Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Monday, March 29, 2010

Black Breath - Heavy Breathing


  Awesome Thrash/Punk/Death from Seattle.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Outclassed - 2008 EP

Location - Pittsburgh, Us
Genre - Emo, Math Rock, Hardcore

More mathy emo fo' yo' ass! This is a killer 12" EP from this Pittsburgh powerhouse. I am not sure if they are still together or on hiatus or whatnot but still love them. Possibly for fans of old Fear Before the March of Flames (Art Damage era).

PTTRNS - c-20

Location - Germany
Genre - Emo/Math Rock

Great mathy noise-rocky emo band from Germany. They share members with some other really kick ass german emo bands (possibly Fuckuismyname or Shokei or Kids Explode, I can't rember). Pretty orignial sounding, which means I can't really give any other similar artists other than the ones listed above. Enjoy (I know chu will!)

With Horses In Her Eyes - Prologue

Location - Georgia, US
Genre - Emo

Great release by a very epic emo band. I feel like epic is an abused word now-a-days but I mean in it's the most raw sense of the word (you will get it when you hear this). I reccemend this album for anyone into the french style of emo (Daitro, Amanda Woodward, Belle Epoque, etc.).

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Defiance, Ohio - The Fear, The Fear, The Fear + The Great Depression

The Fear, The Fear, The Fear
The Great Depression

     Defiance, Ohio is an Folk/Punk band from Columbus, Ohio.  According to Last.fm, Defiance, Ohio is my number one played artist of all time.  So of course I need to put them on my blog.  Listening to their albums can turn a bad day into a good one, and a good day into a great one.  I never thought the twang of a banjo and the punky sing/yelling would go so well together.  Add in some powerful drums, and that sexy, sexy violin and cello and you have the awesomeness that is Defiance, Ohio.


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

I Adapt / The Neon Hookers - I Roast My Marshmallows In Church Fires

Location - Iceland / NY
Genre - Melodic Hardcore

First off, sorry for the pic. It was honestly the biggest I could find; it was one out of two that I came accross because nobody listens to these two bands for some reason and thus no one posts the album art for this ace of a 7". I Adapt is an amazing melodic hardcore band hailing from iceland. I have had the pleasure of seeing them twice and they are all great guys. Familiar Ghosts is one of their best tracks. Another personal vinyl rip so again, I apologize for quality.

God Fodder - No Sleep 7"

Location - Missouri, US
Genre - Hardcore (80s style)

One of the best 7"s by a modern hardcore band. If my house were on fire this would be one of the records I would run in for. Great 80s feel to it. Personal vinyl rip, quality a lil' left to be desired but I did my best.

Sex Vid - Tania/Nests EPs

Location - Washington, US
Genre - Hardcore

Wonderful pissed off thrashy hardcore from the great white north that is Washington. Low production of Tania EP adds to the feel. Get into it. If these get a good response I have some mo' sex vids fo' ya'll.

The Thermals - The Body, The Blood, The Machine



Do you hate god and religion?  do you hate the government?  Because i'm pretty sure The Thermals do.  But they can tell you all about it...  Smart lyrics set to catchy tunes.  Can't go wrong with this.

Ampere / Sinaloa

Location - Massachusetts, US
Genre - Emo

This is my favorite record of all time. I picked this up the year it came out at a record store in Boston and from that day on driving with the windows down has never been the same. Seriously, on a nice day pop this into your CD player and just drive. Today happens to be quite a nice day here in TN and this is what I plan on doing. Both sides are amazing lyrically, try to get ahold of them you won't be disappointed. Ampere's side is so insanely mathy, I love it!!

La Quiete / Louise Cyphre

Location - Italy / Germany
Genre - Emo

One of the best splits to come of out the emo community ever (in my opinion, obviously). Both sides are ace, but I gravitate more toward Louise Cyphre's side myself. I saw them in Germany last summer at Cry Me A River Fest. I shared some drink/smokes with some Scottish kids and proceeded in going inside and seeing one of the best live performances of a life time. This is a must have for anyone into fast paced, aggressive emo.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Oatmeal - Dinosaur Eggs

Location - Michigan, US
Genre - Emo

Great lil' EP or demo (can't remember which) from this happy emo trio. If you like Snowing and/or Street Smart, chances are you'll enjoy this.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Heaven In Her Arms - Erosion of the Black Speckle

Location - Japan
Genre - Emo

Japanese emo masters Heaven In Her Arms wonderful early lp. As a lot of people before myself have said, this album is pretty epic. The vocalist's voice may take some getting used to if you can really tune into it, but you will grow to love it. Great album for fans of Daitro, Le Pre Ou Jes Suis Mort, (early) Envy.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

GZA - Liquid Swords

Location - New York
Genre - Rap, Hip Hop

In celebration of GZA playing at my campus in a matter of 11 days I give you the Genius himself...The GZA!! This probably my second favorite album ever conceived; it is, for lack of a better word, genius. Get it.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Banner Pilot - Pass The Poison


   Debut EP from Punk Rock band Banner Pilot.  Weather is getting really nice here in Maryland, go skate to this.

Look Mexico - To Bed To Battle


   New album from hipster indie rockers Look Mexico.  I'm diggin the new "harder" direction.  Less hipster bullshit, more rockin out.

Daughters - Self Titled (2010)

It's not the Daughters you're used to but give it a listen. Chances are you'll like it one way or another. Personally, this is actually my favorite Daughters album. I hated it at first...


Saturday, March 13, 2010

Grouper - Dragging a Dead Dear Up a Hill

Location - Portland, Oregon
Genre - Drone, Folk, Singer/Songwriter

Grouper is one of my favorite artists. She creates beautiful droning soundscapes that grab your attention, never to let go. Crank it - grav hit - naptyme = greatest sleep ever. Or hook it up in your car on a beautiful spring day, roll the blunt up, roll the windows down, and drive.

Gaza - East EP

Location - Utah
Genre - Grind, Doom, Metal

Would you like to summon the powers of our great dark lord? This is the album that will get the job done. This EP is one of the heaviest, sludgy, mathy albums in metal today. First ep by one of my all time favorites - GAZA!!

Chaos UK - Best of

Location - UK
Genre - Hardcore, Punk, D-beat

Great hardcore band from the late 70s early 80s. If you like Discharge you will like these guys. D-beats and fun times.

Floor - s/t

Location - Florida
Genre - Doom, Stoner Rock

I am seeing this band next month and am super dooper pumped. It is so heavy yet surprisingly the vocalist doesn't scream, which most other bands in the genre do. Don't get me wrong, I am all about the skeamz, but sometimes it's a nice change to have someone singing. His vocals match the music quite well. Great album, get into it.

Electric Wizard - Witchcult Today

Location - Dorset, UK
Genre - Doom, Stoner Rock, Metal

This band is all about drugs, horror, and our lord and saviour...the almighty Anti-Christ himself - SATAN!! What could be a better combination? This album is super doomy and, to put it simply, metal as Fuck! It is good when you are sober, but if you want to experience it how I believe was intended, make sure to get lifted.

Wintersleep - Welcome To The Night Sky


Indie rock/Post-Rock

Beautiful indie rock from Canada. Sometimes flirts with post rock, but never overdoes it. Perfect for lonely winter nights.

Agents of Abhorrence - Earth.Water.Sun

Location - Melbourne, Australia
Genre - Grind

The first time I heard this album I was completely blown away. It was just so immense. The melodies on this album sound like WFCC/Jane Doe era Converge on Speed. This album is way 2 Fast 2 Furious for your average music connoisseur. It's mathy, grindy, fast, and intense....get into it.

Fun fact #1 - the vocalist works with lil' autistic childrens (what a nice fellow)
Fun fact #2 - the drummer uses 1 pedal, how many grind drummers have that going for them?

Blastoids - Megachurch EP

Location - Murfreesboro, TN
Genre - Electronic, Experimental, Noise Rock

Blastoids are an amazing band from Tennessee and happen good friends of mine from school. I saw them back in December in Philly and it was honestly one of the most intense live sets I have ever seen. Imagine the poppy electronic aspects of Merriweather Post but with Zach Hill.

Deathrats - s/t 7"

Location - Baltimore/DC
Genre - Powerviolence/Hardcore


I saw this band a few days ago at 3rd Co-op in DC and they blew me away. Most definitely the loudest band I have seen in a very long time. Pissed off feminist powerviolence from baltimore/dc.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Portishead - Dummy


Trip hop

Chill and relaxed. I walked an hour in the rain listening to this... One of the best walks i've ever taken