Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The Copyrights - Learn the Hard Way

Awesome orgcore for fans of For Science, Dear Landlord, Chinese Telephones, Shorebirds, etc.


Monday, January 25, 2010

Zona Mexicana

I also got this in an email recently. They even included a nice little artist info tidbit so I don't have to make them seem like a bad band by trying to describe their sound.

we're a three piece
math-rock/punk/screamy band from Purchase, NY. Formed in October
2008, toured a lot in the north east, have played shows with tera
melos, algernon cadwallader, pattern is movement, so many dynamos.
we're also part of the cake life collective:

It's some pretty cool stuff. Very interesting time signatures. Kind of like what Kidcrash would be if they were more frantic instead of just noodly.

Zona Mexicana EP

Apollo Rocket

Got this in an email a few weeks ago, but I only got around to seeing this a few days ago because I often totally forget I even made an email account for this.

Anyway, this is some pretty awesome pop-punk out of Jersey. All of it by one guy who I imagine is a pretty cool dude. Both of his albums are available for download from his myspace as well as a few inches below.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Funeral Diner - The Underdark

Quite possibly the greatest screamo record I've ever heard.

ctrl-v from sputnikmusic.com because I'm lazy

This CD is fluid, beautiful, and engaging the whole way through. It's murky and depressing, but also powerful and brisk. A triumph for modern emo only eclipsed by the epic heights of Circle Takes the Square and the progressive styling of Hot Cross. My only fault to this album is that it's almost too much. It's homogeneous and intense to listen to. I've been on a binge recently, so I figured I'd write my review when I high on it, instead of when I'm depressed and watching the fog come in while driving around in Half Moon Bay.

Full review


Flying Lotus - 1983

Monday, December 28, 2009

Vivian Girls - Everything Goes Wrong

New album from the all-girl trio hailing from Brooklyn, NY. It's more of the same post-punk/power-pop tunes from their first album, but still rather solid. If this doesn't sound very interesting to you, give it a listen anyway. All the hipster chicks on their fixies will suddenly want your company.