Repair and Reward [Ocean Blue Wax]

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PUT THIS IN YOUR DEN to experience one of the most underrated bands of all time - certainly in the hardcore / post-hardcore scenes. Lincoln's 7" split is an all-time classic, but many of these tracks have never been heard by even the most dedicated crate diggers. Heavy, yet melodic, Lincoln's sound influenced many of the most popular bands to emerge from the scene decades later.

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The long-awaited, long-overdue anthology of one of the more influential and revered post-hardcore bands of the early 1990s. Lincoln was a Morgantown, WV, band formed in 1992 by Jay Demko (vocals/guitar), John Herod (guitar), Justin Wierbonski (drums), and Johanna Claasen (bass). Though a band for only a brief time who left behind only a handful of recordings, they remain highly respected and are often regarded as one of the many foundational pieces of what would become known as “post-hardcore,” as well as the proto-emo scene that was birthed by bands like Rites of Spring and Moss Icon. All of Lincoln’s releases have remained out-of-print and unavailable since the late 1990s.

In 2021, Lincoln's entire recorded history was recovered, and the original analog tapes were restored and transferred. All eight songs - seven that originally spanned three 7" singles, plus a previously unreleased track - are now finally available as a full-length. Out of print and unavailable for over 25 years, all songs have been newly mixed from the original master tapes by J. Robbins (Jawbox). It all sounds and feels better than ever, and shows just how much a small band from a small town with a small discography can have such a large and lasting impact.