The "Pretty Little Lightning Paw" E.P.
\"More Action! Less Tears!\" opens the record -- a noisy clarion call of chiming instrumental rock driven by a long wraparound riff and recorded live off the floor during the \"This is Our Punk-Rock,\"... (cst027) sessions. This cut finds various Mt. Zion players trading instruments for the rock-out, with cascading tape treatments added by Efrim in the mixdown. Three more songs follow, which Efrim began recording in sporadic late-night sessions at the Hotel2Tango in Montreal during the second half of 2003. All three were built up from Efrim\'s initial vocals and guitar, with co-founding Mt. Zion member Thierry collaborating closely on instrumental and backing vocal arrangements, and Jessica working up violin and vocal parts as well. A four-voice choir lends additional vocal support.