Lovitt Records is pleased to announce the release of a 7” split between The Office of Future Plans and Daria. OFP is the
most recent project by former Jawbox and Burning Airlines frontman, J. Robbins. The band, which also features cellist
Gordon Winters, bassist Brooks Harlan, and drummer Darren Zentek, released its self-titled debut LP last year on
Dischord. In 2012, Daria and Office of Future Plans met in person while playing the Saint Feliu festival in Spain.
Though they live on seperate continents (Daria is from Angers, France), the bands are linked via their experiences working
with the late producer Iain Burgess. During the early ’90s, Burgess recorded Jawbox’s second record, Novelty. After he
relocated to France, he also worked with Daria. Sadly, Burgess passed away in 2012. The idea for the 7" + EP came about
as a nod to Burgess's work and his role in shaping the "Chicago Sound" of the ’90s, which went on to influence Steve Albini
and much of guitar-based indie rock.
The 7" contains two new originals from each band, but there are 4 digital bonus tracks, too -- 2 of each band covering the
other, and 2 other covers in honor of the late producer Iain Burgess. OFP covers Rifle Report's "24 Doors" and Daria covers
Leatherface's "I Want The Moon". Both bands churn through their respective songs, playing with the kind of passion and
depth that is reflective of their mutual admiration one another and their respect for Burgess.