The Posies - Failure (Expanded Reissue) (1988/2014)
Alternative Rock, Indie Rock, Power Pop | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:07:09 | 200 MB
Label: Omnivore Recordings | Release Year: 2014
Jonathan Auer and Ken Stringfellow weren't old enough to buy beer (and hadn't outgrown the tragic fashion affectations of teenage Cure fans) when they created this low-budget pop masterpiece, recorded in a makeshift studio in the Auer family's home. And while it was the first salvo in what would become an enduring career in indie pop, Failure still remains one of the Posies' best and most purely enjoyable albums. In 2014, Omnivore Recordings gave Failure a remastered reissue with eight bonus tracks, including one exclusive to this reissue. Most are demos or early instrumental versions of tunes that appear on the album, but there are two otherwise unrecorded songs, "Alison Hubbard" and "After Many a Summer Dies the Swan," and a live recording of "Believe in Something Other (Than Yourself)" that reveals what an early Posies gig was like before Auer and Stringfellow assembled a full band.