Further - Where Were You Then
Further was a decidedly west coast indie rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1991 by brothersåÊDarren and Brent Rademaker, Josh Schwartz and Kevin Fitzgerald. The Rademaker brothers along with Josh went on to form Beachwood Sparks and The Tyde respectively, Kevin Fitzgerald became the drummer for the Circle Jerks and the west coast lo-fi California indie rock sound actually became a thing with the kids.
Overdosing on Weed, Surfing and Dinosaur Jrs "You're Living All Over Me" as well as flat out turning down major label offers, Further was fuelled by DIY spirit and their music tested the boundaries from the lowest of fidelity to the indie-est of rock...with releases on Bongload Records (home of Beck's Loser 12"), their own Christmas Records, Ball Product (Creation Records), Fierce Panda and many more. Further received acclaim from the UK press including a 9 out of 10 review in the NME as well as Peel Session from long time fan John Peel.åÊ
Further were a permanent fixtures on the LA indie scene where they shared bills with everyone from the likes of Pavement, Beck, Flaming Lips, Mercury Rev, Royal Trux, Urge Overkill, Archers of Loaf, Codiene...real indie-rock, you get the picture? Friends of Lou Barlow from Dinosaur Jr, Further had a knack of exploding into Dinosaurs sonic territory. When Further went on tour with Sebadoh in the 90s, Lou was asked by the NME if he had anything to say to J Mascis...? Lou replied smugly..."ever heard FURTHER?"åÊ
This record compiles the best of the singles and EP tracks from 1991 to 1997 all re-mastered from the original vinyl.
Track listing: 1. Filling Station 2. Over & Out 3. Generic 7 4. She Lives By The Castle 2 5. Surfing Pointers 6. California Bummer 7. Quiet Riot Grrrl 8. Springfield Mods 9. Spheres Of Influence 10. Wett Katt 11. I Wanna Be A Stranger 12. Be That As It May 13. Grandview Skyline