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New EP Chasing Twisters Out November 19th!

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  • 11.07.2013
    New EP Chasing Twisters Out November 19th!

    Recorded in Los Angeles this summer with incredible producers Rob Cavallo and Julian Raymond, the EP will be digitally released on Tuesday, November 19th!

    Rolling Stone is previewing the title track today. Take a listen below and read Ian's quote about the inspiration for the song:

    When I was a kid, my dad would make up songs about my brother and me, cast as heroic cowboys fighting our way through the Wild West, always with a galloping horse beat like in the theme for Bonanza. When the band started touring through the Southwest, I found myself wanting a song like that, anthemic of that incredible landscape and history, evoking the mysterious badlands and cowboys and Indians flying across the salt flats. So I started with the beat and the song came together slowly, the central theme pulled from one of my favorite American folk stories, Pecos Bill, in which the greatest cowboy who ever lived lassoes a tornado. The idea of chasing twisters in the canyon -- chasing something you'll never catch -- is a lot like songwriting for me. Always trying to write the perfect song -- a song that can't be written.

    -Ian Holljes

    Click here to stream "Chasing Twisters" on RollingStone.com

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Recorded in Los Angeles this summer with incredible producers Rob Cavallo and Julian Raymond, the EP will be digitally released on Tuesday, November 19th!

Rolling Stone is previewing the title track today. Take a listen below and read Ian's quote about the inspiration for the song:

When I was a kid, my dad would make up songs about my brother and me, cast as heroic cowboys fighting our way through the Wild West, always with a galloping horse beat like in the theme for Bonanza. When the band started touring through the Southwest, I found myself wanting a song like that, anthemic of that incredible landscape and history, evoking the mysterious badlands and cowboys and Indians flying across the salt flats. So I started with the beat and the song came together slowly, the central theme pulled from one of my favorite American folk stories, Pecos Bill, in which the greatest cowboy who ever lived lassoes a tornado. The idea of chasing twisters in the canyon -- chasing something you'll never catch -- is a lot like songwriting for me. Always trying to write the perfect song -- a song that can't be written.

-Ian Holljes

Click here to stream "Chasing Twisters" on RollingStone.com