Signposts: Joy Division, R.E.M., The Chameleons, Pale Saints, Kitchens of Distinction. "One of the finest dream pop records made." – ALL MUSIC GUIDE "December is a stunner, a high-water mark for UK-inspired American music. A remarkable and ambitious effort." – TROUSER PRESS FOR AGAINST has released a series of brooding pop records layered with surging wall of sound guitars and melodic basslines since their inception in 1984 in Lincoln, Nebraska. FOR AGAINST resurfaced in 2002 with the release of their sixth album, the acclaimed Coalesced for the Minneapolis label WORDS ON MUSIC. The band reformed in August 2004 with original guitarist Harry Dingman, at which time Echelons, the band's debut from 1987, was re-released by Words On Music for the first time on CD. In 1988 FOR AGAINST recorded the distinguished December album for Independent Project Records. December is a fan favorite and is unparalleled in the annals of post-punk for its unique blend of aggressive, atmospheric, and melodic songwriting. In addition to recalling the early Factory Records sound, the album is also now largely considered to be a forerunner of the dream pop scene popularized in England just a few years later (Pale Saints, Kitchens of Distinction). The WORDS ON MUSIC re-release of December is issued in a six-panel digipak designed by two-time Grammy nominee Bruce Licher and includes two rare, recently recovered FOR AGAINST videos shot in 1987, never before commercially available. Not to be missed, December is the rare album that doubles as both a post-punk and a dream pop masterpiece!
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