So here's the story...
Back in January of 2011, on a random bored afternoon, I decided to set up a couple of mics in the living room of my Burbank, California apartment. For no reason in particular I started playing a decade old song from my first high school punk band, Perfect Flaw. I was having some fun with it, so I decided to jam on a couple tunes from the band I was in after that, At Any Cost.
Before calling it quits I busted out a couple obscure gems from my semi-successful post-high school pop-punk band, Waiting For Darryl.
Before I knew it I had recorded a little EP of throwback tunes. Songs I hadn't thought about for ages had just been spontaneously updated, wrung haphazardly through my late-twenties, aging emo kid filter.
Though I thought it was kind of cool in the moment, it was certainly nothing I ever planned on showing anybody. In fact, after hitting 'save' and closing my laptop, I pretty much forgot about the whole recording altogether.
Cut to: Friday, November 13th, 2015. I wake up to a message from an old friend and former bandmate asking if I still had a digital copy of some of our old recordings. Indeed I did, and as I dug them up I stumbled upon the "throwback" sessions from nearly five years earlier.
After taking a listen and chuckling to myself, I decided that imperfect though they may be, these songs deserved to have a life outside of my hard drive.
So, for better or worse, here they are. "The Throwback EP."
Enjoy! -Ryan Johnston // Your Imaginary Friend
released November 13, 2015
recorded January 2011 at the Noise Floor, Burbank, CA.
mixed and mastered November 2015 by Ryan Johnston in the Spaceroom, North Hollywood, CA.
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