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Get to the Boat

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Get to the Boat
📅 Released5 May 2016
StudioInsidious Sound, Neptune City, New Jersey
⏳ Length16:29
🏷️ LabelSelf-released
🤑 ProducerPaul Ritchie
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Get to the Boat is the debut studio EP from the American rock band Yawn Mower.


The five-track EP was self-released on compact disc and digital download, on 5 May 2016. It was recorded by Paul Ritchie at Insidious Sound in Neptune City, New Jersey, and mastered by Pat Noon at Eightsixteen Studios in South River, New Jersey.[1] The album photography is by Michael Burke and layout by Michael Loupos. Jenn Fantaccione plays cello on "Convenience Store." Get to the Boat is noted for its punk influences, and is described as "a sardonic statement on the banality of existence."[1][2] In a 2017 interview with The Pop Break, Yawn Mower expains the album "was our first proper release, so I feel like we spent more time on that one. We stepped away from sessions to let the ideas simmer."[3]


A review by John Pfeiffer in The Aquarian Weekly says "Mike and Biff tear through their compositional angst with the panache of anything Kurt Cobain and the boys could have ever done. I especially admire their rhythmic delivery and overall attitude for their craft." He calls "Seltzer Burps" his favorite track on Get on the Boat, noting the "high tempo changes and sectional switches."[1] Bob Makin of Courier News calls Get on the Boat "fantastic" and an "underground opus."[4][2] He closes the review saying "defiantly sharp artistic observers who chisel and scrape with the dull edge of lo-fi rock, this duo will be enjoyed by anyone who refuses to submit to the power elite's dead-end demand for dutiful, unimaginative workers and consumers."[2]

Track listing[edit]

1."Two Frequencies"3:06
2."Ride the Subway"3:04
3."Convenience Store"5:06
4."The Teleprompter Rolls"1:55
5."Seltzer Burps"3:18
Total length:16:29


  • Mike Chick – vocals and baritone guitar
  • Biff Swenson – drums, percussion and vocals

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Jenn Fantaccione – cello on "Convenience Store"


  • Curry, Laura (1 May 2017), "Happy Mondays Interview with Yawn Mower", The Pop Break, retrieved 20 February 2019
  • Makin, Bob (9 October 2016), "Makin Waves with The Black Clouds, The Production", Courier News, retrieved 20 February 2019
  • Makin, Bob (9 March 2017), "Makin Waves with Yawn Mower", New Jersey Stage, retrieved 20 February 2019
  • Pfeiffer, John (29 June 2016), "Shoreworld: Yawn Mower; Levitt AMP Asbury Park Music Series", The Aquarian Weekly, retrieved 20 February 2019