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Lovitt Records lov34 Division of Laura Lee 97 - 99

Per Stalberg
guitar and vocals
Jonas Gustafsson
bass and vocals
David Ojala
Hakan Johansson
June 16th, 2003

Division of Laura Lee's 97-99 CD is a look back at the formative years of one of the more intriguing bands on the present soundscape. It is reminiscent of a time when a young band originally from V�nersborg, Sweden, was still in its embryonic stages. 97-99 is also a testament to how fluidly the quartet moved from the driving, DC-influenced mid-tempo rock on the album to the pulsing garage rock of their newer material on Epitaph Records. While their most recent album, Black City, has received press in such publications as Spin, Rolling Stone, Kerrang!, Alternative Press, and Q, 97-99 is a fresh look at how Division of Laura Lee made stylistic changes without sacrificing intensity or ferocity.

97-99 is a set of songs that are focused and clipped. Syncopated bursts of energy, each piece violently flames out, only to collide spectacularly into the following song. Division of Laura Lee is confrontational and confident on this group of remastered singles and early material, with vocals sneeringly spat out and jangling guitars tearing out of the speakers. Unrelenting and vigorous, the quartet attacks each song with youthful, indiscriminate abandon; Division of Laura Lee is a kinetic band with something to prove.

  1. Guess My Name
  2. Love Stethoscope
  3. Stereotype
  4. 44
  5. Time To Live
  6. Royal Club
  7. The Soul Of Laura
  8. Chart Music
  9. Tongue Twister
  10. Stop! Go!
  11. Coffeemaker
  12. How Good You Are