Cringe EP is a collection of four new Hales Corner songs, out October 18th, but it's so much more than a between-albums placeholder. On these tracks the band returns to their initial approach: recording at home with whatever instruments they had lying around and with their friends as backup vocalists.
Hales Corner produced a refreshingly simple group of songs, stripped down and straight-forward. The tracks themselves are lighthearted and lethargic, even when alluding to broken romances ("Cringe") or the emotional vacuum of dolling out unrequited love ("Rip in my Cup").
Simultaneously, the EP captures a moment in time when Hales Corner as a band was undergoing some internal turmoil. In fact, the release of Cringe EP represents the end of one chapter and the beginning of another. For a band that formed organically through the songwriting process, it only seems right that it would dissolve and be reborn just as organically through the recording of their new EP.