SPACE CORGI by LITTLE PAW
LITTLE PAW, the solo chiptune project of Nick Maynard ( ex-Revengineers ), combines uptempo Gameboy tracks with analog synths and electric guitar to create high energy instrumental synth rock.
SPACE CORGI, his first full length release, is a project that has been many years in the making ( the earliest demos date back to 2012 ) and is equal parts upbeat chiptune pop and ambient space rock. High speed LSDJ arpeggios and reverb drenched synth pads are combined with electric guitar and intense chiptune leads to create a unique musical experience.
BONUS TRACKS :
MEGA MANDIBLES demo - REVENGINEERS : This is an unreleased Revengineers song recorded in 2012 or 2013 and features Jim Dewitt on bass guitar, Robert Mostyn on electric guitar, Stephen Roessner on drums, and Nick Maynard ( me ) on electric guitar and Gameboy programming. This was something we considered using on our self titled EP but we eventually scrapped. Revengineers has MANY songs like this that were recorded and never properly released. It’s my intention to finish these recordings and release them later in the year!
FOUND HOME demo - WICKER KITTENS : This is a demo of a song by my new band Wicker Kittens. Hannah Corey provides the vocals and Ryan Maher will play guitar though he is not featured on this very early demo. It’s my plan to start producing an album with this project in the next few months!
I BELIEVE IN THE FUTURE rough mix - THE FUTURE BAND : Originally written in 2008 during my time living in Buffalo, NY, the original name of this project was “NICK MAYNARD PRESENTS : THE FUTURE! VOLUME ONE - TEENAGE SPACE LOVE” but this has been shortened over time to simply “THE FUTURE BAND”. I’d released some very lo-fi demos of these songs back then but had always dreamed of getting them produced and recorded like a real band. In 2013, I sat down with Stephen Roessner and began recording the album for real. Other projects eventually distracted from this and it has sat unfinished for the past 2+ years. After the release of Space Corgi, finishing the Future Band album is my #1 priority.
ASTRAL MOUNTAIN - COVER BY SHAWN MARTIN : When I decided to release SPACE CORGI as a full length album, I also decided that I’d like to include a few bonus tracks as well and reached out to friends to see if they’d contribute any covers or remixes. The first person I emailed was Shawn Martin and he jumped at the chance to cover this old song of mine that I’d written with my former bandmate Colleen ( dashaband.bandcamp.com
). His shoegaze / gameboy driven cover came out really well so I sent him the vocal track from the original demo!
NEW YORK STATE OF LIONS - COVER BY SBthree : I also reached out to Stevie Boyar, AKA SBthree, and he opted to cover another unreleased Revengineers song titled “THE UNITED STATES OF LIONS” and promptly decimated the song. As mentioned above, the Revengineers version of this song will be released later this year.
SPACE CORGI was written, performed, and recorded by Nick Maynard
SPACE CORGI was mixed by Nick Maynard and Matt Battle.
GUITAR SOLO on FLYING SLOWLY by Chris Potter.
FOURTH and SOMETHING EXPLODED IN RUSSIA co-written by Shawn Martin.
ALBUM ART by Margaret Storms!
VERY SPECIAL THANKS to Shawn Martin, Matt Battle, Margaret Storms, Chris Potter, Hannah Corey, the rest of Revengineers, Stephen Roessner, Stevie Boyar, and Cheryl Ernst.