Senders / Wavelets – split – 7″
Wavelets sling noodley guitar work faster than a coked-out Leo’s employee, delivering a sound that’s somewhere between a double-timed American Football and a more structured, somber Cap’n Jazz, with hints of Ghosts and Vodka, Make Believe, or Minus The Bear and nods to contemporaries like Snowing, Algernon Cadwallader, and Grown Ups. On the B-side, Senders delve into more aggressive and distorted territories while remaining firmly melodic, for a finished product that has been compared by roommates and weed buddies to … Read More
Douglas Shields and the X-Factors – 7″
One rainy Florida summer and a new bass player later, DSXF returns with a new self-titled seven-inch record, written at a breakneck pace, showcasing their growing affinity for laid-back tempos, guitar leads, and melodic bass lines. Jeremy Records – JR-005 Stream the 7″ at http://www.punknews.org/bands/douglasshieldsandthexfactors Recorded : October 10th, 2010 at Black Bear Audio Maul in Gainesville, FL by Ryan Williams and Matt Finch Mixed and Mastered: by the same awesome people listed above Jacket Art – Jessie Brown Label … Read More
I Used To Be A Sparrow – You Are An Empty Artist – Cassette
purple or red tapes
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Turnstile Comix #2: The World Inferno Friendship Society – 7″ EP+Comic Book
Trust Fall – work hard, play weird, stay kvlt – 7″
Trust Fall – work hard, play weird, stay kvlt – 7″ Trust Fall are a trio who hail from the sandy peaks of Virginia Beach, VA. With an unhealthy obsession with black metal and Cap’n Jazz they have created a sound that we jokingly call black emo. This will be Trust Fall’s first proper 7″ entitled work hard, play weird, stay kvlt. Flannel Gurl Records
Weak Teeth – What A Plague You Are – LP
1) With Love, From The Great War
2) New Theatres For The Common Man
3) Repetition Implies Importance, Implies Importance
4) Facebath 2: Hyperface
5) Get A Life, Read A Book, Eat A Dick
6) Awexome Cross ’98
7) Its Nice To Talk To Someone With The Same Void
8) No One Is That ‘Going To Hell’ More Than Us
9) Arson Daily
10) What A Plague You Are
11) Blue Skies, Shit Life
PJ Bond/Brian Bond – Brother Bones/Baby Bones – 12″
The “Brother Bones/Baby Bones” split, comprised of four new songs each, ranging from lush, full band arrangements to the quiet, intimate and beautiful. Fans of honest, real music will find a home with this record and will enjoy spending late night spins picking through its many layers. While PJ has kept quite the profile up doing 300+ shows a year, Brian has fronted arguably one of the best kept secrets in New Jersey music, New Brunswick’s Communipaw. Black Numbers – … Read More
Sam Coffey and the Iron Lungs – All To Myself – 7″
Debut vinyl release from Waterloo/Toronto’s Sam Coffey and the Iron Lungs. Three songs, two of which have never been released before. Stream it here. /250 Hosehead Records – HHR017
Love Of Everything – Sooner I Wish – 7″
Bobby Burg (Joan of Arc, Make Believe, Vacations) has certainly been active lately.
Within the past couple years he self-released Love of Everything’s seventh full-length, Best In Tensions, and teamed up with Jeremy Bolen (Chin Up Chin Up) to put out a 13-song Vacations 7″.
As well, he’s been a mainstay in Joan of Arc for the last nine years – playing bass on the Chicago-based band's last two albums while touring the U.S. and Europe multiple times in support of those records.
On top of all this, Burg and his wife (ex-LOE drummer) recently got divorced…
As a result, Sooner I Wish, the latest offering from Burg’s solo project Love of Everything, features four of his most personal songs to date.
“A lot of it involves dealing with a divorce and not knowing how to start again with another person,” says Burg. “The lyrics are written from contradictory perspectives, switching line by line between the person who wants to end the relationship and the person who wants to make things work.”
Recorded live with a loop pedal and no overdubs except on the vocals, these tracks feature new drummer Matt Holland (Air Waves, Vacations) and were shaped in moments of down time during Vacations' practices.
Although the record clocks in just below nine minutes, Burg's catchy melodies stick in your head instantly upon first listen and are sure to linger there long after the songs have ended.
1994! – Most Deaf – 7″
Purple vinyl – first pressing
Lancaster PA’s 1994! are a heavy duo de force. The songs on “Most Deaf” just don’t let up. A plethora of attitude with belted out hoarse vocals, soaring riffs, and grooving tempos make it reminiscent of a lot of the great emocore bands of the 90’s. (Yeah “emocore,” because that’s what kids called it back then, before it became a generic, over produced, over hyped, fashionable, and haircut driven bastardization that everyone knows today.) Time to stop ranting, trust us this is totally worth checking out!
–Kiss Of Death Records–
Circle Pit – Slave – 7″
Hardly Art – har033
750 on white vinyl
Circle Pit is, and began as, the project of Angela Bermuda and Jack Mannix, though their live show is comprised of a six-person troupe. They have stepped away from the tough grit of their debut to craft the two songs for this 7″ release, which delve deep into a strung-out rabbit hole of lush, droning vocals and guitar layers, stretched out and slow-burning; the melodic equivalent of stabbing your heart with a dull ice pick. Circle Pit are impossible to get ahold of.
“There's no rock n' roll bands that are any good, except for us.” –Circle Pit
The Hot Toddies – Get Your Heart On – LP
HOT TODDIES “Get Your Heart On” Review @ Pop Matters ?
Since Best Coast is shaping up to be the Animal Collective of 2010, expect more attention for bands that bring that brand of beach blanket beat. Oakland’s Hot Toddies are four California Gurls tough enough to be on Asian Man Records, but with no compunction about rhyming “Seattle” with “skedaddle” (as they did on their 2007 debut, Smell the Mitten). Fans of Asian Man alumni Alkaline Trio will appreciate Get Your Heart On‘s nod on “Matt Skiba Sandwich”, and the gluten-intolerant should enjoy “Celiac Love Song”. The sweet sing-alongs, with delightfully rudimentary arrangements and lyrics about boys n’ beers, have an endearing “Hey kids, let’s put on a show!” kind of quality. It’s as if Darla and the other girls on The Little Rascals grew up, moved to Malibu and developed an enthusiastic taste for guitars and Guinness. Thank goodness for global warming, because now you’ve got the perfect delayed-summer jams.