Hopeless but Otherwise

by Slowness

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Hopeless but Otherwise— a blend of dreamy atmospherics, post-punk shoegaze, and androgynous harmonies. Its four songs hark back to a time of The Cure Disintegration, Charlatans U.K. Some Friendly, Stereolab Transient Random-Noise Bursts with Announcements, and Galaxy 500 On Fire, attracting legendary producer Kramer to master the EP.


released January 1, 2011

Produced by Monte Vallier and Slowness. All songs by Geoffrey Scott and Julie Lynn. Mixed by Conor Devlin and Monte Vallier at Ruminator Audio, San Francisco. Mastered by Kramer. Drums by EKG. Harmonium on track 3 by Brian Cummings. Additional guitars on tracks one and three by CD. Design by JL. Front photo by Harold Zegart. Back photo by GS. Copyright 2011 Slowness. Published by Houndnation Music (BMI). All rights reserved.



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Slowness San Francisco, California

​SLOWNESS was formed in 2010 in SF by Julie Lynn and Geoffrey Scott. The debut EP "Hopeless but Otherwise" was produced by Monte Vallier (Weekend, The Soft Moon, Wax Idols). The LPs "For Those Who Wish to See the Glass Half Full" and "How to Keep from Falling off a Mountain" were released on Blue Aurora Audio and were supported by tours in America and Europe. A new record is due in late 2016. ... more

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Track Name: Slowness - Black & White
Sticks and stones have broken my bones but your words are such a bore.... so grieve and repent before you regret all your slithering 'round on the floor.
Track Name: Duck & Cover
It's almighty day; Vampire's away.
Track Name: Slowboat
Reshape the institutions, reshape the stones that build the banks and hold the levies. And make a home, a home of evening light to project the past, protect the future.
Track Name: Little King
All the rights disgraced, the tight mean faces we pull on each other. I recommend a reckoning and levity.