The Southern Massachusetts-based War Games is preparing the release of its Acoustic Sessions EP, a fan-suggested follow up to the outfit’s 2012 collection Mountains.
War Games’ forthcoming collection re-imagines past compositions influenced by the likes of Thrice, Brand New, and Circa Survive as sparse arrangements that stay true to the group’s emotionally gripping style.
“I’m really excited about the release of the acoustic album,” explained War Games axe wielder Ian Provost. “It’s not your A-typical acoustic album where the band sits down with a couple of guitars and plays the songs in a more mellow way, but rather a striped down and rebuilt collection of the songs our fans have become familiar with. I think they’ll be pleasantly surprised with how everything has come together.
“It’s also exciting because we gave the fans a chance to make their voices heard and hand pick the songs that will appear on the record, rather than attempt to speak for them and choose by ourselves. The whole process was very interactive and once we saw the track listing coming together it was hard not to want to get to work on the album.”
Fronting the short-form release, which will be unveiled at a date still unknown via the Mike Abiuso (The Venetia Fair, Kiss Kiss, The Gay Blades) owned and operated SwitchBitch Records, is the lead single “The Only Debt We Bear Is Love”, which includes haunting vocal textures deserving of a newly found platform provided by the lack of electricity.
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