During a recent interview with Ghost Cult magazine, DOWN guitarist Kirk Windstein has confirmed that the band is still planning to release a six-song EP of “obscure” cover songs.
He said: “A lot of people have been asking about that yet; that’s true. We just need to get our butts in a room together and pick the sh*t out and DOWN it up a little bit, so to speak. But that’s the only thing in the future as of now. But it’s something.”
As for the possibility of DOWN staging the previously announced anniversary tour celebrating the 25th anniversary of the band’s 1995-released classic debut album, NOLA, after the trek was sidelined due to the global pandemic, Kirk said: “I sure hope so. I mean, we have [shows booked in] Dallas and I believe we have one in Atlanta, and we have [Welcome To] Rockville, we have a festival in Florida — as far as I know.
“But yeah, I’m optimistic. I get it that maybe DOWN is not in a position to do a lot of touring anymore or anything, but for god’s sake, we can at least do mainly Southeast of the United States, a bit of the Midwest — not to d*ck you over on the West Coast, but without going thousands of miles away — do something. But we’ll see. Right now, of course, everyone’s concern is just doing what we have booked already and hoping that that goes smoothly.”