During an intimate solo performance on Sunday night at The Brighton Bar in Long Branch, James Dean Wells, front-man of The Gay Blades, toward the end of a set that included such TGB tracks as “N.H.D.N,” “Why Can’t I Grow A Beard,” “Try To Understand,” and “O Shot” announced that he and stick wielder Quinn English, who was also in the audience, would be dropping a vinyl release of the band’s debut record, Ghosts, sometime in the near future.
Wells went on to say that the vinyl collection would include four yet to be released tracks possibly including a song named “Just Kids,” which he debuted last month at The Saint when Rick Barry (No Wine For Kittens) resurrected A Night In Progress.
“When I played this at Rick Barry’s A Night In Progress,” explained Wells to The Brighton Bar audience, “I prefaced it by asking the crowd ‘Who here comes from a broken home,” and looking back that wasn’t the best way to start it, it’s still a home you know?”
“So I thought about it,” continued Wells, “and It’s really about teaching the kids…I had to find my on way in this world and I wish I knew some of the stuff I do now when I started utilizing the things I knew. So, when it comes out, play it for you kids, and ladies, you can hold it up your womb…this is womb music.”
Check out video of Wells’ premiere of “Just Kids” at The Saint below:
Wells also dedicated “I’ll Leave My Heart In Pittsburgh,” a track from the The Gay Blades’ Song For Cities series (on the band’s most recent tour, they wrote a song for each city it stopped in), to the opening act, the talented Steel City based Pop-Punk four-piece, Spontaneo. Be sure to pick up Spontaneo’s 2009 debut full-length For Those Who Can Whistle and grab a free download of the aforementioned dedication below: