Label: Simba ELLIOTT was a band from Lousiville, Kentucky, that released four albums and several 7s in their eight-year existence. This LP is a collection of their debut 7", In Transit, released in 1997 on Initial Records, along with their pair of 7"s recorded in between their first two albums (U.S. Songs and False Cathedrals). These two records, If They Do 7" (Initial Records) and Will You (Revelation Records) have long since been out of print. Rounding out this collection of eight songs are two instrumental tracks that were recorded during this period. One was previously on the CDEP version of the If They Do release while the other, "Orphalese", has never been released on any format. ELLIOTT are a much beloved band of their era and genre. They toured every inch of North America and built a substantial and loyal fan base. ELLIOTT earned their place within the genealogy of Louisville bands that have broken with tradition and disregarded conventional formulas (SLINT, SQUIRREL BAIT, etc.). It can also be stated that ELLIOTT successfully constructed a sound that can only be described as their own. Though that sound is most definitely planted in the guitar-oriented standards of post-punk, it is through the elegantly understated use of electronics and piano, the fluid bass lines interweaving their way between staccato-tribal drum work and vocalist Chris Higdons impassioned performances that ELLIOTT creates their memorable songs and distinct sound.