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01. Sale
02. Out Of Tune
03. Slob
04. Fade Away
05 Make It Up
06. Deal
07. Plastic Hearts
08. Disease
09. Mountain Of Youth
10. Clean Sweep
11. Scar Chest

Few current acts can match the intensity and vibrancy of Haram. The latest addition to the Lovitt Records roster, Haram's members boast an impressive hardcore pedigree, a resume that spans a decade and over 1000 shows between the individual members with stints in Majority Rule, Pg. 99, and the Out_Circuit. The band first assembled in Summer 2004 and played their first show in January 2005 to coincide with the release of their demo, which they put out themselves. Since then, Haram has toured with critically acclaimed acts, such as Envy and Darkest Hour.

Haram comprises seasoned veterans whose foray into territory most reminiscent of Drive Like Jehu and Sonic Youth is informed by the urgent ferocity of their previous bands. Jim Siegel recorded their first, self-titled LP, in Stoughton, Massachusetts. On this spectacular debut, Haram mines disparate facets of punk and noise to conjure something wholly cohesive and engaging. Matt Michel and Mike Taylor's dual guitars roil and churn, while Kevin Lamiell and Andy Gale form a kinetic and explosive rhythm section on bass and drums, respectively. Unrelenting and forward, Haram possesses a mature, tempered confidence that only comes with experience and do-it-yourself resolve. Their first full-length effort is truly a moody and atmospheric masterpiece.

Kevin Lamiell amicably left Haram shortly after the completion of the album, but longtime friend Jeff Kane (ex-City of Caterpillar, Malady) quickly learned Lamiell's parts and has blended into the group seamlessly.

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