Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Ethel Meserve


Ethel Meserve were a four-piece post-hardcore/emo band from State College, Pennsylvania that were around from either 1994 to 1998 or 1995 to 1997 (sources differ). They only released one full-length LP, 1997's The Milton Abandonment, along with two 7"'s and a split with the equally-underrated Giants Chair.  They also made a handful of compilation appearances, including the legendary (Don't Forget To) Breathe comp. All their non-LP tracks were compiled in 2000 on Spelling The Names.

Sonically, they took the aggressive, angular dissonance founded in the San Diego scene and blended it with the emerging lighter, more melodic midwestern emo sound (think Boys Life and Knapsack), along with sprawling song structures a la June of 44. Their output is small but sweet, and highly recommended. Enjoy.

1. West Decatur
2. Tacoma Narrows
3. Lessons From Pella
4. Windom Earle
5. Ina
6. East Coker

1. Reelies
2. H.A.L.
3. Yadin's Hair
4. Calba's Last
5. Pierman
6. Paladin Taim
7. Waltz Of Gibraltar
8. Belated Blues
9. Tamsen
10. Onward Foster
11. Untitled

3 comments:

  1. oh my goodness I swear I was just about to look for that so I opened the blog and there it was waiting for me gracefully, thank you for the upload!

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  2. They were finally able to aquire their masters for The Milton Abandonment, and are working on putting together a remastered discography release

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