So yeah, Mary, Coma Regalia, Mothlight, and Flesh Born put out a split that is now available for streaming. I haven't listened to it yet, but it seems like these are some of the more popular screamo bands floating around the internet these days so I would imagine it is worth a listen. My news feed has been bombarded with posts regarding this split, so I figured I would throw it up here. Its safe to say that you have heard some of, if not all of these bands if you like this kind of music, so yeah, check it out. The pre-orders are up, so do that if you want to own a copy of this 10 inch split.
Today Robbie messaged me telling me “if you are bored you can do
a chug life guest post”. Turns out I was bored, so between masturbation
sessions and sending the Westboro Baptist Church overtly homosexual fan mail, I
cranked this bad boy out. This is a whole bunch of music that I frequently
listen to and think you all should know about. Do what you will.
BIG UPS is a band that I think anyone who likes any type of
punk/post hardcore/post punk/whatever should know about. They are a four piece
self described ‘nerd punk’ band from New York who play fast, simple, power
chord laden punk songs with an occasional Slint vibe about all of the confusion
that is inherent in being a young adult with only about 15 years of experience
being self aware under your belt, and sometimes topics of a lighter and more
jovial nature; high fives, comics, video games, chillin with the homies, etc. A
friend of mine who lives in the area brought them to my attention not too long
ago and they have been a daily listen since. They just put up a 3 song LP
released in 2011 as well as a split with Flagland for free download in an
effort to help LVL UP repair their van and get back to touring, so go grab that
shit while it’s available and maybe even donate a penny or two.
Are you an apathetic teenager? Would you inwardly, but never
publicly, self identify as something of a ‘hipster’? Do you like songs that
sound fun and upbeat but are really about sexual depravity, an inability to
process or understand emotion, and other horrible and depressing topics? This
band is for you. They are from Syracuse, New York and I just discovered them
about a week ago. I don’t really know much about this band other than they play
fun punk laced with indiscernible vocals.
Holy shit, this band is off the fucking chain. This Italian
blackened hardcore band achieves nothing short of a full scale sonic assault
with their latest record ‘Agnes Dei’. Pounding blast beats coalesce with
sweeping discordance delivered via one of the most disgustingly heavy guitar
tones you’ve ever heard, cascading down into lead brick weight ‘breakdowns’ (I
hesitate to use the term ‘breakdown’ given it’s stigma, but am falling short of
another applicable term) cover to cover. Last year this band put out a record
called ’Solve Et Coagula’ which caught my attention immediately. Putting out records
this heavy, it’s no surprise they’ve found a home on Southern Lord Records. If
you think you would like anything I described in previous sentences, check this
shit out immediately. Word.
Seems like I’m covering a lot of New York bands today. Brooklyn
outfit Man Without Plan, formed in 1997 and repped by too many labels to
list, is a band that everyone should know about, and no one knows about.
Although they broke up in 2012, for about 15 years they put out some of (in my
opinion, obviously) the best pop punk/hardcore ever. I could write more about
them, but I really don’t feel like it. All of their shit is up for free on
bandcamp, so go and snatch up those goodies.
Okay so I’ll be honest here and let you know that I haven’t
listened to this record all the way through yet. The only reason it is really
on here is that my buddy Travis of Rota, Ted Nguyent, and the late Grower,
recently recorded and played bass on it. Woohoo, Trav. Claps, pats on the back,
high fives, cheers, etc. They are from Philly and I think were all in other
bands before this, though I don’t know who. From what I’ve heard the record
sounds pretty tight.
This band has been a constant favorite of mine for years.
Codeine is an incredible melancholic slowcore outfit formed in 1989 in, you
guessed it, New York. They put out two great full length records and broke up
by 1994, reuniting for a short period in 2012, which I actually was not aware
of until right now and can feel my blood boiling in vehement anger towards
myself for missing out. They were on Sub Pop Records. FFO: Hopelessness,
emotions, apathy, nasal singing.
The Jazz June are an emo band formed in 1996 in Kutztown, PA who
are apparently still currently active, and have put out at least one record
which has received what I would consider to be less than the deserved amount of
recognition. Their 2001 11 song full length ‘The Medicine’ is in my opinion,
one of the best emo records of all time. There is nothing ground breaking about
this band realistically, and for the amount of time that they have been around
I haven’t listened to anything they have released aside from this particular
record. However, on this particular record, they have found their niche and fit
into it incredibly well.
Surprise! Another band from New York. This was not intentional.
Some of you may feel like I have an aversion to New York and bands that come
from there by now. I assure you (the reader), if that is the case, it is purely
There isn’t really much I can
say about this band other than the one song that they recently released is
tight! Golley gee! Shoegazey punk featuring someone from BIG UPS. As previously
mentioned, they only have one song, but it’s a good’n. I mean, I totally opted
out of giving them money when allowed to ‘name your own price’, but like, maybe
you shouldn’t. Here is that one song, and now I am done with this. Maybe I will
do this again eventually, or maybe I will find someone to help me seal myself
into the giant block of ice that my pool will become over the next couple of
months. Either way, listen to this music if you want to, like it if you are so
inclined, or do nothing at all.
So I'm going to start doing this thing where I make a thread or whatever in various parts of the internet (most likely facebook groups) and share the first three bandcamps that people post in said thread, while ignoring reposts. I did my first one today in N.N.A.R.E. I got one troll, one self promotion, and one general request. I'll do another one of these when I feel like doing another one of these. Word.
Rocket Sauce - It's Time to Slam Jam
Various Mashups/remixes involving the theme to the Bill Murray movie "Space Jam".
It would seem that Charm City Art Space has run out of money. Their gofundme page says they don't even have a quarter of their rent in their bank account, so they are asking for six grand to stay afloat. Locals have mixed feelings about CCAS, but, to be fair, they have in the past had some really cool shows. Even though I haven't been there in an extremely long time, for one reason or another, I used to get touring bands spots on shows at the art space and they really do try to be accommodating to anyone that needs a place to play. I could go on about things I like and dislike about the space, but at the end of the day they are an all ages venue that is asking for financial assistance. If you want to give them some money, the link is provided below. If you don't want to give them money thats fine, I'm not going to.
Have I posted Centerfield before? I think I have. If I didn't I should have, but neglected doing so in order to spite Mark. Anyways, the little dudes released an EP recently. I haven't listened to it the whole way through yet, but from what I heard its pretty tight. Give it a listen, but I don't care if you give them any money or not because they have parents for that.
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