Eternal Bummer Records is proud to present its twelfth release This Garage, the fifth EP from Mikey Chuck Rivers, for free download.
The drinkin’ man’s thinkin’ man Mikey Chuck Rivers has spent many a night foraging for unfathomable answers ’round the table in his neighbour’s garage in Clinton, Ontario, toasting and boasting over beers and bad shots, cursing the cold, and every once in a while coming close to some core kernel of truth. While spending a summer in Halifax, Mikey penned a homesick ode to the old Townsend Street abode, recalling no such particulars of those booze-goggled evenings, but simply working with the feeling of it all.
That track serves as kick-off and cornerstone to the This Garage EP, a five-song collection featuring the titular single and four tracks written since. “Winter Nights” speaks to the same souls, lost amidst the world at large outside of the Cameron family carhole. “Break That Bone That Shits on Everything” is a warning shot to the doomsayers and shit-takers who make the world miserable. “Innocence Lost By My Hand” regards life’s chipping of the chaste amidst good intentions. Set closer “I Swear I’m Done” finds the renegade Rivers accepting responsibility for his wayward ways, only to concede they can always crawl right back if ya ain’t too careful. On This Garage, Mikey Chuck Rivers invites you into his cozy cosmic field, a sort of universal emotional garage; where starlight sparkles over crushed cans and broken bottles, where you feel your friends near even when they aren’t, where you can’t quite remember how the night began or ended, but you’re darn happy it happened at all.
1. This Garage
2. Winter Nights
3. Break That Bone That Shits On Everything
4. Innocence Lost By My Hand
5. I Swear I’m Done