Kick Ass & Taking Names is the ninth annual Christmas EP from Sindri Eldon, recorded in his adopted home town of Seattle. Engineered by Brian Nelson, mixing and mastering by Aaron Schroeder and produced by Sindri Eldon.
Streaming audio is available for free but we have the full EP available here for purchase – may or may not contain some bonus material.
Sindri Eldon & The Ways are celebrating the release of a new double album titled Bitter & Resentful pressed on blue vinyl. With its captivating sense of melody, its inventive and economical arrangements, and its commanding yet often cute sense of song-structure, Bitter & Resentful is an album set to lighten the mood of even the darkest winter night. But this is more than vanilla music for a distracted generation, as song titles such as “Song Of Frustration In The Face Of Resolute Fidelity” and “I Have Earned The Right To Be A Failure” make clear. Even more defiantly, Bitter & Resentful’s opening track runs its sentiment straight up the flag-pole and asks the listener to salute with the title America – An Ode.
The west coast tour starts on August 23 at the Sunset Tavern in Seattle with fellow Knick Knack Records artists Crazy Eyes and Low Hums. Also coming this summer is the first installment of a three part Anthology series to be released on cassette titled The Damage Is Already Done – Sindri Eldon ’03-’08.
“Sindri’s alt-Nineties classicism sounds nothing like his mother’s work: meaty-Badfinger pop lined with self-deprecating irony, sung by Sindri in a high, cutting register like Marc Bolan without the warble. A new album, Bitter, Resentful (Smekkleysa), is packed with grim humor and the obvious weight of local expectation (“I Have Earned the Right to Be a Failure”). From this distance, it is solid retro-armed determination, a smart, crisp step back to his own way forward.”
David Fricke, Rolling Stone