Generationals, the duo consisting of Grant Widmer and Ted Joyner, have announced that they will be releasing a collection of their 2017-2018 singles on December 7 via Polyvinyl. The song collection, titled State Dogs: Singles 2017-18, follows the duo’s decision after the release of their 2014 album Alix to forego traditional full-length albums in favor of releasing songs as singles directly following completion.
Said Widmer in the albums release announcement: “We can tie the energy of creating the song much closer to releasing it, which is a more satisfying feeling for us and for the audience. It’s more direct. I get jealous of the way writers and video-makers can finish something and release it immediately. Releasing singles lets us get closer to that immediacy.”
Joyner added: “We let ourselves focus on individual songs at a time, letting each idea be its own thing, letting it go where it wanted to.”
The release announcement continued: “Generationals satisfied this desire by releasing a slew of standalone tracks throughout 2017 and 2018 — and now, for the first time, the nine singles the band unveiled digitally (along with an exclusive, previously unreleased tenth song) will receive a physical release via State Dogs: Singles 2017-18.”