"Santa Clara, California's The Contrail formed in 1997, and unleashed their dramatic indie rock/pop onto the world in 1999 with the release of Irreducible Varieties and Prime Ideals. 1999 also saw the release of their Don't Derail 7". Led by Erin Czech fiery vocals, the band's delicate and emotional lo-fi sound was quickly praised by critics and music fans alike. In 2000, the band unveiled the eccentric Correspondence School on Turn Records, a 15-song epic. The album was full of feedback and youthful energy, and received critical acclaim for its unabashed enthusiasm for the band's musical reckless abandon and love of the almighty pop hook." - Stephen Cramer, All Music Guide
In Dec. 1999 Turn Records released it's very first release, the Contrail's Don't Derail 7". Soon after in 2000 next year we released Correspondence School, a lo-fidelity sonic masterpiece that garnered praise from critics and all who heard it alike. The Contrail released it's follow up to Correspondence School, House of Moths, available on Frank Records, is another lo-fi masterpiece from Czech as he continues to prove that he the new king of the 4-track.
The Contrail is Erin Czech, Jeff Brummett & Todd Sandigo (Yvonne Chen and Jeff Walsh past members)
Prime Ideals [mp3]
Glass of Water
The Silver State
Epsilon Approaches Zero
Queen Of Diligence
Walla Walla, WA [mp3]
Release Notes:First official full length release for Turn Records. The Contrail's first release was a CD-R [TURN 001] called Irreducible Varieties & Prime Ideals, the first two songs on this album were given those names as a nod to a great, yet not widely released, record.