Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Get Fucked - S/T

Abrasive, rushed screamo with a sense of humor.  Members went on to form Tornado of Knives, Neil Perry, Turmoil, LickGoldenSky, and The Now.  That's probably a'half-truth, but hey, a boy needs his skramz time.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Band of Susans - Here Comes Success

Found this and another Band of Susans album (which I'll upload later) while searching through a bunch of boxes thrown aside at a college radio station--what a waste of music, I found so much great stuff!  These guys get labeled as noise rock... I guess so, I dunno.  The tracks are much longer than most of their previous work (normal song length is about 8:00 minutes--some longer) and they're all listenable.  Worth checking out if you're a fan shoegaze and/or post-punk antics.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Mountain Asleep - Demo 2007

Emo band hailing from Louisville, Kentucky.  They frequently play shows with Algernon Cadwallader, so you can make an assumption as to what they sound like, but these guys lean more towards the hardcore aspects of emo opposed to the quasi-American Football/Kinsella thing that's caught fire.  This is my official bike riding soundtrack, enjoy.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Maudslay - Gauche

Emo band from Lowell, MA.  They do that Owls/Cap'n Jazz hybrid thing.  I saw these guys play in Plymouth, New Hampshire with Algernon Cadwallader, Call Her Alaska, and L'antietam; great stuff.  

The Muffins - Manna/Mirage

One of my favorite--and underplayed--records of all time.  The Muffins are kind of a Canterbury/RIO hybrid; they sound like a more eclectic Soft Machine.  It's hard to briefly describe this album, but it's adventurous and the band--like their name implies--isn't afraid of throwing in some humorous antics. 

Death By Chocolate - Zap The World

Death By Chocolate is the pseudonym of Angie Tillett who--for all one can gather from this album--is a contemporary with an obvious appreciation for '60s pop culture aesthetics.  She's best described as the female counterpart of mAKE UP era Ian Svenonius.  It's oddly enjoyable.  If you're a fan of cutesy twee or quirky, light-hearted music you'll probably enjoy this organ driven sunshine pop.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Yikes - Whoa Comas/ Blood Bomb

Found this at the Fitchburg College radio station a couple friends and I would plunder on occasion; fuzzy distorted guitars, primitive drums and off-key vocals with effects.  I could see someone describing Yikes as a sloppy, violent Jesus and Mary Chain, but that might be misleading.  Just listen.