The Vault: Finally, We Get To Avail

Brian Raftery | June 27, 2007 1:16 am

This is the week for one of your Idolators to burn through every remaining standout MP3 in his collection, which brings us to Richmond, Va.’s Avail. From 1992 to 1998, the group put out a must-own album practically every year, with a hardcore-punk style that was aggressive enough for pissed-off teens, yet just melodic enough to land the band on Lookout! Records (1994’s Dixie was no doubt the source of many road-trip sing-alongs). Three tracks are below, all taken from Jade Tree’s 2006 reissue series; take a listen, as the songs are much more compelling than any of the rushed rock-crit hackery in the paragraph you just endured:

Avail – Simple Song [MP3, link expired] Avail – Tuning [MP3, link expired] Avail – Scuffle Town [MP3, link expired] Avail [MySpace]