M.I.A. - Notes from the Underground + After the Fact

Modern City
(MCR1617: 708527230435/MCR1618-3/MCR1619-4)




Release date 7/7/2023

Limited edition of 500 color vinyl 2xLP


M.I.A.
's last two albums are reissued on vinyl for the first time since their original release in 1985 and 1987. Issued as a deluxe handcrafted package, this set includes two color vinyl 12" LPs, a silkscreened cover, a die-cut cover, four inserts and a generous 40 page booklet.

M.I.A. is a seminal hardcore punk band from Las Vegas / Orange County. They appeared on the classic 1982 Last Rites for Genocide and M.I.A. split LP and released the Murder in a Foreign Place album on Jello Biafra's Alternative Tentacles label in 1984.

In 1985, the band enlisted the services of producer Thom Wilson (T.S.O.L, Dead Kennedys, D.I., D.O.A., etc.) and recorded Notes from the Underground. Following a path treaded by the likes of the Damned and T.S.O.L., the band expanded their sound with darker tones and a more personal approach. The band split-up soon after the release of the record.

In 1986 singer Mike Conley took over guitar duties and reformed the band with original Last Rites drummer Chris Moon, along with Frank Daly and Mark Arnold (who would both go on to form Big Drill Car). After the Fact, released in 1987 on Flipside records retains the classic OC punk sound, adding a dose of British new-wave.

Tracklist:

Notes from the Underground
1. Shadows of My Life
2. Voices in the Dark
3. Show Me the Way
4. Scotty Rew
5. Never Again
6. Write Myself a Letter
7. Light of Yesterday
8. Make a Choice
9. Haven’t You Heard
10. Another Day

After the Fact
1. Edge of Forever
2. What I See
3. Whisper in the Wind
4. Beautiful World
5. California Dreamin
6. When It’s Over
7. Time to Change
8. It Follows Me
9. Whatever Happened
10. Hard to Say You’re Wrong
11. Broken
12. Out Of Control

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