2 Line Filler (later spelled as Two Line Filler), led by Matt White were a quasi-straightedge hardcore band from Ontario, who over the years evolved their craft into something significantly more melodic. This transition took place in the mid-90s, not unlike their more celebrated contemporaries Jawbreaker and Lifetime. One might say TLF's second (and sadly final) album, 1995's Listener, was their equivalent to 24 Hour Revenge Therapy and Hello Bastards. Like those fabled melodi-core touchstones, Listener showcased both a quantum leap in musical development and boasted a bevy of indelibly catchy songs with stirring empathetic overtones. Prior to Listener was this five song demo, wherein the band began to set the table for their overlooked masterpiece. "Can't Break My Pride" was eventually adapted as "Brake" for the Listener album. Since the aforementioned LP is still available through all the usual digital outlets, I'm not at liberty to share it, but I did sneak in the reworked version of "Can't Break My Pride" if only for the sake of perspective. Some more scarce TLF material could appear on these pages sooner than you expect.
02. Can't Break My Pride
03. It's Time
plus: Brake (from Listener cd)
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