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MP3 Temporary Basement - Interim

Catchy rock music from Washington DC.

11 MP3 Songs in this album (45:01) !
Related styles: POP: Power Pop, ROCK: Emo

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Nothing remains static. Interim, Temporary Basement''s third CD, is a perfect example. From songs that jump from left to right like a hyper FM radio, down to the cover art with frantic circles, Interim is about change.

Recording for Interim furiously began at the end of 2006 in Mike''s home studio. The band faced a number of challenges, including the departure of founding bassist Erik Ulsaker, who contributed songwriting and playing. The addition of David Thong, an old friend from Richmond, completed the lineup. Final tracking and mixing took place with JP Maheu, who helmed Subscribing To My Youth.

Interim''s lyrics range from the uncertainty of growing up and not feeling absorbed, to the fight to keep in touch of your friends and yourself (Badfriend), failed connections and longing (If You Ask), and of promises finally kept (Rescind). The music of the record varies as well. Hallways is a balance between the tense and angular guitars of Fugazi and the sweetness of Oasis. Fluster fuses Emil''s skittery raggae beat with a flamenco style outro. David''s baritone singing and fluid bass playing adds a fresh outlook to familiar live staples such as Yearbook and Laguna Beach. Mike''s high and instantly recognizable voice remains on display on songs like Holdover.

As Temporary Basement blur the lines between punk, emo, ska and other points in between, they continue to challenge themselves and their audience while remaining anchored in the classic pop of the Beach Boys and Beatles. After many years in the Washington DC scene, Temporary Basement still love playing and being part of the visceral feeling that comes from making and listening to music.

Released: August 8, 2008

# Temporary Basement are:
Michael Favila: vocals, guitars, synths.
Emil Favila: vocals, drums, percussion, rhodes, xylophone.
David Thong: vocals, bass.

# Interim is Temporary Basement''s third full length album. They have also released TBCD, Subscribing To My Youth and Here You Me!, a compilation CD featuring Weezer and Beck.

# Temporary Basement have played at numerous venues on the east coast including: CBGBs, Fort Reno, Jammin Java, DC9, Alley Katz and Nation.

# All songs were recorded and mixed by Mike Favila and JP Maheu (Pietasters, Four Walls Falling). The CD was mastered by Alan Douches (Dillinger Escape Plan, Ben Folds Five, Sufjan Stevens).

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