Saturday, June 14, 2008

FROM SAFETY TO WHERE: Irreversible Trend (VBR)

From Safety To Where was a Post-punk trio from Columbia, South Carolina known for its jarring guitar/bass interplay and frantic, screaming vocals. The Joy Division reference in the band's name was only slightly evident in its music, which evolved from terse, minimalist, post-hardcore into dark, melodic post-punk. The band signed to New York City's Radical Records in 2002, which released FSTW's most notable album, Irreversible Trend. The album ranked in the Top 75 of CMJ's Top 200 albums chart that July, spawning the college radio hit, "Only Now." Propelled by the appearance of its ethereal instrumental, "Monument" (from Irreversible Trend), on MTV's The Real World season 11 and several tours of the East Coast and Midwest throughout 2002, the band recorded its final album, Interference, over the course of the next two years, only to succumb to a souring internal relationship before it could be released.


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