Sparrin' With The Varmint
When I took a flier and bought the then-unknown-to-me Freemasonry's "Kitty Come Home"/"Acacia" single back in 1995, it was mostly because it was under 2 bucks, and it had Howie Gano's name on the back of it (Louisville studio engineer who had worked with Slint, Squirrel Bait, Bastro, and Bitch Magnet, among others). It turned out to be well worth the two dollars; Freemasonry not only had similarities to stuff like Jawbox and Drive Like Jehu, but also harkened back to a lot of the 80's Homestead/Touch and Go-type action that I dearly loved, like Phantom Tollbooth and Scratch Acid.
I liked the single so much that I called the record label's phone number that was listed on the back, to see if I could set up an interview or something. It turned out that there wasn't much going on in that department, but the band had just put a brand new CD out, "Sparrin' With The Varmint", which the label was decent enough to send to me.
It wasn't long afterwards that most of the Freemasonry guys went on to form Galanas:Cerdd and shed themselves from Freemasonry entirely, to the point of giving away the CD for free at shows (which, I figure, explains all of the copies that you can buy for pennies each on Amazon).
Regardless, I still think the CD is pretty good, which you can judge for yourself from the tracks that I've posted here. If anyone's feeling industrious and wants to download every song, they seem to be available on this funny-looking page over here.
In addition, someone very recently set up a MySpace page for Freemasonry, and there's a page for the semi-regarded Fiddlehead (which was Bruce Bohannon's band prior to Freemasonry), also.
Lick Clean Method (listen)
Kitty Come Home (listen)
When The Dope's Around
Templar Fightin' Monk (listen)
If It Isn't One Thing
Alive With Pleasure
Mrs. E. Coli
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Songs have reverted to listen-only files