Bluetip Polymer on LP
Swiz was one of the most popular bands in the younger D.C. hardcore scene of the late '80s. Their singer, Shawn Brown, had been the original Dag Nasty vocalist, and they were on the Sammich Records label, which was distributed by Dischord Records. In 1995, several years after Swiz broke up, former members Jason Farrell and Dave Stern reunited to form Bluetip with bassist Jake Kump and drummer Zac Eller (Worlds Collide). Bluetip had a serious work-ethic releasing three albums on Dischord Records, as well as several singles and split releases on various labels, all while touring relentlessly. 2000's Polymer is the D.C. hot rockers' third full-length overall. Produced by J. Robbins (Jawbox, Burning Airlines) and recorded at Phase Studios, the band continued to wage a high-energy war between melody and dissonance here with explosive results.