The Gits are best known for the tragic story of lead singer Mia Zapata, who was raped and strangled in 1993 on her way home from a night out with friends. That still-unsolved murder broke up an extraordinarily talented band--one that helped to define the early-'90s Seattle sound but never had the chance to find a larger audience.
The Gits have all the trappings of the era--melodic buxt crunchy guitars, tough-talking lyrics, lo-fi production values--but what makes the band's music, and this record, special are Zapata's charismatic, smoky, Stevie Nicks-like vocals. "Seafish Louisville" contains three previously unreleased songs from early recording sessions, live tracks from the "Hype!" documentary, and a remixed, remastered version of the band's 1992 EP, "Frenching the Bully." Vintage grunge, the Gits' music has aged well.