Ultra Mono

IDLES


The third LP from "angry band" IDLES, we have Ultra Mono on black and white marble vinyl.

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11-01-2020
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VMP Exclusive Pressing

This record was pressed by VMP and you can't get this specific variation anywhere else.

Exclusive Features
color Black and White Marble
foil stamped Yes
numbered Yes
Other Features
exclusive VMP Exclusive
jacket style Direct-To-Board
jacket type Single
label Partisan Records
mastering engineer Bernie Grundman
mastering studio Bernie Grundman Mastering
pressing location Optimal Media Production
release type New Release
By the Numbers

1 lp
format
2020
original release year
33 1/3 rpm
speed
750
total pressing quantity
12 inch
vinyl size
standard
weight
Description

If Joy was meant to detail the band’s manifesto, then the band’s highly anticipated third album – Ultra Mono - is the sound of IDLES heading into battle, battering ram in hand, for those tenets. Sonically constructed to capture the feeling of a hip-hop record (Kenny Beats even helped with programming on several tracks), the songs double down on the vitriolic sneer and blunt social commentary of their past work. Not far beneath the surface of their self-admitted sloganeering lies a deeply complex and brutally relevant album that chews up clichés and spits them out as high art for the masses. Active presence and self-acceptance also stand at the core of Ultra Mono, with much of the songwriting done on-the-spot in the recording booth, and the phrase “I am I” serving as a lyrical and spiritual mantra throughout. 

Ultimately Ultra Mono is a celebration of community, one that IDLES have been striving to build upon since their start, something bigger than themselves. As their audience grows, new fans continue to come from a sense of not belonging, together creating a diverse congregation of people that are making each other belong.

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Tracklist

Ultra Mono
More Music, Less Stress
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