Is there a genre descriptor that encompasses all of the sounds of 1990s North American emotional do-it-yourself punk? The stuff that only creeped out of the basements and living rooms masked or manifested as "successful" indie bands who had somehow gamed the system? The stuff of gravely vocals and songs carried by meandering bass melodies while JCM800s peak and present the most basic four chord riffs as indispensable Songs Of Our Time? I don't think there's a word or term that I (or anyone else) can use to describe that sound, to describe those bands, that sound, those scenes, or that time. But CHLORINE comes pretty damn close.