The 90s birthed a lot of subgenres in the rock canon.  One the most memorable scenes I gravitated to was comprised of bands like Jawbox, Hum and Jimmy Eat World.  These were the bands that had enough melody and harmonics to top any radio chart, but a driving intensity that kept them just shy of the spotlights.  Those were the bands I’d discover at CD Warehouse and in my friend’s CD collections.  What happened to that sound?  Spartan Records is what happened.  Meet Kiska.

If you’re into that melodic, guitar-heavy sound, Kiska should fit snugly into your heart valve.  I even hear a bit of Deftones and even the heavier side of Nada Surf.  Am I crazy?  Don’t answer that.

John T. Frazier over at Spartan Records knows what the vinylheads like.  All of their vinyl colorways are straight gorgy, and their mock-ups for Kiska’s full-length might be my favorite.  If you want the rarest, go for the red splotch in milky clear (limited to 100).  My favorite is the oxblood splatter, pictured above (limited to 250).  It matches that cover art perfectly.  Check out all 3 after the buy link.

The Details

First pressing limited to 500 copies:

• Baby Pink / Transparent Red Swirl with Red and Oxblood Splatter (250)
• Transparent Red with White Splatter (150)
• Red in Milky Clear (Color In Color) (100)

Full color jacket printed on reverseboard stock with spot varnished cover and printed semi-gloss die-cut innersleeves.

This is a pre-order. All orders come with an instant download of the song "Conjuror" and a high-quality download of the entire album on October 30th.

Price $19.99

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