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KEN mode & Kowloon Walled City Cover Shallow North Dakota On New Benefit Split For Tony Jacome


KEN mode and Kowloon Walled City have teamed up for a special benefit split. The proceeds from the effort are going towards Shallow North Dakota‘s Tony Jacome, who is currently battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Should you not be interested in the music, you can also contribute directly to his fight over at GoFundMe.

The split features an unreleased Shallow North Dakota track by the name of “Bearded Burly Man which originated back in 2003 during the “Mob Wheel” sessions. KEN mode contributed their newly recorded takes on Shallow North Dakota‘s “Outside Dakota” and “Six Foot Foam Lover“, while Kowloon Walled City issued their rendition of Shallow North Dakota‘s “The Milkman” from 2011.

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KEN mode commented:

“Two new KEN mode tracks.

So, we made a post a few weeks ago on FB and IG about our friend Tony, who plays in one of the heaviest bands of all time – Shallow North Dakota. He’s fighting stage 4 pancreatic cancer, and some people are trying to help raise funds for his fight and his family.

The music community started stepping up, and over the course of the week, we found out that Shallow North Dakota had a song from their final album, Mob Wheel, that never got released, and that they were planning to release this with our pals Kowloon Walled City as a special limited fundraising release LP.

KWC had done a SDN cover back in 2011 that also never got released. So we decided to muscle our way onto this, despite not having any material. We jammed on two SND songs on Jan 13, put down some drums, and ran with it. Jesse spent a bunch of time mixing it, Scott Evans and Sean Pearson (who engineered the other two tracks) helped provide feedback along the way, then Carl Saff was kind enough to rush out a killer mastering job on the whole batch, while our bud Sean Arsenian whipped up some art.

This whole record is one big fundraiser. We’re releasing it on bandcamp to start, with LP pre-orders and digital, and it’ll be available on various other streaming services next week. Think of it as the sickest, heaviest gofundme you’ve ever seen. The cause is heartbreaking and sucks, but we were stoked to be able to mobilize and try to do something under the circumstances.”

You can pick up the comp over at Bandcamp.

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