The Standstill “Endless Winter”
This is the second collection of songs to be released by the elusive Jeff Maynard. Where his previous outing, What Happened to Turn Signals? (released under the ridiculously named but critically acclaimed â€œSkippy and the Bellbottomsâ€ moniker) found Maynard performing each instrument himself, this time he has employed a quartet of some of Tennesseeâ€™s finest musicians: Kenny Gilbert, Nathan Brown, Joshua Russell and Christine Hale.
Endless Winter was recorded during a two-day period of live sessions. Itâ€™s sound runs a gauntlet of indie influences, nodding to such acts as The Shins, Nada Surf, My Morning Jacket, a touch of early Radiohead, and a formidable Pixies cover. The songs, themselves, examine the nuances of a dissipating relationship from an often matter-of-factly, emotional vantage point.
This collection is the seventeenth release from El Deth. It will be digitally available on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, and all other major online distributors on November 13th, 2012