It is finally going to happen! Fans of bands such as Kerosene 454, Jawbox or The Dismemberment Plan, make sure you get ready for this one: Originally released on Bcore from Spain in 2000, the complete discography of OSWEGO from Washngton D.C. will be out on vinyl for the first time via Arctic Rodeo – remixed by J. Robbins and remastered by Dan Coutant. There will be 15 tracks on this 2×12″ set, including several previously unreleased tunes. The 2×12″ will come with an MP3 download code and an insert.
OSWEGO was formed in Washington, D.C. in 1999 by Erik Denno (Kerosene 454), Darren Zentek (Donora, Glendale, Kerosene 454), Chris Turco (Kukim), and Mike Markarian (Vita Bruno), and was later joined by Ryan Nelson (Most Secret Method) and Vin Novara (1.6 Band, Crownhate Ruin). They played shows around the D.C./Baltimore area from 1999 to 2001, at venues such as Galaxy Hut, Black Cat, Fort Reno, Velvet Lounge, and Ottobar, with bands such as Burning Airlines, Dismemberment Plan, Victory at Sea, and Juno.
The group recorded with producer J. Robbins in 2000 at Inner Ear Studio in Arlington, Virginia, and Salad Days Studio in Washington, D.C. The songs were released on the Spanish label Bcore Disc as the Just Getting Warmed Up EP in 2000, and an eponymous full-length CD in 2002. After OSWEGO disbanded, members of the group went on to play with other musical projects, principally around D.C., Baltimore, and New York, such as Office Of Future Plans, Report Suspicious Activity, Channels, Brandon Butler, Rancho Notorious, Dead Teenagers, The Perfect Souvenir, Trans Am, Pines of Nowhere, Scene Creamers, Beauty Pill, Routineers, and Soccer Team.
We will also offer a limited early bird Zum Heimathafen Art Series edition of this release, incl. the 2×12″ on an exclusive vinyl color and an exclusive silkscreen art printed, numbered and signed by the hands of our friend Alex at Zum Heimathafen.
The pre-order of this album will be up at our webstore May 20. Due to a delay in manufacturing, the official release date had to be pushed back to July 8 unfortunately.
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