Friday, December 22, 2017


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)


"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)


Wednesday, December 20, 2017


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. 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:

...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