30 November 2010

DOWNLOAD: Glendale - Matchbox Martyr 7"

From the ashes of Morgantown's Lincoln came a handful of post-hardcore/emo groups - one being Glendale. The band featured Lincoln frontman Jay Demko joined by J. Marinelli on guitar, Darren Zentek (later of Washington D.C.'s Kerosene 454) on drums and Steven Kuhn on bass. Their only release was a two-song 7" released in 1994 on Virginia's Art Monk Construction, which also put the Lincoln material as well as Hoover, Darkest Hour, Karate and others. Stylistically, Glendale fits alongside the aforementioned bands or the likes of Drive Like Jehu, Slint or even Jawbox - progressive post-hardcore with intricately distorted guitars and dramatically frenzied vocals. If it spawned from early/mid-90s Morgantown/D.C. and its related to Lincoln, it is a safe bet. This short piece only leaves you longing for more, but luckily I will be posting some Samuel and Junction in the future.

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