Monday, January 06, 2014

Anti-Product (1996) Another Day, Another War

Anti-Product was a hardcore punk band that played for the first time on March 5, 1995 at the Tazmanian Embassy in Binghamton, NY. There were four line-up changes / additions / substitutions over the years and five tours in the US. Antiproduct released two seven inch EPs: one self-release in 1996 and a second EP on Tribal War Records in 1998. Mind Control Records put out the "Iron Columns" 2xLP compilation in 1999 and included a previously unreleased AP song. Later that year, "The Deafening Silence of Grinding Gears" LP was released by Tribal War Records during the Primate Freedom Tour with Aus-Rotten, Mark Bruback, Fly and Sarah O'Donell. The LP was also released in Germany by Skuld Releases. That summer Antiproduct also played the "More Than Music Festival" in Columbus, OH dedicated to DIY Feminist Politics with Kill The Man Who Questions, Red Monkey, Bread & Circuits, Former Members of Alfonsin and many more. The band began incorporating cello into new material in early 2000 and toured the east coast of the US with Submission Hold that summer. A song was included on a Farm Sanctuary benefit compilation put out by the Mountain Cooperative in 2001. Antiproduct played very few shows those years while most of the band relocated from upstate NY to Philadelphia. In 2002 "The EP's of AP" CD was released by Tribal War Records and included seven inches, comp tracks and a never released EP. South Dakota killed the van that summer on the way to meet Submission Hold and Please Inform the Captain This Is A Hijack for a tour of the west coast. Due to health problems, stress and seven years of growing in countless different directions, AP decided to call it a day, just one week into that tour. Antiproduct played for the last time on June 22, 2002 at 924 Gilman Street in Berkeley, CA. Sadness, relief and healing followed. A second LP was in the works for Ebullition Records, but unfortunately none of the newer material was recorded before the end. The ex-AP members are busy these days pursuing music, art, parenting, school, activism and beyond. Vocalist, Taina Asili was 16 when she joined the band.After 8 years with the band she became the vocalist of Ricanstruction.

Dead Heroes, Dead Dreams / ...War Is Prostitution / Violence Breeds Violence / Thanks A Lot / Utopian Wasteland / Sexual Slavery / Warfair / For Which It Stands. 

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