Hit & Run (EP)

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Hit & Run
EP by Sloan
Released November 23, 2009
Genre Alternative rock, power pop
Label Murderecords
Sloan chronology
Parallel Play
(2008)
Hit & Run
(2009)
The Double Cross
(2011)

Hit & Run is a 2009 EP by Canadian power pop quartet Sloan.

Recording and release[edit]

The album was recorded in the summer of 2009, with the majority being completed before Chris Murphy's involvement in an actual hit and run collision in July, after which the EP is named.[1] The EP was released on Sloan's own Murderecords label, in a digital download-only format.[2]

On September 29, prior to the EP's release in November, the single "Take It Upon Yourself" was released as a free digital download to subscribers of Sloan's fan mailing list.[3]

Tracklist[edit]

  1. "Take It Upon Yourself" - 2:34 (Murphy)
  2. "Midnight Mass" - 2:10 (Ferguson)
  3. "It Is Never" - 3:12 (Pentland)
  4. "Where Are You Now?" - 2:02 (Scott)
  5. "Oh Dear Diary" - 3:15 (Murphy)

Reception[edit]

Andrew Scott's track "Where Are You Now?", described as "garage rockin'"[2] and "full of crotch-rock swagger and shouts",[1] reached the number one spot on the February 20 edition of CBC Radio 3's in-house R3-30 chart.[4] The song spent a total of five weeks on the chart, having debuted on, "for the first time in R3-30 history", the unbroadcasted previous edition.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Collins, Leah (2009-11-30). "Hit & running again: Sloan". National Post. Retrieved 2010-03-26. 
  2. ^ a b McLean, Steve (2009-12-05). "Sloan EP marks beginning of band's new business model". MSN Music Blog. Retrieved 2010-03-26. 
  3. ^ "Brand New Sloan Song Available Now". www.sloanmusic.com. 2009-09-29. Retrieved 2010-03-26. 
  4. ^ Craig Norris (2010-01-09). "R3-30: Chart 179". radio3.cbc.ca (Podcast). CBC Radio 3. Retrieved 2010-03-26. 
  5. ^ Craig Norris (2010-01-09). "R3-30: Chart 173". radio3.cbc.ca (Podcast). CBC Radio 3. Retrieved 2010-03-26.