While things have certainly been pretty quiet in THE RATCHETS' camp over the last few years, their fans haven’t lost hope or forgotten about this amazing band. To help do justice to these diehards, THE RATCHETS have decided to release two tracks that were held back from the Glory Bound album, recorded in the same session. For the (very) few people that have heard these tracks, this single marks a giant success, after years of trying to convince the band to release these songs to a very loyal and loving fanbase. Recorded in Brooklyn in 2006, these two tracks exemplify how unique, passionate and inspiring this band was, both at the time, and for their fans - still today. To celebrate the release, the band, their friendship, and their relationships with both Pirates Press and THE BOUNCING SOULS, THE RATCHETS are also reuniting this fall/winter to play both Pirates Press' Anniversary Weekend out in San Francisco and THE SOULS' "Home For The Holidays" shows in Asbury Park, NJ.
Side A: Hoist A New Flag
Side B: The Way Things Are (Orig. Schwartzennegar)