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- Unprepared EP (2006)
- Unserious EP (2001)
- Preventable Car Accidents (2000)
- Pseudo-punk EP (1999)
- "Don't Wanna Be (Daniel Johns)" single (1998)
|Format(s)||Internet MP3 release|
|Label||Self-released (∅aken Records / ∅AK006)|
After a long hiatus, YSIB reconvened to record four songs written during
the previous 24 hours. Each band member contributed one song. They were performed
in Brian's garage and recorded live with two low-quality microphones direct to
(It should be noted that while the music was recorded live, the vocals were recorded in separate takes, albeit with the same crappy microphones and inattention to detail.)
|Format(s)||Internet MP3 release|
|Label||Self-released (∅aken Records / ∅AK005)|
In preparation for the last big YSIB event of the summer, the band
brainstormed ideas for what to do. Should we painstakingly practice and
record a couple new songs? Should we book a couple club shows that we are
in no way prepared for? Or...should we get together for a couple hours and
hastily record a bunch of crappy 1 or 2 minute punk songs that only 6 or 7
people will enjoy?
The first 10 songs are considered "real" songs, as in actual attempts to play music. The last 18 tracks are mostly just messing around and some impromptu jams. Many of the songs on Unserious were written as long ago as 1996 (4 1/2 years before we recorded this thing). The "bonus songs" were recorded the night before Unserious while Anthony and Brian set up the recording equipment.
The first full length from a budding pseudo-punk band. Many of
the songs from the first EP, Pseudo-punk, were re-recorded
and included on this release. PCA represents a much more "mature" YSIB,
as shown by the [ridiculous] harmonies, higher quality mixing, and
longer [better?] songs. We still only had one mic for the drums. Oh,
PCA was recorded in Brian's living room, while many a family member watched and enjoyed(?).
Brian's brother John appears at the end of the track "Yeah, Right."
The bonus track is a compilation of song clips from our demo tapes. They're even lower-fi than our standard recordings, if you can imagine that.
We did eventually get around to making the CDs several months after we had finished the songs. Don't bother with it, just download the tracks. The RIAA will thank you.
|Format(s)||CD-R / Cassette|
|Label||Self-released (∅aken Records / ∅AK002)|
We sold about 30 copies (all on CD, but we did offer to make cassettes), and
that's all we're going to print. We don't feel like making any more.
The percentages on the back cover are actual calculations of the length of each song relative to the entire CD. Actually, we fudged the numbers a bit because Chris (I think) didn't like that one of the percentages was too close to a whole number. I think it was "Coprorate" which was actually 14.00% so we changed it to 14.01% and decreased some other amount by .01%. I hope no one notices. Actually, the fact that there is a bonus track totally throws off the calculations anyway. Ah, who cares.
Yes, there is a bonus track. Check out the end of "Blue to Red" to hear a rare demo track, "The Fruiti-Os Song." And then closer to the end, the unforgettable 3 second audio file, "Oh No Dooon't." That one is so much of an inside joke, I don't think I even remember the whole story.
|Label||Self-released (∅aken Records / ∅AK001)|
Tracks 1, 2, 3 are from the Pseudo-punk EP. Track 4 was otherwise unreleased, until it was included on The Early Year(s) promo CD. These tapes were printed up to be sold at our shows. We only printed three, and we're not going to make any more.