Progress Report

Christmastime is upon us, and so we pause by the fire to reflect on recent events. Cue the soundtrack. Tea & Dates by Electives Let’s see. On a lark we did a couple songs at an open mic at Phantom Power, our favorite local venue. It was part of a series of open mics, from […]

The Average Risk Adults Sessions

Over the past year++, Electives slowly recorded and released tracks that we’re calling, collectively, Average Risk Adults. The band agreed on the title before COVID set in, but now it’s stupid to care about the timing. It worked then, and it still does. Two Decades was the first thing we produced in this slow-cooked batch. […]

Two Decades

The title Two Decades was originally meant to suggest something about a convergence of two musical styles we heard in the song as it was developing. Now, nearly a year into the pandemic, it’s taken on a new dimension. Felt right as our first release from a body of material that we started work on […]

Chemistry Set

Listen to the second full-length studio album by Electives. Chemistry Set by Electives Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Dave Patterson at Black Bandanaland in East Earl, Pennsylvania. Design by Josh and the band. Cover collage by Josh. A slow project to complete, Chemistry Set was released digitally on Bandcamp on April 5, 2019, followed by […]

Transcript: Our First Full Length Album

The debut, full-length album by the eclectic, instrumental band from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Transcript by Electives Released March 16, 2016. Recorded in Stew’s garage on School House Alley, Lancaster, PA. Mixed and mastered by Ian at Rare Nest, Lititz, PA. Design by Ian and the band. Cover photo by Karen Jenkins. This album is currently not […]