EPs are a real mystery to me. Are there any musicians or people in the music industry here that can shed some light on why exactly bands release EPs? I can understand it if there are actually new songs on an EP, like if an artist has a theme they want to explore but it isn't long enough for an LP. But it seems like a lot of new bands just release the exact same songs on EP as their albums. There might be one new song. Do they really expect people to buy the EP just for the one new song (plus a live track plus a crummy demo?)
Bright Eyes is one example.
But much worse is Bullet For My Valentine - their EPs are hilarious. They literally repeat the same songs (same versions) across THREE EPs PLUS an album. And then they release a "Rare Cuts" album that repeats the same songs again!
Edited by dizzyorange - 9/21/13 at 4:19pm