Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Leer's final show

Sunday night I attended at Leer's final show and it was kinda exciting and a bit sad. Winter break/Summer vacation was there too and they seemed to have ended as well. The crowd was wild and I hope someone got footage of the whole thing. There was a limited press of 33 of Spring break's LP with a new cardboard cover but the vinyl color is the same as the previous last press. I didn't really bother picking one of those up. Now I kinda regret it. I did pick up a blue cop shirt from them since I only had like one other shirt. Leer was the band that put out a amazing record in 2013 called Spring break no parents. It was my top favorite of that year. But the band mentioned they have some new and final songs for a posthumous release later this year so its not just the end yet. It is about 2-3 new more songs and it may be on a split or a single. I will be getting a copy of that. I hope its a single 7" though. So I thought I would put up a live set leer did last month (It's not the final show though) It has 7 songs in which 3 seem to be new. QUality is excellent by the way.
Live at Pressuredrop

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Science is made up of mistakes

This was one of the very forgotten, short lived band that released a tape on Off cloud nine. The band has a typical sound that fits with the label. After this release the band made it on some comp and disappeared into the night sky. They were a 3 piece screamo band from Spain and I remembered this band last minute. Band seemed to have deleted their bandcamp page and their music is pretty hard to track. Lucky for you I have had the mp3 copies of this tape for a while now. The band is a mystery I am not sure if the members went on to do anything else besides ¡Silencio, Ahora, Silencio! and Eros+Massacre (Which both never got my attention) I don't even know why they deleted their ep from bandcamp too. I think the band was into astronomy or something some of the terms relate to that subject, while space is pretty cool I think on here it was kinda dorky. The insert looks great though and the tape plays great. But there is no lyrics insert. More of a thanks and a quote taken from someone (too lazy to look back who the quote was from) one moment I thought this was some super secret Nolan band because it can sound a bit similar. It isn't something that I can describe as "Unique" I do feel like I have ran into bands in the past that sounded like this. Whether its mid 00's influenced I do feel like this is just another carbon copy with some XttadX waves added.

The backbone of the night EP

Sunday, June 11, 2017

The Cambodian Heat

So here we are again with more Off cloud nine, back at it again. So after discussing a little on Nolan's project Aokigahara here is another project band that is considered as "White belt hardcore" or should I say grindcore with some little screamo called The Cambodian Heat. This project began sometime in 2014 with a 2 song demo tape. The 2 songs were later re-recorded as a full band along with 2 new songs for a 7". I think the band did some small tour around their Michigan area. There were 2 presses for the 7" along with a tape format press of the tape. One of the 7"s were a limited show release of 25 while the regular press 275 were made. Off cloud nine is still running and Coercion cassettes has these for like 2 or 3 dollars still. It reminds me a little of The number 12 looks like you a bit with some of Nolan's familiar OCN stuff added. You can buy it here. The band recently released a 4 song self titled demo tape you can get here. I believe the band is doing another record later this year as well. It is one of the 2 projects Nolan is still working on from what I know.


Bludgeoning subculture aficionados demo 7"+2 song demo tape

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Aokigahara

Now to begin with Off cloud nine, brief history. OCN began in 2012 right when PSR ended. Nolan's goal was to release a bunch of old school cdr screamo classics on wax. I did added some of those here such as Rue morgue's tour cdr, Edict of Milan's self titled cdr and The spirit of versaille's 8 songs cdr. He also started a new project under The truth about dreaming. During the stages of OCN he also did a very short project under Aokigahara and put out a limited 3 song demo tape. This project would be some in between sounds of TTAD and his other project The Cambodian heat (I'll bring that band up next time) this project quickly disbanded right after the demo. Last year this project was brought up again and released a 3 song ep called "Three different ways to say fuck you" this also seems to be the final OCN release too. I didn't get a chance to get the tape for this one because it was so limited (5 copies limited) one of the songs off the demo was re-recorded for this ep so to put things in perspective about 5 songs were done for this project. It's pretty ocn sounding typical like. So if you liked The truth about dreaming you will likely get into this too.

Demo tape+Three different ways to say fuck you EP

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Iwontstopwonderinguntilyoustopbreathing

So this closes the chapter on Plastic smile records on this blogspot. Such a amazing underrated label that existed between 2011-2012. I believe I was 19 when I ran into this label. It is still the best thing that has happened to me. If you were around during the psr legacy then you'd know how unique this label was during its time and if you didn't then the most of the tale is here.


Yes it is a Jeromes dream song title. Yes it has similar vocals and yes it also has a bit of I wrote haikus about cannibalism in your yearbook as well. Here is the big one for PSR everyone waited on. This project sums up PSR and what I liked about it. After Nolan ending Flowers in gun barrels he began with Plastic smile records and did his good solo stuff that included this one. He made a bunch of hard to find releases over the short period time throughout 2011 and early 2012. I don't even have them all. I love those quick drum beats, great energy on guitar and vocals meet my expectations. The fact that its not a total Jeromes dream rip off this band has its own sound to deliver. JD has those quick noisy guitar strums here you can kinda imagine the sound more on the guitars but they are quick. Nolan did do a 50 CD press of the bands discography which contains every song (About 54 or more) I was lucky to snag that and even a shirt of this project as well. 2011 will surely be remembered due to the fact I was a fanboy of the label and just needed all of these releases. I wished I had ordered more. So I ran into this band in mid summer 2011 I heard what I liked and first bought the self titled. From there my small psr journey started. I tried spreading out the word of this band and label which I think it helped. Since all this is hard to find or even own now I decided to mention this talented emo band on here. Seriously take my word for it and download my files. It is a shame this little band didn't receive much attention that it deserved in the DIY screamo community. It took me forever to title the songs on the discography CD since none had any. I do know the songs off heal are untitled though. Those songs were early demo recordings off the bands 12/2011 demo tape. It was nice of Nolan to give me a test press of the tape (Which I have never played just the regular press) the earlier releases as the 5 track demo, 2 track microcassette demo, split with flowers and the other split with In Braille have more of a distortion feel giving the Jeromes Dream sound while Motionless, New horizons, S/T, Antiquity and Heal have its own thing going on while still using the vocals. I heard a few month back of a semi discography for this project being pressed but that was once. It'll have the self titled, heal and like one or 2 more releases. I did see the cover of the tape if it goes to plan accordingly. I might even buy it just for the sake of having a better collection. I am not sure if this will be a Coercion release or a final OCN one but we hope to see this semi out.My favorite release from this project would be the S/T which I believe this would also be Nolan's favorite one as well.
So here are some things I noticed about this discography CD, it is missing about a few songs. I count one song from the self titled, one from New Horizons EP, 3 from the 12/2011 demo tape and a instrumental from the Self titled and another instrumental from Motionless EP. One more thing to note is that the 12/2011 demo are early demos of what was later on Heal.

Flowers in gun barrels split tape

Motionless EP



Self titled


12/2011 demo tape


Antiquity EP


Heal


Discography CD

Pepperoni boi has spoken

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Woglake

Awake, trying to finish up the psr month. I still got one more after this I believe. I had already brought up Celestial being and Nolan's first band Flowers in gun barrels in the past which were the first introduction on Plastic smile records on here. I also brought up Crocodile hiss, Dreamer, Very fucking and Kind of like Paris. Woglake was pretty much Ice Hockey back in 2011. This band released a live set demo and a demo tape called "Phase lll" on Plastic smile records right before changing band name. This was pretty forgotten I forgot how I even ran into this demo, I might have bought it from friendly otter. It has the screamo psr sound and its a fair yet somewhat forgotten release. It is what it is though and worth giving it a listen. Interesting cover by the way but the whole "pizza" track titles is a bit to overrated and cringe on my terms but the songs lay out nice. Demo raw quality that is for sure. 3 songs and 2 of the 3 as instrumentals (which I don't what purpose that served) I don't think they were necessary. So you get 5 tracks in total. This now leads to my most anticipated request of the main piece for PSR which is Iwontstopwonderinguntilyoustopbreathing.

Phase lll

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Kind of like Paris

This is another project Nolan did. I'll keep it short and simple on the overview description. The one release short lived type of project, 2 songs and a instrumental to be exact. I remember Rok Lok Records doing a tape release of this EP while PSR did a lathe one. Almost sounds like a soft indie XttadX soft chords with singing instead of screaming. I missed out on this release for the most part and its possibly because not much attention was given and was quickly thrown and old out. There was so much going on with psr/ocn I didn't know where to start.

Kind of like Paris 5"

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Very fucking

Here is another odd end noise like PSR release. What I know is that the tape is a discography that has the demo called "Fuzz fuck" plus some other songs. I don't remember if Nolan did this as well. This was very short lived and almost forgettable lucky for me I had the original files on me. I think this is more noiser than Dreamer. It was a pretty odd release for me. It has some screamo vocals but most of the songs have that reverb like echo going on and it is really hard to listen to this but for the sake of it I'll post it here

The very best hero

Dreamer

Unfortunately I do not own the tapes for Dreamer, Dreamer was yet another short lived project from Nolan. This stuff was slightly noise like but regardless you can here the screamy like vocals. A very distorted bass with some noise in the background and some nice drumming. It's as I can describe. 3 short tapes were done. I think Dreamer has another name before as "Ultra Violent Noise Storm" at one point. It was another forgotten obscure release from PSR (Just like most)

Discography
Ultra violent noise storm
Dream of noise
Devastating noise attack

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Crocodile hiss

Today is the month everyone's excited about. May is the month where I will bring a bunch of ghosts. Off cloud nine and Plastic smile releases I happen to obtain. As I mentioned, Nolan did make another solo short lived band that was more of a noise/screamo thing. This project was called Crocodile hiss. This project had 3 small releases that took forever to find. A 32 track demo (32 short song demos in a single tape), a split with his other project The truth about dreaming and finally a EP tape that had a more XttadX sound. I had to convert these tapes to mp3 myself because he never posted these on the old psr blogspot. I lost the digital files moons ago to the 32 track when this was up on bandcamp. The split track and final EP were never in digital format as far as I know. There isn't much to say only that it simply has that psr obscure style. The 32 track demo sounds like Iwontstopwondering just with shorter songs. I don't think Nolan will revive this project anytime soon so enjoy these 3 obscure Plastic smile records releases.
Edit
I found my old file of the mp3 version of the 32 track demo, unfortunately the kbps is at 64 but it doesn't have the tape hiss sound and I think the quality overall is slightly better but it's your choice of whichever you want.

32 track demo (Tape rip)
MP3 version

Crocodile hiss/The truth about dreaming split tape


Downhearted Violent Noisecore Attack