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The Entire City

<font face="Trebuchet MS,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif" size="-1"><b>The Entire City</b><br>sign03 CDLP April 2006<br>Arceri's most ambitious project to date, a year in the making. Fifteen songs recorded by <a href="http://www.myspace.com/a_recording_studio">Matt Smith</a> at See Thru Sound in Austin, Texas. Features guests from <a href="http://www.cueaustin.com/" target="_blank">Cue</a>, <a href="http://www.darlingnewneighbors.com" target="_blank">Darling New Neighbors</a>, Fine Fifteen, <a href="http://www.pompeiiband.com/" target="_blank">Pompeii</a>, and <a href="http://www.woozyhelmet.com/" target="_blank">Woozyhelmet</a>. Expands Arceri's sonic palette to include various keyboards, percussion, strings, and experimental recording technique. The lyrics issue an incendiary indictment of a civilization gone awry. Six-panel poster-style sleeve illustrated by <a href="http://www.armyofpuppies.com" target="_blank">Brandi DiPietro</a> and screenprinted by <a href="http://www.ruralrooster.com">Rural Rooster</a>. <a href="catalog.html">Available now</a> on CD from Distress Signal.<br> <br><b>Reviews</b><br><a href="http://www.austinchronicle.com/issues/dispatch/2006-06-09/music_phases4.html">Austin Chronicle</a> 6/9/2006 Texas Platters by Audra Schroeder<br><a href="http://www.austinchronicle.com/gbase/Guides/Bands?oid=106171" target="_blank">Austin Chronicle</a> 5/24/2006 Recommended CD Release by Darcie Stevens</font>

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<font face="Trebuchet MS,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif">Guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and champion of lost causes, Steve Arceri has been haunting the fringe of the Austin indie rock scene for a dozen years, watching from the bus window of relative obscurity as many of his peers worked hard at becoming fashionable or, failing in that, gave up to get real jobs. Meanwhile, Arceri has been doing things the same way as always, steadily producing collections of uncompromising music with little concern for palatability or commercial potential. In that sense, as well as in the social ire expressed through his lyrics, he remains true to an ethic learned from a youth spent ditching school, dodging police and listening to everything released by SST and Dischord.<br><br>Arceri's music has been compared by reviewers to Lou Barlow of Sebadoh, Mac MacCaughan of Superchunk, Bob Mould of Husker Du/Sugar, and Sonic Youth, but he is also inspired by the ghost of Phil Ochs. In the late Nineties Arceri self-released three home-recorded casettes, and played in the Athens-esque Lambs and the "complex post-punk outfit" Hurt a Fly. In the present century he has released three full-length discs on his label <a href="http://www.distresssignal.net/" target="_blank">Distress Signal</a>, and has toured Texas and the midwestern and southeastern US. He also plays in This Dog's a Lion with his friends Brandi and Vincent. Steve Arceri's new album will be out in the fall of 2007.</font>