Iron Chic, "My Best Friend (Is a Nihilist)"
Had I encountered this when I was 17, I'm sure I would have adored it. As it is, I like it just fine, but I'm also far more likely to listen to the punk that I encountered when I actually was 17. It's nothing personal, we just make emotional connections with this kind of thing when we're young.
Alarmist, "Expert Hygiene"
squints Jazz fusion? Elaborate post-rock? Post-math-rock? Math jazz?
Elf Power, "Nothing's Going To Happen"
This is a cover album from Elf Power, one of the twee-est Elephent 6 bands. As you might imagine, this is an incredibly inessential release. For the record, this is a Tall Dwarfs song.
Screeching Weasel, "Mad at the Paper Boy"
Hey! It's a punk album I actually DID encounter when I was 17! Shout out to Matt for introducing me to this record. Now, I gotta go break stuff!
J Church, "Disappear"
It's kind of another one from when I was 17! OK, 18! "Disappear" appeared on Quetzalcoatl, the first J Church album, and one that I remember listening to when it showed up at WRCT and falling in love with it. But, I'm lying again, this is not that version, this is some kinda dance remix thing from the compilation Meaty, Beaty, Shitty Sounding, one of those periodic things where J Church pulled together all their odds and ends. Those comps vary quite a bit in quality, and this isn't one of the best of them. Anyway, J Church rules.