Modern Baseball’s Jake Ewald has released a debut solo song called “Building the Ark” under the name Slaughter Beach, Dog. You can check it out below.

The project’s EP Motorcycle.jpg is set to be released next month.

Ewald also talked with Fader and discussed Modern Baseball’s hiatus:

We had a talk a few months before it happened — I don’t know if we’ve told anyone this. We all sat down and said, “We’re getting really tired. This is kind of crazy. We should slow down soon.” And then we did that European tour where we announced at the last-minute that [co-frontman Brendan Lukens] wasn’t going to come. When we made the decision to slow down, we already had a lot of tours booked. We were like, oh yeah we can make it through all of this, we’ll be fine. But then as we started to be confronted with those tours we realized we didn’t know if we were going to be able to go through with all of them. We were so burnt out, and ready to be done with it for a little while.

We did the Europe tour without Brendan, and at the end of that I talked to Brendan on the phone. We were all just in agreement that we didn’t think we could bring ourselves to do a whole six-week U.S. tour after that. It really sucked because then we had to turn around and call all our friends who were coming on that tour and say, “hey, we’re really sorry but we just don’t think we can do this.” That was really difficult. It sucks to think about, because the band was so amazing and it brought us so much joy over the years, but at the same time, releasing ourself from that obligation was this incredible feeling.

You can read more of the interview here. Check out the new tune below.