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