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.