Local band featuring TCU students releases second album

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    Interim, a local band that features TCU sophomore Parker Smith, released its new extended play called “My Vessel Heart” April 3.

    “We’re excited,” Smith, an entrepreneurial management major, said. “It’s a dream come true. These are songs we’ve had for a long time, and we were able to record them with amazing quality.”

    Smith said the new quality comes from Clark Nowlin, the bass player for Tim Halperin, who produced the five-song EP at his studio in Waco. The group spent about a week in Waco to record "My Vessel Heart."

    "Studio work takes a long time, and his dedication to our music means a lot," Smith said.

    Interim, which has three core members, has been together for two years, despite all three studying at different universities in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. For "My Vessel Heart," the band brought in former TCU student Geoff Ice to play upright bass and current TCU junior Sarah May for vocals.

    "I listened to our old EP ['Kings in the Corner'] and had a nostalgic moment. It's amazing to see how far we have come," Derek Wenth, Interim's drummer and sophomore at Tarrant County College, said. "Compared to our old EP, the sound has been rejuvenated."

    Despite the many hours of dedication that have gone into creating the EP, Smith said Interim's main goal is a modest one.

    "If we could fill a room where everyone knew our songs, we would be content," Smith said.

    Fans can listen to the EP for free at interimband.bandcamp.com or see the band at Potbelly Sandwich Shop at 9 p.m. April 5.