When researching this release, one word I noticed just had to be restated, and that’s the word “Giddy.” Something about the eponymous single, Galore, just feels perfectly described by that word.

This album is the debut full-length release from members, John Hamson Jr. and Marcus Pepperell, under the moniker, THUMPERS. To get a debut release out via Sub Pop’s gotta be a good feeling. For a label that’s done so much for independent music for so very long, it’s a huge statement for the band to be backed by such great folks.

Also included in this pre-order: a bonus CD with 4 extra tracks not on the record, including a cover of a song by recent tourmates CHVRCHES, performed by THUMPERS.

Check out the aforementioned single down below!

The Details


Release Date: February 11, 2014
Catalog No: SP1062

LP $15
CD $12


—> If you pre-order Galore from us here at Subpop.com, you will receive a bonus CD with 4 extra tracks not on the record, including a cover of a song by recent tourmates CHVRCHES, performed by THUMPERS!
—> Customers who pre-order the LP will receive the limited, colored-vinyl “Loser Edition” of the album.

All of these items are on a first come, first served basis and once they’re gone, they’re gone. Order now to secure all of these limited-edition items!

Also please know that if you pre-order this record, your order will not ship until the week of or before February 11th. This applies to everything in your order – NONE of it will ship until the week of or before February 11th. So, if you’d like to order more than just this THUMPERS CD/LP, it would be best to place separate orders if you’re the type who wants what you ordered, and you want it NOW! Thanks!

“Comprised of long time friends Marcus Pepperell (vocals, guitar, keys) and John Hamson Jr. (drums, vocals, bass), THUMPERS make colourful, exuberant alt-pop that celebrates their innate musical kinship and draws upon their shared childhood memories. The London-based band combine layered androgynous vocals with muscular drums, astral synths and shimmering guitars in a celebration of the breathless sensations of youth and coming of age.
Friends since the age of 11 and playing in bands together since their teens, the two reignited their musical bond again in early 2011. Initially exchanging ideas over long distance correspondence, they used breaks from travel and other projects for intensive, marathon recording sessions. Retreating to the familiar surroundings of their hometown, they worked intuitively and resourcefully in utilizing every means at their disposal (with siblings occasionally joining in on the recording process) with the sole objective of producing great recordings touched by a transcendental jubilance and vague air of the otherworldly.

Live, THUMPERS are augmented by an interchanging cast of friends and musicians in faithfully bringing their immersive dynamics and grand scale sonic vision to the stage.

THUMPERS will release Galore, their debut album, on February 11th in North America via Sub Pop. The record was produced by Pepperell and Hamson along with David Kosten (Bat for Lashes, Everything Everything)."

MP3 download included with all vinyl releases

Price $15

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