Slow Mass "On Watch" 12" LP • Vinyl Record (3rd Pressing • Deluxe & Standard Editions)
Slow Mass "On Watch" 12" LP (LL-LP-008)
400 copies (Napalm Vinyl) • Landland "Deluxe" Screenprinted Gatefold/Booklet Edition (1st image shown • entirely screenprinted and hand-assembled DELUXE gatefold jacket with a 12-page booklet of new art & photos. The most elaborate record jacket we've ever made. Hand-numbered.)
100 copies (180g Black Vinyl) • Landland "Deluxe" Screenprinted Gatefold/Booklet Edition (2nd image shown • same crazy jacket as described above.)
300 copies (Hyacinth Purple Vinyl) • Standard Edition (3rd image shown • standard offset jackets with screenprinted lyric insert and OBI strip.)
200 copies (Gumball Pink Vinyl) • Standard Edition (4th image shown • standard offset jackets with screenprinted lyric insert and OBI strip.)
Also available in a limited edition of 150 professionally duplicated cassettes (last image shown) with screenprinted die-cut packaging from Stumptown Printers and hand-assembled o-cards built at Landland. Hand-numbered.
2nd Pressing (Transparent Red/Black Marble Vinyl):
200 copies • Landland "Deluxe" Screenprinted Variant Edition (1st image shown • hand-printed & hand-assembled sleeve over offset jackets) • (SOLD OUT)
300 copies • Standard Limited Edition (offset jackets only • 2nd image shown) • (SOLD OUT)
1st Pressing (Light Blue Marble Vinyl):
300 copies • Standard Limited Edition • (SOLD OUT)
200 copies • Landland "Deluxe" Screenprinted Variant Edition • (SOLD OUT)
10 copies • Test Pressing (not available)
A01. On Watch I
A02. Gray Havens
A04. Suburban Yellow
A05. My Violent Years
A06. Oldest Youngest
B07. On Watch II
B09. The Author
B10. Tunnel Vision Quest
B11. Like Dead Skin
B13. G's End
All orders include a download card of the entire album.
Listen to the entire album over on Spotify (and pretty much anywhere else you stream music).
Chicago's Slow Mass has a simple guiding principle: "No shortcuts."
Formed in 2015, the band released their debut EP Treasure Pains, offering up an expansive new take on both post-hardcore and indie-rock. The band toured in support of the EP with the likes of mewithoutYou, The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die, and Pianos Become the Teeth.
On Watch—their debut LP—expands Slow Mass' sonic palette in service of creating an ambitious, uncompromising album that never adheres to a single genre. It deserves a place alongside other classic albums like Fugazi's The Argument and Unwound's Leaves Turn Inside You, becoming the latest in a long line of records that push a genre forward by remaining focused on creating a cohesive, expansive work.
Dave Collis: Guitar, Vocals, Percussion, Noise, Synth (3), Organ (5), Drums (7, 9), Mandolin (10)
David Maruzzella: Drums (12)
Josh Parks: Guitar, Noise, Piano (4), Synth (11)
Josh Sparks: Drums (2-4, 6, 8, 11)
Mercedes Webb: Bass, Vocals
Al Costis: Upright Bass (5)
Sen Morimoto: Saxophone (5, 7)
Ryan Packard: Vibraphone (9)
Viv McConnell: Flute (10)
Produced, Mixed & Engineered by Neil Strauch
Additional Engineering by Josh Parks
Recorded sporadically May through September 2017 in Chicago, IL.
Tracked at Minbal, Type 1, Wright on Carroll and Neil's apartment.
Mastered by John Golden
Manufactured by MPO France
Cover Art (Standard Edition): Dnl Hrs
Layout, Illustration & Design: Dan Black