Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Calvin Krime - Dress For The Future

Label: Amphetamine Reptile
Year: 1997 

There was a  request a little while ago for the Calvin Krime 7"s, which I don't have. I do have the first album though, so it's the best I can do for now. 
Calvin Krime may be best known as the launching pad for Sean Tillman who performs under the name Har Mar Superstar to the delights of ironic dudes and fat girls everywhere. But prior to that incarnation, and prior to his stint in Sean Na Na, he was playing bass and singing in the Minneapolis trio seen here. Playing a version of hardcore that owes equally to Hammerhead and Shotmaker. Know what I mean? There are some 90's emo dynamics afoot, some screaming  til your eyes bulge out,  a little keyboard diversion to break up the monotony, and some straight rocking punk. It's really a good combination, if you ever found yourself at house shows or VFW halls in the mid 90's then you can probably relate to these dudes. They can go hardcore, punk, or emoish. Much like you, they are (bi)curious.

If anyone has their 7"s available, and doesn't mind sharing... 


Ismael said...

Enjoyed this. Thanks for posting.

Matt Anderson said...

good stuff. i only ever had the polyvinyl single they released.

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