Sunday, December 1, 2019

Saturday, November 30, 2019


This seems like it's the only release between bands Tetsuo & Edgar. They're both from Long Island, NY and play some pretty classical mid 90s heavy stuff. Lots of angsty screaming and spoken words, both bands seem to be formed from quite young members. Check it out.

Tetsuo & Edgar - Split 7'' [1995, Mountain]

Friday, November 29, 2019

Noah's Dove

Managed to get some info from a member of the band on Reddit. This is a rip by me, and from my knowledge digital tracks of this do not exist anywhere else. You should listen to it since it's also quite good.

Rough dates that you were active from?
we were active from around 97 through 01
Is the one release I have on my blog all you've released?
pretty much yes. we did one song on a comp from a label called Reason Y but it sounds nothing like this. after the bassist left we got a bunch of new members and i pretty much stopped doing vocals. we got a female vocalist too. it was ok but never the same.
Did you, or any of the other band members play in any other bands after/before?
the bassist went on to be in Read Yellow and still plays around Boston. The drummer did a few local things. I played in a metal band called Acariya and a post rock band called Maritime Pilot. i'm currently working on a new project.
Do you have any thoughts or words on the scene that you were part of (where were you from)?
I'm from Massachusetts and the scene that Noahs Dove was part of was great. The Amherst/Northampton Ma scene was so fun. We had bands like Orchid, Tipping Canoe, Wolves, there and then in the Boston area we had Cave in, Piebald, Isis. The guys from Jeromes Dream used to come up and play all the time.
Did you play any shows with interesting/noteworthy bands?
well we played with all the bands listed above. we also played with drowning man, 400 years, aus rotten (that was weird)
How did you get on this release with Delvic?
they were/are really good friends of ours and from the area.

Noah's Dove

Thursday, November 28, 2019


If my sources are correct, they are from Charlotte, North Carolina and active around 2008. describes them as Circle Takes the Square minus Kathy Coppola, and uuuhhh that's kind of true. Instrumentally it's not as technical as CTTS, but the vocals, music style, lyrics, and even some of the instrumentals truly sound like a CTTS tribute band at times (does the vocalist from this photo also kind of look like Drew, haha?). Like the last track on this album could totally be a chopped song from As the Roots Undo. It's not amazing, but decent enough.

Random note, it seems like people hate CTTS now. I still think they're good. Super pretentious though.


Sunday, November 24, 2019

Blow Up

4. Columbus, Ohio based post-hardcore/screamo band from 1999 to 2002 . Featured the members of post-hardcore band, Remingtin. They utilized synthesizers as their main instrument.

This appears to be their only album released by Blood Of The Young Records. The earlier (awesomely underrated) band Remington was going this direction of sound in their later times. The main instrument used here is definitely the synthesizer. Very similar to bands like Tion or Zombie Zombie. I was never really that big of a fan of them back in my skramo days. It's just a bit too all over the place. Precursor to shitty white belt stuff and much more future sass core.

Blow Up

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Sea Sons

From La Habra. Sea Sons broke up, literally, when their tour van collided with a semi-truck. Insane Car Accident. Only Alan Hunter survived, to form Graf Orlock and talk about zombies puking corpses. members: Alan Hunter Andreas Desjardins Nick Shannon Taylor McAmmond
Little blurb from Chug Life
sea sons// this was the first screamo band i saw back in high school, and i was so confused and so jarred. i seriously didn't understand what it was, but it made so much sense to me. the people in the band where all people i knew from going to shows, riding bikes, and i even went to high school with one of them. i never realized they were in this amazing band. it was wild, i saw them for the first time on their last show. the guitars were mostly always clean slightly over driven, bass very groovy, and the drums slightly technical but not over done. all in all really really groovy off timish band. the vocals were probably the part that confused me the most as a young teen… i had heard screaming/yelling vocals… but they were not mutually exclusive to me at that point. the singer in this band does something with his voice, where they are doing both at once, and i remember it hit me straight to my core. i could understand every word, and i could feel just how anxious, upset, and unsettled they were. maybe i am romanticizing this band, but that show set such a high bar for me as far as screamo/emotive bands go. 
Active mid 2000's, the connection to Graf Orlock seems to be the major point here. There may be a 4-song demo out there or the release I have below is actually that demo just with instrumental interlude tracks. It's pretty good melodic, and impassioned stuff, similar to popular stuff from this era. Recommend a download!


Tuesday, October 29, 2019

She Died Real Pretty

Description from No Guidance:
She Died Real Pretty (2005-2006) was a short-lived band from Derry, NH that played fast-paced and ferocious screamo, that, although it was oftentimes fairly sloppy, was not unlike well-known heavy-hitters such as Orchid or Isodora Crane.
A few years back, I was speaking with one of the members and they shed some light on the rumored 7" split that was supposed to happen with I Wrote Haikus About Cannibalism in Your Yearbook. Apparently, both bands had tracks recorded and were ready to move forward with the split but the label that was going to put it out decided to axe She Died Real Pretty because their lyrics, which centered around the events of 9/11, were too conservative and disagreed with the label's views. Whether this story is true or not, I'm not sure, and there could very well be more to it than this -- either way, it's a shame that the split never happened because that would have surely solidified this band's place in screamo history, for whatever that's worth.
Although I'm not sure about the other members, I know one of the guitarists of She Died Real Pretty went on to play in a phenomenal band called Alessa. Though I never got a chance to see She Died Real Pretty, I was fortunately able to see his follow-up band multiple times. Alessa, who will soon have their own spotlight post, played an incredibly dark and heavy form of hardcore/screamo, pierced by agonizing dual vocals and dissonant chords. Although unrelated to She Died Real Pretty, the band family tree extends further, as Alessa's bassist also played in Pathos and Maintain Radio SilencePathos played a similarly dark style of music although they were largely instrumental, save for a few performances where they experimented with a vocalist. Maintain Radio Silence was more reserved, playing post-metal reminiscent of a less technical Russian Circles. One of the first shows I ever went to was with мища and Pathos in a dilapidated yet crowded barn; it was blistering loud and absolutely jarring, causing a lasting impression on me and instilling a renewed fascination with the genre

Carpe Diem Is Dead

Fucking Dead

i wrote haikus about cannibalism in your yearbook - she died real pretty (2006)

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 screamo from the early 2000s. I don't hate it.

Various - (some rough demo style tracks + a track from

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 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. 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


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, 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 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 "スピッツ" 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


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 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 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


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

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 were an / band from Goleta, CA. They formed in 1993 and broke up in 1996. They released their demo under the name IG-88.
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)
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.


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