Thursday, November 26, 2009



Happy Thanksgiving! Insert obligatory comment on Native American genocide and capitalism here.

Ok, now that we've gotten that out of the way, here's Deathrats.

Hailing from Washington D.C., Deathrats plays fast, crusty hardcore and has garnered comparisons to bands like Dropdead, I Object, and Deaththreat. They feature a female vocalist and I feel their sound is also akin to bands like Punch and members of Deaththreat's more well know project, His Hero is Gone as well. Lyrics focus on subjects like self-image, feminism, materialism, isolation, and family structure.

With bands from the D.C./Baltimore metro area like Lotus Fucker, Cringe, The Guilt, No Minion, and others popping up in the past few years, D.C. has once again proven that it still holds relevance in the massive hardcore/emo scene it helped foster in the mid '80's.

Deathrats' Blogspot

To Live a Lie Records (Buy the 7" here!!)

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Deathrats 7" (2009)

Monday, November 16, 2009

Sigur Rós

Sigur Rós is an Icelandic post-rock band. We had the chance to see these guys at Bonnaroo, but we all got really fucked up and passed out. Sigur Rós has been around since '94 and have a shit ton of releases and one dvd documentary thing called "Heima" which is really amazing. Once again, I kick myself in the teeth because I missed a Bonnaroo screening of this movie, but I did get a chance to view it around a year ago at David Krasner's house. The vocals are done in either Icelandic or "Hopelandic", which is a mixture of Icelandic, English, and nonsense created by Jón Birgisson. They are also really into wordplay; their band name would translate to "Victory Rose", but the band is named after Jón's younger sister, and their remix album translates to "disappointment", but it means "Variations on Von/Hope". Pretty cool huh? I tried to collect as many releases by Sigur Rós as I could, and I have them available below. I wish I could find a download of Heima, but I wasn't able to, so sorry about that. I still think that all of you should watch it though. I also have below live footage of the band playing "Gobbledigook" with Bjork at an Icelandic benefit concert.



Angels of The Universe

Ba Ba Ti Ki Di Do






Live at the Barbican Hall

Með Suð í Eyrum Við Spilum Endalaust



Von Brigdi


We Play Endlessly

Ágætis Byrjun

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Charles Bronson


This is a band that needs no introduction. Charles Bronson was one of the seminal powerviolence acts active throughout 1990's. Their prolific output was eventually cataloged into a two disc discography collection, featuring an impressive output of 100+ songs.

You can explain Charles Bronson's vernacular in four words: young and pissed off. Front man Mark McCoy's lyrics focus on subjects like straightedge, skateboarding, hating just about everything, and general apathy and misanthropy. Check it out.

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Complete Discocrappy

Monday, November 9, 2009

мища - New Songs

So we just got the unmastered tracks for our split with Bears! and James put them up on his blog. I don't have the mp3s yet so if you would like to have them you can get em here. You can hear them on our myspace too. Hopefully we will get them mastered soon so we can send them to Bear Records and get this split pressed and shit. Word.

Monday, November 2, 2009

The Samuel Jackson Five

The Samuel Jackson Five is a post-rock band from Norway. Their sound could be compared to Neil on Impression or Explosions in the Sky I guess. I don't really know anything about them, but I really enjoy listening to their music. They have three albums, all of which are available below. According to their myspace they will be releasing a 5 vinyl discography box set thing with Denovali and Vega Vinyl. This monster release will have all three albums plus unreleased material and what not. Its supposed to be out late '09, so maybe that will be around soon.
Here is the only video I could find. It's from last year in Hanover.


Same, Same But Different

Easily Misunderstood

Goodbye Melody Mountain