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ARTIST
TITLE
Silver Sail
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
JPR 82805LP JPR 82805LP
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RELEASE DATE
3/21/2011

"Depending on whom you ask, the early Wipers recordings innovated punk, invented what came to be popularly known as 'grunge', or initiated the blueprint for DIY postpunk. A listen to the 1993 release Silver Sail puts the Wipers legacy in an entirely new context. Written and recorded while Sage lived in Arizona, the desert informs Silver Sail's dry, desolate and ghostly feel. The down tempo pieces are positively haunted by it. Stand-out tracks such as 'Y I Came', and the album's centerpiece, the epic and lumbering 'The Prisoner' countervail the heavy guitar sounds of 1993 and exhibit traits of the then burgeoning slow-core scene. Side two is all plodding surf rock, eerie soundtracks and jangly punk echoing an Athens, Ga. sound through the filter of Northwestern gloom and 90s detachment."