HEAVEN IS MY RETIREMENT PLAN - EP (digital only)
Heaven Is My Retirement Plan EP NOW AVAILABLE!
This EP not only includes the title song, you also get Hard To Find, a story about a man’s search for meaning in the face of a dead end job and looming unemployment. But that’s not all; this song collection also features the country-punk version of the Weezer hit Undone (The Sweater Song) as only Brother Howe knows how to do it. That in itself would be enough to satisfy the most musical of connoisseurs. However, as a bonus, you also get Wish List 2009, a slower, moodier take on the upbeat song from Brother Howe’s debut album.
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Listen to the songs HERE.
Would you like to know more? Here are Jason Howe's notes about the songs on this four song "maxi-single:"
HEAVEN IS MY RETIREMENT PLAN: This song was inspired by the recent condition of the economy and the sad state of my 401(k) balance. It’s kind of a mid-tempo song that has a 70’s outlaw country feel to it (especially the bass line) mixed with blue-grass type harmonies, which I think goes really well with the subject matter.
HARD TO FIND: This song was inspired by a screenplay my brother Jeremy wrote called Beautiful Loser, which is set in Detroit and is about a soon-to-be out of work auto worker who reexamines his life after a chance encounter with Bob Seger. Bob Seger did not make it into the song.
UNDONE (THE SWEATER SONG): I went with some friends to see a Weezer concert a couple years ago when they were touring with the Foo Fighters. It was a great show (how could it not be?). Anyway, there was a point in the concert when they brought a random teenager out of the crowd to play a song with them. They handed him an acoustic guitar and showed him what chords to strum and got him playing as the rest of the band went into Undone (The Sweater Song). Even though we were in the second tier of seats I could see that all he was playing was G, C and D. ”Hey” I thought, “I bet we could do a country punk version of that!”
WISH LIST 2009: This is a much slowed down and moodier demo version of Wish List off our first album Rock 'n Roll Country. My first “Johnny Cash style” song. It's interesting, the first version was like the early, upbeat Johnny Cash, and this one is like the later years, even with how the vocals are mic'd (close, dry and deep). It's about where I am storing my treasure.
All songs mixed and mastered by Andrew Mitchell at The Audio Bay Recording Studio, Rockford, MI
except for Wish List 2009, mixed by Peter Mills.
Cover photo by Jennifer Howe.
All songs written by Jason Howe (BMI) Holy Howes of Rock Publishing (BMI) except *Undone (The Sweater Song) written by Rivers Cuomo E.O. Smith Publishing.
Copyright 2010 Howe Records.
For questions, please email store @ brotherhowe . com (spaces removed) or call Jason at 616.990.1424