Saturday, June 6, 2015

Vanbuilderass - s/t Ep

OK, this is one of my guilty pleasures, perhaps a dirty little secret - I love really well done pop-punk.  It's got to be fast and catchy as hell and this 7" certainly fits that criteria.  Vanbuilderass hailed from Gainesville, Florida circa the mid-1990s and only released about 10 songs in total - this 7" Ep plus a split Ep and a few compilation tracks.  Though short-lived, members of this band have been stalwarts in the G-ville scene and several folks from Vanbuilderass went on to form Bitchin', a good band that plays a more mature version of this sound.  Anyways, to my ears this 7" has four of the most perfect pop-punk tracks there are - super quick with tons of hooks and great female-led vocals.  Cool lyrics (especially "Choices") round out the package.  Oddly enough this Ep came out on a small record label run by Steve Heritage of grindcore legends Assück... guess I'm not alone in this guilty pleasure.

Vanbuilderass - s/t Ep

4 comments:

  1. Holy shit! I just discovered the early Funeral Oration records recently and they reminded me of Vanbuilderass. Glad to see you posted these the day before I decided to seek out a digital copy of this 7"--I listed to this so much back in the day. Thanks, looking forward to digging through the rest of your posts, a lot of these names are definitely bringing me back.

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    1. Awesome! Glad to be of service... enjoy the tunes!

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  2. love this band. i have pretty much all their stuff, but haven't digitized the vinyl yet. i can send you about 5 compilation tracks if you're interested.

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    1. Cool... yeah, I'd love to hear what you've got. I have 3 compilation tracks which I suppose I could have posted with this but they aren't quite as good as the Ep... do you have the tracks from the split with When Pubery Strikes!? Anyways, I linked your blog - looks like we definitely have some overlapping interests... thanks for stopping by!

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