Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Supertouch - Lost My Way 7"

In what seems like an endless parade of 80's and 90's hardcore bands reuniting and getting back out there for another shot, Supertouch join the party with their new 7" record "Lost My Way" released on Reaper Records.

When I saw the preorder go up for this, I was genuinely surprised. I didn't hear about any reunion and I hadn't thought about the band in years as I wasn't the biggest "The Earth Is Flat" fan.

Well damn, "Searching For The Light" was the best song off the Together and The Way It Is comps so I figured, why not? I ended up ordering a couple to make the postage costs worth the order.

I am glad I did as there were two colors available and the first one was sold out in what seemed about 10 minutes.

There is nothing official for pressing numbers yet, but the word is there are 1000 pressed in total. 200 on blue vinyl.

800 pressed on green.

Yeah I know, they look the same. It's just the dim lighting in my house, but these colors are pretty faint in my defense.

Musically, I kind of like it. I wasn't huge into them at any point in the past so I don't have the angry reaction to their "new" sound that 90% of the people on messageboards have for these four songs.

As it turns out these are older songs that were written for their lost lp before they broke up in 1996. They recorded them last fall and here is what we get.

I am a sucker for Uniform Choice "Staring Into The Sun" and Unity "Blood Days" so I like the rock edge, experimental sound that comes off as "growth" that most edgemen despise. There are some effects on Mark Ryan's vocals that will turn people off but whatever.

There are plenty of places to check the songs out online so you can make up your own mind. It's all good.

1 comment:

  1. It's now official - I am the only person in the world who has not received their pre-order.