Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Ethel Meserve - The Milton Abandonment



Ethel Meserve - The Milton Abandonment (1997)


Ethel Meserve was one of my favorite bands in my early years of college. I can remember listening to them in my dorm room, being blown away by this debut. I worked at the college radio station and we had received this from Tree Records. From the moment I heard the opener 'East Coker', I knew this album would be special. The lyrics were poetic and the music angular and full of energy. I was instantly reminded of Knapsack, who were another favorite of mine back then. These guys never got the attention I think they deserved. They broke up way too early, with only releasing a full length and various compilation tracks. They recorded a 2nd lp which Tree Records released in 2000, two years after they disbanded.

11 Comments:

Blogger metro/sea said...

I posted their album "spelling the names" which compiled all of their 7"s and comp tracks here :

http://metrosea.blogspot.com/2007/07/ethel-meserve.html

such a great band!

12:52 PM  
Anonymous Destroyer said...

Knapsack was a great live band. I saw their last concert opening for At The Drive in. I will download and check it.

2:26 PM  
Blogger sweet baby jaysus said...

i was listening to spelling the names on my way home from work tonight. tricky.

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Blogger Slim said...

Hi there!

You guys should really check this amazing french intrumental band.Great melodies,and great musicians!A bit like Neil On Impression with synth if I have to compare them.

Milgram "Another one buys the dust"

http://www.mediafire.com/?1x1n9xlwvnd

Oh,and they're awesome live too!

I also hava a request,does anyone has some Jupiter Lander?That would be cool.

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Blogger OUR FUCKING BOUNDARIES. said...

hey

someone posted that Amps for Christ "circuits" awhile back...

so good

anyone have anything else?

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3:37 PM  
Blogger Pagan said...

wow. so i'm searching for anything related to a band called Baader Brains, and i'm directed to Zen and the Art of Face Punching, only to see "Ethel Meserve" in the side bar.

Thanks for posting this. Just seeing the cover brings back a flood of memories. We all tried our hardest on that record.

-Paul H. (one of like 19 Ethel Meserve bassists)

7:59 PM  
Blogger Critical Chris said...

Thank you for this post...I've been very curious about this band. One thing about being a youngin is that you have to back track to find all the good jems of yester year. Love the blog man...

7:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gerb from Ethel Meserve went on to be on the first Benton Falls record, on Deep Elm. So, if you want more of his clean-guitar work, check out that record.

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