Saturday, August 8, 2009

Standpoint 7"

Standpoint was a female-fronted band from New Jersey in the mid '90s. Their sound was on the softer side, more indie than hardcore. If you are familiar with Ashes, the female-fronted band that Brian McTernan (Battery) played in, you'll find that Standpoint has a very similar sound, including the nice female vocals with the occasional shouted male vocals as back-up. For me, the female/male vocals things worked better with Standpoint than with Ashes tho, even tho I do like Ashes quite a bit. I love this 7" from 1994 (I think?) especially the 1st track, 'Blindsided', although all 3 songs are great. 'Blindsided' would also be re-recorded for their full-length album, 'Whatever', on Smorgasbord Records, however I prefer this version. All in all, a sweet 7". This 7" was the 1st release on Spiritfall Records, which would later release records by bands such as Born Under Saturn, Neil Perry, The Swarm and Mörser, quite a change from the sound of this 7".

Unfortunately I don't know too much about this band. From what I gathered they released a demo called 'Opened Doors' but I've never seen or heard it, so if anybody has it and can send me some info or mp3's, I would be grateful! As mentioned they did a full-length called 'Whatever' on Smorgasbord Records, which is still available. They also appear on the 'The Tie That Binds' compilation. Apart from that this band is sort of a mystery to me, so I would appreciate any and all information.

Standpoint 7"
Standpoint myspace

10 comments:

Alexander said...

Hey! The guy from Standpoint went on to form S*Process who release several records. Whenever I brought up Standpoint, he would tell me to be quiet.

paul said...

I believe Standpoint only had a demo, 7" and the Whatever lp... Ben from the band I believe is now in Incubus.

Steven Asbury said...

Well I started and ended this band and played drums. Super awesome to read this! If you got any questions I'm here for sure. This band was a big part of my life and means a lot to me. Ben plays bass in Inucubus but never recorded anything. Well he did one song that was on a comp somewhere over seas, can't remember the details. steveworthless@hotmail.com

raviisangry said...

Hey, chance of a re-upload?
thanks

XemonerdX said...

Re-upped.

Justin said...

Standpoint had this song called Orange I would listen to all the time. It was on a comp of NJ/NY/PA hardcore bands called The Tie That Binds. Totally awesome.

Anonymous said...

Can you re-upload again? Thanks.

XemonerdX said...

Re-upped.

Unknown said...

Any chance you could re-up this again? I havent heard this 7" in probably 15 years.

Robert Doto said...

Hey, this is Bob. I played guitar and wrote a fair amount of the musical material (with the bass player) on the "Orange" demo, the 7", and the full length CD. Steve, who commented above, wrote some exceptionally timeless classic jams as well. Was a great band. Happy to have had the chance to be in it for a couple years. Thanks for the kind words.