E​-​Pea

by Sundae Club

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about

Why E-Pea? Well, it's an EP of course; the modern equivalent of one of those 7" records of yesteryear with four tracks on it, the groove modulation too small to offer much in the way of audio fidelity, but a satisfying object nonetheless. Many years ago, Island Records issued a "sampler disc". A 12" LP record with a selection of some their artists' works. A promotional tool to get obscure acts known off the back of the big sellers. In this case it was a double album and headliners like Traffic, ELP, Jethro Tull and Fairport Convention were included to entice buyers to listen to unknowns like Mountain, Bronco and Nick Drake. In the case of poor old talented-but-awkwardly-shy Nick it didn't work, and he sold hardly any records at all. Until he was dead. They called it "El Pea". Much later, the Acid-House movement pioneered by the likes of Baby Ford and 808-State invented drugs which looked like small aspirins which you had to take with lots of water whilst wearing a t-shirt with a Smiley face on it which sent you bonkers whenever you listened to dance music. They called it "E".

Sundae Club are honoured to be in the position of having bought at least one member of Traffic a pint or two over the years, but the closest they ever got to Baby Ford was Hamstall borrowing his housemate's Mark 1 Fiesta.

In commemoration of both, we bring you "E-Pea".

(Island Records fans and aging ravers are encouraged not to buy this record. There's nothing for you here.)

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released April 7, 2010

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