Return the Favor, the first song from our upcoming EP Business Casual, was unleashed upon the world this week. The world, it turns out, had no problem with that…
“The song is amazing, but this solo is pure genius :)” writes wOOly on our Soundcloud page.
@Will_Butler04 told us on Twitter that he’s “really enjoying the darker tone and shifting dynamics on this new @scientistbros track!”
And on Facebook, Jonathan Vanasco demands, “You got to ride airboats in swamp?!?!?!??!!!!!!!!”
If you have no clue what any of this means — and not because you don’t read English — then an education is at hand:
Maybe you prefer your music unmolested by visuals. No problem. Drop your eyelids to half-mast and bliss out on this audio-only edition:
Return the Favor was produced by Chris “Crackerjack” Coady and mixed by James “Olde English” Brown. We wrote it ourselves. (Bruno Mars sent us an idea for the intro, but we couldn’t open the file.) The video was directed by Dan “a Plan” Monick. We did not use an acting coach or an alligator wrangler.
Our Business Casual EP is out October 14th or 15th, right around there. (Depends on where you live. (Doesn’t everything!!!! (“Location, location, location,” as they say.)))
You can now stream “Return the Favor,” the first cut off our upcoming EP, over at Consequence of Sound. You can, and frankly you should.
W.A.S! I have recently graduated from university and have no idea what I want to do with my life. I studied Psychology and got a good grade but I don’t want to do anything with it. Please help.
King Regards, Harry
Dear Harry: There are so, so, so many interesting jobs for you to consider. What an exciting crossroads you’ve come to! It is a crossroads with literally around four thousand different paths winding off in different directions. Pause for a second to picture that. You’re ambling down a dusty dirt road in 1300’s Europe, maybe even driving a couple of oxen from the back of a shitty old wagon. You round a small bend in the road and lean back against the reigns – “whoaaaaa…,” you tell your beasts. You gaze ahead, confused, slightly panicked. In front of you, peeling off from the main road you’ve been following for months now, lie over four thousand different paths. Which-the-hell one goes to Genoa, or wherever you’re off to?!?
Fortunately, Harry, that analogy isn’t entirely accurate. Whereas only one of those dusty trails led to Genoa, any of the exciting career paths now before you has the potential to lead to Happiness, Productivity, & Moderate Wealth (incidentally, the municipal motto of present day Genoa). Let’s take a look at some of the options:
Police Man: Help keep people safe by enforcing law and order.
Chef: Prepare food to nourish and delight customers.
Fisherman: Steal fish from Poseidon.
Commercial Airplane Pilot: Wear a uniform in the air.
School Teacher: Possess different colors of chalk and wear shoes to work.
Fashion Model: Inspire, inform, intrigue, and engage the public.
Government Official: Shepherd society toward a golden tomorrow.
Medical Doctor: Invent an army of super soldiers to destroy our enemies in other galaxies.
Scientist: Study voltage and pressure change.
Travel Host: Determine optimal programming for an evening film.
Waiter: Suggest alternatives to the usual gruel.
Researcher: Gather and sift through mountains of data to glean widely applicable truths.
Can Maker: Manufacture and ration cans.
Book Binder: Inspect bindings in a library environment to predict longevity.
Towel Merchant: Escort towels through the transition from wholesale to retail environments.
Mortgage Broker: Upgrade families from tent-like domiciles to more robust structures.
Still don’t see anything that seems right for you, Harry? That was just a tiny sampling of the many options available, friend — don’t lose hope! Perhaps you could own a business, operate a warehouse, or advise large companies. Why not become a sculptor, a minister, or a baseball agent? Not so fast! We haven’t even told you about shark hunters, racing form artists, and galleon henchmen. The point is, life’s full of a delirious array of options, and you really can’t go wrong. The salary for all the jobs we’ve mentioned so far is $1000, enough to keep you in chewing gum and candy cigarettes till you’re well into your eighties.
Feeling better? Thought so. Hey, Harry, just do us one favor in return: let us know how it all turns out.
We’ve got a new EP coming in October, and it’s a good one. Business Casual will arrive just in time to keep you warm as the weather turns cold, or, if you live in the southern hemisphere, it will cause you to overheat as the weather turns warm, for which we apologize. That song in the trailer above is called “Return The Favor,” and it’s on the EP — but is it the only one? No, no, this is no mere one-song EP. There are also four other tunes:
1. Dumb Luck
2. Return the Favor
3. Good Answer
4. Courage (demo)
5. Take My Breath Away (Berlin cover)
Plenty more facts to come. For now, re-evaluate your entire life based on what you’ve just learned.