Monday, 28 December 2009

Early Emocore from Sleepytime Trio

The New Centrist has been covering the metal and hardcore side of the music spectrum around these parts lately, so I thought it was high time I posted some hardcore from a band that made a profound impact on me and the punk scene in the greater Bay Area in the late 90s/early 2000s. Sleepytime Trio came to fruition in the Virginian DC suburbs, and as far as I know, never toured the West Coast. While they weren’t the first band to play the variety of hardcore they would gain notoriety for, their records made an indispensable impact on a slew of bands on the West Coast. The Substandard Records label, which played a pretty influential role in the Bay Area during this time, released a number of great records that would borrow significantly from Sleepytime Trio’s sound.

The Trio reunited in 2007 for a short tour, and Lovitt Records continues to sell a compilation CD of their entire early catalog. You can also download some of the tracks off the record here.

("Jesus Extract" from Memory-Minus)

("Rock Candy" from Memory-Minus)

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