grab yourself a listen/download below.
According to Abosfacto:
I had a completely different song all ready to release a couple weeks ago, but at the last second it got earmarked for inclusion as the b-side on a 7″, which left me with no song for you. So I whipped out the ol’ acoustic guitar and amazingly, 45 minutes later I had a song. I haven’t been able to write that fast in a long time, but I made my way pretty easily from line to line. It felt pretty good!
I wanted to record this one in free time, not to a click, since I was going for a looser old pop feel. That way I could be a little more impulsive and speed up a tiny bit if I got excited about something going on, which I sometimes did.
I was going to limit myself to 8 tracks all on my tape machine to keep me from going off the deep end like I always do, but once I dove in it became clear I was going to need a lot more tracks for layering up the backup vocals, so I bent the rule and let myself have some extras on the computer.
The music itself sounds like a sad song about lost love, but to me it’s actually a happy song about escaping from a psycho killer. But it can also be about lost love if you like!