Punk legend extraordinaire Chris Farren is streaming his Record Store Day release song “All The World“. For more information and to listen to the song, please read on.
Chris Farren and Tim Kasher each wrote a song for the Record Store Day 7-inch split, sent the chords and lyrics to each other and recorded their own versions of the songs, without actually hearing each other’s original. The vinyl single will therefore contain two completely different versions of two songs.
This is what Farren had to say to Alterative Press about the split:
“This split is a pretty big deal for me, personally. In addition to many early Saddle Creek releases, it was Tim Kasher’s records that made me want to be a songwriter. His lyrics are sharp, interesting and direct. I’ve spent hours listening with headphones on, reading through lyric books, examining and enjoying each of his albums since I first heard ‘Domestica.’ I’ve been ripping him off ever since.
I met Tim in kind of a chance encounter—Cursive was opening for Minus The Bear, and my band, Fake Problems was opening for Against Me!, in different rooms of the same venue. Our two bands had to (got to) share a backstage room together. We struck up conversation, followed each other on Twitter and kind of just kept in touch. Maybe a year or so went by before I had the courage to email him asking if he’d want to do a split—I agonized for probably four hours before I sent the email and he responded within 10 minutes saying he was into it.
‘All The World’ is a song about getting out of a depression—and what it took to get there. All the attempts and changes you try to make in your life to change the way you feel—some working, some failing miserably. I think when I wrote down the lyrics to the chorus initially they were meant to be sarcastic, but as the song evolved and my perspective changed I started to really believe them.”
The Chris Farren/Tim Kasher split will be released by Saddle Creek Records, the home of Kasher’s records. Tim Kasher’s song “Half Full” can be heard here. Get it on Record Store Day, this Saturday April 18.