Railhed
The Story

Long before his role as the party face of the Jade Tree empire, label co-owner Darren Walters fronted Railhed. Backing Darren were three other boys from the home of tax-free shopping, including future Walleye drummer and Clay Creek studio engineer (None More Black, Paint it Black) Nick Rotundo. With guitars too crunchy to be the indie pop of Chapel Hill, and lyrics too introspective for the hardcore puritan set, Railhed provides a sublime preview of what was to soon come, as well as a creative reinterpretation of contemporaries like Samiam, Jawbreaker, and Dag Nasty .


Where Are They Now?
Stewart Ebersole Last we heard, Stu was teaching at a private school in Chester Country, Pennsylvania, which is located right outside of Philadelphia. Mark McKinney Currently living in Philadelphia, Mark earns his living as a chef at both the Cantina Los Caballitos and The Royal Tavern. Nick Rotundo Currently lives in Newark, Delaware, and runs his own recording complex ( URL http://www.claycreekstudio.com|Clay Creek Recording Studio|EXTERNAL /URL ). Darren Walters Co-founded Jade Tree with Tim Owen and currently works daily from their plush Wilmington, Delaware, offices. He rides his road bike religiously and is very careful about what he eats.
Discography

JT1007

7 Inch | Digital Download
October 1992


January 1970

JT1012

LP | CD | Digital Download
June 1993
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