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EPisode 1

Holy fuck, it's been a long minute since I did one of these.

Anyway, the Scribble Flea Market and myself have been working tirelessly on new material over recent weeks. We were hoping to release a new EP last weekend to coincide with a gig we played. Unfortunately, our CD burner sucks.

With that plan shot down, we've been concentrating on getting these shits right. Considering how they went over (with a fuckin' metalhead crowd, no less), we're doing alright.

"EPisode 1" should be coming out within the next week or two, with "2113: Ahead By a Sanchury" not far behind. In the meantime, I'm gonna talk about the material for a bit, to give y'all some idea of what it's gonna be like. I'll also include samples of lyrics here and there.

"Let It Be Said" was made on DJ Batt's drum pad using some trippy sounds and a DJ Premier-type thump. It's probably his finest moment behind the boards - so far, that is. The song itself is about how musicians are reluctant to speak on things sometimes, and how I don't want to fall into that particular pit. A few of my friends were trying to convince me to expand my subject matter beyond simple shit-talking and whatnot. As you can see, I thought they had a point.

"If I got something to say, then everyone knows

You ever have one of them days where anything goes?

Well on a weekly basis I have seven of those..."

"Untouchables" is quickly becoming a favorite in our circle. It's definitely a departure production-wise, with sped-up samples reminiscent of mid 90's Wu-Tang. If you liked the melancholy reminiscing of "Disturbance", this might just be your jam. The song is about the carefree days of youth, and how life gets harder as you get older, while also reminding that coming of age ain't all bad.

"Even if somebody drowns walking a desert road

We'll keep living through the greatest stories ever told

And I will never fold in a tight situation

Especially if 9 to 5 life's what I'm facing"

"Wrong Witcha" was a group effort from the SFM, with a pulsating bassline and ominous piano riff. I actually had it up here until recently, but took it down after I was advised to rewrite it. Originally a "bitches be crazy" anthem, it's now more about shitty relationships in general, calling out the people that make them that way while reminding us that there's someone for everyone. It stops short of ranting to deliver a potentially happy ending, but not before a still-sorta-nasty rant goes down.

"Surprise revelation, whoever would have thunk

You would only turn out to be pretty when I'm drunk

And I'm sobering up for a moment for once

So you really get the picture - it's over and done"

"MCs Gone Wild" may be familiar to you, as it's actually up for listening right now. This one was self-produced and recorded, but I plan to redo the vocal. The song is a zany narrative about pointless beefs; kind of a South Park take on 8 Mile. It follows hotshot rapper Jimmy Vegas, who gets his kicks ripping on people in rhyme. Eventually he does this to a crazy bastard known as The Mixmaster, which results in what Colonel Stinkmeaner would call "a complete muthafuckin' disaster".

"He ripped on his moms and his daddy and his sister

His girl and her suspicious-looking face blisters

And he got more cheers than Wrigley's got gum

Until the Mixmaster flashed a shotgun"

Well, that's it for today, class. Keep calm and smoke crack.

What Up?

Welcome to the official band page of El Sancho. We have made our music available on this site to widen our fanbase. Most of our business is conducted on our Facebook page, however, so head on over there when you have a chance.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Sancho/288619147860112

Anyway, we are the current specialists in what we call Skunk 'N Roll, a combination of ska, punk, and hard rock that's sure to keep your head nodding from noon to night.

We are currently preparing to work on our official demo, Positive Drinking. It is slated for release in April 2012 on Steel Records, a label founded by Eric Carpenter last year.

Our current release is the One Man Wolfpack mixtape, a blend of primarily rap and rock created mostly with sampled loops from GarageBand. This album is available upon request at our Facebook page, at least until we figure out this whole merchandise thing this site has going.

So browse around, check out our page and have fun!

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