Forget everything you know about Scout.
With All Those Relays, the band’s first album since 2003, Ashen Keilyn has deconstructed her band and put it back together piece-by-piece — new players, new producers and, most importantly, the best songs of Keilyn’s career. Scout’s new chapter finds Keilyn simultaneously at her most emotionally raw and her toughest yet, creating an album both empowering and vulnerable — and catchy as hell.
One song, “Under Attack,” began as a sparse demo. In the studio, the band laid down 128 different tracks, including three drum sets, three basses and layers of vocals. The result? One of All Those Relays’ most powerful songs, four and a half minutes of propulsive percussion, haunting piano and Keilyn’s catchiest chorus yet.
Last fall the EP Pi introduced two songs from All Those Relays, along with a cover of Guided By Voices’ “Game of Pricks” and one unreleased track, “Songs to Strangers.”
With an EP released and a new record completed ready to go, what happens now?
“I’m allowing thing to happen at their own pace,” says Keilyn.
But on the strength of All Those Relays, that pace is going to be quick..
[source: planetary group]