E for Explosion
|E for Explosion|
|Genres||Shoegazing, Alternative rock|
|Labels||Roamer Records, Eyeball Records|
E for Explosion were an alternative rock/shoegazing band formed by former JamisonParker singer Jamison Covington after the group's breakup in 2005. The only two constant members of the band were Covington (vocals, guitar) and his wife Dai Britain Covington (keyboards).
The band formed upon the breakup of JamisonParker and was originally called Dance With The Dead, strictly being a solo project of Covington. Covington would later change the name of the project to "Covington," and release a number of demos under that moniker. He then recruited touring musicians and began playing under the name "E For Explosion," a name chosen because of Covington's admiration of science fiction writer Ray Bradbury. After the band released an EP, they were signed to Eyeball Records and released their debut album Reinventing the Heartbeat on May 20, 2008. The album was produced by Dave Trumfio.
The group released a new demo titled "Blankets and Blonde Hair" on February 23, 2009. A second demo was released on March 9, 2009 titled "This is Goodbye." Both have been removed from the group's Myspace player.
On September 29, 2009, Covington announced through Myspace that E For Explosion would be releasing a 5-song acoustic EP "soon", consisting of "all new unheard, unperformed and unreleased songs". The EP would be titled Why Do I Keep Hitting Myself With a Hammer? 'Cause It Feels So Good When I Stop... It was later announced that the EP was to be released sometime in March 2010. The track listing was as follows:
- I'm Disappearing
- This Is Me Being Honest
- Yeah Yeah, So I Dreamt of You Again
- Sometimes Sleep Ain't Enough
Why Do I Keep Hitting Myself With a Hammer? 'Cause It Feels So Good When I Stop... was later abandoned by the band without explanation and all Myspace posts regarding it were removed. The EP would later be released on Amazon MP3 and iTunes for purchase in late 2011.
On December 2, 2009, the group released a Christmas song titled "A Long Lonely Christmas." Covington stated in a Myspace blog that the track "won't be on the upcoming EP", and that more info regarding the EP would be shared soon. On February 16, 2010, the band posted another demo called "Cool Kids", and noted that it was planned to be re-recorded for their next full-length album.
On October 29, 2010, it was announced via E for Explosion's MySpace page that a four-song EP entitled Hold Grudges Not Hands was scheduled to be released digitally on November 23, 2010. The track-listing is as follows:
- Cool Kids
- PS I'm Dead
- Blankets and Blonde Hair
- This is Goodbye
After some "technical difficulties", as announced via Covington's Twitter account, the EP was finally made available for purchase via iTunes on November 25, 2010. The band blogged on their Myspace announcing its release, as well as thanking the fans for being patient.
On July 5, 2011, E For Explosion released a new song titled "Answers" on their Myspace and Facebook pages. The song was a b-side taken from their upcoming EP, Love, which was released on August 2. According to E For Explosion's Facebook post, the EP will be the first of three EPs, named respectively Love, Out, Loud, to be released by the end of the year.
E for Explosion later released a "re-envisioning" of several songs from their debut full-length album titled Echoes of Reinvention. The EP was released on February 14, 2012.
The band self-released their second album, The View from Cypress Lane in October 2012. The two final EPs in the Love, Out, Loud trilogy were released in 2013 and the band went on hiatus at the end of the year.
- Reinventing the Heartbeat (Eyeball Records, May 20, 2008)
- The View from Cypress Lane (self-released, October 16, 2012)
- Paper Flowers (self-released, October 2007)
- Hold Grudges Not Hands (self-released, November 2010)
- Love (self-released August 2011, re-issued March 2013)
- Why Do I Keep Hitting Myself With a Hammer? 'Cause It Feels So Good When I Stop... (self-released, September 2011)
- Echoes of Reinvention (self-released, February 2012)
- Out (self-released, May 2013)
- Loud (self-released, 2013)
- "I Explode" (2008)
- "Answers" (2011)
- "E for Explosion artist page". Retrieved 2008-07-12.
- "E for Explosion Allmusic Page". Retrieved 2008-07-12.
- E for Explosion [@E_for_Explosion] (23 November 2010). "technical difficulties... the ep will be up soon. sorry for the delay" (Tweet) – via Twitter.