‘Enter The Fish Man’ by Ever-Lovin’ Jug Band | New Album, ‘Move That Thing’

Uncategorized May 6, 2024

‘Enter The Fish Man’ by Ever-Lovin’ Jug Band | New Album, ‘Move That Thing’

Exclusive video premiere of ‘Enter the Fish Man’ by Ever-Lovin’ Jug Band, taken from their upcoming album, ‘Move That Thing,’ set for release on July 19, 2024, via Jalopy Records.

Ever-Lovin’ Jug Band reinvents its sound with the new album ‘Move That Thing’. Bill Howard and Minnie Heart bring a modern twist to the genre, blending traditional jug band roots with elements of rock, jazz, and even glam. The duo’s inventive use of instruments and production techniques, such as tape delay and live mixing, creates a fresh and dynamic sound.

The album features rich dual lead vocals, eclectic instrumentation, and a spirit of experimentation. While staying true to the essence of jug band music, Ever-Lovin’ Jug Band injects their own creativity, giving each track a unique vibe. The duo’s passion for the genre shines through, making ‘Move That Thing’ a compelling listen for both jug band aficionados and newcomers alike.

Regarding the premiere of ‘Enter the Fish Man,’ the duo says:

“We’re big fans of old kung fu movies… well, the first five minutes, anyway, and not really the fighting so much as the cheap wigs and the craziness. So we decided to make the ‘Enter The Fish Man’ video as the intro to a kung-fu-less kung fu movie that we may make the rest of one of these days, as part of our programs-to-fall-asleep-to series. Making a guy with a fish for a face was no problem once we found a Big Mouth Billy Bass and glued it to a wig. Having him fight a guy with a hawk for a head was a bit more challenging, but luckily we’re friends with a falconer. ‘Enter The Fish Man’ (the song) started out as a weird made-up-on-the-spot song on one of Bill’s one-sided phone call cassettes, which were kind of like Agent Cooper’s “Diane” tapes, where he’d talk about day-to-day events, make up songs and other nonsense. Each tape was intended for a specific person, and was going to be mailed to them eventually, since he doesn’t have a phone. Although they never got sent in the end, the idea for this song (and a few others) came from those “conversations”; originally, this song was just mouth drums and vocals, but we went totally bananas on arrangement and production for the real recording. The left and right channels each hold 3 violins, a cello, an acoustic guitar, 4 or 5 vocals, and 2 jugs; two drum sets and percussion are up the middle, and all the vocal samples and tape effects wash back and forth to hold it all together. There’s no tape-speed tricks with the vocals, we’re both just using the extreme lowest and highest of our vocal ranges. You might not notice at first, but this song is entirely acoustic, and it’s just the two of us overdubbing. It’s only the two of us making the videos, too, so it was fun to figure out how to make scenes with mostly one person at a time.” – Ever-Lovin’ Jug Band

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