My Life in Rain had always struck me as the runt of the litter of the D.C. scene. Ultimately, this crew never quite meshed with any of the sub rosa contingents of their day, be it punk, hardcore, or again, emo. A trio of albums were released during their mid-90s lifespan, but according to this handy discography, the single in question (produced by ex-Gray Matter/Senator Flux figurehead Geoff Turner) was their debut offering. The three-cut ...Ballistic Helmet is a sturdy slice of hard-strummed, no frills indie-rawk, just not particularly revelatory.
Lorette Velvette "Lost Part Of Me" 1997 - The songs on this record are steeped in what can only be described as the Memphis "X" factor which means super weird and soulful, like a really, really spa...
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