the Mystery Plan release What A Day EP

[Photo courtesy of Bandcamp]

By Roman Salomone, Contributor

North Carolina indie pop band the Mystery Plan have shared the new What A Day EP. Released through 10mm Omega Recordings. The EP features a disco version of the title track, a remix by Steve Howerton & Coflo, and a live recording of the song “Absolute” from a session at Satellite Recording Studios in 2014. 

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The release was produced by Jason Herring and Rob Tavaglione, the latter of whom also mastered it. Additionally, it features some extra production by That Guy Smitty, who is also credited with the cover art.

The band formed back in 2010 and was composed of songwriting duo Jason Herring and Paul Jensen (Fetchin’ Bones / the Interstellars). The current line-up consists of Otis Hughes, Amy Herring, Jefferson Chester, Patty McLaughlin, and Jason Herring. 

The title track is also the first single to their upcoming album, Haunted Organic Machines, which is set to release on March 31. This album will follow a stream of releases from the quintet, the latest of which involved the legendary John Fryer (Black Needle Noise, This Mortal Coil), who has produced releases by Love and Rockets, Dead Can Dance, Nine Inch Nails, Swans, Clan of Xymox, Yaz (Yazoo), and Stabbing Westward, among others. Fryer has worked with the Mystery Plan on past releases such as Queensland Ballroom in 2017, Zsa Zsa in 2020, and the You Also Have Eyes compilation from 2021.

Recently, the band shared a music video for the standard edition of the song. What A Day is also available on a limited CD run of 50 via Bandcamp. 

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