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Dust Moth




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So we normally do 25 test presses for a release and then make some neat, handmade, DIY-style covers for them. However, when the final shipment of these beauties arrived at HQ, there were no additional test presses sent :( But as always, one hand will wash the other, and it just so happens that there were some overages in the pressing. We didn't want the covers to go to waste, and washed hands always need something to dry themselves with, so here's a hand dyed 'Dust Cloth' cover with a moth spray-painted in the middle, all secured to a durable cork backing. So there's 25 of these special cover editions and all include the clear w/red center & black, red & yellow splatter. Not quite a Test Press, but still super unique and limited :) Thus, they are a little more expensive because they're handmade and because this is the most limited version of the release! Holla!

This is the debut full length from Seattle, WA's Dust Moth. The band features members of These Arms Are Snakes, XVIII Eyes, and Giza. Produced by Matt Bayles (Mastodon, Isis, Botch). Three different vinyl colors to choose from, housed in gatefold jackets with matte lamination and spot gloss. That's amore!

- Opaque Pink/Translucent Red Swirl w/orange Splatter /102
- White Vinyl w/Pink Haze /110
- Clear w/Red Center & Black, Red & Yellow Splatter /324
- CD /500
- Dust Socks /50

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"Thick riffs rumble in and out of heavy atmospheres, with sludgy guitar, melodic bass way out front, and muscular drumming that swings like a thumping heart..."NPR

"a girthful slab of majestic, melodic metal, elevated to a higher level by the dulcet, goth-grande-dame vocals of Irene Barber..."The Stranger

"the richly scented air of mystery and obsession Scale' exudes from the beginning lingers long after the album is over..."Decibel Magazine

"Robert Plant argued against Led Zeppelin's supposed role as progenitors of heavy metal, stating that the band had always been more interested in the sultriness of American blues than the brute force of the hard rock hordes they'd inspired. Regardless of their motives, Zeppelin helped define "heavy". You don't have a drummer that pounds with that much authority, a guitarist that plays with such panache, and a vocalist that wails with such intensity and merely chalk it up to following musical traditions. Similarly, "heavy" isn't the sole motivating force behind Seattle quartet Dust Moth. If anything, they're trying to channel some other permutation of the soulful, animalistic beat that drove Plant and his compatriots. But as history has shown us, you can't have a burly rhythm section, searing riffs, and forlorn vocals without the hordes taking you in as one of their own.

Dust Moth first stormed out of the gates as a six-piece juggernaut of veterans from Seattle's music community. Their debut EP Dragon Mouth was a tightly crafted amalgam of rhythmic brawn, mournful melodies, and dreamy atmospherics. It was as if the bass and drum combo of Jawbox was paired with the guitar work of Doves and capped off with the assertively feminine vocals of Chelsea Wolfe. Now pared down to a quartet, Dust Moth offer up their first full-length Scale. Driven by the haunting vocals and ethereal keyboards of Irene Barber (Erik Blood, XVIII Eyes), the alternately soothing and devastating guitars of Ryan Frederiksen (These Arms Are Snakes, Narrows), the syncopated thump of bassist Steve Becker (Giza), and the muscular drumming of Justin Rodda (Giza), the new streamlined incarnation of Dust Moth retains their layered and nuanced sound while tightening the focus on their "heavy-gaze" approach. Songs like "Corrections" and "Lift" carry more distorted urgency and instrumental heft than anything in the band's previous repertoire. On the opposite end of the spectrum, songs like "Night Wave" and "A Veil in Between" demonstrate the band's new less-is-more approach towards mournful atmospherics.

Given Dust Moth's dynamic range, it's hardly surprising that they've been able to share the stage with such diverse bands as Minus the Bear, Pelican, and Tombs. Following a west coast run with cerebral metallurgists Kayo Dot, the band reformulated their line-up and began constructing the nine songs that would comprise Scale. The album was recorded by Matt Bayles (Pearl Jam, ISIS, Mastodon) at Red Room Studio in Seattle and mastered by Ed Brooks at RFI. The Mylene Sheath is proud to release Scale worldwide on July 22nd 2016." - Brian Cook