S/T 7” Scavenger of Death Punk N Roll The debut 7” from Atlanta’s Wymyns Prysyn is everything I’d hoped it would be and then some. The two A side tracks Payday and Cat Pills rock in a very Hot Snakes/Wipers way with a touch of Cloak Dagger’s rock’n roll infused hardcore. The recordings are a little blown out, but its a good blown out. It sounds loud and raw....
Rushing Ceremony LP Shout Out Loud Power Pop Delay has this incredible knack for distilling power pop and pop punk down to nothing but the great parts. The tendency seems to be that people just outgrow this kind of music. As we get older, theres something about the simple and the immediate that just doesn’t satisfy anymore and we trade in our Blink 182s for Radioheads (or Brand News for...
IT’S HERE. THE NEW IJI ALBUM “YERSELF”!!!! Enjoy this video and look for a full post about it later today.
“Wooded Hoodland” Digital Release Instrumental/Experimental Hip Hop/Noise Arborist is the chicago based production duo of Colin Blanton and Ian Ferguson. They do sample based tracks that could be interpreted as hip hop instrumentals… or they could be a film score, it’s kind of like an inkblot in that sense. What you get out of it really depends on you. Wooded Hoodland...
“Little Joy” LP Temporary Residence Post Punk/No Wave Not to be confused with Strokes drummer Fab’s short lived project by the same name, Little Joy is the most recent (2010) full length by Australian minimalists My Disco. The best comparison I’ve been able to come up with for My Disco’s sound is that they take a groove that would be one part of a Solid Gold era...
GET BENT!: Review: Nightmare Boyzzz - Nuclear... →
I know ive already blogged about this one, but check out Get Bent’s take on it! Record rules!!!!! letsgetbent: By Christian Church Nightmare Boyzzz are a surf rock band, not in the dreamy, reverbed guitar style you may be thinking of, but rather in the sense that from the rollicking beat to the boyish vocals, they hearken back to that classic late-50s/early-60s sound. Lightning fast,…
“We Glee” CD-R Self Released Indie Pop To continue the ilockedthedoor Iji retrospective, here’s 2007’s We Glee. More pop and less rock than Cool Dream or In Celebration, We Glee bounces through sixteen tracks of pure pop bliss in about forty five minutes. The time flies when an album is this much fun. Plenty of casios, omnichords, melodicas, windchimes etc keep your ears...
s/t 7” Katorga Works Hardcore Katorga Works has been killing it recently. From the noisy post punk of The Men to the brooding darkwave of my personal favorites Merchandise to the brutal hardcore of Hoax, Katorga Works delivered in 2011. Hoax’s s/t 7” embodies everything thats great about slightly sludgy mid tempo hardcore. Theres nothing technical here, but it sounds crushing...
“We’re Just Trying To Live” Cassette Spring Street Records Indie Rock (emphasis on the rock) “We’re Just Trying To Live” is Birmingham’s The Urns’ five song demo. These five tracks, recorded live, cover a lot of ground sonically. From the punkest of Pixies screams to the washed out melodies of Jesus and Mary Chain and the intricate grooves of...
“Distressor” Cassette Bridgetown Records Shoegaze Whirr (originally known as Whirl) is an Oakland based shoegaze band whose 2011 debut beats the pants off most every release of the year. I first heard rumblings that one of the guys in black metal-esque up and comers Deafheaven had another band about eight months ago. Deafheaven was surprisingly good, so I figured I’d check...
Code Orange Kids
“Cycles” I have no idea what format this exists in Post Hardcore On Cycles, Code Orange Kids have struck a really cool balance between elements of current Hardcore and Post Hardcore and they do it all with a sharp attention to detail. It sounds like the vocals were run through an amp and the bass has a really interesting tone to it. The mid way link track Salvage/Fold reminds me of...
New Orleans has got some really killer bands right now. Caddywhompus for example. Here’s a live video of fuzz rockers Heat Dust. Check out their EP right here. It’s real real good.
“Parasites” LP Temporary Residence Records Rock I normally wouldn’t post something that has gotten as much press as the newest Coliseum EP, but i feel like people just aren’t getting it. It’s too indie for metalheads, and vice versa.. but thats what makes this record awesome. Lose your expectations and rock the fuck out to “Parasites.”
Consider this an introduction to Merchandise. When I originally posted their stellar full length I had approximately 0 followers so here it is again, the album closer from Strange Songs.
“Gone Are The Silk Gardens Of Youth” Cassette Cult Maternal Darkwave 2010’s “Gone Are The Silk Gardens Of Youth” serves as an addendum to Merchandise’s only proper full length, one of my favorites, and also the first ever record on this blog “Strange Songs (In The Dark)”. Silk Gardens is not so much a B sides and demo cuts record (although both...