Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Battle Royale

Battle Royale is a noisy emo band from Kansas City, Missouri. Brothers in the kush. I really really fucking dig this shit, but I'm too faded to really write anything of substance. They are affiliated with my boy Bobby's label, The Ghost Is Clear. Love that shit.

BR has a big split and a demo, both are choice. All the bands on the split are dope nasty, so get down with it. Buy it if you have some money. Got them links to the bandcamp so you can check it before you get it, but y'alls better get it. Backed hard. Word.




Battle Royale / Regret, The Informer / Baitfish / Texas Instruments

Wolfpack Collective

Yo this kid Josh just sent me this email so I'm gonna get my copy pasta on. This Wolfpack thing looks pretty dope, yalls should get onboard. Can't hurt. If you email homeboy ask to be added to the Facebook group that is some kind of forum for the creation of this website. I'm trying to be a despot.


Im starting a website and would like your band to be a part of it if youre interested?
There is a secret Facebook group that will be an organizing group to help create the website for Wolfpack Collective which will be dropping sometime mid April (website design by Clayton Hebenik of Floods).
Wolfpack Collective is a collective group of bands OF ANY GENRE and people that stretch across the US and Canada, each band will have their own page on the website where their music will stream and the bands will be organized by geographic location, which should DRASTICALLY decrease the stress thats involved with booking tours.
There will be two messageboards-
one for WPC bands to interact with each other and one that is public
To submit to be a WPC artist please use the checklist document from our documents section of this group
This idea is still in the planning stages, so if you have any thoughts that could help this become something even better, let me know on here.
-Josh Brumley

Wolfpack Application

Wolf Pack Collective
New Band Checklist
1: Promo picture of band (this can be a live show photo)
2: Band Logo (people who create flyers for you band can take your logo off the wpc site and that will help to increase traffic)
3: Bio- write whatever you want
4: City your band is from including where you can help book shows if possible
5: URL of your facebook and/or bandcamp - we will be streaming you bandcamp from the website
Once you have completed this checklist email everything to and your
submission will be reviewed and if everything is cool you will be added to the band roster. There is no deadline to be a part of the WPC, we have already recieved submissions and have contacted every band on the rough draft roster document

I think this could be pretty cool. Good idea regardless. Tell 'em you heard about it from me, so I look badass. Word

Monday, February 27, 2012

William Bonney & Droughts Split

Finally, the split between William Bonney and Droughts is done. WB has had their songs done for a hot minute, but they weren't mastered or something. I guess that the album's release was waiting on the Droughts tracks, but I don't know when they got released. Fuck you Jack for not giving me these tracks first, I snagged this release off of My Endless Minutes (one of my favorite blogs). If you don't like gang vocals you are shit outta luck, cuz your in sing along city baby.

Droughts are first on the split. I've never listened to the before but I liked what I heard. Granted I'm using jankity ear buds and watching Boys N The Hood on T.V (BOY, GET YOUR BUTT IN HERE), I still paid a good bit of attention to the music. Droughts fits the mold of mid-west emo pretty well, you know what I mean? Their guitars have a nice tone and I really enjoy their song structures.

William Bonney is obviously second. Next. Whatever. Their shit is bonkers, super tight. These are the best songs they have put out, even though this is just their second release. Rippage all over the place. Obviously a highlight are Jack's vocals and lyrics, he is such a poet. Mikey, Ethan, Henry and El Moustache rip it up pretty hard. Really heavy emo jams, with a double bass tastefully thrown in there. All their songs rule. All the songs on the split rule, but I'm partial to this side of the split because they have been floating around for a while. One of the songs is my name spelled incorrectly.

Yo, download the fuck out of this split. I don't know how its being release, or who is doing it, but you should pick it up when you can. I'm pretty sure Droughts still play regularly, so go check that out in the Mid-West. Willy is spread out all over the place, but they are getting back together for a tour this summer, you can find the dates pretty easily. Check that out too.


William Bonney:



William Bonney & Droughts Split

Friday, February 17, 2012

7" SPOTLIGHT - Boilerman - Bright Young Things

It's been a very long time chuggers. Roblet is keeping this thing going, which I'm grateful for. Life has been full of changes lately, including a lack of internet for the most part. So here I briefly offer you a 7" spotlight on an awesome band from Chicago (I think) that are just playing downright good ol' pop punk jams. Four songs, none longer than 2 minutes, and you'll find yourself playing it over and over again. This is definitely one of my favorite pop punk records in my entire collection. So download, jam out, and buy their shit or see them when they are playing in your town! They just did a tour not too long ago and I regrettably missed their D.C. date.


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Bright Young Things (2010)

Sunday, February 12, 2012


Ittō are a techy hardcore band from Chicago. They sound kind of like Capsule, but not as crazy heavy. One of the dudes was in The Para-Medics, and I'm pretty sure one of the other guys was in another dope band from Chicago but I'm not sure. Anyways, this shit slays, and mnwa is going to be doing a lil mini tour with these guys from Allston to Chicago, which makes me stupid stoked. Download their EP thingy below.



мища Summer tour '12

Hey I still hate using Chug for the band promotion but we just figured out dates for summer tour and since its the biggest we have attempted I figured I would post them up here and see if anyone can help us get some dates in areas where we don't know people. If you can help us book something please email us at

June 19 - Baltimore - Charm City
June 20 - Philadelphia - IHOP Estate
June 21 - New York City
June 22 - Providence
June 23 - New Hampshire
June 24 - Allston - Whacky Kastle
June 25 - Upstate New York/New England
June 26 - Lancaster/Harrisburg/Reading
June 27 - Pittsburgh
June 28 - Ohio
June 29 - Kalamazoo
June 30 - Grand Rapids
July 1 - Chicago
July 2 - Milwaukee
July 3 - St. Louis
July 4 - Kansas City
July 5 - Kansas/Nebraska
July 6 - Denver
July 7 - Wyoming
July 8 - Idaho falls
July 9 - SLC
July 10 - Las Vegas
July 11 - 13 THE BAY
July 14 - SLO
July 15 - LA
July 16 - SOCAL
July 17 - Phoenix
July 18 - Albequerqe
July 19 - Fort Worth
July 20 - Austin/San Antonio
July 21 - Houston
July 22 - Louisiana/Arkansas
July 23 - Florida
July 24 - Georgia
July 25 - South Carolina
July 26 - North Carolina
July 27 - Knoxville
July 28 - West Virginia
July 29 - Richmond
July 30 - DC