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Knife The Symphony / Swear Jar Split

by Knife The Symphony / Swear Jar

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    12" black vinyl comes packaged in recycled, hand-pulled/screen-printed sleeves and includes download card from Phratry Records good for two full-album downloads in 320k mp3 format.

    Vinyl purchase also includes immediate download of digital album via Bandcamp in your choice of WAV, MP3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.
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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Compact Disc comes in recycled, hand-pulled/screen-printed mini-LP gatefold package with black and white fold-out insert.

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"locating their nucleus in ground between the late 80’s Dischord and Touch & Go labels... [Knife The Symphony's ] banging, whirling, ridiculously rhythmic post-punk emo attack is a wonder, especially given the generous cool down periods of sinister slowcore quiet they interject… these guys are inhuman.”

"[Swear Jar is] destined to be enjoyed intensely by a handful of weirdos"


released February 26, 2013


KNIFE SIDE: Tracked at Million Yen Studios, Chicago, Illinois with Jeff Dean, November, 2011. Additional recording by Andy Perkins at The Litter Box in Northern Kentucky, Winter, 2012. Mixed by Andy Perkins at The Litter Box Spring/Summer, 2012. Additional vocals by Drew Bogner. Additional percussion by Jerry Dirr.

SWEAR SIDE: Swear Jar recorded their tracks to tape for zero dollars in the home of an unsuspecting vacationing family. Vocals and overdubs were then recorded later in the basement of an unsuspecting woman as she went on vacation. Long story short, if you go on vacation, Swear Jar will make a record inside your house.

Vinyl pre-mastering by Carl Saff. Cut for vinyl by Jason Ward at Chicago Mastering Service.

Knife Record 05
Swear Jar Record 02
Phratry Records Release Number 39

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Knife The Symphony owes a debt to Dischord, SST and Touch & Go. Bring your earplugs.

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