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


(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