Stigma Rock Unit
Joshua David Lawson - Bass, Guitar
D.C. Smith - Guitar
Jeremy Adam Koren - Vocals, Guitar, Bass
The Stigma Rock Unit were a Blacksburg, VA 4 piece
who made eloquent post-hardcore that rocked out like Fugazi, Unwound,
the Universal Order of Armageddon or Karate!
The 7" single, "Texas Hollow Road", was recorded
fitfully at Subzero in Silver Spring in May of 1995 with W.C.
Barbot of Jawbox/Burning Airlines making an early production effort,
and then released in the fall of1995.
Their full length CD, Treasure Path to Soul-Winning,
was released in June of '97. It is a co-release with the excellent
Bloomington, Indiana label Jagjaguwar, who have put out records
from the Curious Digit, Fuck, and the widely acclaimed Drunk.
The album was recorded Dec. 26-30, 1996 at WGNS
Studios in Washington D.C., with the inimitable Geoff Turner at
the controls (look for Geoff's work all over various D.C. releases
including Hoover, Regulator Watts, Foo Fighters and thousands
of others...). Most of the record is completely live, with a few
goodies tacked on a bit later (check out the piano intro to "They
All Gave Us Static"). Bill Chalkley took over for the departed
Josh Lawson in 1998. The band called it a day in 1999.
With the songs: "Les Paul vs. Leo Fender",
"They All Gave Us Static", "Texas Hollow Road",
"M. Chapman", "These Are Good Scars", "Armies
of Malcontents Are Yours/Chaos Theory Revisited", "S.I.L.O.
S.W.E.E.P.E.R.", "True Romans Theme Song", "Dutch
Courage", and "New Splendor".
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