Sunday, September 29, 2019

Caseyscoresagoal (Casey Scores a Goal)


Looks to be active 2001-2003 and from NYC or somewhere around there (not 100% sure.) Hard to dig up any actual information about this band, couldn't find any archived websites or descriptions of them. I did find this soundcloud which has some songs higher quality tracks than stuff that I had. From what I can tell it's just typical mp3.com screamo from the early 2000s. I don't hate it.

Various - (some rough demo style tracks + a track from mp3.com)

Soundcloud Tracks - (ripped from above, apparently from two different albums: "Pillaging The Pictures" and "Staring Without Seeing")

Monday, September 23, 2019

Breeds there a man...?


Mid 2000's (around 2005?) from Melbourne, Australia. I'm finding it difficult to find any info about this band. Members went on to another band that I'm vaguely familiar with - Needletail. I don't think they were a band for very long, so I'm guessing they only have this one release?

I think this is quite good, kind of typical frantic stuff, but with really nice melodic interludes. Gets kind of grooving at times. It's uniquely Australian for sure. Definitely recommend a download.

Going Down With The Ship

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Widow/Orphan


Widow/Orphan were a band from Brisbane, Australia featuring Ami Sullivan, Brent Stegeman, Damian Coward, Owen Shemansky and Paul Adair.
Owen was widely regarded to be the most handsome member from the the males in the group. Paul got a speeding ticket once on tour and he paid it all by himself, good on him.
Widow/Orphan broke up when Damian and Brent relocated to Adelaide, where they both went on to play in a latter lineup of Love Like... Electrocution, which had also featured Ami's brother Tim. Damian and Brent were also both largely responsible for Building Records, and now run the Exotic Corpse.
While I'm on the Australian streak here, this is an interesting one. Seems to have a celebrity cast of people. The one song available is really good. Goes pretty hard, has melodic parts, super intense female vocals. I originally found it on emotape 0.6. Definitely check it out.

I'm more making this post just to see if anyone has any more tracks by them. Last.fm hints at there being more? Who knows. I'll keep looking though. I had the wrong bandname for many years, so that didn't help.

Widow​/​Orphan - If Closets Are for Clothes, I'm a Fucking Trenchcoat

Noisy Sins of the Insect


Not an unknown band, you can get their other releases and info about them in many other places. I do have some potentially rare recordings from them. I downloaded this a long time ago, and have never seen these tracks in other places. It's some studio recordings of a lot of the songs off 'Automatic Suicide Machine' and the discography. The recordings are much clearer and I guess 'raw' than the normal stuff. I prefer it more to be honest. Worth a listen if you like them.

studio casaba (taksim) recordings

The Paddington Bear Affair



Screamo band from Adelaide, Australia. They existed between 2003-2005. In addition to releasing a 7" EP, the band appeared on a few comps and released a demo on CDr and cassette.
This is actually really good. I'm getting a vibe of fellow Adelaide greats: Eyes Like Black Stars. It's kind of noodly, desperate, and impassioned. Not sure what was happening in Adelaide for all these awesome bands to form. Most members went on to form Nebraska which shares a bit of the sound but loses some intensity. The demo is super rough and sounds like some major basement jams which is not the best. Definitely check out the S/T though.

2004 - demo

2005 - the paddington bear affair

Hiretsukan


For a Reddit user. Description by Sophie's Floorboard
Hiretsukan (meaning "vicious man" or "despicable person") were a four-piece hardcore/screamo band originally from Washington, DC, though they later relocated to New York. They began in 2000, and finally called it quits in 2012, though they hadn't released any studio material in 7 years. All they left behind was an EP and an LP, both which are full of dark, dissonant, brooding, and intense punk rock in the vein of bands such as pg.99. The vocals are incredible, with some high-pitched screams courtesy of frontwoman Michelle Proffit, which are often doubled up with guitarist Dave Sanders' backing vocals, which echo her voice perfectly. I'm also a sucker for bands with dual vocals, so I may be a little biased, but to me its fucking great. The band is really tight, but still bursting at the seems with this cathartic energy. You really can't go wrong with that. Enjoy.
Hiretsukan-2002 - End States

Hiretsukan-2005 - Invasive - Exotic

Monday, August 19, 2019

This City Dynamite!!!

The band was formed in mid 2004 with members from two then recently defunct Adelaide bands; Love Like... Electrocution and Eyes Like Black Stars. This City Dynamite!!! played what can be described as screaming rock that fit somewhere between The Plot to Blow up the Eiffel Tower, Botch and The Blood Brothers.
This City Dynamite!!! played regular shows, often consisting of re-arranged band line-ups with like minded Adelaide bands My Sister the Cop and The Paddington Bear Affair. This City Dynamite!!! only released four songs on CD, a demo recorded at The Church (Young Street Church) at the hands of Justin Hermes (Diplomat, Damned Men). 
Their demise simply came about when friendship was chosen over the band in late 2005 although they reformed briefly for the sole purpose of recording an album containing 9 songs. This album remains unnamed, un-mastered and unreleased on a disc somewhere in Adelaide. There are often rumours that one day they will hold a reunion show and since disbanding the members have gone on to forge new paths in Robotosaurus, TIERSMAN, Bronze Chariot, MULE, Swords, Dear Pilgrim, Damned Men, Animal Traps, The Burning Sea, Space Bong, Grenadiers (first line-up) and Monuments.
Info from this Adelaide wiki. Members of Eyes Like Black Stars is pretty major. Sounds like at least one of the singers is in this. As for sound, it's definitely on the sassier end. More Love Like... Electrocution than Eyes Like Black Stars. It's not bad or anything, but a bit mediocre compared to the formative bands. There is apparently an unreleased album, no idea on that.

Demo 2005 (wrong date?)

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Clap! Clap! Excitement

All I have on this band is that they played a few shows in Harrisonburg VA, during 2002 and were part of the "Macrock Fest" in 2002 as well. Google gives me nothing else, Last.fm is empty. For sound, I don't really know who to relate them to, sounds similar to many bands from the era; maybe a bit of a European sound. It's generic, but not too bad. I like the third song on the demo. Check it if you're curious.

When I originally downloaded these tracks, the band was labelled as "Clap! Clap! Excitedment" which interestingly enough has more listens on Last.fm than the correct spelling. Who knows what the band is supposed to be called though.

The Spitz


This is an interesting one. I originally found out about this band through the compilation "Building Records Presents 60 Songs." When originally ripping the CD many moons ago, the band name came out as "ใ‚นใƒ”ใƒƒใƒ„" which is a 90's Japanese rock band. This confused me for a long time leading me to never tracking down anything else by them. I put a bit more effort recently into looking for them and managed to track down the correct band.

Active sometime around 2003 (when this album was released) and coming from Sydney, Australia. The beginning of the album leads you to believe that it's some sort of sassy/snotty punk band with power violence elements. Further, into the album, things go in much more of an emo/screamo type direction. The female vocals move between punk vocals, to 90's emo and Ache Hour Credo type singing, to emo/screamo vocals. It's interesting, goes pretty hard. Definitely check it out.

One Day I Got Sick Of The Bad Taste In My Mouth

Update:

Came across this Bandcamp which has a lot of really cool Australian stuff including this band. Check it out and consider buying some stuff to support them

Home Taping Killed Music - The Spitz


Friday, June 28, 2019

Night and the City of Broken Promises


Active mid 2000's and from South Wales, UK. I haven't posted much UK stuff, but this is a really good one. I first heard of this band through their split with The Take posted above. I thought it was quite good. I'm seeing some descriptions as calling them San Diego style, not sure if I hear that but it's definitely very 90's influenced especially in the split. Definitely check out.

ST 10" - 2004

Split With The Take - 2005

Hung By Hope

Things I know about this band... Shares some members from still relatively good band Vincent Black Shadow. Active early 2000's and based somewhere in Ontario, Canada (possibly Oakville like VBS?) These seem to have been passed around the mp3.com circuit and members were apparently around ages 15 in this. Think early 2000's internet metalcore/emo with cringe singing. It barely passes to be posted here though. Check it out only if you're super curious.

Hung By Hope

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Since Day One

Zero information on this other than being from the year 2000. It's just some random tracks I had, which I was never able to track down the remainder of. Sound is very early 2000's metalcore/hxcore influenced. It sounds pretty antiqued to me, but not totally awful.

Since Day One

Black Juju


From Upper Montclair, NJ and active mid 2000's. 100% best known for their split with Make Me, which is, in my opinion, some of the best Make Me recordings. I'm not sure if these Black Juju tracks are difficult to find, their broken myspace had other songs and hinted at another release. I honestly looked for that for a really long time and it never happened. Difficult to find much relevant info on them. In terms of sound, I'm thinking maybe a slower Kaospilot or Van Johnson. Not very similar to Make Me, more mainstream 2000's emo/screamo stuff. Check it out.

2006 - Make Me and Black Juju

Friday, April 26, 2019

Not Dead... Yet


Life's been hectic. I have more to post. I'd really like to get it to you soon.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Flames!! Over Broadway


From Pennsville, NJ, active mid 2000's. They play a kind of a myspace technical metal type sound with shrieky vocals, almost burgeoning on post-hardcore. I'm thinking kind of like a mix between Textbook Traitors and Fear Before the March of Flames. Appropriate to post on this blog though. I don't have much else on them, or whether there's any other releases. Check it if that description sounds appealing to you, it's actually not bad taking a listen through it.

you've made this so surreal, thank you

Hovel



Hovel was a emo/grind band from Goldsboro, North Carolina. Hovel was started in 1997 by original members Nick Wietzel, Matt Kornegay and Matt Curl. The early songs were influenced by Rorschach, Fleas and Lice and Spazz. After Nick left Hovel, Sean Edmunson and Daris King (ifitdoesntkillyou) joined. The later sound was influenced by Ulcer, Reversal of Man, Frail, Fingerprint and Jonah. Hovel played around 50 shows and disbanded in 1999 after playing a final show with Spirit of Versailles, The Swarm, Combat Wounded Veteran, Providence Union and Reversal Of Man. They released a 7 song Demo and a 3 Song Ep from their last recording session.

 I looked forever for the 7 song demo. It does not appear to happening, so here's the EP. Hovel is quite good. I featured ifitdoesn'tkillyou a long time ago, which has a connection to this band. In terms of sound, I actually do hear the grind influence on two of the tracks here. Otherwise it sounds kind of more like 2000's emo type stuff. I'm amazed at that final show, it's just insane how great the late 90's would have been for living in the US. Check it out for sure.

Hovel 3 Song EP

Sunday, February 3, 2019

The Last Language

I think this will be my first blog post rather than lazily copied over text and vague descriptions of bands. I'm not a writer or a very good blogger so apologies on that. As you probably know this blog is focused on 2000's North American emo (screamo/skram/whatever you want to call it). The focus is obviously on the US as that is where a huge part of the 2000's scene was occurring (can't forget Canada's influence in the 90's with bands like Union of Uranus or One Eyed God Prophecy though.)

I actually managed to accumulate a fair bit of 2000's Canadian emo on here though, which a lot was surprising to me. Some very obscure. A lot of people probably aren't that familiar with Canada and it's geography so we're going to have a little history/geography lesson for early-mid 2000's emo. (For people from these provinces that were part of these scenes, my apologies if I miss a ton of shit, I'm just going off my collected knowledge.)


If you look at this map, a huge amount of the population of Canada lives in Ontario, subsequently, the majority of emo bands came from this province. Most of the Canadian bands on this blog are from either Toronto greater area. It's a pretty large area spanning many smaller areas. So many 90's and 00's bands came from here. (Abridged Pause)

Quebec the French province produced some decent bands in the 2000s, and I imagine a lot has been lost, I have a few here on my blog. Please check out Lost Kidz is all I have to say.

Nova Scotia gave us some greats, Van Johnson, North of America, I don't have much obscure stuff from this area. The rest of the Maritimes (the ocean facing provinces near Nova Scotia gave very little to my knowledge - maybe check out Beaumont Hamel for something from Newfoundland which is a pretty oddball province to produce Emo) P.E.I. gave us one band which I forgot the name of so apologies for that.

Moving west it's basically barren city in terms of emo bands. To my knowledge, I had never heard of any emo bands from Manitoba during this time. Saskatchewan I'm aware of like one band You Tel Aviv. Alberta gave us The Corta Vita. These three provinces are the "prairie provinces" and really it just wasn't a good time for emo here. Times have changed though, especially in Alberta. I'm not the one to tell you about that though.

BC gave us some fun stuff like After School Knife Fight, Red Light Sting, Our Last Days as Children, early Hot Hot Heat maybe? There's lots more I'm forgetting. The proximity to Washington and being a coastal province gave it some pretty good stuff.

The territories and Nunavut produced nothing to my knowledge, they are very isolated and remote. I'd be interested to hear if there was anything that came from these areas but I strongly doubt it.

Anyway, to the point of this post. I found a band from Winnipeg Manitoba, which to me is a really special find. To make things greater, this band sounds to me kind of like a Canadian spin on Anomie. And I'm not just saying that because it's a female fronted band, I'm just hearing a bit of the sound, especially the bass.

I found this Winnipeg scene report dated 2002, and it's an interesting read. Mentions The Last Language and some tid bits about them. I don't know if you've heard this "legendary" story of The Vida Blue/Ten Grand being stopped at the Canadian border, well I think someone in this band was involved with that. Pretty interesting.

Last but not least, I contacted someone from this band and learned that there is a demo CD, I strongly doubt it exists on the internet, and the person never returned my emails for further interviewing/tracking down that CD, but maybe one day. Anyway, here's your link to the one song that we have. Definitely listen. They were active 2001-2002 it seems.

(and don't judge my silly geography lesson too hard)

The Last Language - Pulse Regions


Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Orlock



Short-lived late 90's female-fronted screamo band from Richmond, VA featuring members of Song Of Zarathustra and hose.got.cable

I was going to post this band thinking there wasn't a place to find them, but lo and behold there is a bandcamp which has both their releases. Missing a potential later live track collection if I'm reading things correctly. I don't like doing bandcamp posts, but whatever.

I just have to say this band has some of the most insane female vocals I've ever heard. Track two off the first 7inch is just nuts. Both 7inches keep up the intensity, not huge on the instrumental parts though, I just skip past them.

Orlock is a great band with some connections to some other famous  bands which you can actually see here on this neat little website

Please go listen

First 7inch

Second 7inch

Monday, January 7, 2019

Ex-Ignota



Ex-Ignota were an / band from Goleta, CA. They formed in 1993 and broke up in 1996. They released their demo under the name IG-88.
Releases:
1994: The Revolt of the Faceless Humanoids Cassette (Self-Released)
1995: Lazarus is Back 7" (Ebullition)
1995: Amy's Day b/w Truce 7" (Redwood)
1996: Uranium 9 Volt/Ex-Ignota Split CD (Resistor)
1997: Jammin' On the One CD (Satellite Transmissions)
1998: Ex-Ignota/Barcode Split 7" (Hymnal sounds)
Compilations:
1994: Heartattack #10 12" (Ebullition)
199?: Technology: A Compilation of Remixes (Skyscraper Mag)

I guess I'm missing a few tracks, sorry about that. Here's most of it though. Just 90's as all hell. I really like this band. Recommend. Love the split with Barcode.

Ex-Ignota


Isodora Crane



Isodora Crane is a , then an  band located in Southern California. The band, a very brief and under appreciated musical experiment, spanned over 3 years and 2 unique genres. At the time the band impressed many with what was believed to be a new sound for . They are currently back together and touring. Although, Isodora Crane is no longer about the skramz.

Isadora Crane are definitely not obscure to people really into this genre, but who even cares anymore. They fit this blog perfectly. The second song on the album was on one of the emotape compilations. I think they were pretty legendary. Check it out if you have never heard.

the impossibilities of a static universe