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Cool news via Camp Dischord: You can now hear and download Sometimes Sounds Collapse by The Elusive—-Chris Richards and John Davis‘ five-piece before they founded Q and Not U. The six-song EP was recorded in N. Potomac, Md., in fall 1997. It’s mathy, ecstatic stuff with mind-scrambling percussion—-and, come to think of it, not unlike a lot of the local punk rock I remember enjoying in the Maryland ‘burbs around the late ’90s, when I was in middle and high school and consuming a lot of it. Says Richards, via Internet chat: “We liked Hoover a lot.”
In other John Davis news: His latest Title Tracks record, In Blank, is out on April 19 on Ernest Jenning Recording Co. (with a vinyl co-release with local label Windian). It contains a Flamin’ Groovies cover!