(1997, Flipside)

Years before they became the art-rock behemoths and destroyers of tv studios heralded by the impossibly good Relationship of Command, AtD-I were a noisy as fuck little speedball of emo-punk and angular noise, a kind of ADHD Fugazi. ⁠⠀
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This, their first album, may sound like it was recorded in a bathtub from a different room, but it still contains everything that would go on to make them the coolest band on the planet, even if it was only heard by about seventeen people.⁠⠀

LISTEN: Spotify

READ: An excellent 10/10 review on the much-missed Drowned in Sound

WATCH: Most of the video I can find is from the following year’s In/Casino/Out, so here’s a fairly decent band retrospective