Sunday, November 6, 2016

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


  1. Thanks for sharing this! I had just one of their songs from back in the days, and it just popped up on random shuffle. Brought me back! Excited to listen to the whole album for the first time