Up Next: Cuppa Joe's "Busy Work EP!"

Tue Feb 9, 08:28 PM

Back in 1993, we released the Busy Work E.P. – a wonderful slab of vinyl goodness from cuppa joe. The record contained three tremendous tracks: the classic “bottlerocket,” fan favorite “french toast,” and the beautiful “surface area.”

Pressed on cherry-red vinyl and numbered from 1-500 with artwork individually hand-colored (in crayon) by the band, the first pressing sold out within a few months. A second pressing (on black vinyl) sold nearly as quickly.

Within a few months, the band and Dromedary were hard at work on what would be the band and label’s masterpiece up until that point – the incredible CD Nurture. And once Nurture was released, the Busy Work EP became a collector’s item for cuppa joe fans, becoming tougher and tougher to find.

Eventually the band self-released some more music, put out a few 7“s and comp tracks on other labels, and began producing the revered indie zine Science Geek. As Dromedary faded and eventually went on hiatus, the Busy Work EP disappeared from circulation.

Now, Dromedary is preparing to release an all-digital copy of the Busy Work EP – and, in anticipation of the re-issue of an exciting new all-digital Nurture CD this coming March, the Busy Work EP will be made available for free, on this website, for your listening and downloading pleasure!

Keep coming back for it – we’ll be making it available for you within the next few weeks!

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