Monday, March 21, 2005

Crain - Speed reissue

Temporary Residence has just re-issued Crain's long out of print 1992 debut album Speed. The recording has been remastered by John Golden and this is the first time it's ever been available on CD.

Crain were one of a few bands to come out of that whole Louisville math-rock thing in the 80's and 90's that really mattered to me. I remember a couple of years ago being so frustrated because I couldn't any information about them anywhere online. Their early singles and debut album were released in limited quantities on tiny labels. They signed to major label Restless and released Heater in 1994 (this was the era when almost every band in the country got signed for 5 minutes) but they were dropped soon after and the album was deleted. They had pretty much vanished. Temporary Residence deserves many thanks for this. Now if someone would just get around to doing the same for Heater.

Recorded by Steve Albini's in his old basement studio, Speed is both more melodic and more raw than Heater (also recorded by Albini). The remaster is stunning.

Car Crash Decisions [MP3, 2.9MB, 128kbps]
Skinminer Pastel [MP3, 2.5MB, 128kbps]
Breathing Machine (Bonus Track) [MP3, 2.7MB, 128kbps]

-Crain Speed-

-Temporary Residence-


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