Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Seattle's New Gods - "How's it Going To End?" [2016]

One of the most promising bands out right now. Washington's grunge/punk outfit: Seattle's New Gods have released a new 7inch on Anybody's Flowers. Raw energy we've rarely heard in this decade.

1.How's It Going To End
2. Foregoing

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Muscle Before Paradise - DEMONSTRATION [2016]

Year: 2016
Genre: post-punk

Track listing:
1. You And What Army?
2. Last To Marry, First To Die
3. Strict Policy
4. They Came Too Late
5. Teeth Chattering
6. Born Again Hard

New post-punk band from NYC featuring members of Focused Minds, Liberty, Free At Last

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

AMYGDALA - Population Control

year: 2016
genre: hardcore/emo-violence

1. Rose Buds
2. Punkerxs Del Barrio
3. Apathetic Psychoanalysis
4. These Men Arn't Sorry
5. We Are The Resistance 
6. Healing In A World Where We Don't Exist
7. Wandering Eyes
8. Population Control II
9. Abandon All Patriarchy 
10. Counteractive Activist

physical release: 
format: 12"
React With Protest (germany) 
Mosh Potatoes DIY (Belgium)
Structures//Agony Records, 
Middleman records, 
Ozona records 
Citizen of the world recordings. 

the 12" debut of Anarcho hardcore/screamo band Amygdala "Population Control" delivers visceral tracks about CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE/ PATRIARCHY/INNER MISOGYNY/COLORISM. This is definitely one of the most important punk albums of recent memory. 

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Flowers Taped To Pens - Nice To Meet You i Hate You 12" release

Twinkly screamo band FTTP's debut LP from 2013 has been pressed to 12"  format by a combined effort from many DIY labels. 

You can order a copy here

pressing info:
100// milky pink 
100// seafoam Green 
200// peach 
100// black 
30// test presses

Monday, December 14, 2015

René Descartes - Live Demo Songs

year: 2015
genre: screamo/emo

1. .
2. ..

physical release: none

René Descartes is a new screamo band based out of San Francisco, CA. This band contains members of twinkly screamo band "Flowers Taped to Pens/Meryl Streaker" and Anarcho screamo band "All My Wishes Were Thrown Down A Well And Should Die There". As of now they only have two phone recordings from practice but a real demo is on the way. Give it a listen if you enjoy energetic screamo with dashes of twinkle and heavier riffs as well. 

Monday, November 30, 2015

Cassus - This Is Dead Art; This Is Dead Time; But We May Still Live Yet

year: 2015
genre: screamo

1. Tablecloth Warfare
2. Publicitaire
3. Exchange Rates Are exactly What They Used To Be
4. Tired of Being Tired?
5. Interlude
6. Glitter Is Made Of Plastic
7. We Are All Broken Circuits
8. Proto-Post-[Axiom]
9. Bubblegum Baby

physical release:
format: 12"
React With Protest 
Structures//Agony Records
Don't Care Records
Framecode Records
Samegrey Records

Cassus delivers a new LP "This Is Dead Art; This Is Dead Time; But We May Still Live Yet" and it will blow you away. This release hits you hard and fast with dynamic driving sections full of distorted screams and chaotic melody. The riffs combine erratic energy with a certain dramatic beauty, coming across and not just your typical constant instrumentals and instead conveying layered emotions.  Vocals wise they are a combination of harsh screams and raspy "clean" singing. This LP contains 9 tracks all worth your time. 

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Cry, The Monarch - If I Give Up

year: 2015
genre: screamo

1. Winter
2. If I Give Up
3. I Never Thought the Silence Could Be So Loud
4. Dust
5. Hollow

Physical Release:
format: cassette tape
pressing info:

50// blue grey tapes

Cry, The Monarch is a 3 piece screamo band from CA. The bring a mixture of post rock elements and driving screamo that combine to make a rich listening experience. their new EP "If I Give Up" delivers a dose of heavy somber atmosphere complimented by a contrast between heavily distorted active sections and softer instrumental sections into a crescendo leading to a satisfying explosion.
I highly recommend this album to those looking for a mix of chaos and somber sound.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Ugly Lovers - Drought EP

year: 2015
genre: gloom post-punk

1. punishment
2. stress case 
3. sister
4. major arcana
5. white savior mouth

physical release:
format: cassette tape
pressing info:

Ugly lovers is a duo from Olympia, WA that delivers gloomy tracks trudging through heavy distortion and reverb combined with sludge aspects and a at times disturbing tone. the opening track on this new EP will have you bobbing your head with light atmosphere and repetitious elements before the heavy distortion and crashing of subsequent  quickly snap you out of your trance. These atmospheric songs are accompanied by vocals ranging from chanting like vocals to gut wrenching screams. All together this is a great release for those looking for modern post-punk mixed with heavy atmosphere. I highly recommend this album for those looking for something heavy gloomy and dark.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Jr. Adelberg - S/T

Year: 2015
genre: twinkly emo


1. Intro
2. Duffy The Cat
3. Cheapy
4. Wallace
5. Older Pt. 3
6. Exulansis

physical release: 
format: Cassette Tape
pressing info:

25// blue tint 
25// purple tint

The self titled debut of this 4 piece twinkly emo band from san jose. This album brings a upbeat ride starting with a dreamy intro and quickly diving into a driving second track with chorus vocals and good vibes, the rest of the album consists of twist and turns from the poppy twinkles with vocal reminiscent of Algernon Cadwallader we all love and more dynamic crashing sections accompanied by strained vocals/screams and everything in between.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Pantry Ghost - defeatandyou

year: 2015
genre: experimental lo-fi post-rock 

1. privilegeandconsequence
2. lifeandfear
3. riseandshine

physical release:
short run of DIY tapes by the artist

Pantry Ghost's debut ep hits you with a wave of somber atmosphere and driving crescendos that will make your heart palpitate. this 3 song EP combines ambient noise elements with beautiful instrumentation ranging from guitar, trumpet, piano, and more. Vocals are used sparingly but to great effect with layered vocals helping add to rising emotions and completing more somber minimal sections. This EP will make you stop in your tracks and contemplate everything and is a great debut by a artist i can't wait to hear more from.