PREMIERE: Western Settings share acoustic version of "Iocane Powder"
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 17:33
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Hot on the heels of their awesome "Old Pain" EP from a couple of months ago, San Diego's Western Settings announced last week they'd be releasing 'a thing'. That thing is the "WS" EP which boasts three acoustic songs, three 8-bit versions of previously released tracks and two covers, The Bouncing Souls' "Hopeless Romantic" and Fugazi's "Waiting Room".

Today we are proud to premiere the acoustic version of the track "Iocane Powder", taken from the band's self-titled debut EP released in 2014.

Vocalist/bassist Ricky Schmidt on the meaning behind "Iocane Powder":

"'Iocane Powder' is about a friend I had that was/is a really amazing person. We used to hang out a lot and she ended up messing around with heroin, which led to us not being close anymore. Iocane powder is a fictional poison from the movie Princess Bride. It seemed fitting. I love that movie."

Schmidt comments on the "WS" EP:

"We had recorded the acoustic songs at homes ourselves earlier this year for fun, then our friend did the 8-bit versions for us and we thought 'hey, we can release these together.' We had some free studio time from earlier in the year and decided to record a couple covers to add on. It's really kind of all over the place but I'm not sure what else we could of done with these tracks. It's fun."

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