Being, Soaked Oats and Ha the Unclear will celebrate their new split release Corduroy Cape: A Persnickety Mixtape with a circus in May across four dates in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, and Dunedin.
The Corduroy Cape Mixtape is a peep into each band’s sock drawer, lint filter and vacuum bag. A potpourri of songs from New Zealand indie bands Being., Soaked Oats, and Ha the Unclear containing covers, unreleased material and special demo cuts, a whiff of the familiar and a niff of new noises. It is pop-hearted and indie-scum, hard cheese and the morning muesli, all glued together with a collegial spirit and a like-minded lilt.
The seed for the split was sown during an overzealous post-show conversation when everybody involved shared a bill at Auckland’s Whammy Bar. Composed mostly of hand gestures, yelling and disproportionate body language it was ordained and somehow communicated that said split release should contain both a cover (LCD Soundsystem, Best Coast, Split Enz) and an original from each band. The Corduroy Cape Mixtape was conceived.