Saturday, November 26, 2016

Unblind Eyesight

Montreal, Canada band coming before popular modern day band The Discord of a Forgotten Sketch. Based. On some show dates that I can find, they seem to be active around 2003, not sure for how long. As for sound it's that over the top screamy melodic hardcore sound that was really popular at this time. Check it out if you like that type of thing. Much thanks to certain slsk user for providing this and some other stuff to me. Based on last.fm listens, I'm not sure if these tracks are that easily found...

The Greatest Pinball On Earth!



From Last.fm:
The Greatest Pinball On Earth is a band consisiting of Robert/Julio/Phil and Cody. Phil and Cody are very similiar for an unknown reason. The band tends to play a emotionally fueled mix of modern skramz and post rock. They tune too much live. Apart from the tuning they are very enjoyable live. Robert is very supreme at guitar. As is Phil. Julio plays drums and gives out the smiles. They are all ready to have girlfrenz so ladies can say what's up at shows with little to no hesitation.

From East Orlando FL, and active around 2007 I think. It's super shrieky style stuff, with maybe like a hint of math twinkle and even postrock influence. It's actually fairly decent. I'm not sure if they've released more than this one demo, can't seem to find any mention of anything else out there. Worth listen I'd say.

Demo 2007


Sunday, November 6, 2016

But A Statue


I can't find much on this. Here's some bio I took from their archived website:
Since September 2000 that we're working hard, heart and soul for this band, but lately, I've asked myself if the meaning of our name has stood the same…well I think not, 'cause this monument we once tought so solid started to lose pieces in March 2001, Danny, our guitar player decided to leave the band and the region…Six months have passed without any activity, it has been long, but we've finally filled the the band with a new guitar player(Guillaume) to restart up everything, he was real good and it seemed like he was devoted, but unfortunately it wasn't case…our first and last show with him by our side was the Mullet Fest II, our first show since the first edition. Actualy, it took nine months before we played a show since Dan has gone away. Right now I realise how much it is difficult to have security and balance in a band. A statue reflects a part of history, in some ways, in our case, it's simply ours. If we continue today and that we've been able to do it months ago, I think that it's because we are solid at the bottom of all of this "monument" and that we are believing in this project and that there also people out there asking us to continue and that give us to strength and will to do it, if it wouldn't have been of you guys out there I sincerely think that we would've broken up last year. We are still working on finding a new guitar player, for now life goes on and keep up the support you guys are all offering to the QCHC scene it means a lot to all of us(speaking in every bands name). I hope we'll be back as soon as possible. We are…but a statue.

This one is pretty obscure. They're from Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, Canada and active 2000-2002. As for sound, it's fairly screamy melodic hardcore sounding stuff. Kind of rough on the recordings, check it if you're curious.

in memoriam (2000-2002) (contains the below, just better recordings)

Demo Tape

The Giraffe Years EP


The Killing Bottle


Info taken from this soundcloud post
The Killing Bottle was a Post Hardcore band from Minneapolis MN circa 2000-2003. Heavily influenced by the underground alternative bands at the time such as At The Drive In, Refused, Milemarker, Cursive, and Drive Like Jehu, the quartet had an immediate impact if all but too brief in Minneapolis, releasing only one full length album before dissolving probably over some chick or some crap. The members later split to form such other MN acts as Vampire Hands and Torch The Spires.
The Killing Bottle definitely seem to fit on that line between post-hardcore and emo. They kind of progressed from straight post-hardcore in their demo, to a more emo sound in their full length. I actually recommend you skip the demo, and just go to Speak in Primaries. It has some over the top post-hardcore moments, but overall it's pretty solid. Definitely recommend a listen.

This is one of the few posts on this blog that was ripped by me. I wasn't able to find speak in primaries anywhere on slsk/web. I managed to track the actual CD down, so hopefully you download + listen to it. The last download link is just the demo songs + live tracks - all taken from the soundcloud linked above.

 The Killing Bottle Demo

Speak In Primaries

Dear Honey Flower; Live and Lost

Thursday, October 20, 2016

A Million Knives Lie In Wait



From Last.fm:
A hardcore band from Portland, Oregon. Summer 1998-Summer 1999.
They recorded demo with Jeremy Romagna (later of Type Foundry Studio) and self-released a CD/cassette they sold on their sole west coast tour.
They shared bills with:
Submission Hold, Reversal of Man, Bread and Circuits, Yaphet Kotto, combatwoundedveteran. Their last show was at the Living Room in Santa Barbara, CA.
Related bands: Pascal's Wager, JonnyX and the Groadies, Berzerk, Mur*der.

Really good 90's emo style stuff. I have here just the demo mentioned above, I've never seen the self released CD before, so no idea on that. Overall it's fairly high quality, but super short. Sometimes the vocals kind of remind me of Toru Okada, especially in the second song. Recommend a download for sure.

Demo

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Ghosts



This is the band that came right after An Embrace of Angels. I think it shares all or most of the members. They're listed as being from Owatonna, MN, and were active mid late 00's. They sound pretty similar to Embrace of Angels, just a little less over done and cringy. I think they're better for sure. What I have here is some early demo I think they released, then some EP found on their myspace.

Edit: Ghosts was Matt (bass) and John (vocals/keys) from an embrace of angels, with a different guitarist and drummer (Wyatt and Jonathan).

Untitled (Some early demo I think, it's incorrectly labeled. sorry about that)

The Eazy EP

Friday, September 16, 2016

Jaded / The Watercolour



Major props to this blog for the description:
The Watercolour were an emo/punk outfit from Indianapolis who played a few shows from 1993-1996. There were actually two periods of this group, the first was done under the name "Jaded", and the songs tended to be much angrier and rough. The later period, under "the Watercolour" softened in its approach substantially. Both incantations of the group were in the emo/hardcore genre and I think the listener can immediately hear the influences.

A 7" of 2 songs by Jaded was released by the now defunct Witching Hour Records/Diffusion Records around 1996/97. The Watercolour was featured on a 7" compilation which benefited Judy Barry (http://shallbejudged.blogspot.com/2007_04_01_archive.html) and that was released circa 1995. I hope to extract these vinyl releases and upload as mp3s at a later date. At the end of the band's short run, they went to Airborne Studios (in Zionsville of all places) to record. 8 songs were done at the session (in the wee hours of the morning to save money) 2 of which were the "jaded" 7" listed above, the other 6 were lost for about 10 years. I'm posting them here as mp3s for those who may have known the band or were familiar with that particular scene. I appreciate if anyone remembers them or any of this to correct my post.

The members of the band were:
Chris Saligoe - bass, he went on to form and continues to play bass in RACEBANNON
Austin Considine - guitar, now plays in NYC band RAZOR SHINES
Mike Anderson - guitar, formed and continues to be the vocalist in RACEBANNON & RAPIDER THAN HORSEPOWER
Rob Smith - drums, played drums for awhile in RAPIDER THAN HORSEPOWER, now guitar in RAZOR SHINES (NYC)
Ryan Schneider - vocals (Jaded + Watercolour), artist in NYC
Chris Mullin - vocals (Jaded) I think Chris resides in Bloomington, IN
I can't actually find any mp3's on that blog, or the one it links. So here's what I have. I'm missing the compilation song, but here's the rest. The Jaded 7" is really good.

Jaded 7"

watercolour - stories about old rich white people (unreleased LP)

American Tragedy... Benefit Compilation For Judi Bari's Case. 1996 Diffusion (Whole compilation. Worth it for the three studies song)