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We wanted to play music we liked so we got together and did it. No one else really liked it and we were pretty comfortable being the band who tours the country but no one really likes. Revelation called one day and it was pretty weird but i like the Kiss It Goodbye record a lot so we decided to go with it. Then that didn't go the way we planned and we started to put out a bunch of 7 inches. Deathwish Inc saw that, and got in touch, it was weird but i really like the Blinding Light album so we decided to go with it. End Bio.
S/T or DESCEND, BOLD TRAVELER
Our first record for Deathwish. Instead of getting uptight about the new label giving us increased visibility and therefor doting on these songs like they're fragile newborns, we let it all hang out. Did everything we tried succeed here? I dunno. But I like the record a lot. The least developed of the songs is easily one of my favorite songs both to play and to listen to. The art was done by Erol Otus, a legend, at least to me. Smart people might catch some themes shared between the art and music.
BUT AT LEAST YOUR TOWN HAS THE LUSTY LADY -- SPLIT 7" w/SHOOK ONES
Shook Ones are the only band who use "Whooa-oooo-ooooh's" in their songs that doesn't make us puke. They've been cool to us since the beginning. We were just starting to talk about doing this split when Sean at Runner Up Records contacted us and said "Hey, remember that show you played together? That was fun. how awesome would a split be?" and we took it as a sign. A split must be done. We put one long song on this. I personally think it's the most off-putting thing we've ever written, but in a good way. The pre-orders on this sold out in minutes, which I put squarely on the shoulders of Shook Ones. Thank you for making us seem popular. I don't think Sean is planning on repressing these, so get'm while they exist. www.runner-up-records.com/blog/
CAT EATING HOTDOG -- SPLIT w/ RED TAPE PARADE
So Oise in Red Tape Parade has been on our side for a long while and when he started a new band it seemed like a split was necessary. On this record they cover End of a Year by Embrace and we cover Red Tape Parade by Seaweed. Because those are songs. which are also our band names. never mind. The original song we gave to this record is among my favorites. We manage to take a shit on IV drugs, doing prison time, and having babies, all in the same two minute song. Not bad. Mitch Clem, a dude of some renown, did an awesome job on the art here. No more searching the internet for images of cats eating hotdogs. I can just go to my record collection from now on. Contact Daniel at www.myspace.com/cobraxrecords to your hands on these.
MOST ATTRACTIVE BAND WE'VE DONE A SPLIT WITH -- SPLIT w/ ADORNO
"Hey, we really like your band. Would you like to do a split with us?" Adorno approached us in a really unassuming way that made us like them as dudes before we even met them. Lucky for us, their music is really good. This recording is a bit of a throwback for us, raw sounding and fast. We also pay homage to one of America's greatest sports figures on this record. I think this record will be scarce in the US, but it's worth seeking out. Both sides are great. If you are closer to Italy, contact www.aexistencia.com and grab it. If you find yourself closer to Portugal, grab it from Joao and Diogo of Adorno fame, they partnered with Existencia on this one.
WHY IS THAT OWL STARING AT ME? -- SPLIT 7" w/KIDS EXPLODE
A companion to our European tour with Kids Explode. We contributed one song that might be our most mellow material up to this point. My voice is still a stank turd, but I come closer to singing than on previous efforts. I think it's a strong song, but I fear we may have been out-shined by Kids Explode here. Pick it up from www.narshardaa.com , if not for our song then definitely for the Kids Explode material.
WE UNDERSTAND EUROPEANS ARE A SEXUAL PEOPLE 7"
This record was a happy surprise. It has three original songs that have been described as our rawest material and a Colin Newman cover that we only somewhat butcher. Theres a song on here I doubt we will play live very often, but I'm really proud of it lyrically. I think one listen will convince any person to not get married. Take the test and listen to it, I'll give you your money back if you somehow talk yourself into marrying after hearing it. Or Niko at www.blacktoprecords.de will give you your money back.
GOD, THERE'S A LOT OF PAWN SHOPS AND CHECK CASHING PLACES IN THIS TOWN -- SPLIT 7" w/FIRE TEAM CHARLIE
I don't know exactly where to put this one chronologically. It was recorded before the release of the full-length and features a song that was later rerecorded. But it came out slightly after the full-length, which is why it's placed here on the list. It's a split with Houston's finest, Fire Team Charlie. I can't get around my vocals on this one. These dudes come in and lay down great songs and then I brutalize them with my shrill, grating vocals. Still, definitely worth getting for the underrated song "McEnroe". Weirdly, some people have told me they are into this one because the vocals are so rough. People are weird. Ben at www.stickysticky.co.uk can hook you up with one of these. Again, if not for us, then for the great band on the other side of the vinyl.
SINCERELY -- LP & CD
This record stands out most to me as a reminder of the recording experience. The Mariano Rivera of engineers, Don Zientara, was a joy to be in the same room with. Guy loves bread, avocados, and making bands sound better than they are. There's some songs I would've left off this if I had to do it again, but overall I think it's a great representation of where we were at as a band. It got some great reviews, but they all seemed to hate the last song on the record. That's a bummer, because that song is maybe the best we've written. Fight me, reviewers. If you are one of the 30 people worldwide who buys CDs, go to www.revhq.com or www.revelationrecords.com to get one. If you'd prefer vinyl, contact www.slaveunion.com
SPLIT 7" w/ THREE FIFTEEN
A split with our friends in Three Fifteen, a great, now defunct, Western Massachusetts band we toured with a lot. Looking back on it, we got a great sound on this record. Three songs. One of which is the best song we never play live and one we are still playing years later. Juustin at www.slaveunion.com probably has some of these laying around.
DISAPPEAR HERE -- CD
There were some phase issues in the recording of this one that strips it of some dynamics, but there are still some gems. Most of the songs are raw as hell, but a couple stand the test of time and could've been written by us now. Again with the vocals, but what can you do- I was going through puberty at age 24. Worth noting that we used a Brett Easton Ellis reference as a album title years before Bloc Party and Minor Times used it as a song title. We're hip. We're inheriting a box of these, so feel free to contact us if you'd like one. Cheap!
WARM -- DEMO CD & AUDIO CASSETTE
This is old and painful for me to listen to, but it still makes the rounds on fileshare networks so I figured it was worth mentioning. I have one copy left that I'll probably have buried with me, or at least burned so no one else can hear it. Nevertheless, this was a fun time in our lives and was probably better than most demos if we could look at it objectively.