Kinda sad that some people never heard of Sideshow' s first album which was the second release for Caulfield records (founded in 1988 and run by a Sideshow member).
Sideshow anticipated a bit the whole wave that followed about 4 years later and accompanied it with their other albums (above all: Caufield even released things like Giants Chair, Mineral and Christie Front Drive later) but never got that much attention like Jawbreaker, Jawbox or the other Caulfield artists did.
Furthermore they had not this anodyne (and partly boring college rock) sound like many of those bands and tried to forge ahead on their own; keeping Hüsker Dü, Replacements or even Ruts records, the early Chicago sound and the second wave of Dischord stuff in memory. "Veil of darkness" for example... at beginning it reminds me of Squirrel Bait but takes a different direction then. All completed with personal but not annoying and pathetic lyrics.
Haven' t seen the record for a while, but try your luck at Ebay; shouldn' t be that expensive.
3. veil of happiness
1. kick in the theeth
2. these words
[OGG Vorbis, 256k, password: antithesis]