Scantron | photo by David Norbut | courtesy of the artist
Scantron channels anxiety from the road into “White Linen Sheets” from new Electric City EP
Scantron started as a scrappy, on-and-off side project for James Everhart and Will Donnelly of Low Cut Connie. Now, after a period of change and growth, the band has reinvented itself and returns even stronger with the release of their new Electric City EP on February 14.
Electric City is the product of Everhart’s creative reinvigoration after making the tough decision to leave Low Cut Connie. He shared in a press release that “these tunes were all written at a time when I was feeling particularly angsty and vulnerable as I transitioned into a new career and lifestyle after my time on the road.”
Everhart confronts his anxieties directly, and with a catchy retro groove, on the EP’s lead single “White Linen Sheets,” which is out now ahead of the release on Friday.
“‘White Linen Sheets’ was the first song I wrote after leaving Low Cut Connie,” Everhart said. “It’s about deep anxieties I experienced on the road from lack of sleep and guilt from being away all the time. In a way, I’ve faced the anxiety and moved on to a really groovy place. Now when I hear or play this song for people it serves as a positive reflection back on those days of struggle, growth, and insomnia.”
Scantron plays Ortlieb’s on February 22 with Eyebawl, Lifters, and Todd Fausnacht. Find more information on the XPN Concert Calendar, listen to “White Linen Sheets” below, and pre-order Electric Cityhere.