With an essence of abrasive emotion that was lyrically fueled by personal content, Midvale followed in the footsteps of fellow DC residence Fugazi, Nation of Ulysses and Rites of Spring upon their 1996 formation. But throughout their entire three year tenure, a constant change in their line-up gradually shifted their focus towards a political approach, as see on their only full-length Five and Six (tie) released in 1998. By 1999, because of the revolving membership and creative differences, Midvale called it quits. Some members eventually moved to Good Clean Fun and The Fifth Freedom.
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