Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Nymb - So, This is How it is

Female-fronted indie/emo from Chicago. This was their last full-length. Members went on to Chin Up Chin Up and The Reputation.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Universe - Passenger

Bloomington, IN supergroup playing metal-influenced punk/hardcore. Ridiculous pedigree aside (features members of Good Luck, Ghost Mice, and Soophie Nun Squad), this record is totally cool. This band played an incredibly last-minute show at my parent's house sometime last year and were great.


Fun fact: The singer of this band, who is an award-winning graphic novelist, did the artwork for the Guyana Punch Line record I posted earlier today.

Guyana Punch Line - Irritainment

Weird and sarcastic hardcore from South Carolina featuring ex-members of In/Humanity. This was recommended (and later sold) to me by a friend a while back and I still listen to it regularly. Thanks Brian.


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Danger O's - Massively Intimidating Episodes

Westchester, PA power pop trio with nods to The Pixies & The Police. Released as a double 7" on Creep Records. The track "Black Lung" is a club-banger.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

The Postage Era - Fatal Autopsy

Synth laden screamy emo (not screamo) dissonant and riffy. 2001 full length on the now defunct Action Driver Records. Recorded at Inner Ear. From New Jersey, now broken up.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Monday, November 8, 2010

Friday, November 5, 2010

Three Shades of Dirty - Paper Roses demo

1990 cassette demo released on Vermin Scum. Ex-member(s?) of The Hated. Shreddy emo with that "90s voice" thing going on. This shit is unreal. The track "Stalemate" fucks up and turns into static for a while and scared the shit out of me. Be careful

Thursday, November 4, 2010

The Read - 7"

Ohio 3 piece punks on Q and Not You. Self titled 2 song 7" released on Phatry Records. Pronounced like "red."

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The New & Very Welcome - Drowning in it!

2007 full length from New England angsty singer / songwriter. "Emo" wouldn't be a terrible way to describe this album. "Fucking fantastic" works just as well.

Merchandise - (Strange Songs) In the Dark

Post-Punk from Tampa, FL featuring members of some really good hardcore bands (Divisions, Cult Ritual, etc.) This is their first full-length. It's noiser and more abstract than the earlier stuff, but still rules.


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Killed at Camp - Eating Cake While Playing

Wheeling, WV mathy dissonant screamy emo stuff. Second and final album released in 2000. This band has since broken up. You can stream and download both of their albums at bandcamp or look at their myspace for more information on who there were / where they went. Shared members with Horns To The Matador who I had posted previously. This album is fucking crucial to your existence.


"Killed At Camp was a screamy indie rock band that formed among college friends in Wheeling, WV in 1998. Members had been in previous WV bands such as Five Minute Conspiracy, Hawthorne, and Egress. The sound was a disjointed configuration of sounds ranging from early '90's screamo, metal, glam rock, noise, and hardcore. Influences on this band may have included such acts as Harriet the Spy, Fugazi, At The Drive-In, The Party Of Helicopters, T Rex, Lifetime, and Grain."

Monday, November 1, 2010

Joie De Vivre - The North End

Emo from Illinois. They wear their Mineral influence on their sleeve, but when was that ever a bad thing?