The Herms "Drop Out Vol.1" LP

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“No one sounds like The Herms. No one sounds like Matthew Lutz. The Herms are a smudged window into
a neighboring dimension to ours, Berkeley. Even though it’s right next door to Oakland and San
Francisco, it may as well be a million musical-miles away.

“Back when they were playing around town, it felt to me like not too many in my scene ‘got’ this
band. I thought people should have been going crazy for these guys. The local rag gave them
accolades (a curse, perhaps?), and even a cursory listen to this collection should clue you in to how
great they were. This may be one of the few times that I have to concur with a music writer—this
band is amazing. They are sun, heartbreak, pop and fried-static all in one master package, evolving
from song to song, and I think they’re fantastic.

“The Herms did have a proper release years ago, but on CD only (gasp!) and frankly I’ve always been
in love with these earlier, rawer 8-track Tascam demos. They sound like the band did when you were
standing in front of them.

“I love The Herms and have been waiting a looooong time to do a proper release for them. Sorry it
took exhuming their songs from the grave before I was ready. Please listen loudly with the windows
open, so maybe that music writer may pass by, hear it and think, ‘Finally! I told you so, you
assholes.’”
—John Dwyer, July 2013

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