So, here's the quick story- we, The Monroe Transfer, were asked to record something for one side of a split 10" EP; sadly, that's now not going to happen due to financial horrors. So, with a mastered track and nothing to do with it, we thought we'd give it away, hoping that people might like it and buy something off us in the future. You can download it on our Last.FM page, or you can stream it off MySpace (but, of course, the bitrate's been compressed to hell). You can listen to nearly all our stuff on Last.FM, come to think of it.
The new thing is called 'Joy'; it's 12 minutes of strings, bowed & screwdrivered guitars and hefty drums. If you're into Arvo Part, Max Richter, Rachel's, Do Make Say Think, Steve Reich, early Sigur Ros, that sort of thing, you may well like it.
And, as a special festive thingy, you can also download our downbeat, glacial version of Silent Night; it's nice to put on your iPod while walking around with your breath hanging in the air of a cold evening. We hope you like them. Feel free to reply; I'm bound to keep bumping this until someone says something...