Hey, this is my first post. I’ll be posting here regularly about day to day life, whats going on in the band, and other stuff that I’m interested in.
Lately, we’ve been pretty busy planning for the spring. We’re booking a 5 date tour for the April/May period. It will take us through Rockford, Madison, Chicago, and Champaign-Urbana. In preparation for the tour, we’re rerecording our EP as well as adding a song to it. We are also working on designing tshirts. Toomey has been on vacation for the last week so we haven’t had practice in a while. Getting together this weekend.
I’ve been listening to Wilco’s Yankee Hotel Foxtrot lately. I have very mixed feelings. The melodies are pretty good, but I’m not a big fan of the sound of the drums. I really dig the song “I am trying to break your heart”. I still don’t care for this LP as much as I like Wilco the Album.
I’ll be posting here regularly, so be sure to keep up with whats going on in The Effie Afton and check back frequently!
The Effie Afton is working on a full length record. We do not have a release date yet, or even a for-sure track list. We will be posting different possibilities and demos we’re recording for your listening pleasure. We’d love to hear your feedback on what should and shouldn’t make the cut. Also performing on our new record will be our latest addition to the band, Anthony Lloyd. We’ll keep you posted about updates but to tide you over, here’s the first demo!
“The defining characteristic of the self-titled EP from the Quad Cities band the Effie Afton is a pillowy softness – from the singing to the playing to the layer of gauze over the whole affair. Its four songs over 17 minutes are on the somnambulant side, even on the up-tempo “Great Divide” and the standout closing track, “Say Goodbye.” But in a sly trick, this vibe masks a striking evolution over the course of the EP….”
Hey, we have quite a few things going on in the coming weeks. We will have our EP review printed in the River City Reader, as well as playing a show on September 6th. Make sure to check back often to get all the latest Effie Afton news!