Everyone’s favorite Wisconsin slackers, Sat. Nite Duets, are sharing a four-way 7-inch split with fellow Milwaukeeans Fatty Acids along with New York’s Radical Dads and Dinosaur Feathers. The four-song EP is titled “Torrential Zen.” Drummer Joe Guszkowski of Sat. Nite Duets gave us the low down on the project.
How did the idea for the four-song split come about?
We really liked the other three bands on the split with us and thought it'd be a cool thing to do together. You don't see a lot of four-way splits. We also thought it would be a good way to bridge the gap between Milwaukee and NYC and bring those scenes together.
Any plans for a tour with the four bands together?
All four bands touring together would be really really cool but it's sort of logistically out of the question. We were trying to get them over here for the Milwaukee release show on November 10 but couldn't make it happen.
What's the story line behind Conjugal Visit?
Ben wrote that song, and he described it recently as "a post-collegiate banger that addresses topical themes (e.g. the recession & what it's like to get fired by your girlfriend)." But really we all know it's about how Ben was conceived in a prison cell.
Sat Nite Duets has had quite a year touring. Any advice for Wisconsin indie bands on the road?
Stock up on sunflower seeds. Highly recommend Bigs dill pickle flavor.
Brooklyn indie label and art collective Uninhabitable Mansions are behind the effort and offer their take on the collaboration.
“This slab of 7-inch vinyl epitomizes the longstanding Milwaukee-Brooklyn rivalry, and pits The Fatty Acids and Sat. Nite Duets (Brew City) against Dinosaur Feathers and Radical Dads (Land of Bands and Locally Harvested Honey).”
The digital version is available for a pay-what-you-want on Bandcamp here.
1. Unscreened by The Fatty Acids
2. Conjugal Visit by Sat. Nite Duets
3. New Frontier by Dinosaur Feathers
4. Holidays Underwater by Radical Dads