The vinyl version of this atmospheric release will be out in October via The Ghost Is Clear Records, Don’t Live Like Me Records and Illuminasty Records. 300 copies on clear vinyl with black inner sleeves and a double sided insert with more artwork/lyrics.
SLOTHS, from Portland Oregon, play music that is dark, fast, noisy and enveloping. Dynamically created by three musicians, SLOTHS songs are simultaneously expansive, exacting and emotionally charged. The guitars skirt from nihilistic noise to haunted bouts of swirling melody while spazzy drums flail from blast beats to d beats to cymbal-destroying grooves; the music is anchored by sludge laden, riff focused bass playing and accented by shredded throat vocals. Formed in late 2010 with the goal of creating heavy music without boundaries, SLOTHS have released a demo and two EPs the later of which, “Knives” was released on Vinyl via Black Lake Records, Don’t Live Like Me Records, Loaded Sound Records, and Hash Crimes. They have extensively toured the west coast as well as covering the majority of the US in August 2013.
Their new EP, “Twenty Years” is a trio of songs recorded with Fester at Haywire Studios (Nux Vomica, Honduran) and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Baptists, Sleep, Oathbreaker, Tragedy). It is a split release between The Ghost Is Clear Records, Don’t Live Like Me Records, and Illuminasty Records. The songs are connected musically and thematically with recurring melodies that are altered by their sonic surroundings and lyrics that examine what it means to die young. The lyrics are influenced by the recent death of a friend and the perspective gained by seeing the aftermath of such a tragedy. The music maneuvers through a range of tones and moods, all colored by the bleak subject matter yet accented by a flickering lightness that hints at acceptance while serving to render its surroundings in even darker shades. SLOTHS will be bringing this material on the road during a West Coast/Midwest tour this September.