The musical duo, which operate officially under the name, "
The five-song collection is called "Before" and will make its debut as part of a live performance at
The EP was recorded and mixed at Dirtsandwich by
Christian and Boomer just became acquainted in
They began playing music together, Boomer on hand drums and Christian on acoustic guitar and vocals, and developed a friendship from there.
Boomer, 25, said they both share the same philosophy.
"We both like the same instrumentation," he said. "We both wanted to keep things as acoustic as possible."
Christian, 22, said he had known drummers who were either very mathematical or technical and others who played by feel.
"Boomer has both," he said. "He has the mathematical mind about what he wants to do, but then at gametime, he brings the raw energy."
Once they worked together a bit, the next logical step was recording.
"It's a necessity," Boomer said about recording.
"It was because of Castle," Christian added. "He really convinced me I should."
The songs cover a variety of topics.
"There's not a grand concept," Christian said. "It's a collection of songs that best represent what we can do right now."
Christian said he and Boomer selected five songs from a number they had been working on.
The EP cover art was done by
Besides Sunday's show, the EP will be available at www.dirtsandwich.com and the
Christian said plans are already in the works for the future.
"We've already been talking about playing out while it is still nice and then when it gets cold, bunking up and practicing and writing new material for either an EP or full-length album for next spring," he said.
"We'll just keep practicing day in and day out," Christian said. "We want to play as many gigs as possible. We really like performing."
Castle enjoyed recording the album.
"I'm extremely happy with it," he said. "I'm proud of it for a lot of reasons. I like the guys as people and like their music.
Castle, 38, spoke fondly of the song, "
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