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HSAL #44 - "History Lesson, Vol. 1"

by Harding Street Assembly Lab

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Weren't able to score your copy at our Lynchstock 2018 stage? Not to worry! You can grip one of these compilations, complete with band write ups & brief histories on the bands covered on the CD wallet. CD purchase also comes with a digital copy of all the original songs by the original LYH acts.

    Includes unlimited streaming of HSAL #44 - "History Lesson, Vol. 1" via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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As in years past, HSAL has celebrated our hometown's largest indie rock showcase, "Lynchstock" with a compilation that releases at the festival. This year, HSAL is sponsoring a stage, so we thought it was time to step up our comp game as well! For 2018, we have decided to pay homage to the Hill City's past while calling attention to local sounds that are catching our attention.

Each of the five acts involved with HSAL #44 present a new, never before heard original tune. Each of the five acts also present a cover from an act that used to haunt stages around Lynchburg:

L.A.Dies / Swirl
Overlook Hotel / Snake Forcefield (Brian Hall)
TLVS / A New Dawn Fades
Quick On My Feet / Vroom
Good Dog Nigel / Order

"L.A. Dies has a post rock/fuzzy sound that's somewhere between That Dog and Smashing Pumpkins. Overlook Hotel bring out that MPLS sound along the lines of The Replacements but not quite-- just something which might be in a similar genre of what might be called post-grunge. TLVS keeps it instrumental with the thunderous bass lines that are not quite math rock and not quite post rock, but they're somewhere in between there and it is most excellent.

Quick On My Feet have that start/stop indie rock aggression that I can most easily compare with a band such as Piebald, though this song really stands out on its own and might feel like pieces of other sounds but nothing in full. Good Dog Nigel has a completely distorted sound with melodies and higher pitched vocals that I just can't really compare with anyone else, but these are five bands you should be listening to if you are not already. These five songs are sound examples of how deeply you will fall in love with them.

One of the best things about the second half of this CD is that it can turn you on to some artists you might not have otherwise heard of or bring you some songs you already know in a different light. That's one of the greatest things about a cover song done right-- you're either going to like it because you already know and love the original or you're going to like it and then go back and find the original and open yourself up to a whole new artist of music. In many ways, when music can lead to other music such as this CD does it becomes the greatest of all music. "

- Raised By Gypsies


released October 20, 2018

All tracks recorded at the Ward, Richmond VA over a weekend in June & a weekend in September, 2018.
Engineered & mixed by Allen Bergendahl.
Mastered by Andrew Horton.


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Harding Street Assembly Lab Lynchburg, Virginia

Based in Lynchburg Virginia, we specialize in short-runs (vinyl, cassette, & the occasional CD). Our goal is to bring some attention to the music that lives & frequents south central Virginia. Future releases will include both talent local to our town & the surrounding towns & friends that have been made on tour stops, art shows, & over the internet. ... more

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