Year One Demos documents the first proper demos we ever recorded and features versions of tracks that would later appear on our debut album and EP.
The recordings found on Year One Demos are a glimpse back at that inauspicious time. According to Holmes, these tracks were "recorded in May of 1997, right after the end of the school year, in the basement of Steve’s childhood home. We’d been a band for all of four months, and these four songs probably represented the best of what we’d written up to that point. Steve Lamos recently unearthed the 1/2 inch master tape (otherwise we would have used these songs for the LP1 Deluxe Reissue). The songs were “engineered” by Steve’s dad by setting up two vocal mics at 90 degree angles, setting the levels, and hitting record."