Friday, October 2, 2009



I just got this nice little piece of vinyl in the mail today. Failures, as you probably already know by now, is a hardcore group from the Northeast U.S. featuring members of Charles Bronson, Das Oath, Ancestors, Orchid, Ampere, Bucket Full of Teeth, Confines, Cut the Shit, The Cancer Kids....the list goes on for a long fucking time.

This 7" features four songs, two on each side, and runs at just over three minutes. It's the perfect compliment to last year's self titled 12", and continues in the same vein; Killingsworth's guitar gymnastics take center stage as he pumps out riffs at breakneck speed. I have to say, every time I listen to this band I am continually amazed by Killingsworth's treble-drenched's honestly like nothing I've heard before. The rhythm section is still alive and kicking after the addition of new drummer Ryan (Bloody Gears, Blank Stare, Social Circkle, Confines) following the departure of Matt Milga (The Cancer Kids, Stoned Ambassadors).

And, as always, McCoy's trademark snarl lords over the entire recording. The songs on this record take aim at relationships through the lens of McCoy's hyper-cynicism. Sample lyric from "Rearing":

Congrats on your new baby if it was deliberate!

These guys are continuing to push Hardcore music to new places, musically and lyrically, while still giving that subtle nod to the 80's.

Purchase the 7" from Painkiller Records here.

Download the Failures 12" here.

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Failures 7" (2009)


Embarassingly Tall said...

Thanks man, I can't wait to give it a listen. I've been looking forward to this release for a while

Toxic Molar said...

I didn't expect them to keep making music after the 12" for some reason, maybe because of all of Mark McCoy's art and writing taking up a lot of time. I hope they keep going after this though, they're amazing!

CHUG LIFE said...

well they'll be on tour this winter so get stoked on that!

kris138 said...

the 12" was awesome, really been wanting more. thanks for this!

Dan said...

Thanks for posting this. I've been looking for it for a while, and I'm actually waiting for it in the mail now. Love these guys.