Following on the heels of the Winter Song EP, we went back to Skye McCaskey (who recorded Wintersong EP) to see if he would be willing to lay down some more material. He agreed and we started recording some new songs. We finished four new tracks and were in the process of deciding what to do with them when the band broke up in 2005. Unfortunately, only one song was fully mixed and another one partially mixed before Aireline broke up and the other two were hardly touched. Over the years, the original sessions were lost and could not be mixed. Luckily, Skye had made us some roughs to listen to, so the songs live on if only in a pale reflection of what they were imagined to be. The lone mixed track was “Subway Sonata,” one of our favorite songs we ever wrote, which was inspired by the death of Mason’s grandfather. The partially mixed song was “Sleep on the Bottom,” a song that we got to record using the same pipe organ at Wright Music Hall at MTSU that we used years earlier on a song call “Rest Your Bones” from our first album. The remaining two tracks, “First Time” and “Blue Hands” are just raw, unmixed tracks but we love them still. They are a snapshot of where we were heading before we disbanded, and we are proud to finally share them with you after all these years.
Thanks for listening! — Aireline