With the November 9th release of his Half Empty EP just days away, we’ve partnered up with Gainesville, Florida-based label Paper + Plastick to debut the entire new album from Munich by-way-of Chicago musician, Jason S. Thompson. Thompson, formerly of the band The Sky We Scrape and presently playing with Germany’s Little Teeth, does on Half Empty what he does best; deliver deep, somewhat depressive folk-rock that’s best enjoyed in a dank, dimly-lit pub while downing some whiskey.
Speaking of the track, Thompson took the time to send us the following comment: “‘Half Empty’ was written over the course of moving to Germany from my hometown of Chicago, and was recorded 100% at home. You might be able to hear my cats walking around and knocking glasses off of my kitchen counter if you listen close enough. Rather than my previous EP which was a full band recording - I wanted this to be something a bit more stripped down and would be a more 1:1 reflection of a more intimate, live setting. That said - I kept some flaws in there that I normally would’ve had ironed out because I wanted it to be more ‘in the moment’ than previous releases.”
Check out this “Salt of the Earth” lyric video, it’s heavy.