Experimental Conveyor - Mammal Food / Pushups

Published on October 25th, 2013 | by Cameron Hilliard

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Conveyor – Mammal Food / Pushups // Limited to 250 Gold Vinyl 7″

I joined We Listen For You’s Record Club last year (or was it late 2011?) and I recall the first release the club was ordered to buy was Conveyor’s Sun Ray EP. It was after this release that We Listen For You decided that the record club could be successful – it was made as an experiment to see and show how a relatively small group of people (100) could make an impact in artist/band’s life/lives. It helps that We Listen For You has an impeccable taste. If Zach, Hank or any others ever even see this, they’re more than free to correct me about any details. Conveyor (as cliché as it is) defies genre classification with their combination of folk, electronic, pop and rock elements. “Pushups,” the B-Side, is just a vat of noise, though. I’ve put others’ opinions in the Details section below as they are much more qualified and artful than I am in speaking about music. Check out “Pushups” below via the Soundcloud player and see what you think of it. Lest we forget that this is a Gold Robot Records release. Cheers!

The Details

PRESS

"Imagine the fret-abusing angles of early Battles plus some sunny surf-pop melodies fed through 49 distortion pedals and compressors and you're coming close to the sound of Conveyor's new track." - VICE Noisey

"Brooklyn four-piece Conveyor return this winter with a fresh 7″ on Gold Robot Records. Due out December 10th, it’s the first release since the band’s 2012 eponymous debut and also marks the first installment in the label’s new limited series called GOLD, wherein records are pressed on actual gold vinyl. The B-side track, “Pushups”, finds Conveyor swaddling their folk-pop in a dense cut of crackling noise while talking bluntly about conviction, body expectations and, yes, even penis sizes." - Consequence of Sound

"If you’ve been following Conveyor, you may know that this is a far step away from their older music, but it surely doesn’t seem like a step out of their comfort zone. This zesty tune is fully loaded with unsettling fuzz, synthetic instrumentals, and the oh-so-sweet hymnal vocals that Conveyor execute so well." - Indie Shuffle

"Lo-fi pop projects Casiotone For The Painfully Alone and Throw Me The Statue were two of the greatest of the mid-00s to utilize near-perfect pop sensibilities through layers of crunch, crispyness, and subtlety. It's not easy to maintain stick-in-your-head melodies under fierce feedback and muck, and alongside the two poorly-named prior staples, Conveyor is following up with even greater nuance. "Pushups", the first single since 2012's self-titled, is Dirty Projectors noodly but full of Jeff Mangum melodies, and never loses its joyous stride. If you're able to see through the deliberate grunge, you'll see through to a gold nugget of exuberance. It's appropriate, then, that this single (as well as it's B-side "Mammal Food") will be released on gold vinyl." - IMPOSE

"Conveyor have traded in their clean tropical sounds for a dirty, distorted take on rock/pop. The new sound is acting as a bridge from one LP to another in the form of a brand new limited 7". Conveyor takes a bold chance on "Pushups" and it pays off as their typical fascination with organized sound is given new life in the form of controlled disorder." - We Listen For You

"For a song that seems so lyrically self-conscious, it’s probably fitting that Masters’ vocals is so shrouded by fuzz and noise that it’s incredibly difficult to actually make out what he’s saying. Still, what it does make more than obvious is that the Brooklyn-based four-piece have grown immensely since the release of their very solid eponymous debut, and are making an extra effort to go a step beyond their comfort zone." - Listen Before You Buy

"It’s a bit like when you’d tune in an old black and white telly, turning the dial on the front, flicking and bending a loop antenna as you search for the right channel. Then somehow you manage to pick up two signals at once. The snowy screen giving glimpses of different programs while the pictures flicker and bleed into one another. It’s cathode ray music for the nostalgic, analogue sounds in a digital world, it’s (as you would expect from Conveyor) really good and we love it." - Alphabet Bands

"The song features crunchy distortion that make the track sound suprisingly bright, along with a light guitar that’s later brought in." - JP's Blog

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Listen to Pushups on Soundcloud

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