Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Dead and Gone & The Gaia


Every once in a while, Prank Records will crank out a little limited gem under the legs of their more high profile output. I missed out on the Dead And Gone/Gaia split... until now! It's kind of an odd pairing, but when both bands cook, little else matters. Such is the case here. Dead And Gone garnered some well deserved attention a few years ago with their Neurosis-shaded metallic punk. These sound like fairly early tracks, although I can't verify it because my copy had no insert. I can verify that the rhythm section's work on "Violets" conjures a beautiful, hair-erecting phenomenon when I listen to it, and that I wholly recommend these tracks...

With this split, The Gaia makes its third appearance on this blog. It's no coincidence-- I love the energetic hardcore these ladies belted forth! The three offerings herein have pretty good sound, and definitely fall more on the hardcore side of the slippery, diverse rock spectrum this band had mastered. If you enjoyed the material on the "This One" CD, you get more of that kind of tough love (I can't seem to find my copy, but I'm pretty sure these songs on not on it).

Enjoy

3 comments:

Arthur Rambo said...

Thanks for this! I got to see Dead & Gone open for Neurosis & EyeHateGod here in Seattle back in 96 or 97 and they blew me away. I've been searching for some of their more obscure stuff for a long time. Awesome

Batguano said...

Damn! That's a show not to be forgotten! Thanks for the comment... I'm surprised this is only the first anyone has left since I think this 7" kicks a lot of ass!

Morgan said...

I haven't pulled this split out in years! Thanks for the reminder!