Friday, December 22, 2017

Marion


It's a little hard to find information on this band due to the generic name. Discogs identifies them as a "Hardcore/punk trio from South Carolina" and they released a split with The Ladder Back, and a Self Titled release. I have both of those for you. It's pretty interesting listening to the difference between the two. The split is very 90s sounding (400 years sounding according to a text file in the DL), while the self titled is much cleaner and definitely fits the 00's. Both are good, but I dig the split more (that bass...). Definitely check it out.

Split with The Ladderback (1999)

Marion S/T (2003)

Hit Self Destruct


Hit Self Destruct was about five or six years late. Originally formed in 2000 in an attempt to rip-off Shotmaker, the band went through a number of lineup changes, several west-coast tours and five recording sessions. The band went away in 2004 leaving a split 7" with New Brutalism, two compilation tracks and a whole bunch of unreleased songs.
I don't have too much to say about this one. They seem most popular from their Wayfarers All Compilation track, the rest seems pretty obscure. It's not bad, definitely has a pretty mainstream 90's early 2000's sound to it, slightly generic. I can kind of hear the Shotmaker influence on some of the later tracks. Check it out if you're curious.

Demo (2002)

Split with New Brutalism (2003)

Compilations (Wayfarers All & Times Are Hard For Dreamers)

Coleman

"With just a guitar and drums they created a uniquely great sound, alternating between pounding fast parts and winding, rhythmic breakdowns, over which singer Jackie would scream from the floor (when the mike was actually in front of her face). By the end of the set, she was sure to be bleeding (none of that pathetic whining, fake crying, or songs about plants passing for "emocore" now). Coleman's music simply seethes with dark emotions. - JEFF, MTNCIA"
They've released a s/t 7", a split LP with Three Studies For a Crucifixion and appeared on a handful of compilations.

Coleman was from  Lakewood, Ohio and active 1995-1997 (I think?). I don't think they were a totally unknown band, but they definitely are most known/overshadowed by their split with Three Studies For A Crucifixion (find their discography here) which in my opinion was one of the best bands of the era, and still somewhat underrated.

Anyway, the vocals take some getting used to. They really resemble a more crust punk style of vocals, and I actually couldn't even identify it was a female singing originally haha. I do find that their instrumentals especially on the split are very unique - kind of dissonant, drony and rhythmic. It works for them. I'd say at least check out the split.

Coleman/Three Studies For A Crucifixion Split (1995)

S/T (1997)

Compilations


Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Ioquire



Ioquire was a post-hardcore / emo band from San Diego, CA, formed in 2001. They recorded several demos and played around the greater southwestern United States with the likes of Bright Calm Blue, Hot Cross, Funeral Diner, and This Flood Covers the Earth, before splitting in 2006 without releasing their sole LP, Honesty is Dangerous, currently found floating around filetrading networks on the internet.
Last.fm has me covered on the details there. Anyway, this one is kind of interesting. There's some elements I like a lot, and some elements which are kind of cringy (the singing...). Not bad instrumentals with impassioned shouted vocals, I would maybe associate them with Stop It!! or something like that.

The description only lists one "release", but I have three for you here. Anyway, I think the Extended Play is pretty good, and their LP is a bit behind that. The earlier release is a bit rough though. I'd say check them out.

2003 - Sleep Is A Dream That Won't Come True Tonight EP

2006 - Honesty is Dangerous LP

2006 - Extended Play 2006

Rogue State


From California and active I'm guessing 2003-2009. I can't really seem to dig up much more than that oddly. They share a name with some DJ which confuses things. They have three releases:

Statues That Fall (2003) -- Edit: Found this
Dogs Of Ire / Rogue State split (2007)
Emic Vs. Etic (2009) -- which I have for you below.

I typically try and have as much as I can before I post, but I haven't had much luck finding the other releases Dogs of Ire split. Will update this post when I find it/or if someone can help me out. Anyway Rogue State are actually pretty sweet. I've always enjoyed bands that had very tight math/jazz influenced instrumentals (Capsule, Louise Cyphre, Off Minor etc..).  I think Rogue State resembles a faster yet more melodic and jazzy Capsule. Definitely recommend as the album (Emic Vs Etic) is pretty short and sweet.

Statues That Fall (2003)

Emic Vs. Etic (2009)

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

And Sometimes I




I was going to make this post for a while, but turns out someone beat me to it and even had some stuff that I did not. It's not my style to repost stuff that's out there, but their blog looks suspiciously on it's final legs, I'm surprised the links are still even working. I hope they don't mind if I reupload these tracks.

Credit to: https://tallahasseemusicscene.blogspot.ca/2008/06/and-sometimes-i.html

...And Sometimes I took hardcore and added a splash of thrash and even a little emo. I never really hear/heard that many people talk about this band. I don't know if it is because ANKOAS, Cream Abdul Babar, or one of the other sick Tally bands from the same time frame overshadowed them, or if just not many people ever heard of them. I always liked this band though. Just like most of the other bands on here I used to jam to their demo on a daily basis AND SOMETIMES I still do bust 'em out and jam. Britton the guitarist used to play shows wearing the weirdest shit ever. The first time I saw them they played with ANKOAS and Zegota at "the warehouse" in 2000 and Britton was wearing just a shower cap and boxers. Him and the bassist, Bryan, would later form Youtragedy. The singer, Chris, went to play guitar for My First Step Towards Failure, and the drummer, Andy, later formed The Bark The Bite.

 The demo is not worth listening to, the EP slightly OK, but the split is pretty sweet, from both sides. And Sometimes I provides some really classic emo/screamo style stuff with almost Hassan I Sabbah style breakdowns. I'm enjoying it.

Kudzu Wish is a band I had never heard before. Turns out most of what I can find from them is totally awful, but this split song is surprisingly good. Kind of different, wish they stayed with this sound.

Conveniently both songs from the split are on youtube. Check it out. My DLs are a bit better recordings though.

(mullet guy) Demo

Split with Kudzu Wish

Self Titled 7inch EP







Friday, November 3, 2017

Wilderness Medicine



From collective-zine 
The Wilderness Medicine
demo
Year Released: 2003
Format: CDR
Label: Owsla
Reviewed by Andy Malcolm on Jun 13, 2007
This is a 4 track demo from a band that has a couple of dudes who run great labels that I really respect, so I was pretty sure that the music on here would be the kind of thing I would enjoy. The music is kind of urgently vocalled mid-paced emo, the comparison that springs to mind most obviously for me is the Shivering - I think it's the desperate style of vocals that really makes me think that. The songs are pretty solid and have a decent recording for a demo, they tend to revolve around the drums and bassline creating the groove whilst the guitar kind of wanders off on it's own in a way - it's not prominent in the mix and doesn't get on top of things, which may well be the intention. It's difficult to describe anyway, I guess it has a Moss Icon flavour in a sense, just with much shorter songs! 
Anyways, this is decent without being outstanding just yet - but that's what demo's are for. Definitely a band that I will be interested to hear more of in the future.
I'm surprised this one kind of fell into obscurity. I guess they never released much else. I've known about this band for ages, due to either them being on the Wayfarerers compilation, and also possibly one of those slsk emo tapes. Here's their demo. I'm not entirely sure if there's anything else, but I'm suspecting not. Its's decent for what the style they play, check it out if the above review appeals to you.

The Wilderness Medicine - Demo


Wednesday, October 4, 2017

HumanBodyFlawed

HumanBodyFlawed (sometimes stylized as .humanbodyflawed.) was a short-lived punk band that formed in the summer of 1997, playing a total of only 6 live shows before announcing their break up in 2000. Their time as a band was plagued with problems, from members getting arrested to the death of one member as a result of a drug overdose. They issued only a demo CD-R and a split 7", and contributed a track to a compilation.
Members have been involved with other bands since their disbandment, such as Pg.99.

There's all your info you'd need. Kind of has this crushing wall of sound with angsty screaming vibe to it. I only have the split songs and the compilation song, really wish I had the demo. I'm actually enjoying the sound of this a fair bit, the compilation song is just really, really heavy. Recommend. Not sure the specific connection to Pg.99. Check out their archived website as well here.

janmichaelvincentcarcrash split + Relics of an Ordinary Life song



Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Balm in Gilead


Balm in Gilead are majorly underated, and pretty difficult to find information about. Really all I have is they're from Columbus Ohio and active around 1997-1999. Really the claim to fame here is the split with Remingtin. That's about all I got. I think this is all they've officially released, which is the split and a song off the Better Luck Next Time comp. It's actually pretty good late 90's emo style stuff, I definitely recommend a listen.Wish there was more.

Split with Remingtin + Comp Song




Long Live Nothing


Hardcore punk from chicago with members of Charles Bronson.This band was so forgettable that they recorded their second full length and never put it out.

 Active early 2000's. Members are post Charles Bronson, and pre Pelican which is pretty random. I'm guessing there's truth in the second full length never being put out as I've never seen it. Female vocals, and some pretty rocking instrumentals at times. Actually quite good. The split with Lazarus Plot is a bit more on the emo side, slightly reminds me of the To Dream of Autumn. The other album, is faster paced, and really rocking.

I think(?) this is all they officially released. Check it out. Also check out angryemonerds post on The Lazarus Plot, their song on the side of the split is pretty over the top.

Split with The Lazarus Plot (worried I might be missing a song from this)

Long Live Nothing



Thursday, September 14, 2017

Since by Man (Sincebyman)


Sincebyman was a five-piece band from Milwaukee, Wisconsin founded in 1999. On March 9, 2008, they disbanded according to a myspace bulletin from the band. Their last show was in their hometown of Milwaukee on April 26, 2008.
Okay, Since by Man are definitely not an obscure band, I don't think I've posted a band on here before that has a wikipedia page. I guess their debut full length 'We Sing The Body Electric' got them some mainstream attention. I to be honest had never really listened to them, and found them through their link with "With Arms Still Empty"

Their earlier stuff before the full length is very good, and much less post hardcore sounding. It also from what I understand is fairly unknown. I quite like both the splits. I'm not sure who to relate them too, it's quite technical, but still pretty "emo/screamo" sounding. Definitely check it out.

With Arms Still Empty Split - 2000

Seven Days Of Samsara Split (Burn The Fucking Rock Club To The Fucking Ground) - 2001

Starter Kit To Promote Destruction Of Adulthood - 2001





Monday, September 11, 2017

The Littleman Complex


Not sure why I'm failing at finding much information on them. Their discogs seems to have the most that I can find. I guess active around 2001-2004(?) and from Chicago. They're on the more fast hardcore side of things, but branches off into some 90's emo sounding territory. Definitely has some good instrumentals and intense female vocals at times. It's actually quite good, I recommend.

I have here their discography which was released in 2008. It's weird that it seems kind of hard to find for being released so recently. I also have a CD which contains some better recordings of some of their earlier songs. Anyway, check it out.

Discography - 2008

CD/12" (Harmless) - 2001




againsttheodds


(might not be them in this photo) 
againsttheodds are a trio of young-ins from the rochester area that play fast, crazy, and screamed emo; except it’s the kind of music that needs to be explained with a mathematical equation. y’know, like inkwell + i, robot + get up kids + [early] grade = againsttheodds. check out their mp3.com site @ http://www.mp3.com/ato_of_rochester for the best idea of what they're going for.

That's just a little piece I took from this post here. I've known about this band for a while due to their split with Kwakiutl Cannibal Society. I only had that side of the split though and spent some time trying to track down the againsttheodds side. I had some issues with the spelling/spacing of their name so that might have been an impediment to that search. I'm also struggling to find much info on them other than that they were from rochester and active around 2002.

Anyway, I finally tracked their side of the split down (thanks to the soulseek user who sent it to me, much love) and I have one other song by them. I guess there is also a 7 song demo out there, but not entirely sure if that exists on the internet along with much else from this era. As for sound, it's very early 00's mp3.com sounding. It's not entirely terrible, but not really great either. Curious to know more about them/hear the demo though...

Split with Kwakiutl Cannibal Society

Other

Thursday, August 24, 2017

This is Automation


I don't typically post bandcamps on here, but this is some long lost band from the DuPage County Hardcore bandcamp page that I came across. I can't seem to find any information on them. Not even sure the era, sounds kinda 90's though. Definitely fits on this blog. Anyone have any info? I need to get in contact with whoever owns that bandcamp...



Monseraat

I found this photo on their myspace, seems pretty indepth as to who they are. Don't really have much to add. The sound similarities is fairly apt, sounds pretty typical for early 00's emo. This is an album I found, I think they have a demo too but no idea on where that is. The album is actually quite high quality, not amazingly memorable, but not bad. Check it out.

points & connections

There's two more songs on their myspace but I can't seem to play them/download them. Myspace has basically been non-functional for me for a while. fuck...

Also, check out their archived website

Monday, June 26, 2017

She's Hit!


Okay, so this is an interesting one. It's a short lived band that came after Saetia with members Matt Smith, Greg Drudy, and Billy Werner in it along with vocalist of Orchid Jay Green on guitar and Paul Granger. I think they must have been quite short lived, as information about them is very sparse. In truth I've never seen these recordings before other than when I downloaded them many years ago. Should have posted this earlier, as I bet people would be curious to hear it.

Anyway, one might suspect with this being such a super group that this would be some awesome stuff. The three songs that I have are pretty rough recordings which almost sound live, but I'm suspecting that they are not. The sound is sadly pretty unremarkable, and not anywhere near the other bands. I'm thinking kind of a more generic early era Hot Cross. It's a cool little artifact though, so check it out. If you have any info, please share as well.

3 Songs

Friday, June 9, 2017

Werewolf Casey


I found these guys due to their connection with Recovery Period. I don't really have anything other than stuff I ripped off their myspace. There's actually a whole bunch of bands part of this scene that I'd like to post.

Anyway these guys are from Mississippi, and active late 2000s. They're definitely math influenced with pretty well done instrumentals. I honestly don't think there's much more out there than this myspace stuff. So it's now here for the impending day when myspace goes under. I don't really have any other information on them other than that.

Myspace Songs

Dialogues


Dialogues was an indie/screamo band from Harrisonburg Virginia. They started off as a spazzy band; keyboard, bass, drums, dual vocals by drunks trying to be sassy. They never even practiced before their first show really. They recorded nothing. That didn't last long because the alcohol took effect. They then reformed soberly and changed things up a bit; lost the keyboards, the drunkest singer ever, and added two guitars. Then they became a truly amazing band. The line up changed here and there as they ruled. They released some self released cds, and a split 7" on Rome Plow Records with Kids Explode. They broke up in the spring of 2006. Members of Dialogues play in other projects, such as Order (of the dying orchid), Bantam Draper, American Tourist, North, Hi Ho Six Shooter and Savage Land. Ex-members of Sing! Sing! Prison, and Octegenarian.

Pretty decent description from Last.fm, don't really have too much to add there.. I have here their demo, and the split with Kids Explode, not sure about those self released cds. The vocalist has a pretty interesting shouting style of singing, kind of reminds me of some more modern day stuff. It's all actually pretty good, recommend.  I might post Order (of the dying orchid) at some point as well, as I have stuff by them.

Demo 2006

Split with Kids Explode



Monday, May 29, 2017

Emergency Numbers



Emergency Numbers was a screamo/post-hardcore band that was formed in Miami, FL, December of '05. The band originally comprised of Alex Diaz (Guitar/Vox), Jose Guerrero (Guitar), Eric Rodriguez (Bass), and Kenny Cortina (Drums). The band made four songs together and played a few shows before members changed. In November of '07 the band went on hiatus, while Alex was playing in a side project called Currents and Eric played in a side project called Tony Rome (later known as Homestretch). Currents didn't play many shows and Eric left Jan '07. Emergency Numbers now comprised of 3 of the original members. Kenny left the band due to time discrepancies in March '07. Alex and Jose began to talk to Mario Fabregas (Currents - Drums) and Tommy Skandalis (Currents - Guitar) in possibly starting Emergency Numbers anew. They then formed in March '07 with Jose now on Bass and rewrote 2 original Emergency Numbers songs and 2 original Currents songs. They recorded a 6 song ep in May '07 that has yet to be mastered. The brand new Emergency Numbers disbanded in September '07. Currently, Alex is getting the ep mastered and ready for distribution. He is not playing in any bands in the moment, but is constantly writing. Jose, Eric, and Tommy are currently not in any bands at the moment. Kenny is currently playing drums for the Miami based pop punk band, Zack Attacks The World. And Mario is currently playing drums for the Miami based hardcore band, Tough Break.
There's a pretty good summary from their Last.fm. It's pretty heartfelt skram style stuff, definitely very similar to a lot of other mid 00s Florida bands. The lead singer kind of reminds me of the singer from I Wrote Haikus. This is just some 3 song demo thing that I found + some myspace rips, no idea on that 6 song demo mentioned in the summary. It's not totally awful, check it out.

Demo

Myspace Songs

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Shoot Bang Dead


Active 2003-2004 and from Milwaukee, WI. I can't really get much information about them. It's kind of spazzy synth style stuff that I think kind of came before a lot of the scene core bands of the mid 00's. Not as totally lame as a lot of those bands though and still sounds like stuff posted on this blog. I have some collected songs here + songs that I ripped off their mypsace. They sound kinda similar to a lot of those Australian bands like Love Like Electrocution or something, check it if you're curious.

Various Songs

Myspace Songs

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Habilis


From Providence RI, and active... I'm not actually really sure. Early-mid 2000s I'm guessing. I really don't have much info on them, or on what they released. This is just a demo I had lying around, and some songs I ripped off their myspace. I also included some show posters I got off their myspace, I think maybe that dates them a little. They're pretty typical dramatic skram type stuff. Anybody have some info on them?

Infectious Demo

Myspace Songs




The Baldwin Mass Suicide



Bladwin Mass Suicide was somewhat of a hardcore band for a few years… It was mostly for fun… Ranging from two guitars, drums, violin, and keyboards, to three guitars bass and drums, the suicide has probably has about nine different members… Three of the members went on to play in Cease Upon the Capitol (Ryan, Matt and Roy)… Daniel moved to Knoxville… Josh still lives in Nashville… Ben does vocals for Party Cannon… I don't really know what happened to everyone else… But I'm sure they are all doing fine…

Active early 2002-2003 from Nashville TN, and being noteworthy for containing a few members of Cease Upon the Capitol. In terms of sound it's pretty typical for early 2000s, kind of has that cheesy metal core sound like a ton of other bands on this blog. It doesn't really hold up that well, but maybe some people would like to hear it.

LP 2003

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Recovery Period



From their purevolume:
Members: Mitchell / David / Jared / Beth
Recovery Period began in 2003 as a three peice. Over the course of several years it saw a rotating door of members, expanding into a seven peice at one time. Social dynamics, historical politics and common tragedy is the main influence for where most of the song material comes from. Recovery Period has played all over the United States and released several D.I.Y. records. The band has always been a supporter of all ages shows, D.I.Y. forums and vehicle for honest music.
From Biloxi, MS, and active I'm thinking 2003-2008. You can check out their archived website which has lots of stuff to see here. I have most of what they released other than the "Injury to the Transition e.p" and maybe a split(?). As for sound, it's pretty typical stuff. Good though. I recommend a listen.

Pterodactyl Duck Muscle (View of a Burning City split)

No Coast Drama Comp

2005 Rough Mix Demo

Myspace Instrumental Songs

(Sorry the song tagging is a mess...)

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Wolverines



Active 2004-2006 and from Raleigh, North Carolina. They released a 3 song demo 3" cd, 2 of the songs made it to a split 12" with another band called the sibling project. They also released a song on a split 7" with The breathing and 2 live songs that were never recorded. Two members of Abort Captain went on to Wolverines apparently. Much thanks to angryemonerd for sending me some of these files.

As for sounds, it's kind of jangly, clean instrumentals, heartfelt. It's pretty good overall. Recommend.

3 Song Demo (2005)

Split with Sibling Project

Split with The Breathing

Live WUAG 10.3



*also sorry for the lack of posts recently, blogs not dead I promise

Friday, February 24, 2017

Take Down Your Art



5 piece screamo band from Newark, Delaware. Having released two splits and a 7". The splits include a 10" split with Sweetheart and a 9" split with Towers.

I wanted to do this post for a long time, but I had issues tracking down the split with Sweetheart. Finally got that, so here it is. Take Down Your Art has members of A Petal Fallen, The Holy Fucking Spirit, and Pyramids and were active 2004-2006. They pretty much sound like a more evolved/mature A Petal Fallen, but not to the level of musicianship of Pyramids. Good band for sure. I think this should be everything.

2004 Demo

2005 Vox Populi Capax Infiniti 7"

2006 Towers ⁄ Take Down Your Art 10"

Split with Sweetheart