Freaky Burroughs attitude including Egyptology; mad scientist demeanor, obscure botanical refs, the unparalleled lyrics and execution of Tony Hoyle, and a smoking band. Totally weird, & oddly 100% accessible. Get it on vinyl if at all possible but don't miss it.
Evergreen should be a household name for their work under two distinct lineups, this being the primary and original (less known) one. A.K.A. as Cinderblock at this point in time, when Troy Cox and Dave Pollard formed the group, they blistered under each and every lineup. This 2009 release compiles Evergreen's work prior to the 1996 LP that is available elsewhere. One of the best bands of the 1990s from any location.If you enjoy this then try and check out the 7" records (Self-Destruct).
It's the lanky swirl of Word:Door (no space) that won me over. And the self-conscious overkill of Woody Allen Stole My Baby that made me quit my day job and stalk these guys ruthlessly (well, not really, but that happened in my mind over this record).
It's hard to know where to begin with this positively swampy Louisville supergroup featuring Jonathan Glen Wood. Evan Patterson, Todd Cook. Neal Argabright, and Drew Osborn. This band is hard just the way you like, but it's the underlying funk that'll boil your bowl of soup.
Perfect title for a great record; songs like Youth Wish move beyond the inevitable Sleater-Kinney comparison on to the next level by invoking an equally compelling set of "Louisville sound" tropes.
Am sure that wasn't an actual intent of the band (because that would be for people like me to say secondhand), but I think it's accurate and because these songs are so well-written the results are impressive and FRESH.
This is one of my favorite bands right now and hope to see them live soon.
A very good compilation of Louisville's burgeoning 1990s post-hardcore/punk scene. It's hard to pick one track but my vote goes to "All Fuckin' Pigs" by Cherub Scourge (which nudges out the better known Elliott cover of Squeeze's "Another Nail For My Heart". Also, I love this record cover.