The Saskwatch EP from GW’s own Exit Clov is finished and will be ready for the masses Friday night at the Black Cat. Recorded on their own budget, studio and equipment in a basement in Virginia, the band calls the self-produced 5-tracks more “experimental” than their previous release, Starfish. “(We’re using) compositional rock, mixing in noise taking the pop structure and trying to go at it with our own thing. (It’s) still catchy and easy to listen to,” guitarist and senior Aaron Leeder said.
Leeder said the band members have been working hard to promote themselves, including giving out free promotional CDs around GW, which can be found on bulletin boards in the music department (basement of Phillips Hall.) “When we play, we send the club discs and flyers. GW has helped us, but at the same time we’ve taken our own initiative,” he said.
Exit Clov has been garnering frequent local press and recently opened for Razorlight at the 9:30 Club.
Also playing Friday night will be Human Marvels, featuring Katzen and The Enigma (from Jim Rose Circus) and The Rude Staircase with an art exhibition by D.C. artist Matt Sesow (www.sesow.com), who created the EP’s cover art. Show starts at 9:30 at the Black Cat (1811 14th St.), $8 at the door.