Ever since we first played the Limelight in San Antonio, we've often fantasized about changing the name of the band to El Dig. At this particular show the sound guy grabbed a mic in the middle of our set and yelled out, give it up for this badass band! El Dig El Dig El Dig! We don't have the cojones to makes this our name for real, but we spent the 2 or 3 years between Midnight Flowers
and Bloodshot Tokyo
writing songs and piling them up on a playlist called El Dig.
11 of those songs became Bloodshot Tokyo
, but a lot of the tunes we didn't record were some of our favorites. So last year we went back up to the beautiful Outlier Inn in upstate NY and made two new EPs: Moonlight Baby
and Afternoon With Caroline
. Moonlight Baby
is a more guitar oriented, old school rock and roll influenced record. The most guitar solos on a Dig album since Electric Toys
, according to a guy who heard it. Afternoon with Caroline
is a more synth heavy, groovin affair. It has some of our fastest tunes, but also one of our smoothest 70s R&B numbers.
If there's one thing that ties the two EPs together it's that all the songs are about moving. Moonlight Baby
is about moving because you're forced to. A sudden shift in your reality without any advanced notice or preparation. Afternoon With Caroline
is about moving of your own free will. Chasing ambition, following your heart and breaking free of toxic situations.
It's in this spirit that we spent 2018 sharing a whole new batch of tunes. Rolled them out one by one on a playlist called El Dig (the way the good lord intended). You can listen to both EPs from the year here
We also moved, literally, across the US of A.
Leaving NYC where we lived for the entire life of the band, to a new home in sunny L.A...
(David / Emile / Erick / Mark)