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  • Cassette + Digital Album

    Yellow leader tape in a clear cassette, poly clear case, 5 songs on each side for maximum playability, edition of 150.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Lo via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Slurf Green Jive Cassette
    Cassette + Digital Album

    Green shell, clear case, edition of 50. Regrettably made in the USA.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Lo via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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There's something downright spooky about Lo. The latest EP from Seattle post-punk trio Peeping Tomboys feels like the soundtrack to summer ghost hunting, wandering darkened forests alone, or a Craft-style calling of the corners. Moody Mike Watt–style bass lines crawl through the five songs, combining with echoing shoegazey guitar riffs to create epic, meandering songs that sound like a darker, less spaced-out Slowdive. Lara Hilgemann's powerful vocals rise out of the heavy sludge, belting out imagery of daggers and branches scraping on glass in soulful croons that easily shift into raw-nerved howls that feel like invocations. "Thievery" opens the cassette with a lyric that sounds like a dare: "And when we run in the night, we'll be trailing sparks behind us/And you can follow our trail, but you're never going to find us," Hilgemann belts. On "Calypso," the singer and guitarist awakens from a nightmare, totally creeped out, and turns to a Ouija board, which spells out the title of the song. Though it clocks in at less than 20 minutes and the tempo never reaches anything that calls for more than a slow head nod, Lo feels powerful the whole way through, sliding effortlessly between pretty and menacing. Peeping Tomboys have created a tape that's the musical equivalent of unabridged fairy tales—you know, before the blood and gore was cut out. It's the good kind of creepy. ROBIN EDWARDS - The Stranger

The Peeping Tomboys have disbanded but their spirit lives on in the tapes, cd's, zines, and shirts. Check out there new creative projects below!

Lara Hilgemann (guitar, vocals)
powwers.bandcamp.com
www.facebook.com/powwerstheband

Willa Goettling (drums)
cozydozer.bandcamp.com/releases
www.facebook.com/dozerforever

Claire Buss (bass, vocals)
neighbors.bandcamp.com/album/will-you-please-be-quiet-please
vimeo.com/122364239

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released June 19, 2014

Recorded & Mixed by José Díaz Rohena at Heartland
Mastered by Mell Dettmer
Album Art by Willa Goettling

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