This release has been in the works for the label (Little Black Cloud Records) for almost two years now but we finally have all the parts in and have set a release date of of March 16th. Even better, here is a link to the first single from the record; for FREE! It is called "Sailors of the Highway" and it offers just a hint of how incredible this record is! If you like it, please feel free to repost the link and share it with others.
The CD will be limited to 250 and carries the full tracklisting. All 15 tracks will also be available in the digital world. LPs will hopefully happen by Summer but the two tracks from the Merge single will not be on the LP.
Hometown – Richmond, VA
Formed: 1996 / Disbanded: 2000
Features Members of – Honor Role / Coral
RIYL: Honor Role, Coral, Alternative TV, The Fall, Gang Of Four, Joy Division, Superchunk, Modern Lovers, Hot Snakes, Chris Thompson bands, PIL, founding fathers of math rock, noisy NZ '80s bands, early Echo
What We Say:
I would love to be able say if you loved Honor Role and Coral you will love the DynamicTruths too but sadly these are bands still unknown to most indie music enthusiasts… even though Merge Records has been singing their praises and releasing many of their records over the years.
These were Richmond, Virginia bands that pretzel knotted hardcore ALA Husker Du circa 1983 to a groundbreaking style now called math-rock with a biting vocal attack in the realm of Mark E Smith. To further add to the band’s weight consider lyrics that read like Raymond Carver fronting Fugazi and there you have a rough idea of what Honor Role and Coral were about and then in turn what Dynamic Truths grew out of.
What amazes me most about these songs, 98% of which were never released, is how well they have survived the test of time. They could fit on a mix along with the best of 80’s British post punk, 90’s angsty indie rock like Superchunk or Circus Lupus, any band featuring John Reis or Rick Froberg, and then modern acts like Interpol.
DT never toured and only played a small handful of shows during their time as an active band. The good news is with the release of this collection of mostly unreleased material (remastered!), we can look forward to a reunion show or two. (fingers are crossed)
What They Say:
Stressing melody and a cool Fall/Gang of Four jaggedness in its rhythm section, the new combo kicks up sparks behind thoughtful lyrics about mental illness, public transportation and tension in the workplace. Equally capable of throttling anthems and woeful catchiness, the DT's could floor old Honor Role fans and indie kid come-latelys alike. Though still in existence in the 21st century, they have been largely dormant since a 1998 single on Merge. – trouserpress.com
1. YOU TAKE IT ALL
2. PROFIT FROM LOSS
3. HEADED FOR THE HALFWAY HOUSE
4. WITH THE ANGELS
5. NEW LIGHT
6. UH HUH
7. I WANT TO KNOW
8. I'VE GOT YOUR PSYCHIC FRIEND
9. BEHIND THE KILLER...
11.THE PAST IS BLACK & WHITE
13.SAILORS OF THE HIGHWAY