Thankfully this one is NOT a pre-order, as this bad mamma jamma is all done and ready to roll! Their latest doom/sludge masterpiece, Summit
, was initially released on wax by Southern Lord, but now self-released by the band with some mild but important upgrades: all new plates, heavyweight tip-on style jacket with clear spot-gloss, heavier printed innersleeve (with corrected text and lyrics), NO mucking around with stickers, smokey clear 180 GRAM vinyl... overall we're just talking a really classy package here.
That's not to dump on the venerable Southern Lord's pressing, which was solid. Its just that THOU
has since ironed out a few OCD kinks on what they want to see within a fully realized package, taking knowledge gained from our recent The Archer & The Owle "megaEP" release
and re-applying some sonic and aesthetic enhancements to their latest full-length offering.
That being said, this thing is freaking beautiful. An already massive album that is now probably a bit more in line with the true vision THOU
has for this album. We're honored to aide these fine southern gentlemen in any way yet again, and of course along with our awesome(ly organized) brother-in-arms at Gilead Media