September 29, 2008

Ceremony - Still Nothing Moves You (2008)

Fucking great old-school hardcore band. They have some epic intros to their songs and are just fun to thrash to. Check them out.

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September 25, 2008

Listen to me on the radio!

Hey readers,

Tomorrow I'll be starting a weekly radio show for my school's student station, WIUX, at Indiana University in Bloomington. If you're in Bloomington, tune in to 99.1 FM. If you're not in Bloomington or don't have a radio, download the live stream here:

I'll be probably be playing stuff that's a little more friendly than you usually see posted here (read: no AIDS Wolf), but it's going to be good stuff regardless.

The show starts at 7am, EST. If you're up getting ready for work, school, whatever on Fridays... tune in!


September 24, 2008

Deerhoof - Offend Maggie (2008)

I hate the cover art, but I'm impressed with the album itself. And sooo happy to hear more Japanese in the lyrics!

Kill Rock Stars keeps zapping my link. I'm not uploading it anymore, sorry. Try google.
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September 16, 2008


Studio Albums:

The Feeding of The 5000 (1978)

Stations of The Crass (1979)

Penis Envy (1981)

Christ, The Album (1982)
-Disk One
-Disk Two

Yes Sir, I Will (1983)

Acts of Love (1985)

Live Albums:

Christ, The Bootleg (1989)

You'll Ruin It For Everyone (1993)

Special Treat:

Merry Crassmas (1981)

Crass were a largely influential Anarcho-punk band that delved in other genres, such as Classical, Noise, and Spoken Word. Here are all of their studio albums and both their live albums. I also added the Merry Crassmas 7", which is their cheeky little satire of Christmas consumerism. Enjoy!

Exhaust - Exhaust (1998)

Exhaust is an odd band. The best way I can describe them is through their page at Constellation Records:

"Exhaust is a bass, drum and tape trio that crashed through various Montreal venues in a series of semi-controlled explosions during the mid-90s, with an early vinyl release on Constellation appearing in 1998 (issued on CD two years later). As other projects began to dominate the players’ schedules, Exhaust have played only sporadically since 1999 but re-grouped in the summer of 2001 for a short tour and month-long cabin retreat, where their second album was recorded.

Aidan Girt (drums) mashes up beats and samples with his 1-Speed Bike alter-ego, was drafted by Godspeed You! Black Emperor in 1996, and has now settled in a cabin in the woods after a couple of years spent splitting his time between Montreal and Amsterdam.

Mike Zabitsky (tapes) was a sound recordist for film and amateur brewmeister before starting his own brew pub in Montreal in 2002. He is currently renovating a building using poured-concrete molds.

Gordon Krieger is a sound artist who has worked with improvised shortwave signals in Radio Orchestra, music for Mac voice, and an ongoing erased tape project. Miraculously, he continues to work for CBC Radio’s Brave New Waves."

This is that first release they speak of. Enjoy!

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Grails - Doomsdayer's Holiday (2008)

"Written and recorded over the last 18 months, Doomsdayer's Holiday delivers on the promises made by their previous albums, taking equal pride in smoky psychedelics and mountain-ascending riffs .... Doomsdayer's Holiday finds their already-broad palette continually expanding with 70s European film noir and cosmic free jazz explorations complimenting the Middle Eastern psychedelic folk-metal the group is already known for."

Nothing else can prepare you for Grails. This album is worth listening to just for the last track, "Acid Rain". It reminds me of the opener of Deerhunter's new record, "Cover Me (Slowly)", except it's eight minutes of the same bliss. Everything tastes different.

Preview on Myspace
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Because Of Ghosts - This Culture of Background Noise (2008)

"The album was tape-recorded in Montreal at Hotel2Tango by Howard Bilerman (Arcade Fire, Silver Mt. Zion) with additional production work from Efrim Menuck (Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Silver Mt. Zion) and guest strings from Thierry Amar and Jessica Moss."

They come from Australia. You've got a pretty killer post-rock record right here.

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Fang Island - Sky Gardens EP (2008)

Mostly-instrumental happiness reminiscent of Ponytail and Ecstatic Sunshine with some epic arena-metal and pop-punk thrown in. One of the guitarists is also in Daughters.

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BONUS - The Day Of The Great Leap, their full-length from last year. I couldn't find the artwork. Bummer.
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The Sound Of Animals Fighting - The Ocean And The Sun (2008)

They've gone back to the stripped-down lineup that performed on Tiger & The Duke, minus a few members. They retain a little bit of the experimentation that made Lover, The Lord Has Left Us so intolerable to some, but it is toned down. Despite similarities one may draw between the three records, they are all unique beasts. This beast is slower, at first, than one might expect. This beast builds up and breaks down and is always heavy but not always hunting. As always, worth a listen.

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September 14, 2008

Leftover Crack

Mediocre Generica (2001)

Fuck World Trade (2004)

These are their two full lengths they have released. They are a very odd anarcho-punk band with ska, death metal, and classical music influences. They might not be everyone's cup of tea, but they are worth at least a listen. There are many bands that are in some way associated with these guys, if you like what you hear let me know and I will upload some similar stuff.

Official Website


The Return of the Wood M'Lady (1995) 192kbps

Dirt Pirate Creed (1996) 192kbps

The Man, The King, The Girl (1997) 192kbps

Holdypaws (1999) 192kbps

Koalamagic (2000) 320kbps

My Pal Foot Foot (2000) Single 256kbps

Halfbird (2001) 256kbps

Reveille (2002) 320kbps

Apple O' (2003) 320kbps

Milk Man (2004) V0(VBR)

Green Cosmos (2005) EP V0(VBR)

The Runners Four (2005) 320kbps

+81 (2006) EP V0(VBR)

Friend Opportunity (2007) 320kbps

Preview on Myspace (see tourdates also)

September 13, 2008

Sharks Keep Moving

Desert Strings and Drifters (1998) 320kbps

Sharks Keep Moving (1999) 192kbps

Sharks Keep Moving was a fine little band from Seattle that wasn't around for very long but made some very nice mathy and slightly jazzy indie music in the vein of cool bands like Karate. To paraphrase

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September 12, 2008

Glittermouse - Super Tactical Turbo Ultrascope Demo (2008)

Alternative rock/Indie rock 9-piece from Chicago, IL. They are real cool, pretty upbeat, and remind me of ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead. This demo is offered for free on their website, it's a really awesome set of songs, and Wake Up And Dream just makes me feel so happy. I have seriously had it on repeat for a while now.

Official Website - Demo available on front page.

September 08, 2008

Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band - Horses In The Sky (2005)

Canadian post-rock! The band has seven members, three of which are involved with the extremely influential post-rock band Godspeed You! Black Emperor. This is one of my favorite albums of all time and features my favorite song by them, God Bless Our Dead Marines.
Band Website

September 07, 2008

Bands that you probably don't know

Here are four short releases that I've recently enjoyed.

Boy Problems - Summer Demo
This band is friends with Algernon Cadwallader. They are similar and also different. It is very good. Buy it for four dollars on their myspace.
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Automine - Padington Band 7"
This band is Avey Tare, Geologist, and Deakin (of Animal Collective) with Brendan Fowler (of BARR) and some other dude. This is three songs they recorded in 1995, presumably while they were in high school. It is very good. People on the Collected Animals board say it sounds like Pavement. There is another band I'm thinking of but I can't remember what it is.
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Science Vs. Witchcraft - It's Not Necrophilia If You're Dead Too
I found out about this band through a livejournal community called Swing_Maths. HERE is the original post. It is very good. They are noisy like a slow Arab On Radar but they are melodic in a way that reminds me of The Muggabears and another band I'm thinking of but I can't remember what it is. If you buy the EP for six dollars, you also get a ridiculous text adventure game for free.
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Sleep Bellum Sonno - 2008 Demo
This band is a band that I know personally because they are from Long Island. One time they had alcohol at a house and I drank some of it. They are a lot better live but these five songs are still worth listening to. They remind me of On The Might Of Princes but also another band I'm thinking of but I can't remember what it is.
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September 02, 2008

My America Is Watching Tigers Die - Stone Age (2008)

In the vein of early Botch and Refused, or Fear Before circa Art Damage. That's really all I need to say, unless you want me to use some keyword like "angular" or "dissonant". There are no gimmicks here, just dirt and energy.

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BONUS- This 7" record they did in 2007.
30,000 LBS