from the archives: edith presler
edith presler was the duo of jason rothenberg (who recently had an art book published) and some dude named sebastien. i can’t find my tape at the moment (office is a total mess) so i can’t be sure of what his name was. but i only knew jason back in the day, so i remember his name. anyway, edith presler… this tape is pretty good, though is honestly the least-good thing they did. still, it has some great moments of sullen 4track bedroom pop. i was REALLY into edith presler back in the day and co-released their only other non-compilation appaerance release – a 7″ that was co-released with little mafia. i don’t even own a copy of that anymore, sadly (anyone out there have one they want to rip for me? pleaaase?). they had some great comp tracks, too. i’ll do a post with those later. their tracks on whiskey you’re the devil and chutes & ladders are particularly good.
this is one of those bands i really wish had stuck around. i think you can hear on these early recordings some serious promise, and i reckon if they’d stuck with it and kept cranking out the jams, they’d be destined for greatness. or maybe not. but whatever, i still love ’em. so here’s for the love of a texas cheerleader (originally released on catsup plate) in all its glory.