In 1994, Alice in Chains’ Layne Staley, Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready, Screaming Trees’ Barrett Martin and the Walkabouts’ John Baker Saunders came together to form Mad Season, venturing into hard-edged blues with their new project. The band released their only album, Above, the following year, but put things on hold soon after. On April 2nd, Mad Season will release a deluxe reissue of Above, complete with unreleased tracks from the unfinished second album. Listen exclusively to Mad Season’s “Locomotive” ahead of its April 2nd release.
Made the trip up to John Barret’s shop, Letterpress Things, in Chicopee, MA today. Picked up an empty type cabinet for the California cases we’ve accumulated so far over the course of this project, along with a few odds and ends for printing.
If you find yourself in Chicopee on a Saturday, go check out John’s shop! It’s a wonderful, never-ending collection of letterpress equipment, presses, print history, stories, and everything in between.