Rein Sanction

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Few bands have been haunted by a musical comparison as much as Jacksonville, FL's Rein Sanction. Virtually no review or article related to them can go by without pointing out the similarities between…
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Few bands have been haunted by a musical comparison as much as Jacksonville, FL's Rein Sanction. Virtually no review or article related to them can go by without pointing out the similarities between themselves and Dinosaur Jr. They both make the same brand of sludge pop, but this trio managed to stay a band effort, unlike J. Mascis' monopolization of Dinosaur Jr. Formed in the late '80s, the band was made up of guitarist Mark Gentry, bassist Ian Chase, and drummer Brannon Gentry. They released Broc's Cabin, produced by Shimmy Disc honcho Kramer, on Sub Pop Records in 1991. Although Sub Pop became a real hotbed for music around this time, the band could not seem to capitalize on it. A second album, Mariposa, was produced by infamous grunge producer Jack Endino in 1992, but again they failed to make a dent in the music scene. On top of it all, critics were quite cruel in their Dinosaur Jr. comparisons, claiming the group was unoriginal and uninspired. The band took time off, only to resurface in 1996 with Blue Men on Souldier Records and a backing tour.