by Brian Smith
SSM has a new EP coming out, but we don't know the title. What’s more, crispy Detroit organist Lyman Woodard appears on one song. The band found Woodard by simply looking him up in the phone directory. Woodard, you’ll note, might be best known for the 1975 Lyman Woodard Organization album Saturday Night Special on the Strata label — it’s an unsung Detroit classic. He also played on Dennis Coffey’s Hair and Thangs record, another domecrusher.
Elsewhere, Nathaniel Mayer just recorded a new album for Fat Possum with Matt Smith, Dave Shettler, Troy Gregory and Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys. It was recorded mostly at Smith’s home studio, with a few songs tracked at Jim Diamond's Ghetto Recorders. We've no idea why Mayer-faithful guitarist Jeff Meier wasn't involved with this. And no, we don't know the title of this record either.