Not that I'm looking to bring down the scrutiny of the Merge people around here, but I was listening to "Slowboy" in the car the other day ("I live in a shithole, baby!"), and had it re-installed in my memory chip re: what an awesome fucking band Pipe really were. Even though Pipe were one of my favorite bands back in the 90's, it usually takes me revisiting their records and CDs every other year or so to bring me back up to speed on just how great those records are.
I wanted to post the "Yr Soaking In It" 7-inch with the Replacements cover on the backside, but my copy has grown a couple scratches on it, so here's another one that's just as good. While I was listening to "Figure 8" just now it gave me the idea that the new Guilty Faces material sounds similar to this, so buy the new Guilty Faces LP when it comes out on Deranged soon, damnit.
(these files are now listen-only)