April 27, 2011

I, too, am moving on...

I have been desiring to do something a little more streamlined to fit my personal tastes as opposed to posting such things on a free-for-all of music genres for a while now. Since Patrick decided to get going, I figured I may as well do so, too.

I have started a wordpress titled hellcrown that I hope to make my new home for sharing music. I just made my first post, so it is a bit bare, but stick with me here. If you enjoyed my hardcore/metal/punk posts, you should have every desire to move on to hellcrown to see what I have been getting hyped on and I would love to hear from you. Also, if you are an artist and want me to check out some of your music, please send an email to hellcrownmusic@gmail.com. I would love to continue receiving things.

Thanks dudes,

April 07, 2011

Formal Letter of Resignation

I've decided to move on. Nothing personal, readers. I've been thinking about this for a while. Thanks for sticking with us this whole time. Thanks for being patient. Thanks to all the friends I made. Thanks to Tara for letting me stay at her place and pretend it was mine. It was awesome for a while, but now I need to move out.

In the future, you might find me at Urgent Conjecture, or Means Fair.

Please familiarize yourselves with these better blogs, if you haven't already:

Glowing Raw
Dayvan Zombear
The Radiant Now
Rand0m Sh1t

March 24, 2011


Last.fm // Buy it!

Tune-Yards, that's W H O. lol but srsly tho this album K I L L s. I'm not joking, and I hadn't noticed the album title contains that word. I expect reviews might include combinations and variations of ideas like "improves upon its predecessor in so many ways, too many ways to even try to explain," "but mostly recording/production/depth, which were the only qualities needing improvement anyway," and "commanding vocal presence that confidently supports her eccentric style, with accessible confidence," among words like "risky," "fresh," "triumphant," "best," "album," and "woman."

P.S. I have no comment regarding my two-month absence. Furthermore, I have one comment: Tumblr.

March 15, 2011

Joyce Manor

Joyce Manor is a pop-punk band from Torrance, California. This is their self-titled release. Very tight and cohesive with a Cap'n Jazz-saturated sound coming through at some points.

March 05, 2011

Sleeping Bag

From Bloomington, Indiana, Sleeping Bag presents a 1990s alternative rock sound reminiscent of acts like The Pixies, Built To Spill and Weezer. Dave Segedy, who is the main songwriter, takes drums and vocal duties live, while David Woodruff and Lewis Rogers fill in on guitar and bass. Their sound relies on tight, catchy, and simplistic melodies paired with Segedy's fun, relatable lyrics delivered in a soft and reserved manner. Sleeping Bag is set to play alongside the likes of Ty Segall, Beach Fossils, and The War on Drugs during this year's WIUX Culture Shock, an annual free festival of sorts that happens in the spring. Culture Shock is put on by WIUX, the college radio station here at Indiana University. Click the bandcamp link above for streams of a few tracks that will eventually be made available through a full length. I also encourage you to try to catch any of the number of shows they have been playing lately.

February 21, 2011



Solid powerviolence released on 1917 Records. Groovin'. In your face. You'll be chanting before you know it. Fans of Ceremony, Punch, and Trash Talk will not be let down.

Millions of Dead Cops

MDC - Multi-Death Corporations

Released in 1983 by Crass Records. An EP consisting of four angry fucking tracks. Classic hardcore with a social message that was laid out in full with the literature inserted in the vinyl. One of the best things to come out of Texas. Kurt Cobain was arrested with this band's tape in his pocket. Interested now? Huh? Fuck you. Nothing that came out recently is better than these four tracks.

January 20, 2011

Mike Adams At His Honest Weight - Oscillate Wisely (1/25/11)

I had the great pleasure of attending the release show for Oscillate Wisely, an album fully written and recorded by Bloomington, IN artist and musical figure Mike Adams. Oscillate brings to the listener a dreamy collection of groovy, slow pop tracks with heartfelt lyrics and a sense of sincerity that is becoming far too absent in music. It is being released by local label Flannelgraph (whom also released the OF 7" by Osteoferocious) in conjunction with St. Ives Records.

Check out the video for the single taken from the album, a track called "I'm Not Worried":