Defunct New York screamo pioneers Saetia will see their discography reissued later this year by Secret Voice, the imprint label of Deathwish Inc. founded by Touché Amoré vocalist Jeremy Bolm. The collection, appropriately titled Collected, will be released as a 2xLP and digitally; according to Bolm, its tracklisting is only “slightly” different to that of A Retrospective, the 2000 compilation of Saetia’s discography released by Level Plane (the now-defunct record label ran by former Saetia drummer Greg Drudy). You can watch a teaser video for the release below.
In similarly exciting news, Secret Voice has surprise-released a previously unavailable Saetia live show from ABC No Rio in 1999 on cassette and digital download (purchase). You can also stream that below.
For those unaware, Saetia is considered the most groundbreaking screamo band from the East Coast, forming in 1997 and taking what made the Gravity Records scene in California so exciting and adding in their own unique sound. The band was riddled with lineup changes (including the sudden death of bassist Alex Madara in 1998) and eventually broke up in 2000. Members of Saetia went on to play in similar-sounding bands like Hot Cross, Off Minor as well as some true oddball ones (guitarist Adam Marino played bass in guitarist Tom Capone’s post-Quicksand group Instruction; Greg Drudy was Interpol’s original drummer).