Monday, 6 October 2014


"join us"
Year:  1998
Country:  US
City:  Washington
Label:  Dischord
Format:  CD, LP
Tracks:  12
Time:  40 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Emo        Punk

SWIZ was one of the most popular bands in the younger and small Washington DC hardcore punk scene of the late 80s. Their singer, Shawn Brown, had been the original DAG NASTY vocalist, and they were on the "Sammich Records" label, which was distributed by "Dischord Records". In 1995, several years after SWIZ broke up, former members Jason Farrell and Dave Stern reunited to form BLUETIP, with bassist Jake Kump and drummer Zac Eller (Worlds Collide). BLUETIP had a serious work-ethic, they released 3 albums on "Dischord Records", as well as several singles and split releases on various labels, and toured relentlessly, making many trips through the US, Europe and Japan. Inner-band turmoil resulted in a number of line–up changes. Zac left shortly after the release of their first album, "Dischord No. 101", and was eventually replaced by Dave Bryson. Dave Stern left after the release of "Join Us" and was replaced by Brian Clancy, leaving Jason and Jake as the only original members. In 2001, when Jason moved to New York, the band eventually folded. However, Jason quickly resurfaced and has continued playing under the name RETISONIC. Essential post-hardcore album.
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