Monday, January 14, 2013

Tem Eyos Ki-- s/t 7" (FCH016)

Tem Eyos Ki-- s/t 7" (Harlan Records #16)


4 songs.
Recorded January 2000 by Dwight Chalmers at Listen Laboratory in Fayetteville AR. "Chipko" recorded August 1999 by Jay Lytle at Olive Street in North Little Rock AR, for Tem Eyos Ki's demo tape.
First pressing: 500 copies, March 2000.
Second pressing: 300 copies, September 2001.
Third pressing: 200 copies, 2002.
Fourth pressing: 500 copies, 2004.


Maralie Armstrong-Rial: voice
Mike Lierly: guitar, voice
Jay Lytle: bass, hatchet, backing voice
Eli Milholland: guitar, 12-string guitar, backing voice
Kevin Rains: drums, backing voice

Track Listing:

1. Aluminalkalyde
2. Chipko
3. Communion
4. Annie Mae


* Tem Eyos Ki remains my all-time favorite band, and in hindsight, their genesis signaled the dawn of what we now know as the modern Little Rock music scene. LR has always had vibrant punk, metal, hip-hop, alternative, and art scenes, but Tem Eyos Ki successfully bridged the two most contentious (and deeply loyal) of those communities by suturing the divide between punk and metal scenes, torn asunder in 1988 by The Numbskulz' "Bikini Underwear" debacle. Without TEK, Central Arkansas' music community wouldn't have grown and thrived in quite the same way.

* Folks from Tem Eyos Ki were/are also part of Humanbeast, Bloodhuff, V Manuscript, Universe, Holy Angell, Zucura, Shitfire, Sickshine, Soophie Nun Squad, Divorce Chord, Boomfancy, Gioteens, and Them Of Delphi, among many others.

* Here are a bunch of Tem Eyos Ki photos from my Flickr page.

* Members also in Humanbeast, V Manuscript, Bloodhuff, Universe, Holy Angell, Them Of Delphi, Ridin Dudes, Shitfire, Sickshine, Zucura, Tom Sweet, Divorce Chord, Soophie Nun Squad, Boomfancy, Gioteens, and K.

TEK in Alexandria, LA. June, 2000. Photo by Natalja Kent.
TEK in their practice space. Sherwood AR, summer 1999. Photo by Nate Powell.
TEK's first show. Riverfront Belvedere, Little Rock AR, August 1999.

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