Stove are back with their second new “surprise” EP of the year, a new music video, and upcoming tour dates for December. Since the release of last year’s Is Stupider, an album recorded solo by Steve Hartlett, the band has expanded to include full time members Jordyn Blakely, Alex Molini, and Mike “Boner” Hammond. While working on their upcoming sophomore album, the band sat down to record another set of songs in Molini’s home bedroom studio, further elaborating on the lo-fi fuzz pop of Is A Toad In The Rain.
Is The Meat That Fell Out travels a similar path to Is A Toad In The Rain, showing a different side of Stove, with lo-fi bedroom pop influences and a gentler disposition that recalls classic songwriters of decades past. With over fifty new songs written for the band’s upcoming sophomore full length, the band were eager to share new material and thus the pair of EPs was born. The quartet are once again joined by friends Devin McKnight (Speedy Ortiz, Grass Is Green), Tim Cheney (IAN SWEET), and Damien Scalise (IAN SWEET, Sun Young). Stove is an ever evolving and unpredictable project, and Is The Meat That Fell Out further blurs any preconceived notion of the band’s direction.