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Early pioneers of mixing metal, punk, grind and hardcore, Austin, Texas' EMPLOYER, EMPLOYEE were almost TOO ahead of their time... blowing away the few that "got it", leaving the rest slack-jawed and stunned.

We were lucky enough to release the "sic[sic]" CD followup to their classic debut EP, "Mother Spain and the Wayfaring Myth". Both of which comprise this stunning discography release.

Recorded back in 1998 and 2000, seriously think for a minute about what you were doing during that timeframe. These guys were busy pushing envelopes left and right, doing things that may seem somewhat commonplace today, but were generally weird and/or unheard of back in those days.

EMPLOYER, EMPLOYEE were one of the few bands that flawlessly incorporated both low, growly vocals AND dissonant melody within hardcore music... and beyond that, they actually constructed damn good *songs* utilizing additional elements pulled from punk, metal and grindcore influences.

The audio has been carefully re-mastered from the original tapes... and ten blistering songs that stand the test of time are the result of many years of work.

The hair-standing lyrics are still just as vital today as in they days which they were written, accompanying waves of distorted yet lush guitars, completely frantic and unique drumming, plus a general energy and passion that is hard sought and much coveted.

To put it lightly, EMPLOYER, EMPLOYEE were a band of rare quality.

A lot of thought and time went into this release, as it is the last will and testament to a band from another era. EMPLOYER, EMPLOYEE left a lasting impression on us that started over a decade ago, and we're honored to present this discography for your enjoyment. We hope you'll take something from it as well.


released September 20, 2010

Combines their “sic[sic]” + “Mother Spain” recordings, all remastered by Carl Saff.

Tracks 1-7 (sic[sic]) recorded by Chris Cline. Tracks 8-10 (Mother Spain and the Wayfaring Myth) recorded by Lars Goransson.


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