Saturday, February 28, 2015
There is a test press of this but I believe that is possibly the most impossible thing even for myself to get, the difference my only be that the test press is single sided and either it is the same handmade cardboard cover or a generic one.
Acrobat Down 7"
Acrobat Down/Blast off heads split 7"
Both songs are RE Dereliction so there wasn't need of me ripping the 7" they sound exactly like the ones on the debut just minus the vinyl hissing.
Since I am missing the 5, 11, 8, 6 7" and RE Dereliction I post those below along with the set of unreleased songs down here. Perhaps some of those unreleased songs were done before the bands first 7" but I can't say it is for sure.
5, 11, 8, 6 7"
Switchable Tess and various unreleased tracks
Monday, February 23, 2015
A discography of mediocre punk rock
It's one of the few cassettes I own that I really like, Pete's tapes is still selling these but if you are a cheap ass I guess you can download my digital copy here. These songs really bring up my high school kickback days, just ready for beer pong whenever these songs play. I believe there are still copies of the bands 7" and split with boysandsex as well if your more into the vinyl separate releases.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
It took some time to find this band but as for physical copies that was easier than expected. Bright calm blue was a Texas screamo/post hardcore band from the early 00's that released a 7", a debut length and a EP (which I don't like) mainly because they replaced the vocalist with a crappy one that reminds me of La Dispute and it sounds pretty bad which is why the band ended after the EP. While the 7" throws on full screamo the LP/CD has blended some post hardcore and naturally matured without any force (this is a good thing) I also got a CD copy of the length I havent had much chance to grab that on LP format but the CD will do it for now.
Bright calm blue 7"
<br> Asymmetry set
Sunday, February 15, 2015
Demo tape Okara/Mothman Split 7"
Okara "Rose" 7"
Well all the stuff above me you can download all that on the bandcamp that was made. I am only giving this link because it has b-sides that are not on the 2 7"s, everything they did was super awesome. The band also introduced me to Mothman and even Rocket Science Records but I'll talk more about those two next time. You might wanna download Months like years off here since that is not included on the bandcamp Okara's bandcamp
Months like years 12"
Anton Bordman 7" (2000)
Anton Bordman 7" (2003)
Monday, February 9, 2015
Jupiter Lander 7"
The 7" meets the qualities of UK emo music. Or at least to mine. Some parts remind me a little of Moneen for some reason. Just like any 4, 3 and 2 song 7" its short making you want more but well the band was going to release a second 4 song 7" but the band broke up but did record the 4 songs and put them on some internet file sharing accounts and what not. The 4 songs still follow the same steps from the previous 7". It would have been cool if the band did released a 7" of these 4 songs though, In the end the band had 7 songs. I hope some Discography LP comes out eventually, maybe like a side A with the 4 songs and side B the 7".
Jupiter Lander 7"+Final Recordings
The Australian band not the actor okay, well another post for another short lived band. At the time this band was around (2006-2008) they had their own unique sound that many now just rip off or under "twinkle daddies" (whatever that means) James Dean were able to put out a s/t ep cdr and a 7", hell even a music video on one of my favorite songs of theirs. The band later on formed under "The let go" but that also lasted shortly. There isn't many bands that pull off the rhythm these guys did. It's a damn shame to say the 7" only 103 copies were made, I got lucky 100. The 7" itself is a blank one (no band/label/which side is which) it has nothing, I still need to write A and B on the blank labels of the 7".
James Dean 7"
This was the second and last release of the band, while it still brings the same stuff like the first EP this one has 3 new songs plus one re-recorded one (In the hospital) there's a difference to both versions. The 3 new songs which would be the bands last have a pretty point and I even imagine at time on the bands second 7" or split or even LP. The bands first 5 songs have more cleaner notes and theres a few noodling here and there. It's best to just download both cause both are just very good short releases.
James Dean EP+7"
Sunday, February 1, 2015
These 7"s took me years to find and luckily I ran into 2 near mint condition copies being sold for 25 bucks each from the same discogs seller, these are very very rare to run into due to the very extreme quantity of these. I am not sure how many were pressed but hell i couldn't find these anywhere and even now.
This is the bands first two songs which has 2 guitarists, the songs have a mathy side especially on the song Iditarod. Both songs are equally good and they are good impression newcomers as the very first bands 7" this is also One week records first and only release by the label. The sleeve on this looks pretty neat, the lyrics to Still life with candle are pretty long but they fit on the sleeve. Some odd reason there is a deer. Not bad actually.
The tone tells the story/Conversations and smoke screens 7"
I remember playing this one a lot when I heard them, the same night I discovered them sometime in late October where my parents and I went to a family birthday somewhere deep in LA since I had picked up a couple of new bands like Kolya, I gave this one a listen first. I quickly fell in love with it yet my 16 year old brain at the time wasn't familiar with such music like this. Perhaps the bass makes up for the other missing guitar from the original recording in '99.
1999 Demo Tape
I believe I mentioned that this tape wasn't discovered until sometime in early 2012, I am not sure if the band themselves ripped the tape or if someone else did but thank you to whoever did it. You see these songs weren't on the internet when I discovered Kolya. It was the 2 7"s and the amazing LP they did on Caulfield. The songs are rehearsals of what later happened to be in Kolya's second 7" (or at least 2 of the songs) The other 3 "Cutting apparatus" and "An encounter with logic" are both instrumental while Jet lagged is one that could have made it into Kolya's second 7" and possibly turned into a 10" instead with Jet lagged being on side B. Well I wasn't gonna post this but since I fixed those tiny glitches might as well. In the end we really need more motivating bands like Kolya especially now, hell even I started my own Kolya-esque project on my own about a year ago which you can hear it here
The 7" slightly reminds me of some of early Cursive work and The Vehicle Birth but UNI-V is still able to keep it to their own unique style. This makes it a perfect Crank! release. But like many bands from the 90's the band disappeared off the face of the world without any leads or trace.
This 7" is not bad and even for the start of a band, The main lead song that starts the 7" entitled "Hazel" starts pretty strong with a catchy tune. The other 2 are pretty good too, as a matter of fact all 3 songs are very good. I still find it a darn shame the band didn't go anywhere (or that I know of) This release is a practical 100% of what most Crank! bands sound like or what it aimed for during the early stages. This is the 18th Crank! release, while UNI-V, Vitreous Humor, Boys life, The Regrets, Cursive were already part of the early Crank! releases this one is about halfway there.