30 June 2022


DIY as fuck, and I don't just mean the photocopied hand folded insert and weird shaped pocket outer sleeve just begging to get lost. I mean the DIY shit where you can see the heart busting out off the sleeve (double meaning there - you get it?!). VERNAL PIKE were a weird ass Indiana outfit kicking around the turn of the (last) decade. Singer played french horn, SUBMISSION HOLD by way of region rock vibes, the uncompromising and idealistic fire you read in the lyrics is clearly driving the whole band, recorded in Nathalie's basement in 2011...and it sounds like it. There are only 50 of these...and I bet less than fifteen still have that stupid oversized "cover."

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