PRIZEHOG Re-Unvent the Whool

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ELN23 ::: 6-song 12-inch, 33rpm
[ 500 copies ]
: 180g black vinyl in black innersleeve
: cover art by Chris Jehly
: full-color standard jacket w/ clear matte titles
: two-sided, full-color insert
: 18" x 24" full-color poster
: download code

PRIZEHOG, the massive, mind-bending Portland-by-way-of-the-Bay-Area trio, exists on another plane. Combining meditative grooves, punishing sludge, dazzling melodies, ultra-heavy psych, and crunchy riffs aplenty using a baffling and impossibly cryptic calculus, PRIZEHOG has created its own bizarro universe of heaviness. Re-Unvent the Whool, their fifth release, is a magnificently powerful LP, a byzantine labyrinth of impenetrable riffs, crushing dirges, heavy hooks, and warped excursions wrapped in triumphant progressions made complete with downshifted bellows and dark cries; perplexing and mystifying yet grand, spellbinding, enthralling, and uncannily soulful. With eight years of non-stop playing and four releases behind them, PRIZEHOG set out to make their most ambitious work to date. Recorded and mixed by Toshi Kasai (Melvins, Big Business, Tool, Russian Circles) at his Sun Valley studio Sound of Sirens, Re-Unvent the Whool is a wonderous invention (unvention?), a record full of depth, complexity, power, humor, and beauty and a truly unique vision of genuine heaviness.

“PRIZEHOG should be adored, they should be worshipped the way Harvey Milk and Boris and the Melvins are… as hard as it may be for some folks to believe, PRIZEHOG might have outheavied, and outweirded, and outgeniused those masters, and become masters themselves, masters of fucking alien prog-doom, long haired, psych sludge, dirge-drone, damaged art pop. Fuck yeah.” -Aquarius Records

special low-frequency extended cassette version available from Sleeping Giant Glossolalia