Bear Claw - This two-bass Chicago trio raise the spectre of mid-90s Touch
& Go guitar noise. Since 2002, Bear Claw has released three records on
Sick Room (all recorded by Steve Albini) and toured Europe twice.
Self-Evident - The Minneapolis band is often compared to the likes of
Fugazi, Rush, and Milk. Fine company, to be sure, but they demonstrate an
intimacy and economy in their writing that their vaulted peers often lack.
Since 1997, Self-Evident has released nine records and toured both Europe
and Japan multiple times. http://self-evident.net
Tyranny Is Tyranny - If Howard Zinn fronted a post-metal rock band, his
music might something like this. Ex-United Sons of Toil.