Lincoln, NE is a rather unlikely setting for a band such as For Against to have been birthed from, yet over 25 years ago they emerged with a sound unlike anything else happening this side of the UK. Garnering comparisons to early Factory Records and Joy Division, For Against formed in 1984, finally releasing their first LP, Echelons, in 1987 with Independent Project Records. The album was met with critical acclaim and the band toured behind it to much success. Their second LP, December, was released the following year to equally rave reviews and significant College Radio play. The band quickly lost momentum as key members parted ways to form other projects. As the line up shifted over the next few years, their label released a collection of decidedly more experimental demos, titled In the Marshes. Long out of print, this is the first time that you can purchase all three of the bands earliest and most defining recordings as a complete box set, not to be sold individually.
Tracklist:Echelons: Shine / Daylight / Get On With It / Echelons / It’s A lie / Autocrat / Forget Who You Are / Loud And Clear / Broke My Back
December: Sabres / Stranded in Greenland / Svengali / They Said / The Effect / December / Last Laugh / Paperwhites / Clandestine High Holy
In The Marshes: Tibet / Amnesia / The Purgatory Salesman / Amen Yves / Fate / In the Marshes
Captured Tracks CTBOX03LP