Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Hiatus in the next 2-3 weeks

Got a lot to catch up on and I also got a lot of life to catch up. I won't be posting for a while until either late July or early August. It clearly doesn't mean I have ran out of shit. I still have a bunch of shit to post. In the meanwhile check all the bands I have uploaded as well as the other blogs I listed. David's blog Open mind is crushing it with modern bands I can't relate to anymore but I know a lot of you want to look for new bands his blog is the best for that. You can check homeboys This endless breath, there are like 3 new posts there recently from some obscure ass fuck bands I didn't even know about. Those 2 let alone are amazing. I keep getting a bunch of spam emails from DIY bandcamp labels. If you are reading this, I do not take requests (for the 100th time)

One listen=One person losing their virginity (Inside joke)

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Rocketscience

A very short lived Indie/Emo band that didn't even have a final show, they simply disappeared in the way the band Her way did. The band put out 2 7"s in '96 one being a self titled and the other one as "2" the band sounds like a mixture of Goodbye, blue Monday/Anklebiter/Probably something Crank! A record company would release. Seems like something that could have been under one release instead like a 10" or all 4 songs on a 7". To be honest because both records are very identical it would have been more logical to do that. Some of the members went on to play in some other garage, psychedelic, power pop bands which I honestly didn't bother checking out. Rocketscience had something good going on. Shame it ended too soon.

s/t 7"

2 7"

Discography

Monday, June 4, 2018

Gila bend

From 1995-1996 this band was active in Chicago, they had released a self titled 3 song 7" accompanied with song on a compilation 7" called Emo Schmeemo all under the same label called Liberty park recordings. In 1996 the band released 3 songs on separate compilations one being part of Polyvinyl's compilation "Direction" One of the other compilations were part of the Ground rule double that had well known bands like Braid, The Promise ring, Mineral but also had actual good bands like Cinco de gatos, Orwell, Scout, The trigger Quintet, C-Clamp, Back of Dave, Shellac, Hubcap, etc. They were also part of the Oh do I love you 2xCD compilation. I feel like their discography being short it is hard to judge what was their best stuff since 7 songs came around. Gila Bend kinda reminds me of One hundred words for snow and Goodbye blue monday so if you like those 2 this one is a must.

s/t 7"

Compilation songs
- Emo Scheemo 7"
- V/A Direction
- V/A Ground double rule - V/A Ohh do I love you

Monday, May 28, 2018

Web of liberation EP

The debut of Nolan's newest project is here. Consists of 4 new songs (one being a re-recorded song from the HEAL records compilation) and as you know the money goes to a donation to animal sanctuaries. I'm not leaving any sort of download for this mainly for that reason but if you have been a fan of Iwontstopwonderinguntilyoustopbreathing, Flowers in gun barrels, Celestial being, XttadX, etc this is one to add to your collection. THe cassette is also being released as a 7" sometime June or July, be in the lookout for that!

Web of liberation EP

Friday, May 25, 2018

Notaword

This band from Wisconsin I believe started playing in '97 this band is a rather softer "emo pop" which I found quite interesting. The first 2 7"s the band put out were not just the only thing they put on vinyl but they sound better than the bands first and only full length CD and final EP CD that were later released in '99 and '00. If you like Inside, The promise ring (early stuff) or shit like that in general you will like this one. I noticed that the band did not sticked to one label. All 4 releases were released in 4 different labels. The bands charm comes from their first 4 songs. The full length has some good songs but it's mostly forgotten especially for the bands final EP which just didn't stick out and did not draw any catch. I'll have to hear them again eventually.
How far?/New car 7"

These things take time 7"

You can only grow so much
Four from fortieth EP

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Feci Dal Signore

Another short lived band from Ohio that were part of the same label that Portrait's 10" and Blandine Cosima's 7" were released under (Sanguine Records) I have no fucking clue what happened to this band but it seems like this was their only vinyl and possibly only release. They have a punk vibe version of Portrait basically, the 7" is pact with 6 songs. It's good shit though. It comes with one photocopied insert that is readable and not in that stupid handwritten cursive font like The pine or some other bands from here. I just hate to see a forgotten band like this one being hidden.

s/t 7"

Friday, May 11, 2018

Church of astronauts

Church of astronauts, another cool obscure band from the mid 90's from Louisville. After stumbling upon this record and looking at the insert the band released a discography cassette so perhaps they released more than a this 4 song 7" I have here. The band sounds a little like Guyver-one. I don't know how long these guys lasted but it is possibly within a 2 year lifespan. The sleeves in some of the records look different than the one I have. I digged the shit out of this record is all I can say.

s/t 7"

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

The knifeswitch

I am back on doing my regular thang, finding rare oop records and converting to mp3. The knifeswitch was a band that existed sometime in 2003 and 2004. I don't know what else they made but discogs only marks this as their only release. I had converted this and added this on my youtube account weeks ago but it is time to add them to this archive. It's a simple 4 song 7" I honestly had fun listening to this gem. It was pretty dope hearing this for the first time. I think my favorite songs lay on Side B though. This has that thisendlessbreath type of bands flare that i was lucky to stumble upon and randomly buy. I have yet to be disappointed from my random vinyl encounters. Here is a really fucking cool one for you guys, gals and helicopters.

It's a beast... It's for the band 7"

Antioch arrow

Last Gravity release/band I will be mentioning on here. Antioch arrow was a emo/hardcore band from the early/mid 90's from San diego that has that typical Cali emo sound from the time. You know the goofy silly sloppy punk emo hardcore stuff going on. I fucking loved playing their discography CD... Well it is a semi discography CD. You see, this CD contains the bands debut, EP and their split with candle alongside with some live tracks. Antioch also released a second album in '95 but never made it for this compilation for some strange reason. Normally discography CD's has almost everything. Normally what I see missing for discog CD's are like Demos or some compilation songs but never a full release. That's like if Portrait's of past discography only includes the demo tape and the live songs from the LP. Reason why I didn't bother getting Gems of masochism is because it isn't part of Gravity records. It is a amazing release which sounds alike Wheeljack, Wolves of Greece and even Clikatat Ikatowi or even A trillion barnacle lapse (The mid releases). It's some pretty fucking cool shit. I love the little piano keyboard added on some songs. The reason I am bringing up some releases from this label is because it deserves it and it was what shaped up what emo is today or at least the cool ass bands that don't rip off other bands. Gravity records should be a label you are familiar with if you are into that 90's emo shit. It was the label which later introduced Heroin. I think they were active same time as AA, Swing kids and Mohinder.

In Love With Jetts/The Lady Is A Cat CD

Monday, April 2, 2018

Clikatat Ikatowi

Every bandcamp band tagged as skramz, emo, screamo, twinkle daddies are the same carbon copies of other better bands. Change my mind
As I have said before, I am no longer looking out for any new modern bands. Most are just the same bullshit I already heard 50 times from other bands 8 years ago. I rather stick to some old bullshit. Clikatat Ikatowi was also part of the Gravity records family in San Diego releasing a demo tape, one full length an EP and a live album. Clikatat sounds very alike Antioch arrow to me. So if you know Antioch arrow then you likely know Clikatat. The drummer was part of other bands (Memorable for Thingy and Hot snakes for me) while Scott from Heroin joined this band. I always see their album "Orchestrated and conducted by" as a Self titled for some dumb fucking reason confusing the shit out of me when I first discovered them. People probably don't know how to read a fucking album title in the front. I like the bands demo and first LP. River of souls is good but its short. I usually feel whatever about live albums. C.I is a pretty well sounding with emotive hardcore and at times mixing it up with some math rock almost like Blame game in some sense. Just like every fucking good band, they ended in '97.

Demo

Orchestrated and conducted by

River of souls EP

August 29+30 1995