Sunday, December 27, 2009
Warning//Warning is members of Gasmask Terror playing 80s Japanese noisecore worship. The most common two comparisons made seem to be with Confus and Lebenden Toten. Honestly, I hadn't heard either before I heard this. I can say without a doubt that this is the best demo I've heard all year. I know I've said that about all of the four or five demos I've posted, but this one trumphs the lot. Very excited about this band. The first run of the demo tape is sold out but they plan on making more. Get on it or pose forever.
Loxiran are an awesome German hardcore band who were active in the mid to late 90s. They play modern-sounding metallic hardcore which stays relatively true to the gloomy, screamy sound of peers such as Angstzustand. I've heard this called 'northcore' a couple of times. This is their self-released demo tape. A photo of the tape was posted at milis tanz music, which turns out to be a pretty cool blog. This demo is awesome. Enjoy.
kinder der zukunft demo tape
Friday, December 25, 2009
A change of pace for Christmas day. The O'Jays were a four-piece r&b/soul group from Ohio. One of the members died in 77. Every track on this record is great: a few instant hits, some growers. Anyone with even the slightest interest in this type of music should give this a listen. Great band.
The Best Of...
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Child As Audience
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Misery Strengthened Faith
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
I know I'm going to get some stick for this- but heres a confession. I like Ska Punk. This will come as no surprise to many, and I've been thinking about making another blog for this stuff, but I dont think it's really going to work out. Ive wanted to post this album somewhere for some time, because it is pretty impossible to get, indeed, even when 'released' it was hard to find.
The item in question is the to my mind immortal Decoy 47's 'Belfast City Ska', released...some years ago.Decoy were (possibly are) a three piece punk/ska/pyscobilly outfit from inside various Belfast gutters, notably those of the lamented Warzone Centre, aka Giros.
Anyhow. I've had enough apoligising now, as Decoy's album is just great. Major themes appear to be Buckfast drinking, smoking, and the vocalist's encounters and sexual attraction- to violent and disruptive women. The whole thing sounds more 'Belfast' than you could ever ask for, images of lairy streets and parties in crap houses where 'the bogs don't flush- the yellow piss is lying on the floor- you've got to keep your feet up- cos theres no lock on the door'... So, get some Buckfast, a litre of 'Olde English', a pouch of Drum- enjoy.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
This is my first post, so lets hope I dont screw it up in some way... This is a free EP, dating from at least five years ago, from the Sheffield three-piece Power Corrupts. As far as I can make out they don't play that much these days, although they did release their opus ' War on Reason' last year. Im pretty bad at describing music but words like 'raging' and 'political' come to mind. See for yourselves.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Problems, Solve Yourselves
Monday, November 23, 2009
Get Rad play ripping positive hardcore. This is their best stuff to date, I think. They played some Minor Threat covers at dudefest that you can find on youtube! Pretty good stuff and probably the first 'positive' hardcore band that I've thought were rad!
Say Fuck No To Rules Man
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Every song on this is really good and I used to play it a lot when I first got it. Now that I've broke it out again, I'll probably be listening to these 3 songs on repeat most of the night. Pissed, ripping hardcore. Get it.
I'm digging through a box of cdrs and came across this gem. I thought that I would post someone else's upload here but I couldn't find anything other than a couple of reviews and a torrent. I guess that a lot of people haven't heard this yet.
Kids return play driving, melodic emo and have some excellent, intelligent lyrics. This EP, for me, falls into the category of 'recent emo that is as good as the old days' alongside Reds' 'Is:Means' LP and Empire! Empire!'s 'Year of the Rabbit' 7''. Perhaps some Reds comparisons are warranted.
I was lucky enough to see these guys play a few months ago with Lemuria. Kids Return easily stole the show. I remember thinking "man, this is what it must have felt like to be there the first time around".
I'll argue that Kids Return are a completely different band live and if they ever play near you, you should do everything in your power to get to it. Amazing. Don't sleep on this any longer.
Note: I ripped this cdr with iTunes, so the tracks are in M4A format. I can't be bothered shopping around for a decent, freeware mp3 ripping program but if you email me about one, I'll get on it and re-up whatever I post today.
"Here’s the story:
I was working at a record store on the south side of Chicago a few years back, and this kid walks in and asks if we sell local music. So I try to point him towards our local section, but he’s like “naw…I make music.” So I ask him “Oh are you a rapper? Do you make beats?” He replies… "No, I sing R&B.” And he hands me a 90 minute Maxell cassette tape with a photo of himself on the cover and the words Grand Nutz Da Ladies Man on the cassette label. With that, he walked out of the store. So, of course, I immediately put it on.
What happened next was something magical. All the crusty jazz dudes perked up their ears and came up by the counter and listened with me as we heard this cacophony of failed R&B acapellas sung by someone who is most obviously tone deaf. But the thing is….he’s 100% committed. There’s Boys II Men harmonies, ad-lib rubber duckie rip offs, scat sung TV theme song flubs (Flinstones, Scooby Doo) and even a few moments of Karaoke style bliss as he puts on a boombox in the background and attempts to sing along. It’s unbelievably precious."
I'm not sure how valid my input is after all that. You'll probably either be already downloading it or will have decided to stay clear. All I'll say is that this is very infectious and probably the least pretentious thing posted on this blog to date.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
This is my favorite album by him. There is so much strange spacey funk in this album. Really dark and complex. Hancock's use of synthesizers is definitely a very impressive thing that sticks out to me. I own this on vinyl and must blast it at least once a week in my room. Serious jazz.
This is I feel the second "heaviest" feeling album of these three. Its very minimal at times while maintaining the spacey atmosphere. Pay attention to the complexity of the percussion on "Sleeping Giant". It's insane
This is definitely the most memorable album for me. I remember getting extremely high to this and watching one of my friends puke, the other stare blankly into space and then burst into laughter, and the other one with his hand in the album sleeve rubbing his face on it. This is the climax of the three I've posted as far as spacey atmosphere goes. Still very fucking funky in the bass grooves and the drums. This was Hancock's first release on Columbia Records (moved from Warner Bros.). This album didn't sell very well thus ending his Mwandishi Phase and forcing him to play more approachable mainstream jazz i.e. the album "Head Hunters".
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Fulfill The Curse
Demo 2009 - They upped this themselves.
(The folder says hissomer cassette but the tags are right -- its hissometer)
Friday, August 28, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
John Cota are from the Bay Area, Cali and play rad 'screamo' stuff. They bypass a lot of the OTT weepy shit associated with screamo and sound kinda gloomy or something instead, which is cool. Not a million miles off shikari, bow359 etc.
Kyle - you NEEEEEEEED to send me this demo!!!
Planting The Seeds of Revolution
Propoganda By Deed
Punk Is A Ghetto
America Uber Alles (I've borrowed the link from Crust-Demos, which is a an awesome blog!)
Skitsystem were a Crust/D-Beat band from Sweden who were active between '95 and '07. All the members had a background playing in death metal bands and two of them were playing in At The Gates as Skitsystem started up. Their first few releases were recorded in studio time borrowed from ATG with the same instruments and sound. They sound a lot like you would imagine death metal fans playing raw punk to: fast, no gimmicks and always heavy. This record was released in 2006 on the awesome Havoc Records. They had, and continue to have, a pretty strong cult following but a lot of dudes seem to have no idea who they are.
Kädet Suojelee 7''
Chronic Seizure EP
I've Got Afflictions
Brain Dead are a criminally slept on band from Leicestershire, England. They play heavy, pissed hardcore influenced by bands like Infest & Dropdead and slot-in pretty easily amongst some of the bigger 'powerviolence' bands from the US (Mind Eraser, Crossed Out etc). A lot of their lyrics are pretty agreeable. A great record by a great band. No reason not to like this.
Monday, July 13, 2009
I was about to upload this when I noticed that the band had it up for free download on their blog. Even better!
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Sunday, July 5, 2009
I've tried to turn punx onto this a few times and I'm invariably hit by a "no, thanks". Fuck it, this is really good. Mumford & Sons play "bluegrass-tinged folk". The first time I saw them play was in a tiny local venue called the captain's rest. They opened with Leadbelly's 'Pick A Bale Of Cotton'. I've seen them every time they've played my city since and will continue to do so, I think. They'll probably GET BIG someday and you'll all have to pretend that you hate them but, until then, get into one of the best bands the UK has to offer at the moment. Very exciting, infectious stuff.
Lend Me Your Eyes
UPDATE: mumford & sons sold out a show in my city before I could get tickets, played TITP & made a music video.
Another update: Mumford and sons GOT BIG.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
A local hardcore punk band from North Carolina that I am really excited about right now. I've seen them with Graf Orlock and soon with Cult Ritual, they put on really great shows. This is the first record released and I hope there is more to come from them, they're only about a year old as of this summer. Dig it.
DL Broken Speech
Convulse are definitely heavy.
World Without God