Thursday, July 24, 2014

Ştiu Nu Ştiu - Ultra Silvam (2014)



"Beauty and ugliness need to co-exist. Well written melodies need to be destroyed by distorted mayhem. Melodies need noise, and noise needs to give way to structure and focus."

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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Weak Wrists - Demo (2014)


I cant get the riff in Spreading out of my head.

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Friday, June 27, 2014

Baton Rogue - Totem (2014)


Baton Rouge's new LP Totem is out!  Totem is made of 9 new songs written between 2011 and 2013. It was recorded in Villeurbanne, France at Mikrokosm Studio by Benoit Bel and mastered by Harris Newman at Grey Market Mastering in Montreal Canada (Goodspeed You Black Emperor, A Silver Mount Zion etc.) .  Baton Rouge plays killer style of music melting elements of 90s emo-rock, punk and indie rock into their sound. It seems, they really put much effort into this resulting in  great material. Vinyl LP version come in a red / black artwork and CD version come in yellow / black and white artwork.They look absolutely amazing. Illustrations were made by Claire Duport. This LP is a gem. Enjoy!


Genre : Emo / Punk / Indie Rock
Website : Blogspot Bandcamp
Buy : Adagio 830 / Echo Canyon Records / Long Legs Long Arms Records
Download : Zippyshare

Tracklist:
1. Le Fixeur 05:42
2. Côte du Py 03:24
3. Cours Tolstoï 04:43
4. Guetter Les Ondées 03:42
5. Totem 02:23
6. Hypn-O-Sonic 07:23
7. Au Gré Du Gel 03:26
8. Train De Nuit 07:13
9. D'année En Année 02:19

Monday, June 23, 2014

Have Mercy - The Earth Pushed Back LP [2013]


Genre : Emo / Punk / Indie Rock
Website : Official Facebook / Bandcamp
Buy : Topshelf Records
Download : Zippyshare

This one never gets old. One of the best releases of past year. Have Mercy from Baltimore, Maryland melts the elements of emo, punk and indie rock into something really solid. The Earth Pushed Back is a gem. Enjoy.

Tracklist:
1. Level Head
2. Ancient West
3. Hell
4. This Old Ark
5. Weak At The Knees
6. Let's Talk About Your Hair
7. Living Dead
8. The Gates
9. Cigarettes and Old Perfume
10.When I Sleep

Totem Skin - Still Waters Run Deep LP [2013]


Genre : Screamo / Hardcore / Sludge
Website : Facebook / Bandcamp
Download : Zippyshare
Buy : Dog Knights Productions

This is what works for me for the last two days. Although this one gets mixed reviews throughout the place, all I can say is fuck what people expect from music and give it a try. Totem Skin gives you the quiets and heart pounding intense moments meshed beautifully together. I am absolutely in love with this one. Good news is , there is an upcoming split between Totem Skin / Heart On My Sleeve (both from Sweden btw)  to be released 01 July 2014. Enjoy.

Tracklist:
1. Kargt Landskap 05:25
2. Still Waters Run Deep 02:10
3. The Romans Make A Desert And Call It Peace 02:15
4. Atrophy Of The Heart 07:41
5. At The Forest's Edge 04:14
6. In Darkness I Sleep 02:15
7. Seasons Don't Fear The Reaper, We Can Be Like They Are 12:11

Monday, June 16, 2014

Goodtime Boys / Self Defense Family - Split EP [2013]


Genre : Melodic Hardcore
Website :  Goodtime Boys Facebook / Self Defense Family Facebook
Goodtime Boys Bandcamp
Download : Zippyshare
Buy : Palm Reader Records


7" split between Self Defense Family from Cohoes, Newyork and Goodtime Boys from UK by Palm Reader Records. This supposed to be a release for a sneak peak to the bands' sound for their upcoming releases which are out now, Goodtime Boys - Rain, Self Defense Family - Try Me. Two tracks split. Enjoy.


Tracklist:
1. Self Defense Family - Not Considered a Flight Risk 03:08
2. Goodtime Boys - Dream of Life 03:30

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Calculator - This Will Come to Pass [2013]


Genre : Post Hardcore / Punk / Screamo
Website :  Official / Bandcamp / Facebook
Download : Bandcamp / Mediafire
Buy : Big Cartel / Count your lucky stars

After Calculator joined up with Count Your Lucky Stars, band's  newest LP This Will Come To Pass has been re-pressed, so here is my chance to post this here. Calculator are a five-piece band from Fenton that formed in 2007 . They have been releasing some great stuff consistently and This Will Come To Pass is the band's best material up to date, in my opinion. Rumor has it band is currently hitting up the studio for a new 7" EP, to be released by CYLS. This LP is a gem. Enjoy!


Tracklist:
1. Softly So 00:18
2. Overture 01:42
3. Gasping, but Somehow Still Alive 01:47
4. Brooding Over 03:23
5. Becoming//Whisperings in Sleep 03:37
6. Permanent State of Daylight 03:05
7. First Shadow of Evening 01:38
8. Come Closer, Go Unto 01:44
9. Guided by Moonlight 02:53
10.Reverie 03:06
11.Grinning at the Thought 01:39
12.Dark Victory 02:21
13.Last Breath 02:10

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

TRAINWRECK - Old Departures New Beginnings [2014]


Genre : Hardcore / Punk / Screamo
Website : Bandcamp / Facebook / Wordpress
Buy : Rockstar Records / This Charming Man Records
Download : Zippyshare

Highly Recommended!

Tracklist:
1. Time erases everything 03:07
2. Summarized existence 02:07
3. Splitting the seams 03:56
4. Old departures 01:34
5. Apnea 04:21
6. Heartless 02:50
7. No kind of home 02:47
8. Coming home 03:29
9. New beginnings 02:24
10. Regardless 03:49
11. I will show you fear in a handful of dust 04:14

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Trembling Hands - S/T LP [2014]


Genre : Screamo / Post-hardcore / Punk / Emo
Website : Bandcamp / Facebook
Buy : Pike Records / Middle-Man Records / Tell Wilhelm Records / Gaashud Records
Download : Bandcamp

This is it gals and guys. This record makes my days and nights. Trembling Hands from Sweden features members of Suis La Lune and Tjuvjakt. This 7 songs LP simply rocks, bringing influences from early 2000's sound.  Last song, Monarchs brings so much resolution to the LP that you may have a hard time handling it. Enjoy!

Tracklist:
1. Equilateral 04:48
2. All for the greater good 03:28
3. Black Clouds Without Silver Lining 06:40
4. This Hollow Chest 04:03
5. Final Breath 04:37
6. This is my gift to you 02:55
7. Monarchs 05:11

Friday, May 16, 2014

Watch For Wolves - Count It All in Joy [2013]


Genre : Screamo / Post-hardcore
Website : Bandcamp / Facebook
Download : Bandcamp

Its been a while since my last post yet I'm having a blast with this one. Watch For Wolves from Montreal plays in a very solid style, mashing post-hardcore/punk/screamo to a very unique sound. Band's debut album Count It All in Joy is a gem. Enjoy.

Tracklist:
1. Picking Sides 02:48
2. Mall Kids 03:32
3. In This Home 04:30
4. I Hope They're Right 05:26
5. Jacob 06:18

Monday, April 7, 2014

I Was a Cosmonaut Hero - MMXIII [2014]



Genre : Screamo
Website : Official Bandcamp / Facebook
Download : Zippyshare

This release involves  Maxa Kellera (ex-Gantz) and Aurelin (Daitro). Superb french screamo. Higly recommended. 

Tracklist:
1. A l'aube 03:19
2. Les mains vides 04:16
3. Mes faiblesses 06:10
4. Humain, trop humain 01:50
5. Nous sommes seuls 06:07
6. L'envers du décor 07:03

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Locktender - Rodin [2014]



Genre : Screamo
Website : Bandcamp / Facebook
Download : Bandcamp

Locktender is so busy that they released both their own ep and a split w/Amber at the same date. Locktender maturely plays a unique style of screamo. Very productive.

Tracklist:
1. The Burghers of Calais 19:41
2. The Thinker 03:58
3. Eternal Springtime 04:15
4. The Man with the Broken Nose 12:12

Locktender - Split 7" w/Amber [2014]



Genre : Screamo
Website / Download : Amber FacebookAmber Bandcamp / Locktender Bandcamp
Buy : Envy

Locktender and Amber just released a 7" joint release from Halo of Flies, I.Corrupt, Narshardaa, Zegema Beach Records. They both ruled in concept and killer riffs. One hot release. Highly recommended.

Tracklist:
1. Amber - I. Heritage 04:41
2. Amber - II. To Ashes 08:31
3. Locktender - The Piazza 05:11

Friday, April 4, 2014

Young Mountain - Fragile [2014]


Genre :  Screamo / Post-hardcore
Website : Bandcamp / Facebook
DownloadBandcamp

Young Mountain from Sweden plays killer style of screamo with some grizzly riffs and soundscapes. This 5 track demo EP is golden. Cheers.

Tracklist:
1. Jag Begravde Solen 02:02
2. Dessa Väggar Viskar 04:07
3. Seasons Apart 04:02
4. Growing Hands 03:49
5. Your Name Means Loved 03:21

Monday, March 24, 2014

Zoo Books - Demo [2014]


Genre :  Screamo / Post Hardcore / Math-rock
Website : Bandcamp
Download: Mediafire

Zoo Books is a post hardcore, math rock band from Cinnaminson, New Jersey who are specifically influenced by bands such as Native and The Reptilian. Although they have been playing together for a while now, this demo is their first released material which by the way is recorded in their basement. They have great sound overall both mathy and emotionally intense. Highly recommended!

Tracklist:
1. Djangle Unchained 02:15
2. Slappers Only 02:47
3. Twinkle Tappies 02:50
4. Why Not Scorpion? 01:51