Jeff Maynard will be joining host Wayne Bledsoe in WDVX’s studio for a chat and some tunes, in promotion of the most recent album by The Standstill, Endless Winter. And of course, the evening will be cushioned by Wayne’s eclectic choice of cuts from across time and demographics. Be sure to tune in at 89.9 Saturday evening / Sunday morning at midnight!
Enter the Shell, of Los Angeles, has released a recent podcast featuring The Standstill. In includes an interview with Jeff Maynard, as well as several cuts from “Endless Winter.”
This is the second collection of songs to be released by the elusive Jeff Maynard. Where his previous outing, What Happened to Turn Signals? (released under the ridiculously named but critically acclaimed “Skippy and the Bellbottoms” moniker) found Maynard performing each instrument himself, this time he has employed a quartet of some of Tennessee’s finest musicians: Kenny Gilbert, Nathan Brown, Joshua Russell and Christine Hale.
Endless Winter was recorded during a two-day period of live sessions. It’s sound runs a gauntlet of indie influences, nodding to such acts as The Shins, Nada Surf, My Morning Jacket, a touch of early Radiohead, and a formidable Pixies cover. The songs, themselves, examine the nuances of a dissipating relationship from an often matter-of-factly, emotional vantage point.
This collection is the seventeenth release from El Deth. It will be digitally available on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, and all other major online distributors on November 13th, 2012.
Listen to the title track on Soundcloud…