A self-described "1982 Wormtown vault extraction", released both as a 7" vinyl single by Almost Ready Records (Brooklyn) and digitally via Bandcamp. Full info at tiny.cc/Prefabs-Kafka
"Cobbwebbed-basement mystery surrounds this early-80s Worcester MA combo that dared (if they were even aware of it) to infuse proto-lo-fi post-punk clatter with drizzles of off-kilter psych and lashings of garage-pop melodicism -- all informed by an attitude combining cryptic social digs, bone-dry wit and Dadaist pranksterism. Anthology Recordings (a one-time digital retailer of rare/collectible music) declared that The Prefab Messiahs "manage to perfectly execute the difficult joining of punk, psych, and garage." Some have waxed less analytically, too: in psych-legend Bobb Trimble's song 'Armour of the Shroud', he wrote 'Well the Rolling Stones come to town / don't throw the Prefab Messiahs out of bounds / God save those dreamers / they're all that's left sometimes."
The handsome 7" package features art & layout from Prefabs singer Xeth "Xerox" Feinberg and band photos by the aforementioned Mr. Trimble (the band's friend, guru, and sometime producer).
released 18 January 2011
Xerox Feinberg - gtr, voc, 7" cover art/layout
Doc Michaud - gtr, spoken intro (on "Franz Kafka")
Trip Thompson - bass, back voc ("Prefab Sun")
Billy Brahm - drums on "Franz Kafka"
Tony Serrato - drums on "Prefab Sun"
Thom Moore - live sound on "Franz Kafka"
Jeff Lipton - 1998 restoration & mastering
Joe Turner - 2010 additional engineering
Kris Thompson - project & mastering supervision
Bobb Trimble - guru, 7" cover photo
Harry Howes - label honcho