Edsel Auctioneer - Simmer (1992, Decoy/Kokopop) MP3/Flac

For whatever the reason, The Edsel Auctioneer were a band I would regularly pass over, even in bargain bins.В  I finallyВ relented when I happened upon their album a few years ago, well over a decade after the fact, and was impressed enough to explore theirВ earlier catalog.В  I soon discovered that their debut full length, Simmer, was doubly better than Good Time Music...В  This past May saw an E/A entry on Wilfully Obscure for their "Slouch" single (the A-side ofВ which also makesВ an appearance on this album).В  Simmer is a percolating wellspring of downcast, indie guitar greatness that reveals an indebtedness to Buffalo Tom, Eleventh Dream Day and even Dinosaur Jr., that is had Mascis and Co. taken a more austere route.В  The EdselsВ pair a keen melodic prowess with urgent, six-string firepower, offset by a grounded ethos that'sВ entirely befitting.В  Simmer is a little droney, but in aВ strangely cozyВ context that'sВ hard to resist.В 

01. Undertow
02. Stomachful
03. Pop Somg #2
04. Ballad of Richard Holt
05. Slouch
06. Starfish
07. Ballast
08. Drone
09. Dragging My Hide
10. Monuments