The 90s birthed a lot of subgenres in the rock canon. Â One the most memorable scenes I gravitated to wasÂ comprised of bands like Jawbox, Hum and Jimmy Eat World. Â 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. Â Those were the bands I’d discover at CD Warehouse and in my friend’s CD collections. Â What happened to that sound? Â Spartan Records is what happened. Â Meet Kiska.
If you’re into that melodic, guitar-heavy sound, Kiska should fit snugly into your heart valve. Â I even hear a bit of Deftones and even the heavier sideÂ of Nada Surf. Â Am I crazy? Â Don’t answer that.
John T. Frazier over at Spartan Records knows what the vinylheads like. Â All of their vinyl colorways are straight gorgy, and their mock-ups for Kiska’s full-length might be my favorite. Â If you want the rarest, go for the red splotch in milky clear (limited to 100). Â My favorite is the oxblood splatter, pictured above (limited to 250). Â It matches that cover art perfectly. Â Check out all 3 after the buy link.
First pressing limited to 500 copies:
â€˘ Baby Pink / Transparent Red Swirl with Red and Oxblood Splatter (250)
â€˘ Transparent Red with White Splatter (150)
â€˘ 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.
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive