On December 8th, Ethan Luck, formerly of Demon Hunter, The Dingees, The Supertones, and Relient K, released his new self-titled ep under the band name, Ethan Luck and the Intruders. I missed giving this record a listen before I did my end of the year list, which is a shame, because it easily would’ve made the top 25. I love Luck and each ep he’s released has been unique and special. The Intruders ep is his best yet.
The theme to the record seems to be living life to the full right now. Or at least, not stressing about the future. Luck explained on the Urban Achiever podcast that the songs are less about a fear of death and more about how he know has a reason to not want to die. In a way, the songs on this ep are like a love letter from Luck to his wife.
Luck’s previous single, Damned, gets a makeover on this ep, and I love the new version as much as I loved the old version. It’s a subtle change, but you don’t feel like you’re getting cheated if you already purchased the previous single.
It’s only 5 songs, (two digital bonus tracks if you pre-ordered the vinyl) and as usual, I wish there were more. This is just a great rock and roll record. 5 out of 5 Stars.