Posted on December 5th, 2016

[as seen on Stereogum]

Stove are working on their upcoming sophomore LP but took a breather from debut follow-up pressures to release Is The Meat That Fell Out, their second EP in the interim since debut Is Stupider. Recorded in bassist Alex Molini’s bedroom, this lethargic and bubbly seven-song set follows September’s Is A Toad In The Rain.

The slightly ridiculous album cover is somewhat deceiving in its humor — although it is pretty disheartening to drop a precious technicolored taco. “The Meat,” potentially referring to the unfortunate passing of the album cover’s splattered tortilla, is a glossy track topped off by Steve Hartlett coolly whining, “Fake a smile and lie to you/ It’s been a while since I had to/ See my friends move on and live.” It’s one of several captivating moments on a bedroom pop record filled with plenty of fuzz and a gentle pop sensibility. Stream the full EP below.

Stove tour dates (all shows with Sun Young):

12/08 Boston, MA @ Deep Thoughts w/ Primal Feelings & Mothers Day
12/09 Worcester, MA @ The Firehouse w/ Uh-huh & Kiss Concert
12/10 Western MA
12/11 New Paltz, NY @ House Show w/ Stringer, Vanity Jones, Slurms Mckenzie
12/12 New Brunswick, NJ @ In the West w/ Wetwired & Knights Templar
12/13 Washington, DC @ The Lily Trotter Tea Lounge w/ Two Inch Astronaut & Go Cozy
12/14 Baltimore, MD
12/15 Philadelphia, PA @ Everybody Hits w/ Clique & Ursula
12/16 Brooklyn, NY @ Alphaville w/ Horse Jumper of Love & Poster

The two consecutive EPs will be available for purchase on a special cassette titled Greatest Hits via Exploding In Sound Records on 12/9. Pre-order here and keep an eye out for Stove’s new album next year.

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