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A Primer of Holy Words


A Primer of Holy Words, Thou's compilation of dirtied up covers from 2009-2022, is available on exclusive on Blue and White Cloudburst vinyl.

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This is a VMP Exclusive record, and you can't get this specific variation anywhere else.

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color Blue and White Cloudburst
foil stamped Yes
numbered Yes

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download code Yes
exclusive VMP Exclusive
jacket style Direct-To-Board
jacket type Single
label Sacred Bones
mastering engineer James Plotkin
pressing location New Orleans Record Press
release type Reissue

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Thou's A Primer of Holy Words is a full-length compilation of their non-Nirvana covers they recorded and released from 2009-2022. All of the songs appeared on limited pressings of various split EPs and benefit compilations. The range of bands being covered is wide: Pearl Jam and Alice in Chains from abandoned tribute projects; Born Against from a small press European compilation; Ginger Quail, an obscure New Orleans punk band from the late 90s; and so on.

This collection includes artwork from former New Orleans - now Mexico City - artist Rachel Speck from her Tropical Goth imprint.

Limited to 300 copies, the VMP exclusive edition of Thou's A Primer of Holy Words is pressed on Blue and White Cloudburst vinyl at New Orleans Record Press. The 1LP will arrive in a single, direct-to-board, foil stamped and numbered jacket. It was mastered by James Plotkin.

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