Autoclave, Autoclave

Joe Gross

By Joe Gross

on 04.22.11 in Reviews
A brief slice of fuzzy, primitive indie pop.

A brief slice of fuzzy, primitive indie pop that fits perfectly between Dischord's thick chordings and whatever twee planet all those K Records acts live on. (Autoclave knew it too; the first single was a split between Dischord and K.) Most of these tracks were released on a seven-inch and 10-inch in 1991. Autoclave was around for all of a year or so, and they remain a great example of a band that might have been far more famous on a label that had more effectively gotten the word out. Its members went on the Wire-ish Slant 6, while singer Mary Timony went on to a nice indie-rock run in Helium and as a solo artist.