Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Mason Mercer - God's Creatures [2015]

Year: 2015
Genre: indie/experimental/jungle funk

Track listing:
1. End Pleasure Sequence
2. Little Guy
3. Weird Guy Speaks Out
4. A Lot Has Grown Since
5. Human Limitations
6. Carnage



NYC "jungle-funk" artist Mason Mercer's new tape. Out on God's Creatures records. Experimental fans delight.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Ordinary People - Nothing New [2015]

Year: 2015
Genre: emo/punk/indie/alternative
FFO: Dowsing, Sunny Day Real Estate, Dikembe

1. Remind Me
2. Dreams
3. Be So Sure
4.Nothing New
5. Washington
6. Whatever You Like
7. Outside Me


Four piece emo/punk band from Springfield, Missouri. Wonderful conduction of the melodic logistics between the 2 cooperative guitars and the thoughtfully cadenced vocals driven confidently
 by a solid rhythm section. The creative decisions bear the smell of gristled veterans as Ordinary People offer up their hearts with a music that is both tender and irresistible. I love this and have been repeatedly jamming it and you should too. Ordinary People's debut  "Nothing New" out now and 10inch coming soon on Wiretap Records: May 26, 2015. 

Friday, May 22, 2015

Fist Benders - S/T

year: 2015
genre: twinkly emo

1. In Dog Years
2. Understanding
3. Run Every Day
4. You'll Be Calm
5. Empathy
6. I Know

physical release:
format: cassette tape
label: Driftwood Records
50// light pink with white imprinting
coming soon


band's facebook

Fist Benders is a emo band from Lake Elsinore, CA and is almost single handedly responsible for re-sparking my interest in "twinkly" emo. This band brings an atmosphere that is so dreamy yet distressed with all the guitar harmonics and arpeggios you could ever want complimented by a range of soft and coarse vocals that will wrap you up and not let you go. You'll find tracks like "Understanding" and "Run Everyday" stuck in your head all day and you won't be upset about it. This is definitely one of my favorite releases of 2015 so far and i highly recommend you check it out.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Fist Benders new single "Understanding"

genre: twinkly emo

Fist Benders Just released a single off their upcoming self titles EP. This is a brilliant twinkly track that starts off with a dreamy atmosphere accompanied with calm vocals and progresses to a faster infectious section with dual vocals that lead to crashing group vocal section and finally a energetic finale with a more screamy vocal aspect. I definitely will be awaiting the release of the rest of the EP and i suggest you check out this single

Thursday, April 23, 2015

All My Wishes Were Thrown Down a Well and Should Die There - In Hopes Of a New Tomorrow

year: 2014
genre: screamo

track list:
1. Entropy
2. Estropie
3. Slave Trade
4. Systemic 
5. Epitaph
6. Armada
7. Pig Destroyer
8. Abnegation

AMWWTDAWASDT is a Anarcho screamo band from San Diego, CA. They combine crunchy guitar with screaming politically charged lyrics/vocals that bring to mind older bands like Louis Cypher, Kodan Armada, etc. With songs ranging from energetic romps like "Estropie" to calmer reflective songs like "Armada". This release is solid, thou containing some lack luster songs. Despite that I still recommend this album to any fans of older screamo.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Flowers Taped To Pens//Bread Club//Beds//Skull Kid split 7"

year: 2015
genre: emo/screamo
buy the 7" here

pressing info:

100// bone w/ lavender 
100// light blue
100// light pink
100// grey

This split brings together 4 bands from the West Coast and East Coast together for one split. The bands bring everything from raw screamo to 90's emo to twinkly and more modern emo. It's being release through various DIY labels, Driftwood Records (WA), Cool Shoes (PGH), Mutt Tapes (WA) and international labels Little L Records (IRE), Dingleberry Records (GER) and Age Crisis Records (AUS). Pre-orders are currently up through Driftwood Records.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

New God's - What Did I Say?

Genre: punk, grunge, garage
Year: 2014

1.What Did I Say?
2.American Pleather
3.Where Do I Go From Here?

The actor looks straight in the camera. His eyes squint with the faintest semblance of resolution...and insanity. The whole film has built up to this.....his revenge. "What Did I Say," the titular track of Seattle's New Gods latest effort, begins blaring as the scene unfolds. Whether it be the external attack on the powers that be, or the internal struggle against constriction of the mind, "What Did I Say" provides the perfect background music to your mutiny.


Spellbook - Demo 2015

Genre: shoegaze, rock, ambient, 
Year: 2015
Beautiful music from Kansas City


Tharsis They: Formless/Shapeless

Genre: metalcore, punk, hardcore

Year: 2014

1.Wicked Response
2. Suitable Appellation
3.New World Vultures
4. The Feeling

Well crafted, and very talented technical metalcore/punk from Detroit. FANS: don't sleep on this!


Flanders - Holding On

Genre: rock & roll, punk, pop, 
Year: 2014
FFO: Seaweed, Hot Water Music, Superchunk, Japandroids
1. Sound Waves
2. The Force Is Strong
3. That Feeling
4. I Don't Care
5. This Town

I want my next meal cooked by the cast of Joplin MO rockers: Flanders. I have reason to believe they are all very insightful and accurate chefs. The five songs on their debut EP "Holding On" is a testament to their finesse with ingredients. "Holding On" takes the most meltable elements of rock and punk to make a sound crafted with intentional pop sensibility injections and presented with the most earnest struggles and energy of hardcore. It's a mouthful of influence but it is executed seamlessly and will leave your hair blown back by it's raging amount of spirit.  Check out the links above to enjoy some wonderful music nutrition.