"Enthralling, like watching someone howl into a rainstorm." - David Browne, Entertainment Weekly
COME. A cornerstone of the Glitterhouse and Beggar's stable 20 years ago. A band that requires no introduction, but here's one for the uninitiated. New York, 1990. Guitarists Thalia Zedek (Live Skull) and Chris Brokaw (Codeine) both relocate (separately) to Boston from New York, where a year earlier, bassist Sean O'Brien (Kilkenny Kats) and drummer Arthur Johnson (Bar-B-Q Killers), had moved from Athens GA. These parallel tracks (sub)merge and, fittingly, make beautiful music together. Soon after the four play their first show together, Sub Pop releases the "Car" 7" as part of their Singles Club series. Following a heated game of rock/paper/scissors with other competing labels (Google it), and for Europe, Glitterhouse and Beggar's were the lucky labels that released Come's first of many masterpieces, 'Eleven : Eleven.' Despite being one of the best albums in Glitterhouse's long history and one of the more memorable debut albums in an era full of 'em, 'Eleven : Eleven' has been out of print for far too long. Pitchfork has called it "one of the most elusive debuts of all time, known for its knotty, torrential guitars and anguished vocals."