Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Dead Ends - Widowmaker

Post-hardcore from Australian, and it's fucking awesome.  I'm extraordinarily picky with almost everything that I listen to, but this really surprised me.  Reminds me of Touche Amore a bit, but I guess that's a bad thing since people seem to think they're too popular to like now.

Widowmaker EP

Thursday, October 28, 2010

I Hate Myself - Discography

 Hmm, possibly the best emo band ever? I hope everyone has heard them.  I'm doing my best to avoid the essentials of the hardcore/emo/screamo genres(assuming you already have them), but I Hate Myself is an exception to this guideline. 

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Birds are Spies they Report to the Trees - Demo

Emo kids close-up with a wide-angle lens.  Emo from Norway - get this and start clapping.  At times it's a little to chaotically structured for me, but fans of Age Sixteen should like this.  

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Kråkesølv - Trådnøsting

Emo-ish indie pop from Norway.  I'm not Norwegian, so I can't understand a word that's being said, but I really like it... this is just more proof that you don't have to understand the message to enjoy the music. 

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Find Him and Kill Him - Cut Them to Pieces

Straight up hardcore punk.  No sassy bullshit and they don't give a fuck who broke your heart. 

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Monday, October 25, 2010

Optimus Prime / Totoro Split

Two Russian acts forming together for a split.  Screamo/hardcore right in your face... there's something about Eastern Europe that makes the music so emotive, filthy and chaotic.  Check it out

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More Than Life - Love Let Me Go

Raw and and straight up emotional hardcore from the UK.  I didn't really like this when I first heard it's grown on me like crazy.

And I wonder...
have you ever screamed my name in the middle of the niiiggghttt

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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Yonlu - A Society in Which No isTear is Shed is inconceivably Mediocre

Some of the most depressing music you'll ever hear.  That's all.  Mainly all acoustic, lo-fi, horribly depressing atmosphere, somewhat well-written lyrics, and practically a suicide letter.  He killed himself when he was only 16.

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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Joie De Vivre - Summer Months

Joie De Vivre, a seemingly unknown emo band from the midwest.  Really dreamy, sweet and poppy emotional music that reminds me somewhat of I Hate Myself's more mellow side.  Definitely a gem.

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The Pine - Don't need Regret

Hmm, What the hell is this? Floaty guitars, moaned and whimpered vocals? There's nothing to compare this to, and I'm not saying that as a testament to how good they are, either.  There is really nothing like them. I'm not such fan of their other stuff saves Days Slipping By, but to me this is the best I've heard from them.

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Touche Amore/La Dispute split

 Two amazing live bands - if you haven't seen them you badly need to.  Anyway, this is a collective effort of both bands and it's nothing short of amazing.  If you think they're great separate you need to hear them collaborating because it's a whole new experience

Check out the lyrics to both sides of the split, too:

Replace all I felt promised to me.
To be the one who figured it out,
Who knew what to do,
Who knew how to feel and
Felt that
Love of the past,
The worth of the world,
Just set it ablaze and
Thaw me out.