Old 97's Offer Up Too Far To Care Demos As Free Downloads
You can grab them right here--and we recommend you do, if only to hear how different these songs sounded before the band went into the studio to flush them out. The differences are noticeable especially on "Timebomb" and "Barrier Reef," two of the band's biggest rave-ups, which sound noticeably calmer in these acoustic forms, before guitarist Ken Bethea's had the chance to flex his surf guitar work all over them and prior to drummer Philip Peeples adding a little bit more speed and power to the mix.
If nothing else, these tracks provide a nice insight into a band at its peak--a peak the band may have finally just returned to.
Anyway, if you need more convincing, go ahead and stream the "Timebomb" and "Barrier Reef" demos after the jump before grabbing them on the 97's' page.
Bonus mp3: Old 97's -- "Timebomb (Demo)"