Piglet to Release New? Music and Merch

Posted: January 4, 2013 by Is This Revolutionary? in News
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Okay, so the Mayans were wrong. Or we read their calendar wrong. Basically, someone screwed up. Either way, the world didn’t end on December 21st, so I hope you didn’t blow your savings on throwing the sweetest apocalypse party or on post-rapture pet care services.

While the whole “world not ending” thing may have been the best news the 21st brought some, there was another gem that brought joy to approximately three hundred people.

Chicago math rock trio Piglet announced on their Facebook page the day of our reckoning that they will be releasing a “new/old unreleased album” as well as their Lava Land EP on vinyl sometime this year. This announcement comes just a few days shy of the eighth anniversary of the initial release of Lava Land, which was released at the beginning of 2005.

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From the first time I heard “Bug Stomp,” I could never understand why these guys had such a seemingly small fan base. While they have a restricted catalog, there is no good reason for it to have not reached the ears of a much broader audience. They might be the most well-balanced math rock band I have ever heard, countering blistering intensity with gorgeous intricacy. I use the term “balance” cautiously; often, balance has the connotation of compromise. I cannot stress enough how much this is not the case here. At no point do they make any sacrifices for the sake of accessibility or showmanship, and the resulting product is one of exquisite form and function.

Anyway, no further information is currently available on the new/old album or the vinyl. More details will likely come to light once the Kickstarter goes up. As I am very excited for the upcoming release, any developments will be posted here.

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-A.

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