Mike Gordon

The Last Step (EP)

Mike Gordon
Released: April 7, 2015 (Megaplum)

10″ vinyl record (pressed on gray splattered wax). Five song EP includes additional tracks from the 2014 Overstep recording sessions; one of which ended up making its way into the recording sessions for Phish’s latest album Fuego. Mike and Scott Murawski penned the songs during a series of writing retreats in New England for Overstep.

The EP includes the upbeat “Normal Phoebe” and “Eclipse” before settling into a quieter and more relaxed “Loon” and “Snow”. Though originally written by Mike and Scott for Overstep, “Snow” made its live debut on stage with Phish on Halloween 2013. The original studio track was then recorded with the rest of Phish in Nashville during the Fuego recording sessions. The EP ends with a composed and less traditional rock-esque “The Last Step.”

Mike Gordon (all tracks)
Scott Murawski (all tracks)
Trey Anastasio (track 4) Jon Fishman (track 4)
Page McConnell (track 4)
Robert Walter (tracks 1, 2, 3)
Matt Chamberlain (tracks 1, 2, 3, 5)
Tom Cleary (track 5)