Empty Soda Can

Empty Soda Can 7" cover

Release Notes:

Marigold Records, 7", 1998

Band members:

Lance (guitar/vocals)


Empty Soda Can
Colonial Hong Kong
Everybody Laughs
Now You Realize

More info:

This is not specifically a J Church single. It was a side project by Lance under the name Cilantro (taken from the song on Quetzalcoatl), which is the herb called Coriander in Britain and Dhania in India. It is also Lance's favourite smell. The songs are pretty basic - acoustic, lo-fi and 4-track in the vein of Earthquake Song or My Lie. According to Lance, "It's just home demos of J Church songs that never made it". A second Cilantro single was planned but never appeared.

The front cover sleeve features an extract from Waiting For Godot, where the characters discuss auto-erotic asphyxiation, while the reverse carries a quote from one of those strange characters who fantasise about having a limb amputated. Something to think about while listening to the songs...