Artist: Conveyor
Title: Mammal Food / Pushups

Format: 7" Gold Vinyl (w/ simple white die-cut jacket)
Run: 250
Design: Ted Feighan
Release Date: December 10, 2013
Price: $5.99


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And so, notwithstanding a significant amount of work put toward the follow-up long-player to 2012's Conveyor, here are two new songs that stand unequivocally alone. The songs appeared concomitantly during writing sessions for a full-length record. They are brusque, physical - violent and sexual id-based reactions to a surplus of structured, adaptive thought. The implication is that of a psychosexual totality that gurgles, inchoate and unrestrained, inviolate, despite and in spite of, and in stark relief against the forthcoming Conveyor full-length, due in 2014. (Read the entire preface here)

This release marks the first entry in an ongoing 7" series titled GOLD, where Gold Robot presents a limited pressing on gold vinyl featuring minimalist packaging and a common visual thread. These records will only be available through the band and directly from the label. We love the 7" format and its history, so we'd like to continue nodding at our predecessors by creating an artifact that fits comfortably in the short-player lineage.

Tracklist:

01. Conveyor - Mammal Food
02. Conveyor - Pushups

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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

"Conveyor stay true to their sort of classic rock 'n' roll edge by channeling the old school AM/FM radio fuzz and for their comedically self-conscious lyricism, still continue to offer up a bit off dazzling songcraft." - All Around Sound

"With less emphasis on strummy, decidedly sunny guitars and chipper harmonies, and more emphasis on gnarly guitar hooks and guttural wailing, the band achieve an abrasive garage-rock sound brimming with punk-ish angst and intensity." - Consequence of Sound

"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

"They've decided to push aside their laid-back tendencies in favor of a sound that's got a lot more attitude and is a lot more rock and roll, and they pull it off well." - The 405

"The same way Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots sounded so unbelievably alien, so crytal clear and muddy at the same time, catchy and impossible to follow. Conveyor is dealing with those contradictions sounding incredible on vinyl turned up to catch the subtle crackles of those pedals melting." - 7 inches

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