Manufacturer: Touch & Go Reco
Slint was formed in the late 80s and released two critically acclaimed albums that remain unrivaled in their intensity and beauty. "Spiderland" was the second album and the first released by Touch And Go in 1991.
2005 reissue LP on green vinyl. Jazz influences took their effect on the shortly lived emo band American Football. All through their self-titled 1999 debut album, you can hear jazz rhythm and timing while the instruments trade off solos like they are talking to each other. Yet, blended with true emo lyrics and musical stylings, the jazz flavoring makes for a one-of-a-kind experience. All of it is due to the understated creative genius of drummer and trumpeter Steve Lamos, guitarish and organ player Steve Holmes and guitarist, bassist and vocalist Mike Kinsella. As a band, American Football disolved into the history books almost as soon as their album was released, but its success continues to grow in their absence. Fan requests for vinyl pressings were eventually acted upon, and several early editions sold out almost instantly. The now standard nationwide reissue on green vinyl remains in print.
2008 CD pressing of the debut album from the Sacramento Avant-Rock band. Spastic noise and Free-Jazz-esque rhythmic patterns that drift in and out of a Pop sensibility and something akin to Weasel Walter's work. The band features Zac Nelson (Hexlove, Princess Sweepstakes Prints) on drums, Robbie Moncrieff (The Advantage) on guitar and Erik Woodard (Cozy) on baritone guitar. Holy Mountain.
Manufacturer: JOYFUL NOISE RECORDS
Brand: DON CABALLERO
The first-ever live album from legendary instrumental juggernaut Don Caballero! Gang Banged With A Headache, And Live is a recently-surfaced "authorized bootleg" from the math rock pioneers. Recorded in 2003 at a single show in Chicago, Gang Banged captures Don Cab's unrivaled musicianship in gritty, brash fashion.Featuring the lineup of Gene Doyle, Jeff Ellsworth, Jason Jouver, and (of course) Damon Che, the band performs material spanning from 1993's For Respect (Touch & Go) to songs that would end up on 2006's World Class Listening Problem (Relapse Records). While classics like "Fire Back About Your New Baby's Sex" and "Delivering The Groceries at 138 Beats Per Minute" are performed true to their recordings, the band also explores medley territory at times, weaving together songs like "Let's Face It Pal, You Didn't Need That Eye Surgery" and "You Haven't Lived Afro Pop" into the aptly named "Let's Face It Pal, You Haven't Lived Afro Pop. Gang Banged includes a decade's worth of quintessential Don Cab material, rendered on one fateful night in Chicago. But let's be clear: this is not a premeditated live recording nor a "best of" album. This is a found document that affirms our humble opinion that Don Cab is simply one of the best bands that has ever existed.