Friday, May 22, 2009

Every Shirt LIII: Dismal Lapse

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shirt: Dismal Lapse
size: XL (US)
vintage: 2008
provenance: band

Picked up on their tour with Embryonic Devourment in early '08 (Insidious Decrepancy was supposed to be in the package as well, but the dude packed it in and went home before they got to Boston), this is a cool shirt from a cool band, even though at the time it was easily overshadowed by Embryonic's merch, which will come along later.

The band didn't have the EP that this design is the cover to out at the time, but based on their solid performance, I made a point to pick it up. Any death metal fans out there who don't have it should do likewise: another strong argument in favor of buying any random Deepsend release ahead of anything on another label of similar size. All small labels have good bands, but Deepsend, it seems, actively restricts their roster to the completely awesome. It's a good move: not only does it bolster profits (more stuff from good bands sells than from stuff people don't like), but building this kind of identity is a definite boost to any band that gets on the label, because if Deepsend signs them, they must be worth listening to.

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