Poison Slows You Down

by Hawkeyes

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    At long last, here is the 12" vinyl version of 'Poison Slows You Down' courtesy of Helmet Lady Records. Finally these songs find the format they were meant to be on. Ryan's mix and Al Smith's mastering make this sound so damn good. Heavy shit. Pressed on transparent red vinyl.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Poison Slows You Down via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Limited Edition Cassette
    Cassette + Digital Album

    Head over to our labels Bandcamp site to buy the vinyl versions and digital version of 'Poison Slows You Down' hlrhawkeyes.bandcamp.com/releases

    Limited edition of the 'Poison Slows You Down' cassette. Run of 100 with 25 copies each in orange, green, blue and pink. Hand numbered. Recorded on High-bias cassette tape. Please state which colour you would prefer when placing your order.

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

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"The four-guitar, bass and drums instrumental wall of fuck from Kitchener/Waterloo’s Hawkeyes made me breathe cement, and I liked it. Being epic and subtle with this much firepower at your disposal is a hell of a trick to pull off. Screw the stoner/doom tag, this is elemental ROCK of the highest order. Best thing to come out of Canada this year." - Christopher Laramee, Texture Magazine

From the elephant march of Javier Fuentes:
"No amount of sunbathing or vitamin supplements can prepare the body for the gut-shifting force contained within Hawkeyes’ black hole riffs. Running the earth’s energy fields through a chain of fuzz pedals and phasers, notes swirl violently in a spectacle that recalls memories of a recent tornado. The lurching advances of screaming frequencies march down decimated paths to the beat of thundering rhythms that hit the ground like flashes of dry lightning. Obsidian squalls enter the sightlines in the form of a distant mirage. The illusion creeps closer and closer, yet the real image barely takes a step forward. Quit looking ahead, you’ve already sunk to the earth’s core." - Javier Fuentes, Weird Canada


released August 24, 2013

Performed by Blackout, PF, Kaiser, RA, Lord Streetknife, SS
Bob Egan played Pedal Steel on March Of The Elephants
Translated by Ryan Allen @ Distillery Studios, Kitchener
Mastered by Alan Smith @ Bergerk! Studios, Perth Australia
Photos by Jennifer Keith
Art by Roan Bateman
Layout by RB, PF, SS & MB

Many thanks to JS-AF-WF, JK, JG, LG, Graeme Pautler, Bob Egan, Melissa Boraski @ Spring's Skull, Jay Leonard, Nick Iden, Mark Imola, Ryan Leandres @ SoundFM 100.3, Scott Hager @ Axe And You Shall Receive Inc., Pierre Francois, Atolah (RIP), RB, Familiar Fiends, Cursed Arrows, Eyes Like Candy, Saigon Hookers, Cellos & Shooting Guns.

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HAWKEYES Kitchener, Ontario

Their self-described “chaotic, psychedelic brand of space-doom” is a pretty accurate description of Hawkeyes’ sound… a heavy, dark, and monolithic ambience is set by their rhythym section and Hawkeyes’ four guitarists play very interestingly off of it, mounting texture upon texture, weaving a multitude of tones around that monolithic base.
“Tune down, turn up.”
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