Slowness released their debut LP For Those Who Wish to See the Glass Half Full on March 12, 2013 with Blue Aurora Audio. The record was produced by Monte Vallier (Weekend, The Soft Moon, Tommy Guerrero) and mastered by Kramer (Low, Galaxie 500, Bongwater). The eight-song LP is reminiscent of IRS era REM, early Stereolab and mid-period Cure, running just under 34 minutes.
“Slowness wields an edgier, starker, more primal style that sounds like it could be traced back to all those Kiwi bands that loved The Velvet Underground.” – THE BIG TAKEOVER
Slowness was formed in San Francisco in 2008 by Julie Lynn and Geoffrey Scott. The group released their EP Hopeless but Otherwise in 2011 and toured America. After returning to San Francisco, Scott Putnam joined the group to begin writing and rehearsing songs for what would become For Those Who Wish to See the Glass Half Full. The group is scheduling a brief European tour for late Spring, 2013.
While the sonic scenery may be dark, the band never leaves the listener’s side, guiding the way with points of catharsis to reveal the beauty in discomfort. Lyrically, Slowness walk the line between the political and personal, with the words equally fitting to a relationship as they would be to a protest; anger mixing with sober reflection.