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Yesterday's Garbage: 1987​-​1992

by The Martyrs

Me and Dez 01:27
Red Bag Boy 04:09


"Yesterday's Garbage: 1987-1992" is an exclusive 2015 Netlabel Day release featuring 8 boombox/4-track recordings from the early-to-mid years of The Martyrs. Recorded in the basement on cheap mics on cheap tapes. These songs, culled from the cassette archives, represent a small portion of The Martyrs Anthology, a project that may yet see the light of day. All songs written by The Martyrs.


released July 13, 2015

The Martyrs were formed in 1987 by four dumb kids from Long Island, NY. They recorded in the basement steadily until 1991, when college and a collective diaspora resulted in solo acts, duos and supergroups. They performed live twice (at a graduation party and a comically disastrous open mic night). Two albums in the late 90s were followed by a few singles in later years. They never broke up. The Martyrs had no idea they could transmit their music out of the basement and thus never tried. They were a few years too soon for the 90s DIY scene, though I doubt that would have changed anything.

The Martyrs are:
Jim O'Shaughnessy: drums, guitar
Chris Dal Ceredo: bass, guitar
Paul Saur: vocals
Mike O'Shaughnessy: guitar

Published under a Creative Commons License: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 US

Album cover design and illustration by Nicole O'Shaughnessy
cp2015 Nicole O'Shaughnessy

cp 2015/2021 The Martyrs
cp 2015 Sleeping Brothers Records.




Sleeping Brothers Records Portland, Oregon

Semi-fictional netlabel reissuing homemade albums from the catalog of Long Island's 90s tape label Big Casserole Records as well as releasing new music from same old guys & gals. Check out the hiss! NY/OR/CA.

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