Saturday, January 2, 2010

Just Trying A New Way To Breathe

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When you buy your records as you're going along (instead of cherry-picking them off eBay 15 years after the fact, the way most of the other blogs do), you wind up with some odd choices. For instance, I have no real idea why I ended up with a compilation 7-inch of some vaguely Jawbox/Superchunk-ish D.C. bands, yet here it is. I think it had something to do with the Holly Rollers t-shirt that Kevin from Creature Did wore once, so I figured a comp 7" would be an easy way to see what they were about.

As it turns out, the Edsel song on here is the one that I like the most (I think I have another Edsel 7", too-- the one on Jade Tree-- though I'd have to find it). Holy Rollers are OK, I guess, though mildly self-important, and the song from Trusty (the first ever non-D.C. band on Dischord) is decent enough pop-punk, amusing for the first couple of listens. I seem to remember that the Corm track gets better as it goes along, but it sounds bad and starts out horribly, so I didn't bother ripping it.

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Holy Rollers -


Edsel -

"Suits Me Fine"

Trusty -

"Bus Stop"

(these files are now all listen-only)

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Anonymous said...

I dig the Edsel track- they are quite underated- they had played TKS in Danbury back in the day.. Sohrab of Edsel now plays in OBITS (Sub Pop).
Happy New Year
Greg Vegas

Brushback said...

ooohhh, I didn't pay attention to the Obits connection... that's nice... hey, Happy New Year too!

ib said...

Hey. Happy New Year, Brushback.

May it be a good one.

Brushback said...

Hey, thanks-- you too!

The next thing I gotta figure out in 2010 is how I'm going to tag everthing, '00s or '10s...

Chris said...

I definitely think Trusty were best as a hardcore band. I have one of their later albums and it's fairly forgettable. I think they released it after the band broke up. DC Jam released their demo from their unsigned hardcore days as a CD not too long ago.

Brushback said...

I'd forgotten that there's a bunch of Trusty stuff on The Small Takeover... I think I'm going to check it out.

I've been really getting into the Edsel song now; don't know why it didn't sink in with me the first time.

Brushback said...

The mp3 files on this post are now listen-only (non-downloadable) files. Tough luck, Abe Lincoln! No, actually, for those of you who missed the boat, I will do my best to respond to any e-mailed requests for the original files.