A warning to fans of The Maine this album is a polar opposite to what their typical sound is. In a press release O’Callaghan said that his goal with this EP was to, “Write music with people I hadn’t yet played with and experiment with a darker side of my brain.”
This EP is just that; dark. The first song ‘Pretty Girl Monster’ is the heaviest sounding. There are quite a few different textures of sounds that help create a great driving atmospheric jam music.
A favorite off the EP is the closing track ‘Black Dolphin’ which is in a way psychedelic and most intriguing.
O’Callaghan and Monaco had help on this project from Trey Nickelsen, Ryan Gose of This Century, and Eric Halvorsen formerly from A Rocket To The Moon.
Their music backgrounds come together perfectly to create this adventurous EP. You can stream it for free here and is also available on vinyl.
As for whether or not this will interfere with future plans with The Maine have no fear. “The Maine is my true baby,” O’Callaghan said,” This was just a few dates with a chick you know you’re never going to call again.”