Straight from the
vaults to YOU. Meanwhile, let’s check out a fiery live video from the late ‘90s
of the band….
By Blurt Staff
D.C. punk label Dischord announced today it will be issuing
the previously unreleased Lungfish album A.C.R. 1999 on on May 14. News of this title is already raising eyebrows and dropping jaws
among the band’s die-hard faithful who thought they had everything in the
prodigious band’s output.
From their inception
in 1988 until their hiatus in 2006, the influential Baltimore/D.C. area group released
11 full-length albums and played concerts across the United
States and in Europe.
The band was renowned for intense creative productivity, releasing albums
annually from the years 1992-2000. But what is not generally known is that
volumes of Lungfish material never saw the light of day. The 1999 A.C.R.
session offers a rare glimpse into some of this elusive material and by
extension, into the Lungfish creative process.
These 10-songs were recorded and mixed by Craig Bowen at Baltimore’s A.C.R.
Studios but never released. After the session the band decided to continue
writing new songs – ultimately recording at Inner Ear Studios what became Necrophones (2000). Six of these songs
were re-recorded and released on Necrophones,
while four others remained unreleased, until now.
[Photo Credit: Jon A. Evans]