Monument - Pre-Order Goes Canoeing 12"

Tiny Engines (Tigers Jaw, CSTVT, Look Mexico, Everyone Everywhere) is excited to announce the pre-order for the vinyl release of Goes Canoeing, the highly anticipated debut full-length from Washington, D.C. outfit Monument.
The 12" is limited to a first pressing of 500 (275 opaque orange / 175 light blue / 50 180 gram black) and will see an official street date of March 22, 2011. However, pre-orders will be shipped several weeks before the release date.
A digital version of the LP is currently available via most only retailers, including iTunes and Bandcamp. Additionally, Monument has self-released Goes Canoeing on CD format. Grab it here or from the band at shows.
To celebrate today's pre-order, RCRD LBL is debuting the track "Diamond Age". You can download a free mp3 of the song here. Likewise, you can also snag a free mp3 for "Roots Run Deep" here.
Well worth the wait, Monument's much buzzed about debut full-length fulfills the potential that the quartet's 2009 3 song 7" hinted at and finds its songwriting prowess growing by leaps and bounds. Goes Canoeing isn't so much a melding of styles but rather the culmination of a vast array of influences, not to mention years of members playing in bands such as The Summer We Went West, Dawn Treader and The Tasty Habits. From, math-y emo, post-punk, noise-pop, grungy 90's indie rock and even the Dischord-styled hardcore of the band's D.C. home, Goes Canoeing is as loose and raw as it is infectious and intricately layered. Recorded by Algernon Cadwallader's Joe Reinhart, these 10 songs are bursting with acrobatic guitars, spirited gang vocals and uncommonly catchy melodies, all bolstered by Monument's creativity and undeniable enthusiasm. The first great, essential release of 2011.