Philadelphia pop-punk band Modern Baseball went on indefinite hiatus back in 2017 following a period of writer’s block from songwriter Jake Ewald. He formed a new project, Slaughter Beach, Dog, to explore a different sound, named after a beach close to his parent’s house in Delaware. With his third studio album, Safe and Also No Fear, Ewald foregoes his emo influences to focus on folk-rock reminiscent of Wilco, accompanied by his former bandmate Ian Farmer. He recorded some songs from his album live in the WXPN studio for a mini-concert, coming up on the next World Cafe.
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(Photo: Slaughter Beach Dog - Jamie Stow for WXPN)