Catholic School Shares Four Songs

Catholic School uploaded four more songs from the previously unreleased Suicide at Sun Studio sessions to Soundcloud. Memphis’ Catholic School has shared four more songs from their Suicide at Sun Studio sessions mixtape. Listen to them here.

When Catholic School has released all the music from the session is released, the band plans to upload the release to Bandcamp as a “pay what you wish” download. The effort, which was recorded at the famous Memphis studio, follows the “Needle In The Storm” single released earlier this year.

After undergoing many musical shapes and forms over the decades, West Tennessee multi-instrumentalist John Christie started making solo material in 2019. These songs caught the ear of other better-known artists, one of whom urged him to come up with a new name for his project. Christie chose Catholic School as a new moniker and took to the studio in 2020, reaching deep into his past as a recovering drug addict.

He constructed a debut, self-titled EP built on the memory of lost loved ones, incarceration and undying friendship. With the help of local Memphis artist Ben Ricketts, the album was completed over a year later and was released on Cercle Social Records as a cassette and digitally by Christie’s Maudlin Jerk Records.

The “Needle in the Storm” digital seven-inch, via Maudlin Jerk, followed scores of local shows, and  marked the first release since Catholic School’s debut. The single was mixed by Shaun Durkin of Soft Kill and art was provided by Smoking Room. Purchase it here.

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Photo by Nia Rincon Poston