Thursday, April 7, 2016

Yellow K Records - Volume 1 (2016)

Genre: Various
Website: Bandcamp
For Fans Of: Good stuff
Track List:
- William Alexander - Strangest Things
- New God - I Know Something About You
- Japanese Breakfast - Heaven
- Seagulls - You And Me
- Jagged Leaves - Low And Wet
- Eskimeaux - Two Mountains
- Gobbinjr - Bb Gurl
- Dustin Lovelis - Off The Rails
- Carl Creighton - Weed's My Air Conditioner
- Konig - Why Are You So Sad

So this is the sampler that I got when my Japanese Breakfast "Psychopomp" record the other day.  So, I figured I would upload it so you can check out the dope tunes these guys put out.  Give it a listen and show some support for great music!  My personal favorites are, well, all of them actually.  Since I guess these songs are the equivalent of singles put on here to promote the bands I expected them to be amazing.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Teen Suicide - It's The Big Joyous Celebration, Let's Stir The Honeypot (2016)

Genre: Lo-Fi / Noise Pop / Indie
Website: Bandcamp
For Fans Of: Pill Friends, Elvis Depressedly, Julia Brown
Track List:
- Living Proof
- The Big Joyous Celebration
- Alex
- Violets
- Obvious Love
- It's Just A Pop Song
- V.I.P.
- Wild Thing Runs Free
- Bright Blue Pickup Truck
- Big Mistake
- What You Want
- God
- Neighborhood Drug Dealer
- Have a Conversation
- Beauty
- Pavement
- America
- Devotion
- The Things I Love Are Killing Me
- Falling Out Of Love With Me
- I Don't Think It's Too Late
- Long Way Down
- My Little World
- The Hurricane
- The Stomach of the Earth
- If I Don't See You Before You Leave

Description:  Teen Suicide is another band from my home state of Maryland, so obviously I have to rep them and would highly advise you to purchase their album.  I mean get real, it's $5 for a digital copy of an album containing 26 super catchy noise pop songs.  Why wouldn't you do that?  And for $26 ($1 per song) you get a physical 2xLP and a Bonus EP cassette.  So peep this, and if you dig it than buy it!

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Saturday, March 19, 2016

Neck Deep - Serpents EP (2016)

Genre: Pop Punk
Website: Homepage
For Fans Of: The Story So Far, Knuckle Puck, Real Friends
Track List:
- Serpents (Mark Hoppus Remix)
- Serpents
- Can't Kick Up the Roots (Mark Hoppus Remix)
- Can't Kick Up the Roots

Neck Deep is a pop punk band formed in April 2012 based in Wrexham, Wales, UK.  These guys haven't been around for too long but they have put out a decent amount of material, and all of it is surprisingly dope.  This EP is just 2 songs with 2 remixes by Mark Hoppus, but hey, if you're a fan of Neck Deep or, well, Mark Hoppus, then I guess you should give this a listen!  Enjoy!

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Friday, March 18, 2016

Explosions in the Sky - The Wilderness (2016)

Genre: Post-Rock / Instrumental
Website: Bandcamp
For Fans Of: This Will Destroy You, Caspian, Mogwai
Track List:
- Wilderness
- The Ecstatics
- Tangle Formations
- Logic of a Dream
- Disintegration Anxiety
- Losing the Light
- Infinite Orbit
- Colors in Space
- Landing Cliffs

Explosions in the Sky is a post-rock band from Texas that has been doing the damn thing since the late 90s.  The Wilderness I think is their first actual album since 2011 or 2012 that wasn't a soundtrack for a movie and that gets me pretty excited.  I'm not saying their OST work isn't good, because I'm sure it is.  I just don't listen to them, but I am a fan of The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place, so that's something right?  So if you are interested in post-rock instrumental songs then this is absolutely for you.  Take yourself on a musical journey, do yourself that favor.

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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Cold Heart Days - Demo 2015 (2015)

Genre: Punk / Emo
Website: Bandcamp
For Fans Of: Jawbreaker, Hot Water Music, The Draft
Track List:
- Intro
- The West
- This song we used to love
- Dorian Gray
- Missed Opportunities
- Dear X, ...
- Wearin' Black

Cold Heart Days is an emo punk rock band from Caen, France who play some music that you most certainly want to get into as soon as possible.  After the guitar driven intro and half way through The West I started hearing where a lot of their influences stem from such as Hot Water Music and Jawbreaker.  What I found most interesting while giving their demo a listen was the Rites of Spring vibe I was getting as well, and it was an absolute treat.  The 90s aspect is definitely predominant in their debut release but it's modernized to the point where it sounds brand new and like nothing you have ever heard before.  I can tell you that the lead singer reminds me of if Polar Bear Club sang Hot Water Music songs, and I can dig that real hard.  Unfortunately I couldn't upload the demo to Zippyshare because it is over 200MB (1411kbps) so I will link the bands free download on their Bandcamp page.  The sound is super crisp, and the production is literally flawless and it doesn't hurt that the band is phenomenal at what they do.  Enjoy!

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Karate - Studio Album Discography (1996 - 2007)

Genre: Indie / Post-Rock
Website: Facebook
For Fans Of: The Van Pelt, June of 44, Joan of Arc
Track List:

Karate (1996)
- Gasoline
- If You Can Hold Your Breath
- Trophy
- What Is Sleep
- ---
- Bad Tattoo
- Every Sister
- Bodies
- Caffeine Or Me?

In Place of Real Insight (1996)
- This, Plus Slow Song
- New Martini
- Wake Up, Decide
- It's 98 Stop
- New New
- The New Hangout Condition
- On Cutting
- Die Die
- Today or Tomorrow

The Bed is in the Ocean (1998)
- There Are Ghosts
- The Same Stars
- Diazapam
- The Last Wars
- Bass Sounds
- Up Nights
- Fatal Strategies
- Outside is the Drama
- Not to Call the Police

Unsolved (2000)
- Small Fires
- The Lived-But-Yet-Named
- Sever
- The Roots and the Ruins
- One Less Blues
- The Halo of the Strange
- The Angels Just Have to Show
- Number Six
- This Day Next Year

Some Boots (2002)
- Original Spies
- First Release
- Ice or Ground?
- South
- In Hundreds
- Airport
- Baby Teeth
- Corduroy
- Remain Relaxed

Pockets (2004)
- With Age
- Water
- "The State I'm In" AKA "Goode Buy from Cobbs Creek Park"
- Cacophony
- Alingual
- Tow Truck
- Pines
- Concrete

595 (Live Album) (2007)
- The Roots and the Ruins
- Airport
- In Hundreds
- Original Spies
- Number 6
- There Are Ghosts
- Sever
- Caffeine or Me?

Alright, so I noticed a lack of this band on a lot of other blogs that I frequent and for some reason getting a hold of their music is fairly difficult but I ended up getting my hands on all of their studio albums.  Hooray!  The bad part is it's a mixed batch on quality ranging from 320kbps to 160kbps but I'm honestly not sure if high quality releases of their earlier stuff even exists.  But if it does, I would be super stoked if someone sent it to me!  I'm also impartial to receiving any of their splits and EP's so send them my way if you have them.  Anyway, Karate was a super dope indie rock band that utilized a lot of blues and jazz influences in their songs that I think everyone needs to have and if you don't have them already you should be ashamed.  Oh, and a lot of the tracks aren't in the correct place so forgive me, but it's an easy enough fix.  Aaaaand some of the tracks aren't properly named, but dammit I'm sorry!  Enjoy guys!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Brian Fallon - Painkillers (2016)

Genre: Folk / Punk / Alternative Rock
Website: Bandcamp
For Fans Of: The Gaslight Anthem, Tom Gabel, Chuck Ragan
Track List:
- A Wonderful Life
- Painkillers
- Among Other Foolish Things
- Smoke
- Steve McQueen
- Nobody Wins
- Rosemary
- Red Lights
- Long Drives
- Honey Magnolia
- Mojo Hand
- Open All Night

I'm just going to get this out there right now, I'm not a fan of the Gaslight Anthem.  I mean, yeah, I have The '59 Sound, but I think everyone does.  I'm not saying they are bad by any means, they are very good, it's just not my cup of tea.  Matter of fact, I'm not even a tea kind of guy, I prefer coffee.  Brian Fallon's solo album, Painkillers, is that coffee.  I don't know why I enjoy this so much more than anything Gaslight has released, but for me it has more substance and it could have easily been a Gaslight album.  I get a lot of blues and country vibes from this as well, nothing overbearing but enough to notice.  This was a request and a lot of times the requests don't get filled because I don't personally enjoy the bands requested, and I was expecting the same thing with this.  I was wrong, this is a really well done album and I'm glad that it was mentioned in the chat box.

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The Jesus Lizard - Goat (1991)

Genre: Noise Rock / Grunge / Alternative Rock
Website: Homepage
For Fans Of: Scratch Acid, Butthole Surfers, Unsane
Track List:
- Then Comes Dudley
- Mouth Breather
- Nub
- Seasick
- Monkey Trick
- Karpis
- South Mouth
- Lady Shoes
- Rodeo In Joliet

The Jesus Lizard was a noise rock band formed in Texas and based in Chicago that put out one of the greatest albums of the 90s and one of the greatest albums, in my opinion, of all time.  Lot's of guitar driven tracks with a lot of slurring and wailing from David Yow who has also recently (within the last couple of years) has put out some solo ambient shit, so check that out too because whatever that man touches turns to fucking gold.  Anyway, I think mostly everyone has this already or at least knows of it and has heard it before but if not you absolutely need to check this out.

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Yndi Halda - Under Summer EP (2016)

Genre: Post-Rock
Website: Homepage
For Fans Of: Joy Wants Eternity, The Ascent of Everest, The Seven Mile Journey
Track List:
- Together Those Leaves
- Golden Threads from the Sun
- Helena
- This Very Flight

Yndi Halda is a post-rock band from Canterbury, England.  Their name, which in Old Norse means Enjoy Eternal Bliss, which I think perfectly describes listening to one of their EP's.  It's not necessarily something that I put on personally to examine all the in's and outs and try to figure out what I specifically like and what I dislike, hell it's not even to sit and sing along with the words.  This is something that I put on while I'm working, or anything really.  It's the perfect background music, it sounds like it's meant for you to listen to in that moment, at any moment.  But hey, that's just my opinion and it's how I choose to enjoy Yndi Halda.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Expire - Old Songs (2016)

Genre: Hardcore / Punk
Website: Facebook
For Fans Of: Backtrack, Rotting Out, Trapped Under Ice
Track List:
- 356
- Navy Blue or Black
- Expired
- Darker
- Anchor
- Sold Short
- Sleep Lost
- First Fall
- Grip
- Focus
- Tucked Away

Expire is a hardcore punk band from Milwaukee, Wisconsin that consists of ex-members of Take Control, Wholehearted, and Barriers Now Bridges.  Typical of a lot of Bridge 9 bands, they play a very fast paced melodic hardcore style of punk rock and these guys do it good.  They are putting out a new full length this year so before they release that they decided to put out an album consisting of a lot of their older material from EP's and I assume splits or compilations.  Anyway, these dudes rule and you should check this out!

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Monday, March 14, 2016

Run River North - Drinking From a Salt Pond (2016)

Genre: Folk / Indie / Alternative Rock
Website: Homepage
For Fans Of: The Killers, Franz Ferdinand, Arctic Monkeys
Track List:
- Intro (Funeral) Parade
- 29
- Run or Hide
- Can't Come Down
- Elam
- Ghost
- Pretender
- Anthony
- David Robinson
- Winter Wind

Run River North, formerly known as Monsters Calling Home, is an indie folk / alternative rock band from California.  This is the first release by these guys that I have listened to and it is one of the catchiest alternative rock albums I have listened to in a long time.  I mean literally every track is catchy as fuck and it's just a super fun album that really reminds me of old The Killers.  Or maybe new The Killers, I don't know I haven't listened to them in awhile.  Anyway, this is slightly different than what I usually post but I promise at least some of you will enjoy this like I am.

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Saturday, March 12, 2016

Shonen Bat - Until Forever, On It Goes (2015)

Genre: Emo / Indie / Math Rock
Website: Bandcamp
For Fans Of: The Van Pelt, Nai Harvest, Ulises Lima
Track List:
- down for life
- pugile
- 99,999
- broken
- shame
- what for
- carbon-copy dreams
- no cure
- bad character

Shonen bat is a 3 piece emo band from Malaga, Spain.  I had to go back for a second and re-type that because I typed everything in lowercase letters.  Thanks a lot, Shonen Bat (which is also supposed to be lower case but I DON'T CARE).  Anyway, these guys rule and have been out quality stuff for almost 5 years now and I think they have gone criminally unknown and are too under appreciated.  Citing influences such as Karate, The Van Pelt, June of 44, and Owls you can kind of get a grasp on where they are coming from musically.  If anything, they pulled their name from Paranoia Agent, so how can you not dig that?  Enjoy!

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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Slingshot Dakota - Break (2016)

Genre: Indie / Emo / Punk
Website: Bandcamp
For Fans Of: Lemuria, Into It. Over It., P.S. Eliot
Track List:
- You
- Monocacy
- Lewlyweds
- Stay
- Doreen
- Paycheck
- Too Much
- Storytellers
- Break

Slingshot Dakota is a two-piece indie-punk band based out of Bethlehem, PA.  The lead singer, Carly Comando, has been gracing our ears with her beautifully sung vocals for a couple of years now and I'm super stoked to give this a listen.  Their Dreams are Bad is one of my favorite albums and I have been listening to it in the car getting pumped for this release.

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Movements - Outgrown Things EP (2016)

Genre: Post-Hardcore / Emo / Pop Punk
Website: Homepage
For Fans Of: Seahaven, Balance and Composure, Daylight
Track List:
- Kept
- Nineteen
- Worst Wishes
- Hatchet
- Vacant Home
- Losing Fight

Hey alright, so as you can see I'm taking it a little bit slower now and apart from me posting random shit that I enjoy, 99% of the time I will only be posting new releases and certain requests.  Anyway, Movements is a super catchy post-hardcore band from California, USA that tour with bands like Balance and Composure all the time.  So if you are into this kind of stuff, then I suggest trying to go to one of their live shows because they are probably bomb as fuck.

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Monday, March 7, 2016

Turnover - Humblest Pleasures EP (2016)

Genre: Pop Punk / Emo
Website: Bandcamp
For Fans Of: Citizen, Title Fight, Knuckle Puck
Track List:
- Humblest Pleasures
- Change Irreversible

I'll be real here for a second and totally admit that I never listened to these guys before and just kind of downloaded this on a whim.  Most websites classify them as pop punk and I'm sure their previous releases have reflected that and I'm going to even assume they resembled The Story So Far and Title Fight.  More so Title Fight because TF has experimented and changed their sound from typical pop punk to a more emo vibe and Humblest Pleasures is eerily similar to that.  Maybe I'm wrong though, I'll have to check out their other releases.  Either way, these are two really chill songs and I suggest checking them out.

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