The Singles collection documents a band that was constantly experimenting and organically growing within the realm of heavy music. The collection brings together the band's original demo tape, an early EP, a compilation track, and splits with Enemy Soil, City of Caterpillar, Circle Takes The Square, Reactor No. 7, and Process Is Dead spanning the band's original run from 1997 to 2003.
Sequenced to trace the band's history in reverse, the album opens with the experimental droner of "Goodbye Face" from their final release before taking listeners on a journey touching on loose improvised jams, piano samples, and syncopated screamo/punk freakouts ending on the raw hardcore-inspired punk energy of their demo tape.
"I think every single record was us trying to push the creativity further and further," Mike Taylor, guitarist, said when reflecting on the collection.
"The more we toured and played, we took on every influence possible. This meant we wrote long songs, short songs, fast songs, slow songs, improvised, experimented with different tunings, and wrote pretty and ugly parts."
It's all there in the Singles LP. Essential for completists, the collection showcases the sound of friends seeing where their ideas take them.
Comes packaged in a black & white jacket and inner sleeve, featuring liner notes by J.R. Hayes (Pig Destroyer). Artwork by vocalist Chris Taylor (aka Chris Crude).
01. Goodbye Face
02. Calm Song
03. The Lonesome Waltz Of Leonard Cohen
04. The List (Filth)
05. The Sobering Moment Of One Single Violin
06. You And Your Lumbering Body Of Death
07. Goin South
08. Cip Len Rae
09. More Complicated Than A Sci-Fi Flick
10. Diagram For A Suicide
11. Mary Get Your Knife
12. The Longer Now
13. Wood And Ink
14. Machine Revisited
15. A Classic Case Of…
16. My Application To Heaven
17. More Complicated Than A Sci-Fi Flick
18. A Gun