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Boris
W

$10.00


***Color Vinyl Edition: Sea blue***

***Sacred Bones mail-order exclusive version: Edition of 1000 copies, pressed on baby blue and white starburst color vinyl. ONE PER PERSON LIMIT.***

***Sacred Bones Record Society version: Edition of 150 copies,  pressed on milky clear and sea blue color vinyl. Comes with an artist curated mix tape. SIGN UP HERE.***

***Sacred Bones exclusive color of the EarthQuaker Devices new pedal "Hizumitas"  designed specially for the one and only Wata of Boris. More details below.*** Available to US customers ONLY***

In an effort to sublimate the negative energy surrounding everyone in 2020, legendary Japanese heavy rock band Boris focused all of their energy creatively and turned out the most extreme album of their long and widely celebrated career, "NO." The band self-released the album, desiring to get it out as quickly as possible but intentionally called the final track on the album "Interlude" while planning its follow-up.  

The follow-up comes with "W", the band's debut album for Sacred Bones Records. The record opens with the same melody as "Interlude" in a piece titled "I want to go to the side where you can touch..." and in contrast to the extreme sounds found on "NO", this new album whispers into the listener's ear with a trembling hazy sound meant to awaken sensation. 

On all of "W" Wata carries the lead vocal duties. In general the styles on the album range from noise to new age, as is typical with one of our generation's most dynamic and adventurous bands, but there is a thread of melodic deliberation through each song that successfully accomplishes the band's goal of eliciting deep sensation. Be it through epic sludgey riffs, angelic vocal reverberations or the seduction of their off-kilter percussion, Boris will have you fully under their spell. This languid and liquifying sound is perfectly represented in the beautiful Kotao Tomozawa cover art and in suGar yoshinaga's sound production. 

"NO" and "W" weave together to form NOW, a duo of releases that respond to one another. In following their hardest album with this sensuous thundering masterpiece they are creating a continuous circle of harshness and healing, one that seems more relevant now than ever and shows the band operating at an apex of their musical career. 

Additional details on EarthQuaker Devices exclusive pedal:

  • Faithful sonic recreation of Wata from Boris' crushing go-to fuzz: the Elk BM Sustainar 
  • Offers loads of heavy distortion and smooth sustain with an underlying grit 
  • Excellent response to different pickup types and playing dynamics 
  • Unique Tone and Sustain controls greatly impact the distortion’s character 
  • Offers plenty of output Volume - unity is around 9-10 o’clock; everything above that is set to destroy. 
  • All-analog signal path 
  • True bypass 
  • Silent relay-based switching 
  • Lifetime guarantee 
  • Current Draw: 10 mA 
  • Input Impedance: ≈150 kΩ 
  • Output Impedance: <10 kΩ 
  • Boxed dimensions: 5.75” x 3.25” x 3.25” 
  • Out of Box Dimensions: 4.75 x 2.50 x 2.25 in. (120.65 x 63.50 x 57.15 mm) with knobs 
  • Weight:15 oz (425 g) 

***Pedal is available to US customers only***

*** Returns are not excepted for the Hizumitas. If you receive a defective or damaged pedal, it will be covered under EarthQuaker Devices' lifetime warranty; they will fix any pedal as long as they are in business.  The warranty does not apply to cosmetic wear of the enclosure, graphics, knobs, hardware, etc., or any device that has been repaired or modified by anyone other than EarthQuaker Devices.  There is never a charge for a repair unless the circuit board needs to be replaced due to user damage or modification. If you are having any issues with your Hizumitas, please open a case for troubleshooting or repair here. Once your repair request has been submitted, you will receive a detailed email with instructions on how to send your pedal in for repair.  Please be aware that repairs may take 14 business days or longer once the pedal has been received by EarthQuaker Devices. ***

Release Date: 1/21/2022 

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