The Measure is one of my favorite bands of recent years. They never released a bad record, which is impressive since during their existence they released records at a staggering pace (I mean a J Church/Fucked Up level pace). I’m glad I got into them on the ground floor, because playing catch up with a discography like that would suck.
What I’ve collected here is fourteen tracks not included on the two collection LPs. It has a few of their (in my opinion) best songs, as well as some comp tracks and some stuff from bonus 7”s.
I don’t really want to sell you on this, because there are better starting points for getting into this band that what I’m posting. “Songs About People… and Fruit n’ Shit” and the “One Chapter in a Book” collection are my favorite, and No Idea has them both in stock for cheap. They also have Lauren’s new band Worrier’s 7”, which was one of my favorites of last year. I also just order Fid from The Measure and The Scarlet Letter’s new band’s record from No Idea, they’re called Plastic Cross and I don’t know what they sound like! I got a little off track there, but basically what I’m saying is that this is mostly for people who already dig this band and want whatever tracks they may be missing.
Enough rambling, here’s the track list:
1. Stop Calling (from the Are You With the Band? comp LP)
2. Jersey’s Best (from the Jersey’s Best 7”)
3. Just Run Faster (from the Jersey’s Best 7”)
4. Safer Spaces (from the Jersey’s Best 7”)
5. Happy Here (from Happy Here 7”)
6. Lauren’s Gonna Hate This (from Lauren’s Gonna Hate This 7”)
7. Fascist Radio (J Church cover, from Lauren’s Gonna Hate This 7” and Let’s Do it for Lance comp)
8. Unwritten (Acoustic version, from Pink Couch Sessions at IYMI.com)
9. It Ain’t Me Babe (Bob Dylan cover, from split with Modern Machines)
10. Pure Gold (from Lauren’s Gonna Hate This 7”)
11. Get it Together/Be Yours (live, from Happy Here 7”)
12. Hit the Ground Running (live, from Happy Here 7”)