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The Boy Will Drown - The Boy Will Drown


I’ve finally done it. Potentially the highlight of my time here at WV. I remember after The Heartland dropped in 2019 and I decided I was “going do this label thing that repressed old classics” I reached out to The Boy Will Drown about doing a record. It was met with tepid optimism - “hey man, maybe!”. Well, in true punisher piece of shit fashion, I kept messaging every 6 months. For 5 years. Every interaction grew warmer. Details started being discussed. Finally we had adeal. It’s 2024, a few month away from WV’s 5th anniversary, and The Boy Will Drown is available on vinyl for the first and only time. What a dream come true! Ah!!!!

Historical context aside, this release is so sick because the band was able to find the original engineer exports from the recording of this. We took those, and once again Zach Sebastian over at Third Eye Studios was able to really bring a lot more out of these recordings. This material sounds INSANE. I promise you’ve never noticed the BASSLINES on the YouTube videos you’ve been watching haha. IT’s literally a whole new EP and just sound incredible. So much detail that had previously been stripped away from ripping a rip of a rip. Truly a preservation effort on this material.

Art was handled by none other than Thomas Bates lmao. Fun fact, he was IN The Boy Will Drown before being a world renowned tattoo and album art phenom haha. And if you’re looking to scratch that TBWD itch in 2024, also check out Vast Slug, which is the new band from Ed Bell! Yay!

As usual, this will be over the top expensive. Believe it or not, they weren’t left with the best impression of the “music biz” after Fetish, so I had to overcome a lot of resistance about the model and everything thats going on here. Price reflects one of the largest payouts to a WV band ever - and they’ve earned every penny. Like thats the WV advantage - if not for what I could charge, I’m not sure this would have seen the light of day otherwise. I know its a big ask on all of this, but TBWD is my passion project within my passion project. It’s all coming together! As they say - don’t wake me up from this dream I had. This dream where I got to put out TBWD and everyone bought it, haha.

This one-time pressing is limited to 300 copies across 5 variants:

50 We Take the “Sig” out of Signature Series (Wax Vessel Signature)
50 Multi-Carting’s Only Funny When it Fails (Wax Vessel Signature)
50 Tremors Isn’t a Movie About Buying Records (Wax Vessel Signature)
50 Dead Girls Don’t Buy Sigs (Wax Vessel Signature)
100 In Place of Fallen Sigs (Wax Vessel Handmade)

All of this housed in:
1.5x thickness Matte gatefold jackets
Double sided matte full color insert
Black polylined innersleeves
Gold foil numbering
Stuffed into polybags
Hype Sticker’d
Custom WV Mailers
Matching WV Album art sticker

Even though this is a preorder for some *band specific reasons* this order was placed a few months ago! It’ll be short! If you saw on Nightmarer, it was about 7 months door to door. This one should be like, 4 months? Maybe less? It’ll be quick, and I promise I’ll be calling in every Wax Mage favor I can muster to make this a killer set!