When I saw this at a very inexpensive price in a used bin last year I snatched it up fairly quick, as I recalled seeing a high asking price for it on Ebay. I wasn't sure if Tribes's self titled ep ultimately fetched it's $99 price tag, but I thought I'd try my luck with it. I ended up keeping it off the market (at least for now). When I did some research on this ep today, I discovered that this female fronted Boston quintet would later release three full length records, the second and third of which, (Abort in 1991 and Sleeper in '93) boasted major label backing. On this ostensibly scarce indie release, Tribe are seeped in a decidedly noir-lite mode, with pulsing synths augmenting a crisp, post-punk sound. I hear rumblings of several other period bands on Tribes, ranging from The Passions to Pylon, with the ep culminating in the comparatively melodic "Lemmings." I did my best to clean it up, but alas, there's definitely some vinyl noise cropping up on this one.
The Higher State New 45 on State Records - Like the proverbial prodigal son, The Higher State return to State Records after an absence of almost six years (the group gave the label its inaugural re...
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