BY SURPRISE
“MOUNTAIN SMASHERS”
(SPT36 – Cassette)

60 copies pressed on pea green shell with bonus o-card, includes download code

SIDE A:
1. Books by Thoreau
2. Realometer
3. Mostly Harmless
4. Last Chance to See
5. Photoshoot
6. Fountain Splashers
7. $600 Exorcism
8. So Long and Thanks for All the Sharkjaws
9. Daggermouth Is Playing at My House
10. Hanging Out with Wendy in Sulikland
11. Direct Loans

SIDE B:
1. Kerouac’d (Demo)
2. PS I Love You (Demo)
3. Books by Thoreau (Demo)
4. Realometer (Demo)
5. Last Chance to See (Demo)
6. Fountain Splashers (Demo)
7. $600 Exorcism (Demo)
8. Daggermouth Is Playing at My House (Demo)
9. Direct Loans (Demo)

The band’s first full-length album, Mountain Smashers, romanticizes with the feelings of reluctance we’ve all felt towards growing up, slowing down, losing touch, and selling out. Clocking in at thirty minutes, it combines both the influence of those dusty 7” records, often overlooked, with the lessons learned from the aforementioned authors. It admits defeat, while exuding reassurance. It questions the norms, while embracing the inevitable. The guitars are loud and the feedback bleeds, the vocals clash in uniformed motion, and the lyrics are kind of weird. It’s by far the band’s most focused effort to date, and in some ways, it’s their most adventurous.

This cassette from SLUDGE PEOPLE celebrates the 10 year anniversary of Mountain Smashers with the album on SIDE A and several previously unreleased demos on SIDE B!

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Released: November/December 2021