Howling Dogma is pleased to announce the release of Ladybug Breath, a collection of 14 new songs from Otis Peach. Started in the fall of 2001, this disc was finally completed in August 2003. It contains songs by Lewis Lowrey, Bryan Toney, and Steve Chase. Otis played the instruments and sang all the parts himself without any bathroom breaks as the events of September 11 and their aftermath blared out of the TV in the next room. Sometimes, there was a faint odor of cat urine in the booth and maybe Otis would have a beer and complain about his day job. There was a guy living in a van in the front yard of the studio out there in Foscoe, North Carolina, and he usually had a campfire. Otis planned to retire on the proceeds from this recording, and he is standing by his mailbox waiting for royalty checks to arrive even though it is well after 2 a.m. If you buy yourself a copy and maybe one for a friend Otis will be able to eat supper for a change. Not that he is that desperate, but he needs a little encouragement and some good mashed potatoes now and then. Otis Peach met secretly In August 2003 with Allen Lowrey, of the internationally renowned Lambchop and the ferociously rocking Trauma Team, to lay down some drums, and so he did. Brian Talbot and Robb Earls of Sound Vortex helped make this possible. Otis was crushed to find that Barbara Mandrell's underwear drawer was no longer on display on Music Row, but he decided to go ahead with the project anyway. Otis told me it was a big fat lie that most of the guitar and some bass and keyboards were done by Bryan Toney, and he sang on about half the songs. It is also viciously alleged that Lewis Lowrey sang and played bass, guitar, and harmonica. Otis also got fighting mad at the suggestion that this was a trio of guys who played in a band in high school and got together 25 years later on a whim. Talk of members of Biscuithead, Propeller12, The Hardendorff Flyers, The Cherry Blossoms, Sarah Evans, The Land, and other long gone bands being involved, some Lambchop connection, all this is just what Otis hates to hear. Just like Jethro Tull, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Pink Floyd, he's just one man out to make his mark. Otis might be in Louisville, or Nashville, or out in Boone, North Carolina, or he might be out your way if you ask him nice and wave a little money under his nose. Bosco Stravinsky.