Autoclave - Autoclave


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Autoclave were a band from Washington DC who formed in 1990, and broke up in 1991. This LP brings together their long out-of-print discography for the first time, combining their 7” and 10” singles, as well as two extra demo tracks.

Christina Billotte and Melissa Berkoff initially began playing together in a Washington, D.C. band called Hazmat in 1989, but then joined up with Nikki Chapman and Mary Timony to form Autoclave. Though the only released a couple of singles and played a handful of shows, they left a lasting impression that helped formulate the emerging riot grrrl scene.

In 1991, the quartet released a three-song 7" on the "DisKord" label - a joint effort between Dischord and Olympia, Washington's K Records. The band's second release was a posthumous 10" that came out via Billotte's label, Mira Records.

Following Autoclave’s dissolution, Billotte would go on to form Slant 6, Quix-o-tic, and The Casual Dots. Timony went on to form Helium and Ex Hex, in addition to releasing four records under her own name.


  1. Dr. Seuss
  2. Still Here
  3. Hot Spurr
  4. It's Not Real Life
  5. Vision
  6. I'll Take You Down
  7. Go Far
  8. Bulls Eye
  9. Summer
  10. Paper Boy

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