Wednesday, November 16, 2011

RVIVR - Live - Tape - 2008

    I met RVIVR'S guitarist/singer Matt years ago when he played with his old band, LIFE ROCKS at a house in Chattanooga. I didn't like his band at all, but we had a great time drinking whiskey, screaming and running down the street. I had not seen Matt in a few years and actually didn't have high hopes for his new band, but I was pleasantly surprised about how great they were when I saw them play at Thrillhouse Records back in 2008. I got this tape from them after the show and Matt said "That's not really the best recording. We'll have better stuff soon". He was right. It's a muddled (but loud!) live recording from Olympia that they made just for the West Coast tour that I saw them on, before they put out their first 7". So, there's your warning.
  Since this tape, RVIVR has put out a whole slew of records and toured Europe twice. They've seemed to attract quite a backlash lately for various things...mostly for not being quiet about their politics or by funding one of their tours through Kickstarter. I don't agree with some of their methods, but I also don't think they are the enemy. We have bigger things to worry about than getting upset over what a small little band from Olympia does. I just saw them a few nights ago and they were still great. Instead of 20 people in the room, like 2008, it's closer to 200 ...and they sing in tune now.
                   Download RVIVR Tape

 Buy RVIVR Records...but really, buy the MUTOID MEN Record

3 comments:

Gaël DeWarlaing said...

re-up please!

Harvester said...

I'm sorry but the files are missing from my computer. I don't know what happened to them!

Jake Harrison said...

Anyone know where I can get this release? And the RVIVR demo?