Anti-Product

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Anti-Product
Origin New York City, United States
Genres Hardcore Punk, Crust Punk, Anarcho-punk
Years active 1995–2002
Website Anti-Product on Myspace

Anti-Product was a hardcore punk band from Albany (NY) who released two EPs and one album on Tribal War Records. The band largely played in their local area and toured as support on the east and west coast of the US. They went through a number of line-up changes.

Biography[edit]

The band were formed around Puerto Rican vocalist Taina Asili,[1] was 16 when she joined the band.[2] They made their live debut on March 5, 1995 at the Tazmanian Embassy in Binghamton, NY. Antiproduct released two seven inch EPs: one self-release in 1996 and a second EP on Tribal War Records in 1998. Mind Control Records put out the Iron Columns 2xLP compilation in 1999 which included a previously unreleased song. Later that year, The Deafening Silence of Grinding Gears album was released by Tribal War Records during the Primate Freedom Tour with Aus-Rotten. The LP was also released in Germany by Skuld Releases. That summer Antiproduct also played the "More Than Music Festival" in Columbus (OH). The band began incorporating cello into new material in early 2000 and toured the east coast of the US with Submission Hold that summer. A song was included on a Farm Sanctuary benefit compilation put out by the Mountain Cooperative in 2001. Antiproduct played very few shows those years while most of the band relocated from upstate NY to Philadelphia.

In 2002 the collection The EP's of AP was released by Tribal War Records which included a never released EP. South Dakota killed the van that summer on the way to meet Submission Hold and Please Inform the Captain This Is A Hijack for a tour of the west coast. Due to health problems, stress and seven years of growing in countless different directions, the band decided to call it a day, just one week into that tour. Antiproduct played for the last time on June 22, 2002 at 924 Gilman Street in Berkeley (CA). A second LP had been planned for Ebullition Records, but unfortunately none of the material was recorded. Asili continued to perform spoken word and music with her own band,[1] and was also part of the Ricanstruction collective.[2]

Discography[edit]

  • 1996: 7"EP (Self Released)
  • 1998: 7"EP (Tribal War Records)
  • 1999: The Deafening Silence Of Grinding Gears. LP (Tribal War Records)
  • 1999: The Deafening Silence Of Grinding Gears. LP (Skuld Releases)
  • The EP's Of AP. CD (Tribal War Records)
  • The 7" EPs were all officially untitled but the 1st EP is commonly called "Another Day, Another War" 1996 and the 2nd EP is referred to as "Big Business and the Government Are Both the Fucking Same" 1998.

Compilations[edit]

  • 1999: Iron Columns 2xLP Compilation. Mind Control Records. (World Without Lines)[3]
  • 2001: Farm Sanctuary Benefit CD. Mountain Cooperative. (Billions and Billions Served)[3]

Members[edit]

  • Taína Asili - vocals
  • Matt Moreno - bass
  • Chris Lawrence - guitar/vocals
  • Dave Knapp - drums
  • Jake Hockel - drums
  • April Goltz - cello

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