Monday, June 13, 2016


From Penfield NY. Active mid-late 2000's. I'm mainly posting them for their demo, which fits on this blog more than their later stuff. It's pretty noodly and jazzy before that was really a big thing. The later stuff is a bit more modern day twinkly stuff, I'll post it in case people want it. It's still pretty good, just less fitting for here. Members went on to form somewhat popular post hardcore band Polar Bear Club.


Bittersweet and Strange

Last Songs

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Rise From Ruin

I'm just going to copy this summary written by one of the band members from this tumblr post.

“Rise From Ruin was a post-hardcore band from Knoxville, Tennessee. It was formed in the summer of 2000 by Joe Crociata, Joe Davenport, Matt Gregg, and Josh Holt. Under this lineup a split 7” with The Spirit of Versailles from Sioux Falls, South Dakota was recorded in October of 2000 and released in February of 2001 on the Hermitage, TN based label Chiaroscuro. Shortly afterwards the group disbanded. It was reformed again in 2002 by Joe Crociata, Joe Davenport, Matt Boehm, and Jordan Schettler. Under this lineup a demo CD and a split 7" with the German band Katyn was recorded. It was released in 2003 on the German label Crucifados Pelo Sistema. Shortly after the release of the second 7" the band played a final show with friends Examination of the… from Sioux Falls, SD in April of 2003.“

This same post had a discography link at some time, but it appears to be dead. The following is most of that discography, missing just a few songs. Hopefully that discography will turn up somewhere.

7 song demo

Split with The Spirit of Versailles

Split with Katyn

Other demo/live songs

Sunday, June 5, 2016

The Dugat Project

Really awesome late 90's/early 00's band from Houston, Texas. Ex members of The Stalag Seventeen. Can't find too much info out there on them specifically. It's fairly good 90's emo style stuff, I definitely recommend a listen. Surprisingly high quality for how obscure it seems to be.

I'm not entirely sure the details on this demo below, if it is actually unreleased or not. It appears to be missing a song which is unfortunate. I do know that one of the songs is also on the "A Compilation of Heroes" compilation. Who knows if there is anything else.

Demo (unreleased)