DC band Edsel, who released records on Dischord, DeSoto, Jade Tree, Grass and others, broke up in 1997 though they've played a few one-off reunion shows in the years since. Frontman Sohrab Habibion went on to be in Obits and is currently in Brooklyn's SAVAK, which occasionally also features ex-Edsel member Geoff Sanoff (who has worked behind the boards on all their albums).
Today for Bandcamp Friday, Edsel have shared what was the last music they ever recorded which was from 2001 and was actually made to help test out the gear at the then-new Stratosphere Sound recording studio in NYC where Sanoff was going to work. (Stratosphere was owned by Smashing Pumpkins' James Iha and Ivy's Andy Chase and Adam Schlesinger [RIP].) "As a younger engineer, I was still in the process of figuring out how to capture the sounds I heard in my head and on other people’s records," Geoff writes. "It wasn't too surprising that the recording needed some additional work, especially as the bones of it had been recorded in a studio with a live room which was LIVE and untreated, with a band who hadn’t written together in four years, and with gear that had been plugged in for the first time! With that said, when I turned off the computer at the end of that weekend of recording, I never could have imagined the path it would take to get those songs finished and out into the world."