Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Loud? - Connections

Loud? are a 3 piece emo band from Woodbridge Virginia. They just released their 4th album, an EP called Connections. They mine a melodic, Midwestern emo vein. I'm rather behind on school work right now so I'm going to forgo an in depth discussion of their sound, just know that if you like emo you'll probably like this.

Monday, November 19, 2012

The Concrete Summer - Glass Bones, Paper Skin

The Concrete Summer are a 5 piece emo band from Erie Pennsylvania. They have released one EP called Glass Bones, Paper Skin and it is one of the best albums I've heard an awhile. The music tends toward the sadder, more melodic and epic side of emo as opposed to more chaotic, hardcore focused variants. There are multiple vocalists and they are all awesome, but the one thing that really drew me in and hooked me is Julia's beautiful voice. She can be quiet, contemplative and sad before transitioning into a beautifully soaring melodic arc then transitioning back into a more quiet contemplative mode. My two favourite songs, Revvis and The Little Prince both work that formula to great reward. Some songs have tapping, some have a more raucous guitar tone, some have soaring vocals while some have gruffer vocals and shouts while all the songs are awesome.  You can listen for free below and bug the people at Driftwood Records to repress their EP.

Friday, November 16, 2012

what I listened to between November 8th and 15th 2012

This mix consists of what I listened to between the above dates.

On it you will find tracks from a split between Alta and Arizona Wilder

 some folk punk courtesy of Indra Zenn Verses The World,

an ep called Buried Beneath Those Years by Nakusa

 the Casus side of their split with I Don't Want To Know Why The Caged Bird Sings,

 an ep by the awesome screamo band Cabin Fire called Cathedrals Of Information

as well as a whole lot of Converge, selections from Petitioning The Empty Sky and Caring And Killing

You can download said rar here if you missed the link above 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Fire Academy - Demo

Fire Academy are a five piece band from Iowa. If you like screamo you'll like this. First song slays, the second song is more slowburning and the third song adds in just a touch of melody and quiet to accent the desperate screams. Can't wait to hear more from these dudes. You can purchase a tape from Driftwood Records here

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Indra Zenn Versus The World - Bums In Love

Indra Zenn Versus The World is the side project of the singer for a band called The Kreutzer Sonata. This album is an acoustic folk punk album. Think a more lofi early Against Me! and you're in the ballpark. You can stream below and download for free on the Driftwood Records bandcamp page as well as purchase a tape from Driftwood Records here