Familiar Forgotten

Newark, Delaware, might not have much to write home about, but for hometown heroes WALLEYE, it was the only rainy-day town that could have served as a backdrop for a record so sullen and misanthropic. Equally melodic and dissonant, nimbly convincing in either, and still as emotionally resonant as it was the day it came out.

1. Episode
2. Babel
3. Old Bottles
4. Silver Tongue
5. Highest Low
6. Passed By
7. Behind Hand
8. Monster
9. After Taster
10. Debris

Shane Evans: Vocals
Nick Rotundo: Guitar
Darin Clower: Guitar
Joey Simpers: Bass
Jeff Tirabassi: Drums

Additional Musicians:

David Thomas: Piano on 4

Recorded July 1995
Released September 1995

Recorded at Salad Days, MD
Engineered & Mixed by Brian McTernan
Mastered by Michael Sarsfield at Frankford Wayne, NYC
Graphics by John Yates
Portrait by Tim Owen

Stale Air

As far as snappy introductions go, few are as concise and precise as the debut three-tracker by Delaware’s WALLEYE. Picking up where Railhed left off, this hard-working quintet sheds its inhibitions and gets heartfelt–effortlessly maintaining an ardent emotional wallop without losing the plot in a flurry of sentimentalism. (Also available as part of Jade Tree’s retrospective CD, The First Five Years (JT1050)

Shane Evans: Vocals
Nick Rotundo: Guitar
Darin Clower: Guitar
Joey Simpers: Bass
Jeff Tirabassi: Drums

Recorded August 1994
Released September 1994

Recorded at SNP, MD
Engineered & Mixed by Ken Olden & Nick Rotundo
Mastered by Michael Sarsfield at Frankford Wayne, NYC
Graphics by Steve Raskin
Photos C/O Jeff’s Family Album

1. Too Far Gone
2. Stale Air
3. Monster

Familiar Forgotten

Newark, Delaware, might not have much to write home about, but for hometown heroes WALLEYE, it was the only rainy-day town that could have served as a backdrop for a record so sullen and misanthropic. Equally melodic and dissonant, nimbly convincing in either, and still as emotionally resonant as it was the day it came out.

Shane Evans: Vocals
Nick Rotundo: Guitar
Darin Clower: Guitar
Joey Simpers: Bass
Jeff Tirabassi: Drums

Additional Musicians:

David Thomas: Piano on 4

Recorded July 1995
Released September 1995

Recorded at Salad Days, MD
Engineered & Mixed by Brian McTernan
Mastered by Michael Sarsfield at Frankford Wayne, NYC
Graphics by John Yates
Portrait by Tim Owen

1. Episode
2. Babel
3. Old Bottles
4. Silver Tongue
5. Highest Low
6. Passed By
7. Behind Hand
8. Monster
9. After Taster
10. Debris

Split

How two bands that are so drastically different can get together to share one piece of vinyl is still beyond us, but this record wasn’t exactly created to confer with anyone’s expectations. While WALLEYE offer up a friendly dose of finely crafted – albeit angst-ridden – pop-tinged punk, Washington D.C.’s DAMNATION A.D. obliterate their side of the platter in a brutal blast of metallic hardcore and unabashed noise. Which, of course, only goes to show that in the end, it’s all just punk rock anyway. (Also available as part of Jade Tree’s retrospective CD, The First Five Years (JT1050)

Walleye:

Shane Evans: Vocals
Nick Rotundo: Guitar
Darin Clower: Guitar
Joey Simpers: Bass
Jeff Tirabassi: Drums

Damnation:

Mike McTernan: Vocals
Ken Olden: Guitar, Samples, Whispers
Hillel Holloway: Guitar
Alex Merchlinsky: Bass, Mumblings
Dave Ward: Drums

Walleye Recorded September 1994
Damnation Recorded September 1994
Released January 1995

Walleye

1. Fuzzyhead

Recorded at SNP, MD
Engineered & Produced by Ken Olden
Mastered by Michael Sarsfield at Frankford Wayne, NYC
Graphics by Steve Raskin (1st Pressing), Jeremy Dean (2nd Pressing)

Damnation AD

1. In The Flesh

Recorded at SNP, MD
Engineered & Produced by Ken Olden
Mastered by Michael Sarsfield at Frankford Wayne, NYC
Graphics by Steve Raskin (1st Pressing), Jeremy Dean (2nd Pressing)

Walleye
1. Fuzzyhead

Damnation AD
1. In The Flesh

WALLEYE TO PLAY BENEFIT FOR SKATE PARK


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WALLEYE have announced that they will be playing a benefit for the and their planned skate park. You know you were looking for an excuse to visit !

4/26/2008
WALLEYE w/McRad @ Mojo 13 / Wilmington, DE
8pm
$5 Benefit for the Wilmington Skate Project

MP3:

WALLEYE ANNOUNCE REUNION


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After almost a decade apart, Newark, Delaware’s WALLEYE will be reuniting for one special night. On Friday, May 19 Walleye will take to the stage once again at the infamous East End Café in Newark, Delaware.

The band, whom in the intervening years had scattered all over the US, have all reconvened in their hometown and are excited to revisit the music that they made popular over various 7”s, compilation appearances and their one and only Jade Tree full-length, . It should be a good time, so come out and in the words of Walleye “Re-breathe the Stale Air for the first time all over again.”

Walleye Reunion 10PM, $5 w/ Necktie (featuring members of Sugar Daddie, All Else Failed and Bad Luck 13) and Hard Response. ()

MP3:

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