Aughts-era indie band Voxtrot are back, with two compilations and a reunion tour. They put out Early Music (which compiled their first two EPs) in May, and they're gearing up to release Cut from the Stone: Rarities and B-Sides this month (7/22). We're now premiering a song from the rarities comp, "Fifteen Minutes," and here's what frontman Ramesh Srivastava says about it:
"Fifteen Minutes" was recorded with Erik Wofford at Cacophony Recorders during the same sessions as "Kindergarten." With the release and touring cycle of our self-titled album complete, we were looking toward the future while celebrating the past — both Raised by Wolves and Mothers, Sisters, Daughters & Wives were recorded with Erik at Cacophony and we wanted to recapture the urgent live aesthetic of those EPs. What I love most about the recordings from these sessions is hearing how cohesive we had become as a band after years of constant touring. Assuming this song would never be released, I held onto elements of the melody and basic chord structure and it slowly became "Wilderness of the Heart," a song featured on my most recent solo album Eternal Spring. Interestingly, both songs address existential loneliness but through different lenses, each uniquely characterized by age and circumstance.