Ethyl Merman ain't Ethyl Merman no more. "The estate of Ethel Merman was going to sue us if we used the name," says frontman Turner Van Blarcum. "We beat ourselves to death for three weeks trying to come up with a new name, but we got on with it, so fuck it." The band's new name is Pump'n Ethyl--the very same moniker that will grace the band's debut CD on DSR (that's Dragon Street Records to you) this month. The album was, for the most part, recorded in one night at Crystal Clear Sound and initially intended as demos for the studio's Steve label; but, as Dragon Street owner David Dennard explains, "I said, 'Shit, this is a fucking great record.'" As such, this will be the first Dragon Street release since 1994's Buick Men from Hagfish, and it includes a cover of Dean Martin's "Everybody Loves Somebody.