Six songs showcase Disciple's independent work ethic
Posted: September 25, 2015, 5:00 PM | Category:New Releases Artist Tags: Disciple Source: From Staff Reports MN
Disciple has released their Vultures EP today, featuring six never before heard songs originally written for 2014 album Attack. You can stream the opening track "Sayonara" below.
The Vultures EP consists of six songs that didn't thematically fit with the rest of the songs on Attack but that the band still felt were equally strong. The EP title comes from the concept of scavenging from leftover songs to create something new.
The EP, like the Dove Award nominated Attack, was created and released independently. Disciple tracked the album in Nashville with Matt Arcaini, who engineered previous Disciple albums Horseshoes & Handgrenades and O God Save Us All. The DIY work ethic of the group is evident throughout the project, with drummer Joey West designing the cover art himself.
In addition to the skills of Kevin Young (vocals), Josiah Prince (guitar), Andrew Stanton (guitar) and Joey West (drums), the fact that the songs on the EP were written in a time of transition for the band means that this collection also represents the efforts of past members. Former drummer Trent Reiff is among credited writers, and former bass player and backing vocalist Jason Wilkes contributed both writing and vocals to Vultures.
The EP is releasing today to digital only outlets such as Gumroad, Amazon and Google Play, but physical copies of the album will be available at Disciple's merchandise table on tour and later through their webstore. Vultures precedes Disciple's stint on the One Life Tour, which will run from late October through early December. The group has already written around 30 songs for the next Disciple record, anticipating going into the studio to record in early 2016.