It would probably be an understatement for me to say that Her Tears are unheralded, seeing as they came from a Danbury scene that relatively no one outside of Ct. cared about then or can recall now anyway ("next Seattle" legend be damned). With their hard-edged, fuzzy guitar-pop sound (similar in style to scene-mates Monsterland, though much more pseudo-Brit), Her Tears definitely had the songs to go around. I don't even remember the other bands from Ct. that I interviewed back then acknowledging Her Tears all that much, although that seems kinda funny since Matt Chiavelli ("Matthew Drag") designed the record sleeves for a whole bunch of other Ct. indie releases. Maybe it's because Her Tears never seemed to play out a lot, or maybe it's because they never managed to release an album (though they did have a full-length demo cassette, from '92). Or maybe it's because some of their song titles reminded people of old Ministry records, who knows.
Although their best song can be found elsewhere-- "Pill Cutter", a compilation track that's pretty much awesome-- this is most likely Her Tears' best record. It's also the first release ("Poof #1") for Popfactory, a New York label with a serious Creation fixation (the runout groove for this even reads, "Thanks to Alan McGee for inspiration".) Popfactory had a run of about a dozen or so singles, most of which were moderately great and are worth tracking down. If not, there was compilation LP of Popfactory singles, which I should be posting shortly.
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(these files are now listen-only)