Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Sleeper Wave

After spending some time on gathering more tapes, records and even cd's to begin with I had already mentioned this band last year. Sleeper wave is a pretty darn great band that reminds me a bit of a jazzy Monarcs or early Capsule, Polina and Age Sixteen in some way and I find that fucking awesome. The band had put out a self titled tape under a new label called "Akashita corp. empathy division" while the tape isn't the best quality (It almost reminds me of Black with sap's dubbing) The packaging of the tape looks really neat. In a way it looks simple but almost absolutely memorable on my tape stacks. I had converted the demo tape simply because side b of the tape contains early pre songs of the band (The quality of the demo is way superb) so I recommend you to download the rar file of the demo since the side b songs are not on bandcamp. I can already imagine the next releases for this band only time can tell when they will put something out again. Feel free to check their bandcamp and look for them on facebook.
Demo tape


Saturday, January 16, 2016

Folly 12"

Since my last post on this band I didn't have the Folly 12" but after having it on my wantlist on discogs for some months it finally turned up. Someone was selling this 12" for 10.99 but was also marked as "Make a offer" I saw that the other 12" was sold for 7 so I made an offer for 7 and now it arrived like today. Just a few hours ago I converted it while listening to it for the first time and this one is really great. It is a bit similar to The great axis (Also released that same year as that CD) I tried cutting the songs at the right time because side B the entire thing on that sided sounded like a whole song until I saw the thick lines on the record. But even then it was a bit impossible but after hearing it I kinda heard where these songs would cut. I couldn't tell where the song "No. 1" would start or even where the song "Folly" did the first time hearing it. For a 6 song LP this one runs about 34 minutes. Versailles would have been a nice band to see around if they had lasted longer.

Folly 12"

Monday, January 11, 2016

R.I.P Bob Tilton 1993-1999

For things that matter I'm back for a mid morning post before I head out, I have been on this band for quite a while now (I suppose sometime during the winter break?) Someone had ripped the vinyl of Leading hotels of the world but whoever converted the songs did a shit job since the record was scratched ass hell. Bob Tilton was a emo/screamo band from the early 90's from Mansfield, UK (I think but for sure the UK) the band put out some extremely good records that were just ahead of its time. The bands last record holds the signature of what is now called "Twinkly" or "Math rock" Honestly the band did a fine better job than American football since both American Football's self titled and Bob Tilton's Leading hotels of the world were released in the same year. There is more of a mysterious chills sound to Leading hotels that every time I play that record the hairs from the back of my neck rise. It's a absolute astonishing record. I had bought the CD so that the quality sounds much clear and better for you guys, although the 12" I have also sounds much better than the rip that's around in the internet. The band released 2 7"s on a pretty great UK label called "Subjugation" which also released other great bands such as Imbiss, Baby harp seal, Spy vs Spy, Friends Unseen, Tribute and Schema (Some great uk emo bands from that period of time) The bands debut "Crescent" was also released on Subjugation. The LP on the 12" is a plain white generic cover with a small photocopied picture glued in the center of the hole, luckily it does come with a nice lyrics insert. Same can be said about the bands 2 7"s, now those inserts are fucking beautiful and has some beautiful poetic stuff written. The band might have went on hiatus afterwards since there is a large gap between the release of Crescent (Released in '95) and Leading hotels of the world (Released in '99) Both sound somewhat differently while Crescent still has the same flow of the bands second 7" Leading hotels has a new sound being the last of this band. It would have been nice to see where this band would lead to if they had released another record after Leading hotels. Nonetheless this band is definitely one of my favorite ones from the UK.

... Wake me when it's spring time again 7"

Songs about penknife and pocket watch 7"

Crescent 12"

The leading hotels of the world 12"

Monday, January 4, 2016

Ethel Meserve

2016, more bands to post, more new bands to see. Since this year has started all I have been wanting to do is just stay home more often than usual. I haven't had much personal plans since new years eve. A old friend from high school who now lives in Vegas came by the other day, which I haven't seen in 2 years. I started showing him some of my records and a few tapes. He was getting into them but he pointed out Ethel Meserve's second 7" titled Tamsen/Onward Foster finding it his favorite. He wanted me to give him the mp3's so I made him burned cdr of this bands entire discography. Many people feel that Ethel Meserve is a good example of the mid 90's miwest emo/post hardcore scene. Only to have existed between 1995-1997 the band had released a self titled tape, 2 7"s, one split 7" and a 6 song LP. The band later on released a compilation CD of the singles and self titled tape all remastered. I do find the compilation a bit enjoyable than the bands only LP, although the LP seems to have a more mature sound from the previous work the band did. I find the bands second 7" (Tamsen/Onward Foster) a bit enjoyable the most. Not because its a Caulfield records release. But because its more of the faster paced releases from them all next to the self titled tape (or at least with me)

Pierman/Paladin Taim 7"

Tamsen/Onward Foster 7"

Spelling the names
The Milton Abandonment

Friday, January 1, 2016

Best albums of 2015

No real order but here are some of the coolest stuff I heard for 2015. I ran into a bunch of new bands and old ones. I suppose I'll include splits on here. Like I mentioned these are not in any particular order. I'll provide bandcamp links for you guys to check out. Some of these I have included on here. Others I haven't yet. I happen to own some of these. Others I sadly don't for now. Many of these releases are digital only as well. Feel free to support these bands and labels.

Role- Heretics EP

Big sigh and bad dream vacuum- It gets easier

Good times- Brooding EP

Winter break- Winter break

You'll live- Moving past this

Dogs on acid- Dogs on acid

Sleeper wave- Sleeper wave

The truth about about dreaming- To kill a heart EP

Letters to Catalonia- Demo

Crush- Crush EP

The Cambodian heat- Bludgeoning subculture aficionados

Malegoat- Here and there

Meet me in Montauk- Meet me in Montauk

Never young- Never young

Jr. Adelberb- Jr. Adelberb EP

Fist benders- Fist benders EP

Yearbooks- Inside

Shapes like dinosaurs- Triassic trigonometry

Wet petals- II

Tricot- A N D

Coma regalia- Ours is the cause most noble

Suis la lune- Distance/Closure

Sophie- Sophie EP

Sorry about this- Sorry about this EP

Foxtails- This is not for you

Kimono beach party- Drinking at family reunions EP

Shirokuma- Light dies/Colours fade

Celebration/Under a sky so blue Split

Alarms & controls/Secret smoker Split

Nayru- The disease of language EP

Moths/Haunter Split

Greyscale- Limn Everything

Two knights/The reptilian/Victor shores/Boy parts

Destined- Many a moon

Soul structure- The body of man

Belle Indifference- Ryan ghosting

Wet Baes- Youth attraction EP

Congratulations- Demo