Cypher in the Snow
Blow Away the Glitter Diamonds From the Crown (1997)
Hat tip to my soul ponies over at YoungCreature.net!
Abe Miner writes in to say: “This band has a great resume, former members of Blatz and future members of Harum Scarum. On the cover there’s a pic of the band on a pirate ship, which pretty much explains the music inside, ranging from old time sea shanty melodies to crustcore, and the roots of Harum Scarum are definitely planted here. Anna Springer of Blatz fame can actually SING, soul style, a good baritone that works well with the bands music. There’s a little bit of the Pogue’s influence, but instead of being Irish they’re crazy SF lesbians who play horns and banjos. Really original stuff, seems like great music to listen to while reading Kathy Acker. Standout tracks are ‘Militia’ and ‘Tristen’s Revenge’, but the whole thing stands up pretty well as a album. Like all queercore bands it seems, they were a tragically short lived band that thankfully left us some recorded documents of great music, a couple of singles and this full length are the only records they released. Good stuff!”