When it comes to political hardcore, you'd have been hard-pressed in the early 2000's to find a band more politically active and wearing it on their sleeves in Seattle than The November Group. The band played heavy and harsh punk with lyrics about sexism, capitalism, and struggling to remain true to yourself... no guyliner, dyed black hair, love songs or other weak shit that passes for hardcore today.
I first heard the November Group through the song they had on the 2002 Excursion Records compilation 7" "The Power of Ten," along with the bands Himsa, Left With Nothing, Staygold, Himsa, Contingent, Screwjack, Spitting Teeth, Positively Negative, The Entropy Project, and To See You Broken. Over the following years they put out an EP and two albums and played quite a few live shows. These photos are of the band playing a crazy live show on the anniversary of N30 in 2001 in the old Tablet warehouse.
Discography: (updated with help from Matt Leonard!)
- 1999, 3 song demo (self-released)
- 2000, 3 song EP (recorded with Steve Carter, DIY hand-done packaging)
- 2002, song on "Power of Ten" 7" compilation (Excursion)
- 2002, song on "All That Was Built Here- Ten Years At The Old Fire House" compilation CD
- 2003, "Hang Us All As Traitors" CD (the 2000 EP + new songs)
- 2004, "From Below Upwards" CD
To hear a few songs from The November Group, check out their old MySpace page.