Rainer Maria
Past Worn Searching
Oct 7, 1997

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Following several compilation appearances and a self-titled EP released the previous year on Polyvinyl, Rainer Maria delivers a debut full-length full of loud and soft dynamics, off key belts and dueling vocals. The album features many fan favorites including "Tinfoil" and "New York, 1955."


  • 1
    Tinfoil (4:55)
  • 2
    Half Past April (4:21)
  • 3
    Viva Anger, Viva Hate (3:11)
  • 4
    Always More Often (5:32)
  • 5
    Sickbed (5:48)
  • 6
    Never In Anger (4:58)
  • 7
    New York 1955 (4:18)
  • 8
    Homeopathy (4:41)
  • 9
    Put Me To Sleep (4:00)


These are indie rock songs that are heartfelt and intriguing...

Delusions of Adequacy

Until I had heard Past Worn Searching I figured I was finished being amazed by delivery. I wasn't.

Rocket Fuel

Meaningful beyond description.


Rainer Maria takes a unique approach to traditional emocore on Past Worn Searching, building their frenetic songs from a groundwork of delicate guitars and lovely male/female duet vocals.

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