Probably more than any other band, Bitch Magnet sent me in the direction I took with the music I have tried to make. --Ian Williams (Battles, Don Caballero)
Searing post-hardcore punctuated with bruised introspection that stands a mile high above most of its kin. ... Bitch Magnet anticipated the emergence of what would become known as post-rock. --Mojo
Complete anthology of seminal post-punk pioneers. Influenced dozens of bands, including BATTLES, SUPERCHUNK, DON CABALLERO, RODAN, GUIDED BY VOICES. Includes 8 rare and previously unreleased tracks, Remastered with over 50 rare photos, flyers and posters. RIYL: SLINT, MOGWAI, SHELLAC, BATTLES, JUNE OF 44, DON CABALLERO, SUPERCHUNK. Temporary Residence Ltd. is proud to present the remastered and repackaged reissue of the legendary Bitch Magnet s seminal and critically acclaimed three albums Star Booty, Umber, and Ben Hur. The deluxe 3xLP/3xCD package include all three albums, plus more than a half dozen rare and previously unreleased tracks, a total of 34 songs, remastered from the original, restored analog master tapes. Bitch Magnet was formed at Oberlin College in 1986. Immediately following the release of its debut Star Booty in 1988, the band garnered rapturous reviews and established itself among the top-tier of America s independent music underground. The band s reputation continued to grow with tours of the US and Europe, and the subsequent releases of Umber (prominently included on Mojo s list of Lost Albums You Must Own ) in 1989 and Ben Hur in 1990. The latter two have been frequently cited as a key inspiration for what would become known as post-rock.