The Answer Lies were arguably the first DIY punk band from Las Cruces, NM (2001-2006). I was in the band, and when we were around I was always really self-conscious and scared that we were really that good, but listening to this now I really like it! Blistering fast hardcore from the people who went on to bring you Shang-A-Lang and Old & Ill. Someone once said of the band, “imagine that the Swing Ding Amigos listened to metal [and] sounded less Hendrix’y.” I’ll take it! This tape includes songs from a limited CD-R release that we had on a Midwestern tour, our split 7” with Tulsa (on Repulsion/Big Raccoon/Dirt Cult Records), our split 7" with 10 Seconds to Liftoff, and our split CD with Four Deadly Questions (GC Records). Tape is limited to 50 copies and is being released in conjunction with a one-off reunion show in Las Cruces scheduled for February 18,, 2011. Art by Ben Snakepit!