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The Move Sounds TMS-003 Bells Of 00/85

In the early months of '85, 17-year-old guitarist Lawrence McDonald formed Bells Of with singer Alec MacKaye (Faith), drummer Pete Wilborne (The 400), and bassist Bleu Kopperl. Later that year, the band went to record at Inner Ear Studios with Don Zientara. However, MacKaye parted ways with the group before vocals could be recorded, forcing McDonald to step up as singer. Though the songs were mixed, they were ultimately shelved, with only a few tracks making the rounds via dubbed cassettes.

Now, the recordings are finally seeing the light of day via Oakland-based label, The Move Sounds. Limited to 500 copies on clear vinyl.