Boozewa Announce First Contact Demo out Feb. 5


Any Starfleeter worth their replicated salt knows no mission is more important than First Contact. Thus one assumes that the upcoming four-song debut demo from West Chester, PA, lockdown project Boozewa will arrive with no shortage of diplomatic fanfare. Remember, you don’t want to alarm the natives of the planet, but you do want to tell them that there’s a whole galactic federation out there and that no, they’re not that special and, no, the world isn’t flat, and so on. Good fun.

Boozewa made their debut at the recent Mutants of the Monster II and features three current/former members of primo dirt rockers Backwoods Payback, if in somewhat shifted configuration. Suffice it to say the new band formed during quarantine and finds them having realigned the matter transducers to tap into the auxiliary EPS grids in order to create a kind of plasma flux in the nacelles, drawing energy from non-essential systems. There’s a chance the whole ship might explode, but it should work if they time it just right.

For those who believe in linear time, the demo is out Feb. 5, as per the PR wire:

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Boozewa – First Contact

The good cheese on recyclable plates – BOOZEWA!
Bloody Marys in the fancy glasses – BOOZEWA!
Bottom shelf scotch
Top shelf riffs

Featuring members of Pennsylvania’s Backwoods Payback, Boozewa brings those wall-shaking, glass-clattering riffs in ways that will be no surprise to longtime BWPB fans…. And a knock in the back of the head for everyone else!

The new band is comprised of BWPB alum Jessica Baker on bass and Mike Cummings on drums and lead vocals, joined by Rylan Caspar on guitar; Baker and Caspar are handling backing vocal duties as well. The band says of their four-song demo,

“Making music during a time when you literally could not do anything else just made sense. We were lucky that a wave of inspiration decided to crest in the spring of 2020 and even luckier still there we all had a house full of gear to make it happen. We have no idea what 2021 holds for this band but wherever we end up, you will for sure hear us coming…

The demo was entirely recorded and mixed by the band on a 90s Tascam 4-track tape machine here at the compound. It was mastered for the cassette release by Mike Bardzik at Noisy Little Critter in Downingtown, PA.

The cassettes were all run off individually by hand and assembled at the compound as well. This release is possibly as DIY as you can get. It was a labor of love.”

This demo, titled First Contact, will be available in cassette and digital formats on February 5th 2021.

01 Black Flag?
02 Those Who Deny the Existence of Robots, May, in Fact, Be Robots Themselves
03 Full Tank
04 No Name Maddox

Rylan Caspar plays guitar
Jessica Baker plays bass
Mike Cummings plays drums and sings (sometimes)

Boozewa, “Farm Witch (Reprise)”

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