Unquestionably Portland's most well-loved punk group, the Wipers formed in the late 1970s and in 1980 released their debut LP, Is This Real? - 12 songs of stabbing, jittery guitar, snapped vocals and unabashed teen angst. Full of desperation and yearning,
Simply obliterating any conception of the Wipers as a mere punk band, Greg Sage released this follow-up to “Is This Real?” in 1981—a sophisticated, overwhelming response to the evil times marked by the turn of the decade.
Hot on the heels of Captured Tracks' reissue of Capital Punishment’s 1982 album Roadkill, the quartet return with This Is Captial Punishment – an EP of new material recorded almost 35 years after the group disbanded.