When we named Sports a Band To Watch last year, it seemed like they were on the verge of breaking up, with all of its members moving to different places or staying behind in Ohio to finish up school. But after their fantastic sophomore LP, All Of Something, came out last fall, the band has found a way to consistently stay on the road, and they just wrapped up a nationwide tour supporting Pinegrove. So it seems like Sports are not dead yet, and that’s a great thing! “Making It Right” doesn’t bring all the bandmates back together on record, but it is a demo of a new track that they’ve been playing live recently. “We have no concrete plans right now, but know you’ll be hearing from us soon,” the band’s Carmen Perry says.
The song will appear on a new compilation, Clearmountain Compilation Vol. 1, which will be released in conjunction with the first-ever Clearmountain Festival, a benefit concert for the New Jersey Arts Education Partnership that highlights local artists from the New Jersey scene. While Sports won’t play that show, Pinegrove, Stolen Jars, Shakai Mondai, Half Waif, Topaz Jones, Werebears, and Gifts will. That takes place in Montclair, NJ on 8/26, the same day that the compilation will be released. More details and ticket information for the festival can be found here.
Listen to Sports’ demo for “Making It Right” below.
01 Half Waif – “Organism” (Demo)
02 Stolen Jars – “Down To Dinner” (Kept B-Side Version)
03 Forth Wanderers – “Work” (Demo)
04 Shakai Mondai – “Plan On Knowing You” (Demo)
05 Beat Lampers – “No Slp”
06 Sports – “Making It Right” (Demo)
07 Cranes Are Flying – “Early Or Late”
08 WEREBEARS – “If So”
09 Gifts – “wecouldbe” (Demo)
10 Organ Dealer – “Insomnia Chamber”
11 Goolis – “Do The Rich Men Cry”
Clearmountain Compilation Vol. 1 is out 8/26 — pre-order it here.