The recently formed Central Jersey-based Broken Edge Records is currently prepping the release of a forthcoming Split EP titled Reasons Why I Left Home, which features such members of the upstart label’s roster as Bus Buddies, Dogs Corners, Somewhat Uncommon, and Cackhander Happy.
The four-track offering, which is scheduled to drop on October 24th, is a comprehensive exhibit of what this creative collective holds dear, hoisting raw production value, gritty songwriting, and ideals of friendship and community, above all else, cloaking this collection in an air of purity and honesty.
The first half of this split will feature new singles by Cackhander Happy, a veteran of the Monmouth County music community who’s participated in such projects as The Creetons (a favorite of The Bouncing Souls and World/Inferno Friendship Society) and Mercy! Mid Atlantic, as well as Frenchtown, NJ Folk-Punk duo Somewhat Uncommon.
Cackhander Happy’s “Nervous” is a sprawling Post-Punk memoir of booze-drenched uncertainty induced by the one you can’t muster the courage to speak with, while Somewhat Uncommon’s “One Step At A Time” is a reserved manifesto of hope and reassurance carried forth by a simple arrangement of strings and optimism.
Stream the first half of Broken Edge Records’ Reasons Why I Left Home and stay tuned for part two of the split, which is slated to be hosted exclusively by SIMGE in the following days.