Conveyor: “Pushup”

Brooklyn-based quartet Conveyor are currently working on their second full-length album slated to be released next year. But before that happens, the group is releasing the 7″ single “Mammal Foods”/”Pushups,” and lucky for us, we get to hear the b-side before its December 10th release. But be warned– it’s not the easiest pill to swallow.

“Pushup” is a simple song, with pounding drums, a catchy melody, and straight-forward chords. But the track seems to have been put through layers of distortion and compression, making the end result a thick, noisy mess (in the best way possible, of course). The details get lost in the mix, but taken as a whole, the effect is powerful and quite hilarious.

Band member T.J. Masters describes the track as “maximal self-esteem,” acting as a counter-part to its A-side that showcases minimal self-esteem:

[The song] serves to identify “self-esteem” (or, at least, reflexive regard for one’s self) as an object and delineate a spectrum on which it can be said to exist, all of which implicates a further, unspoken, theoretically “real” value that lies somewhere in the middle.

In more direct terms, there’s a lyric in “Pushups” that goes, “I’m smart and I’ve been told I have a more than average penis size.”

You can pre-order the 7″ here, which you should do because it’s being pressed as a limited edition gold vinyl.

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