Sunday, May 30, 2010

Friday, May 28, 2010


Daïtro is a screamo band from France who decided to take to call it quits (for now) after their most recently full length, "Y", was released last year. They are/were one of the more well know European Screamo bands who played a more melodic style of music in contrast other popular skramz bands in the area like Mihai Edrisch (both bands share the same drummer). Daitro released a handful of albums and splits and were featured on This Is Your Life and The Emo Armageddon compilations. Below is everything. Here is a video of them playing "Laissez Vivre Les Squelettes".

EDITT- Thanks to THIOB for the demo



Split with Ampere

Split with Raein

The Harsh Words As The Sun (3-Way Split with Raein and Lhasa)

Split with Sed Non Satiata


Laissez Vivre Les Squelettes

Des Cendres Je Me Consumme

2007 US Tour 7"


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Encyclopedia of American Traitors

Encyclopedia of American Traitors was a hardcore punk band from Pennsylvania. All I know about their history is that they broke up in '99. They played a mix of thrashy punk shit and hardcore that could today be considered screamo or even emo violence. Like most of these bands from a decade ago the genre(s) of music that they are associated with really didn't exist in their time. Their songs include political sound clips and have very strong lyrics that support their political views. I have the physical copy of two of their splits, and both contain inserts that explain how each album is an ode to or provides insight to some fucked up social injustice. A lot of their material seems to involve labor. They did splits with Orchid and Kwisatz Haderach, were featured on two compilations and put out two LPs. In 2002 a discography was released, which I have below. I couldnt find any videos, so sorry. Listen to the song "Sinking Atlantis" when you download this album.




Sunday, May 23, 2010

I Wrote Haikus About Cannibalism in Your Yearbook

First of all, I don't know if you spell it I Wrote Haikus About Cannibalism in Your Yearbook or Iwrotehaikusaboutcannabalisminyouryearbook, but it doesn't matter because either way their music is fucking sweet. They played spazzy emoviolence in the San Francisco area, but I don't know when. I'm guessing it was at least 5 years ago, but I really don't know. All I know about this band is that they only played a few shows and members when on to play in Beau Navire, ...Who Calls So Loud and Punch. Disco Huelga put out their discography on vinyl, so buy it.




Friday, May 21, 2010

Funeral Diner

Funeral Diner was a screamo band that encompassed punk, melodic hardcore and emo music to create a legendary sound that has influenced a good number of your favorite bands. They were from the general San Francisco area and were active from '98 to '08. In their ten years as screamo royalty they put out like 20 releases and toured Japan, Europe and The United States. Amongst other bands, the dudes in Funeral Diner played/play in ...Who Calls So Loud, Takaru, Portraits of Past, and Nexus Six. Below is everything that they put out except for an album called "Three Sides Dead", which is a compilation of their songs on their splits with Staircase, The Shivering, and Nexus Six, as well as a compilation called "Inspiration From Forest". They also have a song on The Emo Apocolypse. Heres a live video of "My Fists Smell Like Graveyards".



Split with Ampere

Split with Staircase

Split with The Shivering

Split with Zann

4-Way Split with End on End, Under a Dying Sun, and Endzweck

Split with The Saddest Landscape

Split with Dead City

Split with Evylock

Split with Raein

Split with Welcome The Plague Year

Doors Open

3" Tour Demo

The Swept Under

The Wicked

The Underdark

...Is Dead

Difference of Potential

The World Of The Forms

I just Want to Feel This Way Forever

Thursday, May 20, 2010


Remainder (formally C'est La Guerre) is a young screamo band from Boston and Providence who are creating quite a buss for themselves. Their music is heavily influenced by bands like Daitro and Raein (when I saw them in Cambridge they covered "Tigersuit"). Overall their songs are pretty good; its nothing flashy or off the wall, but its some good solid music. They just put out their first full length, which is available below, as well as their demo. They are also going to be putting out a split with Alessa and will be featured on a huge tape compilation called "The World is Vast". They are playing a shit ton of shows with some really good bands, so go check that out, and be sure to pick up a copy of "Set Aside Your Fears".



Set Aside Your Fears


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Usual & Migrations

The Usual and Migrations are both from our hometown and they recently put together a sweet split. I think its really tight that they worked together because they are the only two bands that I can think of that are from Hagerstown that aren't Christian Metalcore, and they are really cool dudes. Oh, and both of these acts share a drummer.

The Usual is a nice change of pace in the screamo scene. All three of these little babies are still in high school and they have grown into a very respectable group. They have five songs on the split, ranging from a minute to about three and a half. The recording quality of their songs are very lo fi; it sounds like its all live. This is what We Were Skeletons would sound like if they were all seniors in high school in 2010.

Migrations is a post rock band that does the final song on the disc, coming in at just under 13 minutes. The song is epic and dynamic as well as rhythmical. Its nice to hear a hear a post rock band with really long songs that doesn't rely on a shit ton of effects to bridge the gaps between the parts with the entire group.

Like I said before, I've known all these kids for years and have played numerous shows with them and they really are two great bands. They are going on tour this summer and I encourage anyone who lives within 5 hours of Maryland to try to help them with a show. Both those bands are the shit live.



The Usual/Migrations Split

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Grown Ups

So Grown Ups just put out a full length called "More Songs" on Big Scary Monsters. I just found this and figured I should throw it up here. I'm about halfway through the tracks and so far its been pretty tight.

In case you are completely in the dark about Grown Ups, they are a midwest emo band that sounds like a more pop-punk version of Snowing or Native.

1:53-2:05 of "Six More Weeks of Winter" straight up sound like Brand New. No lie.



More Songs

Friday, May 14, 2010

Pg. 99

IF YOU DO NOT KNOW WHO PG. 99 IS THAN I FEEL SORRY FOR YOU. EVERYONE KNOWS SOMEONE WITH A PG. 99 TATTOO. I heard they took at least one prostitute on tour with them once. Their music and merch can still be bought by all of their various labels (like Robotic Empire or Magic Bullet).

Members went on to play in a shit ton of bands including the following:
Pygmy Lush
Darkest Hour
Ghastly City Sleep

Below is a video from their set in Berkeley, CA in 2001 and all 14 documents.



Document 1 Demo Tape

Document 2 Split with Enemy Soil

Document 3 Split with Reactor no. 7

Document 4 Tour 6"

Document 5 LP

Document 6 Split with Process is Dead

Document 7 LP

Document 8 LP

Document 9 "A Split Personality" Split with City of Caterpillar

Document 10 "Do You Need a Place to Stay?" Live Split with Waifle

Document 11 Reissue of Doc. 3 & 4

Document 12 Split with Majority Rule

Document 13 "Pyramids in Cloth" Split with Circles Takes The Square

Document 14 The Singles