Alcoa "Thank You" #B9R222
Release Date: 12/02/2014
Alcoa's Thank You EP has its roots set in setbacks. Defeater frontman and Alcoa mastermind Derek Archambault was informed by medical professionals in early 2014 that he was in desperate need of a hip replacement. It sadly put any touring plans Defeater had to a grinding halt as Archambault continued to deal with pain and immobility in his hip and left leg. He humbly turned to his bands' fans for help and managed a successful fundraising project on PledgeMusic.com, offering a number of rewards in return. One of those rewards was a brand new, five-song acoustic covers EP from Alcoa appropriately titled Thank You, pressed on a limited number of CDs and available exclusively to his PledgeMusic donors.
We're now proud to offer Thank You on 12" vinyl. The EP features stripped-down covers of songs by some of the best in contemporary punk and hardcore (and coincidentally, friends of Archambault): I Am the Avalanche, Blacklisted, Make Do and Mend, and Elder Brother, and also includes a new version of Defeater fan favorite "I Don't Mind", originally off 2011's Empty Days & Sleepless Nights.
1. Shambles (Make Do And Mend Cover)
2. Young Kerouacs (I Am The Avalanche Cover)
3. Stations (Blacklisted Cover)
4. Who's Gonna Carry You Home? (Elder Brother Cover)
5. I Don't Mind (Defeater)