Engine Kid: Bear Catching Fish / Angel Wings

Engine Kid had been huge unsung heroes of the noise rock, post hardcore and experimental underground music, with Southern Lord and Sunn O)))'s Greg Anderson as a founding member, and Steve Albini involved as a producer. Their story goes back to the early nineties, when Anderson, drummer Chris Vandebrooke and bassist Art Behrman put together the band with an unconventional mindset and the intentions to create something miles ahead from the usual.

With Brian Kraft (Krafty) replacing Behrman, Engine Kid released their raw first album, Bear Catching Fish, in 1993 through C/Z Records which they recorded with Albini in Chicago. After much touring, another lineup change which saw Jade Devitt filling in for Vandebrooke on drums, and with a more matured mentality, the band released Angel Wings two years later through Revelation Records, and incredible example of true punk grit, and a warning sign of the sound that later came to be what we now call post metal.

Both these overlooked records have been remastered by by Brad Boatright, and released through Southern Lord. The proceeds will be donated to the LA homeless shelter: Midnight Mission, to honor the original drummer Chris Vandebrooke who was murdered near a homeless encampment by the LA River/Griffith Park in 2016.


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