derek listens to things.

"New" Terror Class - "With An Uzi and A Forty Oz." b/w "Routine Ecstacy" 7-inch. Hand-numbered 132 / 200. Something from the Harriet the Spy family tree. Keepin’ it regional.

"New" Terror Class - "With An Uzi and A Forty Oz." b/w "Routine Ecstacy" 7-inch. Hand-numbered 132 / 200.
Something from the Harriet the Spy family tree. Keepin’ it regional.

LigOD - Four Excerpts From A Child’s Diary 7-inch EP
This three-piece from Akron also played at the first show I ever went to. I found this copy of what I think was their first and only 7-inch the first time I ever went to Square Records in Akron in 2003, only a month or two after they opened. The cover is screen printed on manila envelope, with the clasp intact on the back, hand cut and glued to 7-inch cover size. I’ve never been sure how you’re supposed to pronounce LigOD, but a friend of mine who sort of knew someone in the band and saw them more than once has told me it’s “lig-odd” with an emphasis on the second syllable.

LigOD - Four Excerpts From A Child’s Diary 7-inch EP

This three-piece from Akron also played at the first show I ever went to. I found this copy of what I think was their first and only 7-inch the first time I ever went to Square Records in Akron in 2003, only a month or two after they opened. The cover is screen printed on manila envelope, with the clasp intact on the back, hand cut and glued to 7-inch cover size. I’ve never been sure how you’re supposed to pronounce LigOD, but a friend of mine who sort of knew someone in the band and saw them more than once has told me it’s “lig-odd” with an emphasis on the second syllable.

Cheap Girls / Lemuria split 7-inch
Another of my top 100 or so 7-inch records. I was just hanging out down here listening to all my Lemuria 7-inches and realized this was the only one I had not posted before. They’re pretty much one of the only currently active bands for whom I keep up with every release, and I have all of their post-2006 7-inch releases (all their stuff prior to that is collected on one CD.) This split was also my introduction to Cheap Girls, and I’ve really liked everything they’ve put out so far. Their new album (which I haven’t heard) has a new recording of the song from this 7-inch (which I have heard, and judged to be as good a take as this one.)

Cheap Girls / Lemuria split 7-inch

Another of my top 100 or so 7-inch records. I was just hanging out down here listening to all my Lemuria 7-inches and realized this was the only one I had not posted before. They’re pretty much one of the only currently active bands for whom I keep up with every release, and I have all of their post-2006 7-inch releases (all their stuff prior to that is collected on one CD.) This split was also my introduction to Cheap Girls, and I’ve really liked everything they’ve put out so far. Their new album (which I haven’t heard) has a new recording of the song from this 7-inch (which I have heard, and judged to be as good a take as this one.)

Mid Carson July / The Grey A.M. split 7-inch
The last piece of Mid Carson July vinyl I own is another split with another band of fellow Pennsylvanians. Neither of their split 7-inch tracks were ever released on CD, which kinda makes me sad. This song in particular is better than almost anything on their last two albums.

Mid Carson July / The Grey A.M. split 7-inch

The last piece of Mid Carson July vinyl I own is another split with another band of fellow Pennsylvanians. Neither of their split 7-inch tracks were ever released on CD, which kinda makes me sad. This song in particular is better than almost anything on their last two albums.

Mid Carson July / The Jazz June split 7-inch. Again. Because this was released with two different covers and of course I own them both and of course I just listened to them both because of course. The other cover has lyrics to both songs on the back but this one has no lyrics anywhere.

Mid Carson July / The Jazz June split 7-inch. Again. Because this was released with two different covers and of course I own them both and of course I just listened to them both because of course. The other cover has lyrics to both songs on the back but this one has no lyrics anywhere.

Mid Carson July / The Jazz June split 7-inch. It’s not really necessary for a two-song split to have a title, but this one is called Flowers Make Everything Better because, hey, 1997 Pennsylvania emo.

Mid Carson July / The Jazz June split 7-inch. It’s not really necessary for a two-song split to have a title, but this one is called Flowers Make Everything Better because, hey, 1997 Pennsylvania emo.