The Ultrasounds and Maiden Mars became friends when the Maidens tried to book a show in Winona while on the road back in 2015. Winona happens to be the hometown of The Ultrasounds. And while that show didn't end up coming together, The Ultrasounds decided to reach out to Maiden Mars to set up a show in Iowa City during their tour half a year later. Both bands ended up playing together at Iowa City Yacht Club and bonded instantly over a Ouija board Maiden Mars had brought along to the show. It was love at first fright. They've been hanging out with each others' cats ever since.Maiden Mars and The Ultrasounds release split EP on cassette 4/20
released April 20, 2017
Maiden Mars tracks performed by Alex Skalla on guitar/vox, Katie Rosenberger bass/vox, and Kate Kane drums. Recorded and produced by Luke Tweedy at Flat Black Studios a.k.a. the Rural Recording Resort aka Cat Central.
The Ultrasounds tracks were recorded between a basement practice space in Winona and the rest was tracked live with the full band consisting of Megan Hanson, Todd Hanson, Courtney Guenveur, and Amber Fletcher, in Minneapolis at the home studio of Dan Berndt (Busey, San Dimas, Triple Rock Social Club sound engineer, all around good guy). There were also cats present at both locations during this recording as well.