Monday, September 26, 2011

latest mix

this is my latest mix that comes from what I've been listening to. I listened to a bunch of stuff between September 12th and 24th. Hope there's something here for you.

We start off with a softer emo band The Warren Commission. Pretty obscure. Good stuff though

Way more people will know Weezer. If you don't then i don't know where you've been or doing with your life. Even if you hate them you are aware of them, they were relevantish at one point.

Things get way more pop punk, upbeat and downright happy with The Wombats. These are very danceable indie rock songs with more than enough exuberance.

Now one song from portugal the man. It's a tad weird but I think it's pretty cool.

Now we have a whole bunch of angry, pissed off Hardcore, coming straight at you from Finland. My favourite bands from this compilation are: Riistetyt, Nolola Nolla Nollam Kaaos, Laahaus, Klimax, Appendix, Antikeho, Maanalainen Pelastusarmeija 

We head over to China from Finland for some Sonic Youth style post rock courtesy of  Carsick Cars. The can write some really good, catchy rock and roll songs and don't really care if they throw in a disconcerting time change or a wall of feedback in the middle of that catchy song.

We head back to the states and get screamy with IWontStopWonderingUntilYouStopBreathing. This dude has been so productive this year. He's working on yet another tape which will be his 7th. He's talking about doing 10 by the year's out and if they all sound like this I am so down.

We stay punky but lose the screams for a bunch of punk from Witches With Dicks. These guys plast fast, pissed off orgcore punk pop. They like the simpsons. Nuff said.

I saw this band two week ago with Tin Vespers. Cousins play a bluesy style of weird garage rock punk. It's very distorted and the singer shouts a lot but it's pretty sweet.

I saw Kill Matilda last week with local punk bands Bumping Tacos and TV Casualties. On these songs they do a hard rock thing, on their debut lp they do a more punk thing. It's great either way.

Emo, Screamo and some power thrash

This is my mix of music I listened to from August 8th through August 9th. I am eclectic in my taste so some transitions may be jarring...

We start things off with some emo pop punk courtesy of a rather unknown band Your City/State. If your into underground music you might know Joie De Vivre, who these guys became. This is less midwest emo, more pop punk. Still quite good

Things get techinal and industrial with Andrako. I randomly found these songs online and they pound away at your brain until you surrender to the industrial metal.

 We stay metallica but get thrasy with Armor Column. They have a tad too much power metal in their music for it to be a regular listen right now but I will definitely be paying attention

We get way more chill with A Garden Overgrown. They play a very post rock version of screamo. A lot of the time there's more post rock than screamo and there's very little post rock that I actually like. They reformed this year and these are tracks from their new ep.

We shift out of post rock but stay emotional and finish with Talis Vita. They could be compared to Your City/State but screamo instead of emo and way more punk.. These guys are loud and they don't really give a shit if you care or like it.

In Between

Think a more hardcore oriented version of Joyce Manor. Emocore, emo with some punk attitude. Starts off emo but gets core pretty quick. Its entirely too short but pretty good all round

Radio show!

Listen to me on the radio tomorrow between 10-11 am eastern time. I will be playing vancouver emo outfit By A Thread, Wrought: Ironsmile a lo emo band also from Vancouver, 30 Second Motion Picture an emocore band who I think are from Ontario, Rocket Science, an emo band from either east London or Cape Town South Africa, IWontStopWonderingUntilYouStopBreathing a one piece screamo band from Lansing Michigan and if there’s time Ampere who are from Amherst Massachusetts

You can listen online here

new Cheers, Mate!

Cheers, Mate! is a great screamo band from Ukraine. They've got keyboards, they sing and scream in either ukrainian or russian and have some sweet alternating vocals if my memory serves.

They put out an Owl EP a while back and I really liked it.

I haven't listened to the new song yet but I'm assuming its just as good