Title: The Lurid Traversal of Route 7
Label: New Renaissance Records
5. Route 7
6. Regulator Watts
10. Cuts Like Drugs
What little I know about Hoover comes from Discord website so I might as well just copy and paste it since I have very little to add.
By the early 1990s, DC had become well-known in the underground music scene and had become a destination for people looking for a place to land after leaving their hometowns. Because many of the people moving into town were musicians, a number of new bands featuring these transplants began to spring up and, probably owing to their unique perspective on what was happening here, they brought with them new interpretations of the music. One of these bands was Hoover. Ian MacKaye had met most of the members in their respective towns over the years while on tour with his band, Fugazi, and rolled in the same circles when they moved to DC. Their early shows convinced him to go into Inner Ear with them to record their first single, which was released as a Dischord/Hoover Limited half-label. Later they would record an album for Dischord with Geoff Turner at WGNS studios, but, in keeping with the DC tradition, in 1994 after two short years the band broke up.
This is really good stuff. From a time that now seems long ago and nearly forgotten except by a few who choose to hang on. When "emo" was just a superfluous word for emotional hardcore. I'll spare you the rant about how bastardized the word has become. If you're a fan of the "D.C. Sound" you probably already know about this album.
This is the 2005 reissue with additional tracks. I encoded this from a perfect FLAC rip I downloaded.
Like everything from Dischord (to my knowledge anyways) this has never gone out of print and can still be purchased. As usual if you like it you should at least consider purchasing it since it's still available.
Download: Hoover - The Lurid Traversal of Route 7 (LAME 3.98r V0) Multiupload
Download: Hoover - The Lurid Traversal of Route 7 (LAME 3.98r V0) Mediafire