Thursday, August 5, 2010

FYA - Demo

EGS009: FYA - Demo

FYA was probably the last band I was in that would be considered "hardcore," and was definitely the last band I sang in. Formed within a year or two of Outlast's dissolution by Chris Raymond (at the time also playing with Down But Not Out and formerly in Outlast with me), DFJ (of Mind Eraser, Mental, every HC band in Boston, I think), and myself as an outlet to explore Infest-inspired HC. Listening to the demo now it seems like we missed the mark, though we probably came a bit closer with our MKII lineup. The original lineup recorded this demo (with Chris playing both bass and guitar parts) with the guy from Japanese Torture Comedy Hour in a barn in Central Massachusetts somewhere (Littleton maybe?). We played a couple shows in CT but we were never a really serious band and we eventually drifted apart. A couple years later DFJ and I reactivated the band with Zac Davis (FFG, Hassan i Sabbah, Lambsbread) and Zack Wilson (AN, Chas. Mtn, Andy & Zeus) on guitars, and Rob Burnett playing bass. We played a lot of shows (including a micro-tour with Think I Care, and the last 97a show) but we never recorded. Which is too bad, because this is the era most people seem to remember. The original demo included a 'dub' taunting Chris Morgado, but we left it off the MKII reissue. Pat Whittle had the MKII demo, so that's what you're getting. If anybody has the original demo, or knows how to get in touch with Chris Raymond, drop me a line!

Track Listing:
1. Scenery/Leader
2. Holemate
3. Human (dis)Grace

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