Ohio art punk legends Brainiac have unearthed nine songs that were recorded after 1997's Electro-Shock for President EP that were "never slated for release," but are now coming out as The Predator Nominate EP on January 20 via Touch & Go Records (pre-order). They were some of the last recordings ever made with lead singer Tim Taylor before his passing in 1997, and the EP comes with liner notes by guitarist John Schmersal. Touch & Go says:
Now, in 2023, comes the latest missive of the archive, harkening back to the band's latter era - and their most prolific and confident period. The Predator Nominate EP is a celebration of what was to come before the tragic exit of ringleader / singer Timmy Taylor. Listen to these realized demos and imagine what only could have been the confident seed of what the group might be capable of in this future century versus the last one. The world will never truly know.