Start to Finish

by Speedwell

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    "Start to Finish" is the posthumous discography release by a band called Speedwell, released by Coolidge Records. 17 songs, including rare and unreleased, all re-mastered at West West Side Music.
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“A rousing, breathless blast from the past” - KDHX 88.1 FM (kdhx.org/music/news/song-of-the-day-calling-on-columbia-pike-by-speedwell)

“whirling pop fury and punk attitude” - Beats Per Minute (beatsperminute.com/media/track-premiere-speedwell-calling-on-columbia-pike)

“clenching, about-to-snap aggression...and…melodic obligingness” - The Big Takeover

"If new emo bands sounded like this instead of what they actually sound like, the world would be a better place, for me." - Collective Zine (www.collective-zine.co.uk/reviews/?id=9169)

"At least now Speedwell has a proper full-length to its credit to document the creative growth of yet another could-have-been-great American band." - The Fire Note (thefirenote.com/2013/08/05/speedwell-start-to-finish-album-review/)

“emo, synth pop, and pop punk merged” - Surviving the Golden Age (survivingthegoldenage.com/speedwell-calling-on-columbia-pike)

"If 90’s emo is your thing, then Speedwell’s Start to Finish is a must." - Manual Dexterity Zine (mandexzine.com/reviewswin1314)

"Albums & EPs From 2013 That I Enjoyed" - Manual Dexterity Zine (mandexzine.com/post/70425731069/an-alphabetical-list-of-albums-eps-from-2013-that-i)

“This is an album of perfect Midwest emo ... with just enough abrasiveness to make your heart a little raw” - Survivre La Nuit (survivrelanuit.wordpress.com/2013/07/26/speedwell-start-to-finish)

"these 17 tracks ... make for a really strong full length album which the band never got to put out while in existence" - Suspect Device Zine (www.suspectdevicezine.co.uk/Suspect_Device/Reviews.html)

credits

released 16 July 2013

Speedwell was:
Meredith Bragg - guitar (all tracks), vocals
Troy Farmer - guitar (tracks 1-7, 12-17), bass (tracks 8-11), keyboards, vocals
Brian Minter - bass (all tracks, except 8-11), keyboards, vocals
Cheryl Huber - keyboards, vocals (tracks 1-4, 6, 7)
Jonathan Roth - drums (all tracks, except 6)

Tracks 1-4 recorded Spring 2001 by Chad Clark at Inner Ear Studios, Arlington, VA

Track 5 recorded Winter 2001 by Dan McKinney at Dan’s House Studio, Bethlehem, PA

Track 6 recorded 2001 by Speedwell on 4-track

Track 7 recorded January 2002 by Archie Moore at Omega Studios, Rockville, MD

Tracks 8-11 recorded May 1997 by Geoff Turner at WGNS, Washington, DC

Tracks 12-17 recorded December 1997 on 4-track by Brian Minter in the basement of the Spaghetti House, Harrisonburg, VA

Digitized and assembled by Mike Fisher at Maniac Studios, Coplay, PA

Re-mastered by Alan Douches and Mike Piacentini at West West Side Music, New Windsor, NY

All songs written by Speedwell
My Eyes Burn (ASCAP) and Sounds Like Small Time Music (ASCAP)

© 2013 Coolidge Records

Graphic design and front cover photography by Laura Wertman

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Speedwell Washington, D.C.

We were a band. We had a 7" and an EP, were on Emo Diaries 3, and toured with Engine Down and Metropolitan. Now we have an album.

Speedwell was:
Meredith Bragg
Troy Farmer
Cheryl Huber
Brian Minter
Jonathan Roth

Speedwell v.1: 1996-1998
Speedwell v.2: 2000-2003
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