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Wholeness of the Soul

Evergreen
NOISE POLLUTION

Scrappy, funky, punky Evergreen find their earliest material redone with bonus live tracks on this compendium. The first half features singles from the long out-of-print Go Cart Ride cassette issued on Self Destruct, and as you can imagine, memories of Cinderblock’s (the band’s first moniker) wild, shameless and dastardly moves come running to the fore immediately.

Before they reformed as a moodier but no less impressive version for a Hi-Ball Records release, Cinderblock did whatever they wanted — speedy time-shifts (“Stripped,” “Haven’t We Learned”), hardcore sludge (“Idols of a Decadent Time”) and swagger (“Knowledge,” “Blood”). For a different view into Louisville’s hardcore/punk history, this is a must-have.