| August, 2014|
19 August 2014
| Ryan Adams|
PAX AM, Los Angeles
| PAX AM Studios, Los Angeles|
1984 is an EP by American singer-songwriter Ryan Adams, released in August 2014 on PAX AM. Initially the second release in Adams' "PAX AM Single Series", the EP was released digitally on August 28, 2014.
Recorded entirely by Adams, 1984 is described as "pay[ing] homage to the halcyon days of the earliest releases from [record labels] Dischord, SST, Touch & Go and their ilk."
The EP's sound was influenced by the various hardcore artists Ryan Adams grew up listening to. He noted, "The kind of music that I first started playing was that kind of music, but it's not really any different to my regular stuff." Regarding its overall aesthetic, Adams stated: "It’s my Hüsker Dü kind of vibe."
1984 was recorded at Adams' studio, with Adams performing each instrument. The EP was engineered by his current bandmate Charlie Stavish.
The EP is the second of Adams' "PAX AM Single Series", with a new seven-inch release planned for each month. (The first was the Gimme Something Good single, with the B-Side of Aching For More.) Adams stated, "I'm going to release a single every month until I can't do it any more." Regarding 1984 specifically, he noted, "People just have to hear it, the American vinyl is now sold out and we're going to make the digital available at some point, probably after my album comes out."
The digital version of the album includes an additional track, entitled "Look in the Mirror".
All tracks written by Ryan Adams.Ryan Adams – all instruments
Marshall Vore – "confused screaming"
Ryan Adams – producer
Charlie Stavish – engineer, mixing
Johnny T – cover photograph
Ryan Adams – back cover photograph
Alan Crawford – inside sleeve photograph
Andy West – design
1When the Summer Ends1:101984 (EP) Wikipedia
2What If You Were Wrong1:28
3Over and Over0:37