On Deck: Speed the Plough – “Broken Glass”

We’re thrilled to announce the amazing next installment of our lathe-cut 7″ series: “Broken Glass,” by New Jersey chamber-pop veterans *Speed the Plough*.

We still have to pinch ourselves sometimes when we are reminded that we released Speed the Plough’s excellent album _Shine_ ten years ago. It has been a pleasure and a privilege to watch the band continue to evolve, releasing music on their own and with our friends at Bar/None and Coyote, bringing on new band members and collaborators and never losing the magical joy they get out of playing music onstage with friends.

During the pandemic, the members of the band were faced with the same challenge as so many other musicians: how to continue to write and play music – but to do it safely, during a pandemic? And that’s when the band came up with the idea of releasing a new single every month, each one a long-distance collaboration with different musicians in the band’s circle. Their plan was to record ten new pieces, releasing one a month on their Bandcamp page, and to put a bow on the project by releasing a physical album after the pandemic.

The first installment, released back in August, was the stunning “Rush Hour (Inadvertent Meditation for a Friend)”, a haunting track dedicated to their friend Tony Donato, who passed away near the beginning of the pandemic. The track featured the vocals of Mayssa Jallad of the Beirut-based band Safar. Since then, the band has released a new track each month.

We’re proud to present “Broken Glass,” a co-release with the band, as their February, 2021 effort. Like the first track back in August, it features guest vocals from Mayssa Jallad. We’ll be releasing it on limited-edition lathe-cut 7″ (buy it now; once they’re gone, they’re gone), and through both the Dromedary and Speed the Plough Bandcamp page. It’s available for preorder now, with a February 5 release.