The Story

Throughout the early to mid-'90s, Walleye was a regular in the NE hardcore scene. Based out of Delaware, the quintet was a neighbor to Jade Tree and a staple in shows from New England to the Carolinas, making itself a natural match for the label. As time would prove, the band wound up serving as something of a lightening rod for fellow Delawarians such as Boy Sets Fire. The band's debut full-length marks one of Jade Tree's first collaborations with graphic designer/artist John Yates (Stealworks). Of course, Familiar, Forgotten, like the rest of Walleye's work with the label, is more than a sterile history lesson. In its relatively unsung life span, the band created an oft- overlooked take on personal hardcore, free of the saccharine trappings of some of the genre's future.

Where Are They Now?
Shane Evans Currently lives in Newark, Delaware-we think-and occasionally bartends at the East End Café in between his diets and binges. He is also currently the vocalist for the Newark, Delaware stoner rock band Blackthroat. Darren Clower Currently in Newark, Delaware and working for a Japanese restaurant. Nick Rotundo Currently lives in Newark, Delaware, and runs his own recording complex, Clay Creek Recording Studio ( URL http://www.claycreekstudios.com|Clay Creek Studio|EXTERNAL /URL ). Joey Simpers Newark, Delaware resident extraordinaire, Simpers lives with his Mom, plays for the Bad Luck 13 Riot Extravaganza, works at Switch skate shop, and collects dividends from stocks. What a life. Jeff Tirabassi Currently in Wilmington, Delaware, Jeff is a regional manager of the Brew Ha Ha coffee house chain. He generously hooks Jade Tree up with coupons for good coffee too!


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