Dark Operative presents a new reissue of the First Album debut from Denver emo outfit, CHRISTIE FRONT DRIVE. The album will re-emerge on vinyl this Friday, and in conjunction with the reissue, video footage of a 2010 acoustic show of the band has surfaced. Alternative Press is hosting the premiere of the performance of “Turn.”
Previously unreleased live footage of CHRISTIE FRONT DRIVE’s Eric Richter and Kerry McDonald performing an intimate, acoustic set at the Magic Bullet Skateshop in Fredericksburg, Virginia in 2010 has been unearthed in recent weeks, and part of that set has made its way into the public domain through Alternative Press, where a video of the members performing “Turn” is now playing.
Back in print after a 2013 reissue on Magic Bullet Records, and twenty-six years after the original pressing on Freewill Records, Dark Operative is honored to offer CHRISTIE FRONT DRIVE’s debut album, available once again on vinyl format. Recorded with Kirby at Time Capsule, Christmas 1993, the album features all six of the original songs which were completely remastered in 2013 by Josh Bonati for maximum fidelity.
The band’s Eric Richter offers, “Truthfully, I had almost forgotten about that acoustic set Kerry and I did. I do remember the two of us practicing a lot at his apartment in NYC and trying to figure out some way to pull off the songs without Jason and Ron. We had to listen to the recordings numerous times to figure out arrangements. Unfortunately, on the day of the show, they had a record-breaking snow in Virginia and a lot of people that were planning on going couldn’t make it. We ended up playing to a few friends and whoever lived in town that could walk to the show. The one thing that really sticks in my mind is how much I enjoyed the opportunity to spend time with Kerry and make a little noise with him again.”
CHRISTIE FRONT DRIVE’s remastered First Album is streaming at Spotify and Bandcamp.
The LP will be issued in several variants this Friday, April 5th; a retail-exclusive grey pressing, a Revelation Records mailorder exclusive red pressing available HERE, and a limited Dark Operative mailorder exclusive white pressing available HERE