Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Fields Festival



"Fields is a camping, music, and arts festival at the Ramblewood campgrounds in Darlington, Maryland on August 22, 23, and 24th". Some notable acts include Dan Deacon, DJ Dog Dick, Jeff Carey, Lizz King, Myconids, and Horse Lords. Colorado Jesus is running sound and I wish I could go.

Tickets start at 65 dollars in advance and can be purchased here. Don't be a lame ass, you know you have nothing better going on this weekend. There will be food trucks and a pool.


Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate)



Empire! Empire! released a new album yesterday. Look at how cute Andrew is in that picture up there. D'aww.



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Punch - They Don't Have to Believe


Punch released a new album yesterday. They are going on tour soon.



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Kitty - Love Me Not



Kitty just released a new song



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Shy Violet New Song



Shy Violet just posted a new song



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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Support Ferguson Protesters Compilation



Some people that I know organized a compilation that they are trying to sell in order to raise money to donate to the protesters arrested in Ferguson, MO. It would be cool if you threw them some money, but if you don't want to or don't want to get involved in the Ferguson stuff, at least give it a listen. Anything will help. Word.



Jacob Marley



There was a short period of time when I lived with Jacob Marley (no relation to Bob, and yes, I was also disappointed until I realized that its a reference to This Dude). He decided to leave us for some closet or something, so like, ok cool R.I.P to your comfort and stuff. He put out a record recently which was engineered by the one and only Colorado Jesus. Check out the stuff below.

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Bliss



Bliss makes "sad witch house" music. Colorado Jesus did a remix on his newest release, which is out on Friends Records.

Friday, August 8, 2014

GUEST POST - Ramy Silyan



Do you know Ramy? You probably do. He did Olhar De Vidro and Smash Them Dead, used to book for Hyde Park Half, and has been involved with hella bands in California including Ten Thousand Leagues, ColorChromatic, and Pills.

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i went through a good six months where i wanted nothing to do with new bands…. i have no idea why… i was mostly bummed, almost jadded. i quickly shaped up, and the need for new music just came so naturally. i had to learn more about new bands… plus, it was no excuse because i have amazing friends doing amazing things in new bands. thanks for the guest spot robbie <3 span="">

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scowler// i just saw scowler the other day for the first time, and i was completely blown away. all i could think about in my head was “holy shit the power”. i am not sure how they come off on recording because i have yet to put the tape in and listen, BUT live they were monsters. it was extremely drum and bass heavy live, which i can really appreciate. the bass was so trebly, and went from sharp movements, to grooves… from dissonance, to melody. the drums were so unbelievably on point, the perfect mix of chaos and grooves… the drummer seemed to pick a really gnarly beat, and stick with it for a couple of parts. lots of bass drum and snare attack. the guitars were sick, but i wasn't  too focused on them. they were heavy, dissonant, noisy… all the things i want in a band. i couldn't hear the vocals too much but i felt and saw all the feels. all in all this band is definitely top of my 2014 list. reminded me of a way more pissed plot to blow up the eiffel tower meets a much more self aware glassjaw.


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page of concrete// i randomly came across this last night. saw the tags screamo and virginia and immediately raised a brow. put it on, and was blown away. right off the bat, it definitely has that RVA sound. the weirdest time changes, with very distinct vocal change ups, and the most off the wall guitar riffs i have heard since ‘suri’ was still a band. i couldn't tell at first, but they seemed to have two vocalists? or maybe just one super manic person loosing their shit on the mic. none the less, this goes from blasts, to groves, to chugs, to noodley fucked chaos in the matter of seconds. favorite tracks thus far are “interlude” and  “archestones”. interlude has this lead line that sounds like something out of a disney movie.. it reminds me of a song in beauty and beast or something weird, i don't know why but thats my first association with the riff, and its by no means a dis. at the end there is this straight rock n roll riff, that some how works so fucking well. that song pretty much flows right into the next song which is archestones, and that song is a lot more chaotic, with way more change ups. you really hear the two singers on that track, lots of melody with layered anger. very excited to see this band do more, and for this band to tour. 

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tørsö//  when ever i just want to nod my head a long, and pump my fist as i listen to a band, i put tørsö on. super pissed xvx dbeat from oakland. this band just feels like a full body force, moving from more up tempo punk parts, straight into the most un-relentless guitars, and the most pissed vocals. this band is fresh off of a euopean tour, and i am stoked to see what they do next. i am excited to finally see them live again.
band camp// http://torsoxvx.bandcamp.com/

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perpetual motion machine// i was super excited to play with this band a couple of weeks ago. i played two shows with them, and they totally blew me away. they have an energy that i haven’t seen from a band in a very very long time. the singer, dan, said something during their set in san diego that gave me goosbumps, and i knew at that moment this band was a band that was right up my alley. this band just exhumes an energy, that is a very self aware form of aggression that i can really back. one of my biggest qualms about punk and hardcore is when that aggression is turned into machismo, and i can assure y'all that there was no machismo in this set.  live, the bassist grooved so hard (i don't think there is bass in this recording), the guitar was so unbelievably loud and shrill, and i have never seen a drummer go so ham on their kit.. even after the kit had completely fallen apart.
band camp//http://perpetualmotionmusic.bandcamp.com/
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marcy//  damn this band. I wish this band was a band when i was out in the midwest on tour, i would have loved to see them. i initially heard a demo, or early recording (maybe it was live) that i was a little whatever about, musically speaking.. personally speaking i was excited to hear a friends music. the stuff i have been listening to the most as of recent has been the father figure split, and holy shit. its heavy and pissed, and they do a good job of channeling all that east coast chaos, while still grooving really hard. 6/4 emotive hardcore done really really well, with layered vocals that are distinct from one another, some guitar noodles. the drums are on point, and sound like they are being hit as hard as possible.
bandcamp//http://marcymusic.bandcamp.com/
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haram//  this is a band i naturally heard about because of my huge love of the richmond virginia music scene. most bands that i have heard out of that area, by the same group of people, have all blown me away. this band is no different.. i had put them on the back burner for so so long, and finally found both LPs while on a trip to seattle. they were cheap, and i was itching for something new. the second i got back home, put on the first LP (S/T) and was immediately taken by the intro… simple power chord strums, with a little bendy part straight into it, and it is relentless. timing wise it is a lot more simple than most “heavy” “loud” bands i listen to, but that first track floored me. lots of big octave parts, with little leads. its only one vocalists, but they do an amazing job of holding it down. this band does an amazing job of layering. there is a huge amount of bass/guitar layering, i am pretty sure they had three guitar players. they never officially broke up (?) and if they reunited i would be on the first plane to where ever they played.
i can't find any downloads for this band, but i know lovitt records is selling both LPs on the cheap. so do your self the biggest favor and go buy BOTH of them, each are $2.40 cents… like really; 5 dollars total for two amazing LPs,http://store.lovitt.com/artists/27-haramlink// http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBwqaqM3sh8
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wulver// this is a band from 2009(ish) that i have been thinking a lot about lately. they only played a handful of shows, but i remember them all being so fucking awesome. i loved the twangy parts, into the fast punk parts. super heavy, and the vocals are extremely pissed. this band was very driving, and i think the drums had a lot to do with that. “lonely cowboy” is my favorite song, i think its the most diverse, i love the intro and the breakdown/bass drum outro. i remember that song rocked me so fucking hard live. this band simply disappeared, and the people went on to do other bands that were totally different, but still kind of the same. i remember seeing this band and wanting to start something similar, and at one point some friends and i tried.. i remember we called it LARRY H. PARKER and we only had one practice. then shortly there after started the band that we are all pretty much in now together.
link// https://myspace.com/wulverband
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sea sons// this was the first screamo band i saw back in high school, and i was so confused and so jarred. i seriously didn't understand what it was, but it made so much sense to me. the people in the band where all people i knew from going to shows, riding bikes, and i even went to high school with one of them. i never realized they were in this amazing band. it was wild, i saw them for the first time on their last show. the guitars were mostly always clean slightly over driven, bass very groovy, and the drums slightly technical but not over done. all in all really really groovy off timish band. the vocals were probably the part that confused me the most as a young teen… i had heard screaming/yelling vocals… but they were not mutually exclusive to me at that point. the singer in this band does something with his voice, where they are doing both at once, and i remember it hit me straight to my core. i could understand every word, and i could feel just how anxious, upset, and unsettled they were. maybe i am romanticizing this band, but that show set such a high bar for me as far as screamo/emotive bands go.  
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https://myspace.com/seasonsdudes

Kali Mixtape Vol. 2



I don't remember if I posted the first one of these, but regardless, this is the second installment in the KALI mixtape series. This is a large collection of active bands from California. The only bands from this mixtape that I have posted previously are Leer, Canyons, and Never Young.