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

Saturday, April 29, 2017

The Nolan Gate

After a few years Paul from Mothman went on to form this band. It's less mathy and more metal like but god damn is this band catchy ass hell. I certainly find myself listening to the bands first 2 full lengths the most. Something about this band just has a great catch. The vocals are smooth, not generic and screaming. They just fit so well. This band still does a few things here and there last year the band released a free 5 song EP on their bandcamp. It has that Mothman metal thing but just more heavier. I guess some songs have some math rock structure but its just a good 3 or 2. Rocket science gave me a free cd of this band in which he told me Paul is doing a slightly similar thing still under The Nolan Gate. I really admire this bands work a lot. I just hope this band still puts out more releases. They have existed since 2001 and have only put 2 full lengths and 2 EP's. Just hope there is more shit along the way.



Sent by rays

Bandcamp

Monday, April 24, 2017

Mothman

Mothman were a 3 piece hardcore/math rock band from Jersey within the early/mid 90's so before The dillinger escape plan Mothman did it first. The band put out 2 demo tapes, 2 7"s and 2 split 7"s. 2 of these records were released under Rocket science records which were the split with Okara and their final 7" called Poison arm. They didn't leave a whole large discography but these guys did form The Nolan Gate in the early 00's (I will talk about next) Mothman played with other great bands like The Dahlia Seed, The Hal Al Shedad and The Stella Brass. I really like the work from all of their releases mostly. The self titled 7" is the most memorable though for me if I were to choose. My copy came with a letter from Paul written back in the day when this 7" was released. The split with Okara is a classic to math rock fans from the mid 90's so I admire that record hella a lot too and one of my favorite releases from Rocket science records. The label is giving these out for free as long as you pay the shipping so I would snag one before they are gone forever. I believe the shipping is just 3 dollars. You can check it out here. I also want to add that the untitled song from the Dahlia seed split is the same one off Poison arm so there is no need to add that here.


Demo tapes

Mothman 7"

Mothman/Okara split 7"

Poison arm 7"

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Sightblinder

Sightblinder was a short lived band from Nashville, Tennessee that self released a 11 track demo tape. Few years back I was given this demo tape for free. I have nothing much to say than that they played with other bands I am familiar of like The caution children, Laika, and flesh born. The band started in early 2014 and disappeared in June or July without notice. The demo tape is pretty similar to Mahria and Lord snow just with some extremely short songs. And that is the way she goes. I am sure many of you don't know of this band. Shit, neither did I until 2015. They seem pretty forgotten due to their short existence as a band.
Bandcamp

Friday, April 7, 2017

Cassettes on fire

This band was one of those myspace era bands from Florida. 2007-2008 had some really good active bands and possibly the most memorable considering I was 17 at the time. Lion of the north, Cheer up! Sleep patterns, Boy problems, Ghost towns, Lautrec, The reptilian, Native, etc. Cassettes released one full length and 2 splits during its run. Might sink ships has the most memorable songs of theirs. The entire 8 song length is fucking good. Jordan from screamotapes blogspot had asked me about this band and I sent him a file with all of the songs. I decided to give you guys the file as well. One of their splits is with Cowboys are Indians which I had mentioned them on here at one point. The band lasted from 2007-2011 I believe (Might sink ships in 2007, Cowboys split in 2008 and the other split in 2009) final 2 years the band did not release anything else. They sound a little like Ghost towns and Cowboys.

Discography

I create

This band is one of those other Georgia bands but were around in the mid and late 2000's (2006-2009) I had ran into this band during the release of their debut and only full length called "All we are is now" Black with sap released the tape sometime in 2009. But to be honest, the quality is pretty darn bad considering the label is no longer around I can't shit on this too much. I like All we are is now but I am usually just stuck with the bands first EP "Make the years" in 2010 the band had plans to release a split but this never happened lucky for me I have those 2 unmixed songs from the split I am willing to share. The band did reunited but a reunion show just came about with probably some new songs we will never hear again. There was a moment where I was showing this band off to my friends in high school. Seems like "I create" had a pretty unique band name since it stuck out the most with most friends. Make the years has one of the most satisfying songs from the bands discography including Adrift and Your sun is a destroyer. I believe these 2 songs are the most put out songs of theirs. Whenever I listen to Your sun is a destroyer I normally think about the movie Requiem for a dream. Not sure why. I wished Make the years had a actual release but the band self released this EP as a CDr. The quality on that EP is superb that it really needs to be pressed to a more professional CD format and vinyl. All we are is now does a good job mixing post rock and screamo together. I usually find this super boring but this tape is one of the ones I can listen from start to finish. It's a bit more raw sounding but somehow fits. Complete medley was a compilation that was maybe a CDr/digital lastfm file that has All we are is now and 2 songs from Make the years. It isn't a full discography and I don't think it was a legit release but so it seems this is one of the older files I used to see a lot around older blogspots from 2008-2009. I create is a pretty damn good band I almost left out. Make the years is really a fascinating release I am sure all of you will enjoy.

Make the years EP+Instrumentals (One of the members found this CD so this is what Make the years looked like which looks nothing like the digital art cover)

All we are is now

Unreleased

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Lester Freamon

Lester was a band from Las Vegas that lasted throughout between 2010-2011, the band only released 1 EP that were in 7" and cassette format. I was pretty excited when this band was around and heard Natural police. The band did a song for Plastic smile records compilation tape. The band shortly after broke up and 5 songs came about. It's a real shame. The EP was a split release between Moments of collapse and my old favorite Radical friends records. Luckily I had ran into a free copy of the cassette thanks to Mark Chen. I had seen the 7" floating on BEAR records website for a little less than 2 dollars and decided to get myself one. The band often reminds me of some Lautrec but more distorted. Natural police is a pretty short EP but it is what it is and isn't all that tiring to re-listen to over. I found myself going back to this record again and again. No point making a rar file for this since the 5 songs are up on the bands bandcamp for free. The 7" and the tape do not come with any insert instead its in the back of the front cover with the lyrics and recording info. Not bad because it saves space and you don't need to worry about losing the insert.

Bandcamp
Natural police EP
7"/400 (Black)
Cassette 28/100