Thursday, August 17, 2017

Cease upon the capitol

This is a screamo/posty rock band from Nashville that existed from 2004-2007 or 2008. They released a bunch of stuff over the years. In the end they released a 2 cassette discography which is pretty decent. But yeah these guys released a ton of stuff. The 2007 untitled EP (being the final release) has a more post rock element, or at least to me. The discography tape comes with some bonus digital mp3's which were some demos and live songs (total running to 52 songs) besides the discography tapes I also ran into the bands 2006 untitled CD. Other than that these are the only 2 physical stuff I have on these guys. Overall this band is the very standard of screamo/hardcore. The tapes both sound pretty good although its too lengthy and can take a lot of time to finish them both and in between my listens I end up taking a break from my cassette player because it is too long. If you run into this discography be sure to pick one up. The file I uploaded is the exact same file I got from the download code. Comes with a bonus pfd from the tape and stuff, so yeah this is a pretty neat download for all you guys. It is a big file, 350 mb.


2004-2007 Discography

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Lurking.

Lurking is a band that has one guy from that band Arizona Wilder (Who made a split with Alta) Lurking released a 5 song self titled EP tape under Skeletal lightning. While I enjoyed this EP a lot last year I decided to purchase it recently. I was disappointed by the lack of quality of the tape. The sound is extremely low and only one headphone can be heard from the sound. It is a real shame to deduct points on Skeletal lightning for releasing such a bad quality tape. While the band is so great this physical release is just one of the worst tapes I have. Being that said download the EP. It is really good.

Lurking. EP

Eva ras

Eva Ras is a loud noisey lo fi version of Orchid from Serbia. It's a project run by Filip who runs Confusion specialist records. He has done about a demo, a s/t, a split called "enjoy life to this" and I believe another compilation and split he has put out under his label. Considering these were homeade dubs the quality of the tapes especially on the demo tape were very clear on my tape player. While some songs came in as too noisy I enjoyed that demo tape a lot. It has that gold quality sound. So if you dig that low fi noisey sounding screamo stuff Eva Ras is up to your game.

Demo

S/T

Commuovere/Eva Ras/Te lloraria un puto rio/Fei Lung/Unable to fully embrace this happiness "Enjoy life to this" 4 way split

Saturday, August 5, 2017

The anchorite four

So I am back with August now, this time around I'll mix it up a bit. So I did plastic smile records in May while I did Off cloud nine between June and July along with Coercion in July too. Today I present you a band from the early 00's known as The anchorite four. This band reminds me of the early On the might of princes. The band was from Florida lasting up to 2004 I believe. This band is one of the rare instances that put out a 21 track debut album. That's right. 21 song Self titled that was self released by them as a CDr. The closest actual release of theirs comes from the bands second album called "Remove the chassis" I do feel a much better progression of the band as they moved away from the pop like sound from some songs off the self titled. Remove the chassis is more matured out and well written. Even at times it has some mathy notes added between a few songs. This seems to be the only album that was released by a label. The band did record a 7 track EP "If you want us to stay together I feel bad for you son, we got 99 problems but a band ain't one" (What a long EP title) well it almost progresses the same as Remove the chassis. The EP was recorded in 2006 which I am not entirely sure if the band was still a band considering Remove the chassis was released sometime in 2003. That pretty much brings up to the conclusion. The band did not released much but considering they made about 39-40 songs since the self titled is like 2 albums worth they did quite a lot during their existence. I was able to snag a copy of the CD through BEAR records that still had a mint sealed of Remove the chassis. I liked what I heard and I think they belong here to be remembered for what they did.

Self titled

Remove the chassis

If you want us to stay together I feel bad for you son, we got 99 problems but a band ain't one EP

Sunday, July 30, 2017

AEN Update

I have plenty of stuff to go over this year and next year, I will be throwing a lot of underrated emo gems at you guys. Anyways, I wanted to add some small news. If you don't know I will be doing video reviews of some of the records I have added here to get a more visual review than a blogspot. I will continue to post here but as well I recommend subbing to my youtube channel (Link is on the right side of this page) besides reviews I will add releases up there too. I really want to get active here and there on this stuff. I have done a few vlogs but I don't see myself doing a whole bunch of those though. Maybe like once a while but my main focus will be on reviews. SO far I did a short easy review on Angel falls Music on vinyl 7" I will do about 2 others in August. Be sure to check them out. Cheers.

Here is a jam I have been listening to all day today

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Bring our demise

There hasn't been much going on with me this month. I've been feeling a bit more positive with things in life as of now. Been trying to keep myself stress free with life and all. So this is something Nolan is currently working on as of now, this is pretty much where it is at. He began with this project in spring 2016 and released a 2 song demo tape under "Demonstration" I fell in love with his new project that has some metalcore yet some little screamo lingering. After some length of time he released a second 2 song demo tape which has a better progression of the first demo tape. I fell in love with it so bad that I ended up buying almost everything under Bring our demise. The second demo tape just has so much passion built around it. Right now he is working on a song for a compilation and stated he will work on a EP for this fall so I see about maybe 4-6 songs later this year. I am very hyped for his new band right now and to me this is all that really matters next to Secret smoker's upcoming LP+Heavy mantle and if Innards ever releases their full length. The second demo tape was released under another label Nolan works on called Heal which all profits helps with animals. Being such a big cause I really do recommend picking both cassettes or at least the second demo tape from Nolan. You can pick it up here I won't post the second demo tape on here just yet. I rather have you guys support this one since it goes to animal shelters and such.

Demonstration

Atrocities Against the Environment and Life

Friday, July 21, 2017

XEradicateX

July has been one of the least active times for this blogspot this year but I am back with another post. After Nolan no longer continuing with Off cloud nine and The truth about dreaming. He began with another label under Coercion cassettes. This time he focused on another sort of genre. He began working on a project under XEradicateX and released 2 demo tapes Vengeance is just and Conflict of kill or reason between late 2015 and early 2016. He then compiled both demo tapes into one making a 5 song EP entitled "End the suffering" It has a little thrash sound to it. Don't expect any type of XttadX on this release. It is something new Nolan attempts and I feel like he succeeds. I don't think he continued to go back to XEradicateX since it's been a year since. But if you like any of Nolan's projects you sure ass hell will like his new stuff on Coercion. You can pick up this tape here

End the suffering EP

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Grayson

I am back again my dudes. So let me present you with this short lived band. Yes a short lived band. Grayson existed between 2002 and yep. That whole year was when they were around. The band released a tour EP called "Whatever works" 4 simple emo songs about break ups or whatever. Pretty typical sound. Justin (Bassist of Stillwell and the guy who runs Forge again records) was in this band also a member of Wafflehouse was in this band too. Grayson later released a song on a split 7" with Rescue and kicked off with a short tour. Now the bands 5th song is probably the best one of this bands short discography. It was also one of Forge again's early releases. Grayson did about 5 songs and lasted maybe less than a year. There isn't much else to be said about these guys besides what I mentioned here.

Whatever works EP

Split 7" w/ Rescue


Whatever works EP+Split 7" w/ Rescue

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

A trillion barnacle lapse

I am trying to wrap up on Off cloud nine so I can bring up the new label Nolan is running now called Coercion records... Well now he runs a second label called Heal which started a few days ago and had its first release. Well this band is pretty old, they started off in the late 90's as a screamo Spirit of versailles/In loving memory-esque style. They released a 7" and a split 7" with the last 40 seconds. There were 3 unreleased songs due for a split with As the sun sets but it never came through. So about 10 songs came in like this. The band switched styles with their debut. Honestly from here on I couldn't go through deep with this band. I do like their debut but its not good enough as the earlier 10 songs. The band lasted 2 more full lengths and a couple of songs for a fourth unreleased album. In honesty the other stuff sounds the same and pretty average like. I will post those 10 songs instead though. They sound more like something off The truth about dreaming or something. Nolan released a compilation tape that features some songs from their albums plus all the 10 earlier tracks (I'll keep it at those songs though)

A selective memory

Under a sky so blue

I am back with some Off cloud nine, I have had a shit week after someone tore my heart out and what not. I tried keeping my emotional and physical self busy. Since Monday I have been feeling a bit content though. I already had my 10 minute cry almost 2 weeks ago and I feel ready to move on. I have recently been working out and just killing it at that with some boxing skills and I also been watching the show Lost. I haven't really got much on here but I think to keep myself busy I will start posting here more often. I wanted to bring this fine band up I found on Off cloud nine about 2 years ago. They released a 2014 demo tape with 4 amazing songs, sometime after they released a 5" split with The truth about dreaming and then after a split 7" with Celebration in which both bands are incredible. The band did a 2015 demo tape with 2 rough tracks from the newest EP tape they put out this year. The band overall I like it but they have been active since 2014 and haven't put out much music (2 demo tapes, 2 splits and a EP tape) I really liked their split 7" with Celebration. Both bands are really great. You can catch that 7" at off cloud nine for 3 dollars.

2014 Demo tape

Split 5" w/ XttadX

Split 7" w/ Celebration

2015 demo tape

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

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

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Traluma

I am back with a new post and I am sorry that I've gone for a while. I had some shit to take care of and in all honesty as music productive I had pushed myself less from the emo scene. In some way I haven't been attracted to it as much as I once was. Honestly, the French house, nu disco, future funk music scene has been getting to me lately that I am often ignoring this emo gem. This doesn't mean I will bounce from here of course. I still have plenty of stuff to post up here. Tramula (Another Caulfield records band) were a post hardcore band active between 1995-1998 releasing 2 7's, one split 7" and one LP/CD not to mention they also had done a demo tape session as well. The band is from Chicago and Caulfield records put out 2 of the 7"s and their LP. Their first LP was released sometime in 1996 while the second one in 1997. One of the songs from the second 7" was re-recorded for the bands LP. In that same year the band released a split 7" with a band called Nobuhjest which they seem like a shortlived band considering discogs only shows they made that split and a self titled 7". Finally their debut and final full length "Seven days awake" was put out by Caulfield in 1998 which the band shortly after disbanded a year after. A few months after the band recorded demo sessions for a second full length LP that never got its way around, these were known as the 1998 demos. Instrumentals and demos of tracks that would have been part of the bands second LP. In 1999 the bassist passed away from cystic fibrosis. This caused the band to end. One of the members went off the play with Radio Flyer (Who released one full length) Traluma is pretty decent and really easy to listen to. The LP is a good record to start with since it is the main part of the band while the 7"s are just the build up of the band. It's a pretty great Caulfield band next to M.I.J's Goodnight radio (that was released a few months after this record).

Tell tale replace/Sweet tasting champagne 7"

Klondike revolution/Featherweight holiday 7"

Both 7"s and the split track

1998 demos

Seven days awake 12"

Monday, March 13, 2017

M.I.J

M.I.J was a emo band that began in 1994, they self released a demo an a full length. These had a more post punk sound but later changed once they released their debut 7" called 300 miles. Some people compare them to the promise ring but I absolutely find that band specifically boring. Jeff Hanson has a pretty unique voice in which I find it better than Sunny day real estate for that matter. 300 miles was released by one percent records in 1996. After a couple of years the band had their debut full length out on Caulfield records sometime in 1998 entitled "The goodnight radio" which follows the same pattern as 300 miles. I had found a CD copy of this one over at midheaven mailorder for 1 dollar so I snagged one for this post. The band broke up after this and Jeff Hanson did his solo for a bit until his death in 2009. He did make about 4 solo releases. MIJ caught my eye when I saw them on the Caulfield catalog. I do recommend checking the self released demo and other CD, I will just post up what I have of theirs which is 300 miles and the goodnight radio.


300 miles 7"

The goodnight radio