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    Thu, 27 Aug 2015 09:23:01

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    It's from the EP of the same name.

    Wakey Wakey 's Homeless Poets EP is out September 25 via The End Records. We're getting you in the mood for some Wakey Wakey well in advance of the street date with this premiere of the title track from the Homeless Poets EP.

    "Chris Cubeta, who produced the album with me, also played all of the guitars," Michael Grubbs of Wakey Wakey, who also appeared on One Tree Hill, told us. "This song is set in a fairly urgent landscape, so when it came time for the guitar solo, halfway through, we wanted something that sounded really aggressive. We didn't have the amps set up at the time, but were flowing really well, so we just set up an acoustic in the control room with a single SM57 microphone. Then, we heavily affected and crushed the frequency, and what resulted was somewhere between a chainsaw and a game show buzzer. Eight measures later when a children's choir (The Bronx's own Highbridge Voices, who appear a few times on the album) come in, the disparity is pretty great."

    Wow! There's a lot going on in this song. You owe it to yourself to listen closely. You'll love it as much as we did.

    Wakey wakey with Wakey Wakey!

    —Amy Sciarretto

    'Homeless Poets' from Wakey Wakey is available September 25, 2015 via The End Records.
    Wakey Wakey Homeless Poets

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