Friday, September 30, 2016

Mason Mercer - "Those Who Don't Escape" and "Poseable Crumbs" [2016]

Mason Mercer put out two new releases this week:

 New 2 track single from NYC's Mason Mercer. Groovy acoustic/experimental pop, some of his most realized work yet.


1. Hermit Seed
2. Those Who Don't Escape


Mercer's 1 hour and fifteen minute long collection of unreleased songs, demos, and sounds that have never seen the light of day.  Very soothing and interesting.


1. Crumbs 1
2. Crumbs 2

Listen HERE

Rakta - "III" [2016]

Brazil experimental noise/punk. Chanting vocals, punishing rhythm section. No guitars. Totally punk, totally fresh. One of my favorites of the year.


Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Daisypusher debuts new song "Stars"

Today, Springfield, MO's Daisypusher releases Stars, a new track off of their upcoming EP "Apocalypse Love Songs". Along with this release, they have announced their first show October 27th at the Harvest House in Springfield along with Ordinary People, Morbid Rites, and a to be announced headlining act.

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.