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VINYL OF THE MONTH
Hawks Do Not Share
(Predator Friendly Records)
“Feels like The Postal Service playing an ’80s prom…”
Portland’s Hawks Do Not Share offers up their latest LP on heavyweight 180-gram vinyl, and it’s an electro-pop dreamscape that is sure to please the late night crowd.
Kicking off with the trippy “Forgiveness,” the record bathes the listener in chorus-laden guitars and haunting, ambient piano textures.
Refreshingly, there’s much more guitar to be had on HDNS than can be found on other records by similar acts. Perhaps it’s this tie to old school, analog rock and roll that makes the LP stand out from its peers, or perhaps it’s the Postal Service-meets-’80s-prom vibe that makes it feel like the lost soundtrack to Pretty in Pink.
Whatever it is, Hawks Do Not Share have it, and fans of bands like VHS or Beta should flock to this record. Just don’t forget to pick up Ducky on the way to the record store.
Produced by Hawks Do Not Share
Recorded in Portland, Oregon at underwater research and design & Nip Factory
Mixed by Jeremy Wilkins at underwater research and design
Mastered by Adam Gonsalves at Telegraph Mastering
Speed: 33 1/3 rpm
Color: Black Vinyl
Units Pressed: 450
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