Chicago's Joan of Arc blend post-rock's atmospherics and punk's volume and dynamics. Three members came from the emocore band Cap'n Jazz; when that band broke up, the trio wanted to change their musical direction, removing the boundaries and structures of punk and including more experimental elements like tape loops and electronics. Live In Chicago 1999 is not really a live album, but it's certainly an experience. Four months of studio time culminated in 13 interwoven tracks that ultimately find Tim Kinsella‘s inceptive lyrical style and primarily acoustic backdrop breathing comfortably alongside the band's well-documented fetish for electronic embellishment. And the album artwork? Let's just say that you'll probably never meet another group of artists who are committed enough to rebuild the sets and reenact the scenes of an obscure foreign film for the sake of an album sleeve. Long out of print 180g 2LP reissue!