From angular art-rock to avant pop passages, Chicago's Cheer-Accident strikes a powerful balance between deconstructive studio wizardry and the visceral excitement of a well-honed, explosive live rock band. In anticipation of the band's perfomance at the 10th Anniversary of the reanimated RIO (Rock In Opposition) Festival in September 2017, SKiN GRAFT is releasing newly remastered special editions of two of the band's greatest albums: Salad Days and Trading Balloons.
New York's Downtown Music Gallery writes: "Salad Days is a feel good masterpiece of expansive, hypnotic math rock and so much more from the 1997-1999 period of Cheer-Accident. The orchestration is incredible, with extended lush passages fading in and out of proggy grooves and heavenly weirdo sing-a-longs...it's like a math rock version of Hatfield and the North. It's really that amazing. There's no question it's a classic of avant-rock, demanding the attention of a wider audience."
Salad Days was originally recorded by Steve Albini and is being pressed on vinyl for the first time ever. Remastered by Todd Rittmann of U.S. Maple and Dead Rider and redesigned by SKiN GRAFT Records Mark Fischer.