Ben — "The EP was kinda an Adderall-induced fever dream. I made a Google document and made Connor & Dennis contributors on it. We all made goofy lists with way too many ironic covers on it. I charted a few of them out and tracked scratch tracks. I sent a zip of all the scratches for my brother Chris (who plays drums for us) to record to. He definitely didn’t listen to the songs before recording the drums which yielded some very interesting results. from there I tracked all the instruments and some vocals then sent them to Dennis for the rest of the vocals & backing vocals. I got a new keyboard and it’s all over the songs almost to a fault, but like most vintage synths it has a charming out of tune quality that sweetens a lot of the songs up. It was fun and frustrating trying to make these songs different and still good. I’ve done quite a bit of work making soundalikes for hire and to distance myself from that was really rewarding."
Dennis — "We both grew up being taught how to play covers on the guitar. Playing someone else’s song is super natural. You only write better songs by learning ones written by those who came before you."
Press on this thing:
"Each song is incredibly intricate and well-executed with an overall haunting, atmospheric tone that ties it all together with a black ribbon."
- The 405
"Bent Denim's style of personal confessions, patchwork quilt narratives, emotional exercises of earnest recollection, and other perks of unsolicited honesty match Kitty's like a warm pair of flannel pajamas fresh out of the dryer."
"A gorgeously stoned southern rock ballad."
- The FADER
"Bent Denim take Taylor Swift back to her country roots... Taylor's
'screw the haters' mantra works just as well in this melancholy setting."
- All Things Go
"Bent Denim give the track a dark and almost threatening tone.
The added percussion and fuzzy guitars only amplify the heartbreak
without taking away from the rawness of Olsen's version."
- Indie Shuffle