Published Jul 07, 2014Though it took a couple of years to get here, Vancouver pop punk trio Slow Learners are finally about to issue their long-promised six-song EP, Grow on You. The 12-inch vinyl release officially hit stores July 15 through Debt Offensive Records, but you can check out the fuzzed-out offering in full now on Exclaim.ca.
As previously reported, the record was tracked with producer Jesse Gander (White Lung, Japandroids) at the since-shuttered Hive Studios in Burnaby, BC, while the tracks later bounced over to Rain City Recorders to be mastered by Stu McKillop (Baptists). Like the group's earlier pair of 7-inches, Slow Learners flirt with the melancholic power chord anthems of 24 Hour Revenge Therapy-era Jawbreaker on tracks like "When I Was Fun" and "Grow On You." John Johnston's scratchy, nervous grumble, meanwhile, takes on vintage Heartland punk textures on the Replacements-styled "Worst at Home."
You'll find those songs and more in the player down below.
Ahead of the album's official street date, Slow Learners play a hometown record release party at Vancouver's Astoria on July 11.