September 30th is the release date of the single “69 Days till Freedom” the first song from the upcoming album”The Sideshow” from Slight Return (there are a total of 14 tracks on the album) The song is the story of my Grandfather coming to America in 1929 via Ellis Island, NY from Iraq on a 69 day merchant ship ride herded in like cattle to find refuge in America because they were threatened to be killed if they stayed in Iraq for the same reasons that ISIS killed the Christians in Iraq now. He eventually ended up in Detroit during the great depression, went through many hardships, and took seven years to save enough to bring the rest of the family to the United States. We are eternally grateful for his sacrifice.
The song features some amazing guest musicians- Pete Thompson, Glenn Letsch,Victor Ghannam that were kind enough to join us on the recording! We are very thankful to have these great people on our album! You can pre-save it to stream on your Spotify Account by clicking the link below.
Artwork by our buddy Bill Von Linsowe