Skip to main content Skip to footer
10% off purchase of $49 and 15% off purchase of $149 or more when you call 866-498-7882 Get Details
  •  Español 877-687-5402
  • Stores

Kowloon Walled City - Grievances

Item #: 
1500000187354
  • Write a Review
Product Description:

Release Date:11/13/2015;Notes:Kowloon Walled City finally bring us their long-awaited new full-length. Grievances, their third album and first for Gilead Media & Neurot Recordings, finds the San Francisco band at it's artistic peak, having moved even further away from it's sludgy, post-hardcore origins and toward a sparser, noise-rock heaviness. Th...  Click To Read More About This Product

Order Now! Expected to Ship 12-21-2018
Order to reserve yours today - No charge until it ships Email me when this is in stock.

This oversized item has special shipping requirements

Restrictions

  • Protect Your Gear
  • Guaranteed Lowest Price
  • Not Returnable
Have Questions? 866-498-7882
Call our experts for product info and phone-only specials.
Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Price: $21.98
    Warranty Options
Add to List
Overview

Release Date:11/13/2015;Notes:Kowloon Walled City finally bring us their long-awaited new full-length. Grievances, their third album and first for Gilead Media & Neurot Recordings, finds the San Francisco band at it's artistic peak, having moved even further away from it's sludgy, post-hardcore origins and toward a sparser, noise-rock heaviness. This shift began with 2012's Container Ships, which received universal praise from both listeners and writers. On Grievances, the band takes these elements to even greater extremes. The strings rattle. The guitars crackle and blister. The notes ring out turning bleak and beautiful - sometimes both at once. "We dug into this expansive, less distorted vibe. The songs are mostly slow and bummed out but we still want them to push, to have energy," says vocalist/guitarist Scott Evans. Evans, together with guitarist Jon Howell, bassist Ian Miller, and drummer Jeff Fagundes spent over two years working on the seven songs for Grievances. The intense editing process weeded out about two albums' worth of material. Howell's unusual and discordant chord changes channel the familiar feel of angular indie rock. Miller's gritty bass adds a surprising layer of depth and melody, while Fagundes' drums resonate in what sounds like an impossibly large room. Evans' shouted vocals are raw with frustration and disappointment, but without the typical veneer of aggression. The concept of work forms the thematic foundation of the entire record, from the cover art to the title and the lyrics. Whereas previous Kowloon Walled City releases were largely inspired by the band's hometown of San Francisco, Grievances focuses it's attention on our complex relationships with work and the power our employment - and employers - have over us. As with Kowloon Walled City's previous releases, Evans engineered and mixed the album, starting at Sharkbite Studios and finishing at his own Antisleep Audio, both in Oakland. Griveances was mastered by Carl Saff. The LP edition released by Gilead Media will be presented in a gatefold jacket printed on reverse stock and will include a download code. The initial pressing is limited to 1000 copies.;Special Attributes:DIGITAL DOWNLOAD CARD

Pro Coverage

Guitar Center's Pro Coverage
Pro Coverage gives you added warranty protection for your gear. Stepping in where the manufacturer's "normal wear and tear" coverage ends, our Pro Coverage program offers you upgraded coverage if your product ever fails Click To Read More About This Product.

Pro Coverage includes
  • Accidental damage protection
  • Expedited repair or replacement
  • Free shipping (for returns or repairs)
  • 100% coverage for commercial use
  • Extended price protection
  • No lemon guarantee
  • Free transfer of coverage to a new owner
  • Repair costs covered for up to five years from date of purchase
  • Repair authorization-toll-free by phone or via the web
Customer Reviews
Questions & Answers View All
Loading....
Questions & Answers
You are changing the Ship-To country.

Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.