Digital Hiss

by Ryan Allen

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Fortress 02:44
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Stuck Inside 03:39
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What I Want 01:36
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Making Waves 02:48

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When I was learning how to write songs and play guitar as a teenager, my parents bought me a 4 track for Christmas. Maybe because I was too lazy or an idiot, I never really figured out how to make it work. At some point it got loaned out to a friend and I never saw it again.

So in that spirit I decided to make up some songs that may have been the kind of music I would have written and recorded on that 4 track, had it not gone missing. Inspired by the likes of Eric's Trip and Sebadoh, the songs are intentionally lo-fi sounding and not particularly labored over. They are, however, very loud and fuzzy. I'm pretty sure I lost some hearing making this one, especially since I wrote, recorded and mixed the whole thing in a single day.

As always, thanks for listening!

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released April 1, 2021

Ryan Allen - bass, drums, guitar, vocals, percussion

Written and recorded in one day, December 2020 at Elgin House Studios.
Mastered by Justin Pizzoferrato at Sonelab.

Artwork by Jodi Lynn Burton.

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Extra Arms Detroit, Michigan

Extra Arms is a loud pop band from Detroit, MI. Formerly known as Ryan Allen & His Extra Arms, the band has transformed from a solo project to a full fledged rock outfit known for writing crunchy rock songs in the vein of Superchunk, Sugar and Teenage Fanclub. ... more

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