Hometown boys Wayland released their new digital EP, Welcome to My Head, and were in the GRD studio to talk to the Free Beer & Hot Wings Show about it. Oh, and bassist Dean Pizzazz almost puked from dry ketchup.

Ever since Wayland received heavy airplay on GRD, the band have been gaining momentum and fans as time progressed. Wayland released their self-titled album over a year ago and have been working on a follow-up for some time now. Instead of making fans wait for eternity, the group decided to release an EP and are glad to get new music into the hands of fans.

"We're really excited," lead singer Mitch Arnold says. "You're excited and you're nervous, and you hope that the release is as exciting to other people as it is to the band itself. Just like any artist does, you put your blood and your sweat and your tears into it. We love these songs and we're just excited to share them."

"These songs are the beginning of our second record," guitarist Phil Vilenski explains. "That's what's so cool to us. It's like a sneak peek of the direction we're heading, which has developed since the last record."

Watch parts 1 and 2 of this morning's interview below. Purchase a digital copy of Welcome to My Head on iTunes.

GRD presents Wayland, with special guests Gunnar and the Grizzly Boys, 8th Avenue, Relapse & The Legal Immigrants, December 17 at The Intersection in downtown Grand Rapids. Tickets are on sale now at The Intersection box office, SectionLive.com and by phone at 616-451-8232.

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