A chance discovery has led to the release of an obscure mid-2000s indie rock album.
Here's a story: the owner of New York City label Axis Mundi Records found an unreleased album in his rehearsal space by a mysterious band called Mr. Divisadero, who disbanded almost a decade ago. After being impressed by the music and tracking down the members of the band (who were as it turns out from San Francisco) the label is now releasing the album in a few weeks.
The Axis Mundi crew elaborates further. "We found this CD in our rehearsal space before the label even started, and it became an instant favorite. We had this incredible album that no one had heard before and knew that we had to do something with it, but struggled with exactly what to do. Questions like, 'Should we get it re-recorded?' or 'Try to get the band back together?' were considered, until we realized that we didn't need to do anything but release it for the sole purpose of giving the world a chance to listen. Having found it as we did, fully finished in a small stack of CDs in a buried box, the release is purely from a fan perspective, and feels like sharing a new favorite album with a friend."
It's a great story, and as you'll hear on the track "Dreams", some awfully good, not to mention eccentric post-punk. It's the sort of thing that would've had indie critics drooling in the mid-2000s, and for good reason. It still sounds fresh and original today.