Available on 7"
Manumission was a local Goleta band that was made up of both high school and college age kids. They played fast, harsh hardcore with very brutal vocal work, and yet the songs had a very catchy and memorably melodic sense to them. Their lyrics were very political and all of their releases featured political commentary.
Manumission played tons of shows with bands such as Man is the Bastard, Struggle, Heroin, Born Against, Downcast, Los Crudos, Sticks & Stones, John Henry West, Econochrist, and Indian Summer.
They had a long line of drummers including Jose Palafox (Swing Kids, Bread & Circuits, and Struggle), Sean Sellers (Jara, , Downcast, Not For The Lack of Trying, and Good Riddance), Bobby Sell (Honeywell, Loomis Slovak, and Volume Eleven). Bobby Sell played drums on Binary Lung.
After Manumission broke up their bass player, Chris Ganchoff, went on to play with Jara, their guitarist, Jeff Cappra, went on to be in Staring Back, and their vocalist, Ani Mukherji, dissapeared to an out of state college.
Manumission had three 7" releases, and they did a split 7" with Los Crudos. They also had a song on the 3/12/93 7" compilation.
Available on 7"
Diego Rivera was a split release between Ebullition and Sovereignty. It was the last release that Manumission would ever do. It features two studio tracks on side A, and four live tracks that were recorded on KXLU Radio on side B. Sean Sellers, who also played drums for Downcast, Jara, Not For The Lack of Trying, and later Good Riddance, played drums for Manumission on this recording.
Manumission - Binary Lung 7"
Manumission - Tremor on the Line 7"
Manumission/Los Crudos - split 7"
1 song on the 3/12/93 comp 7"