RIYL: Green Velvet, Phuture, Tiga, River City Rebels, Punchline, Fall Out Boy, Hawthorne Heights

Label: Best Pie Records

Do you like space techno? What about early aughts post-punk? Then do I have a record for you!

The first release from delicious label Best Pie Records is a split 12″ on lovely pearlescent silver that has some banging futuristic house and techno beats that gives way to that post-punk angst that you expect from the turn of the millennium. Holy shit it’s been 20 years since 2000 already!

Anyway, get your copy while the getting is good. It’s limited to a small run of just 150 hand numbered copies.

Don’t forget to wash your hands!

The Details

‘SLICE’, the debut release from Best Pie Records features an eclectic mix of music from label newcomers Computer Basics and One Forth Awesome.

Side A leaves the listener little time to strap in before Computer Basics kicks off the record with the clean bass-driven house track “Harnessing a Supercomputer”. Wasting no time, “Blurry Vision”, the mechanical tech-house track lends a feeling of ease only to be disrupted by the destructive techno aura generated by “At the Controls of an Unstable Craft”. “Peels”, a gritty techno powerhouse, drives this side of the record home while leaving behind what can only be discerned as the sound of space dust to allude to a second part of this retro futuristic project.

Side B: One Forth Awesome (OFA) was a post-punk band from Youngstown, Ohio from 2000–2005. The group recorded one full length album and four EPs during their five-year existence, including the unreleased tracks found on SLICE. Although the band members were still in high school at the time, they toured throughout the Midwest and East Coast, playing regularly in the Northeast-Ohio and Western-Pennsylvania underground music scenes. On the band’s final tour in 2005, OFA played the infamous CBGB music venue in New York City before its demise in 2006.

OFA opened for national touring artists such as the River City Rebels, Punchline, Fall Out Boy, Hawthorne Heights, and Glasseater, to name a few. The band members now live in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Burlington, and Brooklyn. Jesse Reed (drums) has gone on to release music with two other bands, Peels and Sharkswimmer.

SLICE - BPR001 is pressed on silver pearlescent colored vinyl. Limited to 150 hand-numbered copies. Release date: February 2020.

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