Rein Sanction were virtual unknowns outside of their native Jacksonville, FL. To their detriment, this is how their circumstances would remain despite the backing (or perhaps lack thereof) of a high pedigree indie label. Two albums (1991's Broc's Cabin and '93s Mariposa) and two singles were what RS presented to the world while they were in cahoots with Pavitt and Poneman, but the trio was active in the '80s, and had this exceedingly scarce record to show for it.
Reliably murky and downcast, Rein Sanction also had a knack for stirring up a racket, wielding squalls of noisome, feedback-ridden fretwork a la early Dinosaur Jr., Eleventh Dream Day, and even Neil Young. They possessed a certain psychedelic panache too, which meshed nicely with the mangled arpeggios and whatnot they were wont to throw fans. Broc's Cabin was their finest moment, but Rein Sanction is largely cut from similar cloth - so much so that a couple tracks were actually rerecorded for Broc's.
I don't own a physical copy of this record, rather the band made it available for download on their long defunct webpage. As for the blue-ish image to your right, it may or may not be an accurate depiction of the record jacket. The band left that somewhat ambiguous on said website. Rein Sanction released a third album in 1996 titled, Blue Men.
01. Hill Frye
03. I Took a Walk
05. Do You Remember
06. Black Building
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