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Internet Sessions is the first digital EP by Mars Argo. It was released on August 18, 2010 to Bandcamp[1] and served as an acoustic companion piece to Technology Is a Dead Bird and Linden Place.

Background

In promotion of their debut album, Technology Is a Dead Bird, Mars Argo and Titanic Sinclair began to release homemade acoustic videos of songs from the record in 2009, beginning with "Machine" on October 14 and "Suicide Birds" on December 17.[2][3]

The duo began re-recording old and unfinished material with professional producer Johnny K at Groovemaster Studios in 2010, and released acoustic demo videos for "Electric Car" and a rewritten "Technology Is a Dead Bird" filmed at the 'Blue Room' of the studio to document it in early June of that year.[4][5]

All four of the aforementioned uploads were later set to private in 2010 and the EP was released on August 18, 2010,[1] after fan inquiries about where they went. The EP was specifically advertised as a collection of "rare demos and acoustic performances". It was removed from sale a few months later.

In a similar vein to the "Machine" and "Suicide Birds" videos, Mars and Titanic released an acoustic performance video of "Using You" to promote Linden Place on May 26, 2011.[6] "Everything Turns to Gold" was released as their final acoustic video on February 9, 2012.[7] These performances would soon replace the Blue Room sessions as the third and fourth tracks of the EP's 2012 rerelease.[8]

Trivia

  • There used to be a popular misconception that "Spider in My Bathtub" belonged to this EP. However, it was not present in any version of the tracklisting.

Tracklist

Standard Edition
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Machine" (live acoustic) Mars Argo, Titanic Sinclair Sinclair 2:02
2. "Suicide Birds" (live acoustic) Argo, Sinclair Sinclair 3:11
3. "Electric Car" (live acoustic) Argo, Sinclair, Johnny K Karkazis 3:51
4. "Technology Is a Dead Bird" (live acoustic) Argo, Sinclair, Karkazis Karkazis 4:14
2012 Edition
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Machine" (live acoustic) Argo, Sinclair Sinclair 2:02
2. "Suicide Birds" (live acoustic) Argo, Sinclair Sinclair 3:11
3. "Using You" (live acoustic) Argo, Sinclair Sinclair 3:56
4. "Everything Turns to Gold" (live acoustic) Argo, Sinclair Karkazis 3:33

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Internet Sessions | Mars Argo". Bandcamp. August 18, 2010. Archived from the original on October 17, 2010. Retrieved May 21, 2018.
  2. "Machine Machine Machine". YouTube. October 14, 2009. Archived from the original on April 9, 2010. Retrieved May 21, 2010.
  3. "Suicide Birds". YouTube. December 17, 2009. Archived from the original on April 9, 2010. Retrieved May 21, 2018.
  4. "Mars Argo - Electric Car (Live Acoustic)". YouTube. June 5, 2010. Archived from the original on June 20, 2010. Retrieved May 21, 2018.
  5. "Mars Argo - Technology is a Dead Bird (Live Acoustic)". YouTube. June 8, 2010. Archived from the original on June 20, 2010. Retrieved May 21, 2018.
  6. "Mars Argo - Using You (Acoustic)". YouTube. May 26, 2011. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved May 21, 2011.
  7. "Mars Argo - Everything Turns to Gold". YouTube. February 9, 2012. Archived from the original on February 26, 2012. Retrieved May 21, 2018.
  8. "Internet Sessions | Mars Argo". Bandcamp. August 18, 2010. Archived from the original on February 20, 2012. Retrieved May 21, 2018.