Tuesday, November 12, 2013

New Native

I literally just found out that Native is not only on tour, but that they released a new record over the summer. Shows how much I pay attention. I haven't listened to it yet, but I can imagine what it sounds like. They are coming to Baltimore on Friday, so I guess I'll be going to that. Check out their tour dates and music below, but I doubt you are as slow as I am. Just in case you are on my level, I got you though. Word.


Wild Moth

The bay's champions of dark post punk, Wild Moth, have just finished up a tour in support of their new LP "Over, Again" which was released on Asian Man Records. I would hope that most of you reading this are familiar with the band, which would make an in-depth description unnecessary. Since I last really checked, it seems WM has gained an additional member, which is pretty dope. I listened to their new album the other day and was really impressed with it. I mean, honestly, it was obviously going to be good, but their dark melodies and fuzzy verbed out vocals always make me surprisingly warm and fuzzy inside. It's like a nice blanket of melancholy. Hopefully you got to check them out on tour, because they are so good live. I haven't seen them as a 4 piece but I would imagine shit rules. I got to have this album for free because I'm "The Press", but you plebeians have to stream it or buy it. Check it out below and then buy it from Asian Man. Word.


Sleep Disorder

Sleep Disorder is a dark and heavy powerviolence band from Baltimore that my buddy Billy is in. The dudes in this band are affiliated with numerous other projects, including Dawn Treader and Noisem. Super fucking noisey, super fucking heavy, super fucking dark, super fucking powerviolence. Check it out, give them money, blah blah blah. Word word word.



Weakness is a screams band from Austin. Apparently there used to be a girl in the band, but shes gone now, so its just three dudes. You see that boy playing drums? Obviously this band is dope.

Weakness just put out a split with Greyscale, and then they have an older split with Laika. Aside from that, there is a demo and a new fully in the works. You can get all of their stuff from their bandcamp. Buy their merch though, weed isn't free. Word.



Sinclair is a pop punk band from Baltimore. People who are in this band were in a lot of other bands, like Pansori and The Summer We Went West. There are other bands too, I just don't know of them. It doesn't really matter. What does matter is that Sinclair fucking rules, and they just put a new album up on the internet. I haven't gotten a chance to listen to this new album yet because, you know, I work for a living, but I've seen them enough to know that its good. Like stupid good. Like listen to this shit right now good. Check out their bandcamp below, and give them some money. You don't have to, but I mean you totally should. Erik is starting a tape label thing, so once that gets going I'll let you know. Word.


Friday, November 1, 2013

Where My Bones Rest Easy

My buddy John is in Where My Bones Rest Easy. I don't know what to write at the moment that would be better than the description of the band/album that is located on their bandcamp, so I'm just going to copy/paste that shit. Fuck it.

The four members of Seattle’s Where My Bones Rest Easy have certainly cut their teeth in the punk scenes of the West Coast for the last 10 years(Time For Change, Burn Your Life Down, Beau Navire). The maturity shows in their new project, where they depart from their previous abrasive musical projects and seamlessly transition into playing utterly beautiful music. A breath of fresh air, even in the recent resurgence of “shoegaze” bands. Their music stands out, with glorious harmonies that recall the emo bands from the 90’s (before that was a thing). The recording is wonderful; every element that WMBRE brings to the table is clear and honest.
The fuzzed out guitar and heavy drumming of “Harmonix” brings anelement dramatically underused in modern music, creating a nice contrast to the sullen vocals. The music descends into a beautiful crescendo of noise, but still with an underlying beat the listener can follow. “Cancer” plays out almost like a letter being read to a loved one, with the vocals dripping in sympathy and pain all over beautiful guitar tones and crashing cymbals. The climax is reached when the guitar and bass follow the boorish vocal patterns and the drums kick in full swing. The end swells with a bright sound that gives hope to the listener.

WMBRE may draw comparisons to that “Seattle sound” that became famous over the years. While they do give a nod to their predecessors, the maturity and innovation will certainly write a new chapter in the always burgeoning Seattle music scene.

Engineered/recorded at D-Wreckords By Derek Leisy and mixed and mastered by Alex Estrada at Earth Capitol (Touché Amoré, Joyce Manor, Silver Snakes) in Los Angeles, CA. Limited vinyl first press of 200 pieces, hand stamped center labels with full color insert. Comes with a digital download of record with a additional track aside from vinyl track listing.

I don't even care how lazy that was. Not one bit. I really like WMBRE, I listen to them when I sit in my room alone and play The Sims or read. I also listened to this band alot when I was having a really shitty time.  You can't download the album for free via bandcamp, but you can stream it all. You can also buy it, which you should, because they are the homies and deserve your money. Word? Word.



Braille is a dope nasty band from Philly that we got to play with this summer in Philly on our little tiny baby tour with them yungs Bath Salts. I'm pretty sure that we played too loud and thus the show got shut down right as Braille was going to play, but I don't really remember. I do remember listening to them before we went on tour and really liking their stuff, and then I recently listened to their new joint which is out on tape and I really like that too. I don't know who puts out their music, but if you ask them I'm sure they will tell you. The dudes in Braille are/were also in Pyramids and Bubonic Bear, fyi.

Check out their bandcamp! All the stuff is free, so go download it! I like this band a good but and have been bumping the new shit pretty hard recently, so make sure you snag that joint. Don't be a wuss. Word.



Delos is a dope screamo band from Bremen, Germany. People who play in this band were also involved with Louise Cyphre, Gentle Art of Chokin', and Warcoma. They sent me an email a while back and after a few back and forths I ended up with a physical copy of their self titled EP. Shit rules so hard. The band is very driving and aggressive and features two vocalists. I was super impressed with this bands first release, even though the associated acts are really good so I don't know why I would expect anything other than awesome. Regardless, shit is fucking cool. Obviously if you like euro-screams you will dig this band. Their first release was put out on React With Protest, and I believe their upcoming split with Yusuke will also be on said label. All of their stuff is available for free download via bandcamp and I suggest you check this band out right the fuck now, you wont be disappointed. I promise. Word.


Miss The Stars Compilations

The blog  (we built the world and) Miss The Stars put out two sampler albums in the past year. I heard they are going to be making a third sometime soon. You can check out both the releases below and snag 'em for free. Do it. Do it now. Word.