Sunday, 30 June 2013

Kismet

Band submission. Kismet are a four-piece acoustic indie folk band from Boston, Massachusetts. I was pleasantly surprised when I heard this, since it's a style of music that I love, but don't really do any posts on. So a big thank you to them for sending this to me. Though this band is certainly guitar-based, they incorporate cello and upright bass into each song, which sounds amazing. The vocals are excellent, as well. They're usually harmonized between a guy and a girl, which sound quite pleasing together. They sing softly and gently, and both have naturally great tones to their voice. I don't know what else I can say besides I love it. The guitar does a really good job at balancing the use of both fingerpicking and strumming full chords, and even throws in some almost abrasive slide playing on "Spring". The upright bass and cello sound perfect, as expected, but they also know exactly what to play and when to come. It doesn't come off as being plainly structured and obvious, though. Rather, it compliments the song and builds it up to include other dynamics. I know I'm just rambling now. The point is, CHECK THIS OUT.


1. Away From The Dark
2. A Light.
3. Off Again.

1. Spring
2. Day By Day


Power Trip


Power Trip are a five-piece hardcore/thrash metal crossover band from Dallas, Texas that have been killing it since 2008. These guys fucking rip, playing intense, crushing, pummeling, chugging, aggressive music. If you want your ears to bleed, face to melt, and head to explode, you're looking in the right place. They cite their influences being Motörhead, Sepultra, Cro-Mags, Nuclear Assault, Bad Brains, Discharge, Exodus, Anti-Cimex, Venom, Vio-lence, Possessed, and Devastation (TX), which should give you a good indication of how badass these guys are. Enjoy.

1. Questions
2. This World
3. Acid Trip
4. Untitled
5. Vultures

1. Armageddon Blues
2. Lake Of Fire
3. The Evil Beast
4. Acid
5. Questions
6.Vultures

12. Hammer Of Doubt

1. Divine Apprehension
2. Suffer No Fool
3. Brainwave (Prong)

1. Manifest Decimation
2. Heretics Fork 
3. Conditioned To Death
4. Murderers Row
5. Crossbreaker
6. Drown
7. Power Trip
8. Hammer Of Doubt 

1. Integrity - We Are The End
2. Integrity - Beneath Black Flames We Ride
3. Integrity - Her Eyes Filled With Stars
4. Power Trip - Divine Apprehension
5. Power Trip -  Suffer No Fool

1. Soul Sacrifice
2. Executioner's Tax (Swing of The Axe)
3. Firing Squad
4. Nightmare Logic
5. Waiting Around To Die
6. Ruination
7. If Not Us Then Who
8. Crucifixation

Saturday, 29 June 2013

Lord Snow

Thanks to Anonymous for the request.

Lord Snow are a screamo/emo violence band from Chicago, Illinois that began in August 2011. Some members used to be in Suffix and Lautrec, among others. They play a style of chaotic, disjointed, ear-piercing, female-fronted screamo that I'm really into. This band are probably one of my personal favourite new bands in this genre, so definitely get into it if you haven't already. Also, check out some of their live stuff on Youtube or whatever, it's really sick. I guess there isn't much else to say. Enjoy.

1. Teeth
2. Corrective Consciousness
3. Natural Order
4. Indifference
5. Detours Disguised
6. It Is Known

1. He's Clearly Made The Most Of It
2. Oh, How The Wine Talks
3. The Dastardly Halves
4. Alas, The World Stops Spinning

1. Ulfric Stormcloak

15. Amherst Pandemonium, Pt 1 (Orchid cover)

Full comp here

1. Selfish Sleep
2. Dark Cloud
3. She's Clearly Made The Most Of It
4. Stormcloak
5. Yellow Amarillo / Booker Dewitt
6. Corpse Pose
7. Incorrective Unconsciousness
8. Shere Khan
9. Solitude
10. Bb
11. The Background Static Of Perpetual Discontent

1. slsk
2. asmr request
3. choppa (stop)
4. new fasting
5. oh god no
6. never again

Lemon Demon

Lemon Demon are a five-piece rock band from Kingston, Massachusetts that started in 2003. Most of all the recorded tracks are only front man Neil Cicierega (who is also the creator of Potter Puppet Pals), but on live acts and certain recordings, he is accompanied by guitarists Charles "Chooch" Sergio and Dave Kitsberg, bassist Alora Lazilotta. and drummer Gregory Lazilotta, while Neil does keyboards and vocals. Lemon Demon has a very interesting sound and style that changes with just about every album. I'd give some bands that are similar, but when they develop a new sound with every recording, it's hard to give you some similar artists. They've always had a very electronic/alternative sound, so I guess if you're into alternative, indie, electronic, rock, and the like, then Lemon Demon may be a band for you.
They gained a huge amount of recognition with the release of their song The Ultimate Showdown Of Ultimate Destiny (from the album Dinosaurchestra). They then received even more with the release of BRODYQUEST. Other than those songs and some other fairly popular ones (Geeks In Love, 123456 Pokemon, Word Disassociation, I've Got Some Falling To Do, etc.), Lemon Demon doesn't get as recognized as they should (in my opinion).
They've been one of my favorite bands since fourth grade, and while many people fail to appreciate their work as much as I do, there's still a select few out there who love them too. Hopefully, some of you will be among the few.

Kinda pulling this outta my ass, but:
FFO: I Fight Dragons, Yip Deceiver, Anamanaguchi, The Brood Needs Food, They Might Be Giants, The Flaming Lips, CAKE, Hello Ninja, The Front Bottoms, etc.

I recommend you get anything everything from Hip To The Javabean  to I Am Become Christmas EP. The first two albums weren't too great (although I do like some songs on LftHCS), and the last two singles were joke-y songs.

Clown Circus (2003)
1. Error
2. Lemon Demon
3. Ten Thousand Light Years Away
4. Don't Be Like The Sun
5. Bowling Alley
6. Wrong
7. Hazel's Modus Operandi
8. Idiot Control Now
9. Pepper And Salt
10. Holy Bison Beaks!
11. Somnolence
12. Fire Motif
13. Hyakugojyuuichi 2003
14. Elsewhere

Live From The Haunted Candle Shop (2003)
1. Hydroelectric Viking
2. The Saga Of You, Confused Destroyer Of Planets
3. Mr. Wolfgang
4. Boats
5. Destructo!
6. Fiberglass Monkey
7. Fly Straight Or Drop The Oar And Wreck
8. Oz Explodes
9. Booja Jabooja
10. Dance Like An Idiot
11. Chu Chu Rocket
12. Switzerland
13. Party On The Moon
14. Without My Tonsils
15. Birdhouse In Your Soul
16. Mold En Mano
17. Movie Night

Hip To The Javabean (2004)
1. What's In The Toaster
2. Sunbeam Light Show Flower Seed
3. Musical Chairs
4. Atomic Copper Claw
5. Your Evil Shadow Has A Cup Of Tea
6. Telekinesis
7. Matches And Nails
8. Relativity
9. Fancy Pants Manifesto
10. Go To Hollywood
11. I Know Your Name
12. Consumer Whore
13. Between You And Me
14. I've Got Some Falling To Do
15. Sick Puppy
Bonus Tracks
1. Almond
2. Bad Idea
3. Behold The FUTURE
4. Not Applicable
5. Roman Robot Statues
6. Run, Harry, Run!
7. Take A Picture
8. There's A Robot In My Head

Damn Skippy (2005)
1. Dead Sea Monkeys
2. Sky Is Not Blue
3. Pumpkin Pie
4. When Robots Attack
5. Geeks In Love
6. New Way Out
7. What Will Happen Will Happen
8. Kitten Is Angry
9. The Ceiling
10. Subtle Oddities
11. Gonna Dig Up Alec Guinness
12. Flamingo Legs
13. Ode To Crayola
14. Rainwater
15. Smell Like A Cookie All Day
16. Dizziful Bliss
17. Word Disassociation
18.Eventuality
Bonus Tracks
1. Bicycle Race (Queen cover)
2. Fuzzy (The Incredible Moses Leroy cover)
3. March Of The Living Figments
4. Mothers All Over The World
5. Mr. Porta-Potty Man
6. Musical Chairs (Alternate Version)
7. Pirate In A Box
8. Subtle Oddities (Cheesy Synth Mix)

Dinosaurchestra (2006)
1. Dinosaurchestra Part One
2. Action Movie Hero Boy
3. Fine
4. Lawnmower
5. Stuck
6. The Ultimate Showdown Of Ultimate Destiny
7. Vow Of Silence
8. Neverending Hum
9. Dinosaurchestra Part Two
10. Imaginary Friend
11. Archaeopteryx
12. Eyewishes
13. Bystanders
14. Indie Cindy & The Lo-Fi Lullabies
15. Nothing Worth Loving Isn't Askew
16. This Hyper World
17. Deep In The Ocean
18. Dinosaurchestra Part Three
19. The Too Much Song
Bonus Tracks
1. White Bread Boyfriend
2. Funniest
3. Birthday (Alligators And Pretzel Makers)
4. Chip's Challenge chip01 midi remix
5. It Can Get Lonely In My Mansion
6. Samuel And Rosella
7. Bill Watterson
8. Space Mission Alpha
9. Being Alone On Valentine's Day
10. Stick Stickly
11. Abraham Lincoln's Head
12. The Next Dimension
13. Princess Unicorn Bunny Kitten Angel
14. The Ultimate Showdown (Aaron Ackerson Remix)
15. The Ultimate Showdown (>SaTIst< Remix)
16. The Ultimate Showdown (R-Forrest Remix)

1. Party On The Moon
2. Indie Cindy & The Lo-Fi Lullabies
3. Kitten Is Angry
4. Sunbeam Light Show Flower Seed
5. Consumer Whore
6. Subtle Oddities
7. Stick Stickly
8. Dance Like An Idiot
9. Pumpkin Pie
10. Ode To Crayola
11. Action Movie Hero Boy
12. The Ultimate Showdown Of Ultimate Destiny
13. Charles And Leah Forever
14. Geeks In Love
15. Samuel And Rosella
16. White Bread Boyfriend
17. Nothing Worth Loving Isn't Askew

Elvis Porn (2006)
1. Elvis Porn

1. Stick Stickly
2. Fine
3. White Bread Boyfriend
4. Marketland
5. Your Imaginary Friend
6. Ode To Crayola
7. Bill Nye The Science Guy
8. Word Disassociation
9. Elvis Porn
10. Action Movie Hero Boy
11. Pumpkin Pie
12. Killer Tofu
13. The Ultimate Showdown Of Ultimate Destiny
14. The Mysterious Ticking Noise
15. Indie Cindy & The Lo-Fi Lullabies
16. Nothing Worth Loving Isn't Askew
17. Stick Stickly
18. Gonna Dig Up Alec Guinness
19. I've Got Some Falling To Do
20. Mr. Porta-Potty Man
21. Switzerland
22. Pokemon

View-Monster (2008)
1. Kaleidoskull
3. Amnesia Was Her Name
5. The Man In Stripes And Glasses
7. Marketland
9. Gadzooks
11.  Knife Fight
13. The Only House That's Not On Fire (Yet)
15. The Ocean
17. The Afternoon
19. Spring Heeled Jack
21. Being A Rock Star
23. Ask For Nothing
25. The Satirist's Love Song
27. The Machine
29. Bill Watterson
31. Something Glowing
(Note: I tracked it like this because on the CD, the even tracks are filler songs, making the whole album one big song. Although I do own the CD, I have the iTunes version on my computer. I'll upload the CD version as well when I get it on my computer.)
Bonus Tracks
1. 320x320
2. Ben Bernanke
3. Drinky-Bird
4. Everyday French
5. Gadzooks (Original Version)
6. Hip Hop Cherry Pop
7. Modify
8. Nightmare Fuel
9. Strangelet
10. Sundial
11. Super Hey Ya (OutKast Remix)
12. Today's Secret Word
13. Treasure Map
14. The Wiggles Hate Each Other In Real Life
15. You Got A Toothache
16. creepy

Almanac 2009
1. The Ultimate Showdown Of Ultimate Destiny (2009 Version)
4. Eighth Wonder
5. 123456 Pokemon
6. Toy Food
14. This Is Youmacon
(Note: I tracked it like this because this was a compilation of songs they did on previous albums and some new songs. The songs in the .zip folder are the songs exclusive to this album.)

1. Redesign Your Logo

BRODYQUEST (2010)
1. BRODYQUEST


Live (Only Not) (2011)
1. Fine
2. Bill Watterson
3. Stick Stickly
4. Ode To Crayola
5. I've Got Some Falling To Do
6. Spring Heeled Jack
7. The Ultimate Showdown Of Ultimate Destiny
(Note: These are re-recorded versions of the songs that feature all 5 members of the band)

Goosebumps (2011)
1. Goosebumps

Really Cool Wig (2011)
1. Really Cool Wig

Money Dollar Bills (2012)
1. Money Dollar Bills

Reaganomics (2012)
1. Reaganomics

A Mask Of My Own Face (2012)
1. A Mask Of My Own Face

1. Intro
2. The Ocean
3. A Mask Of My Own Face
4. Cabinet Man
5. Goosebumps
6. Really Cool Wig
7. 123456 Pokemon/654321 Digimon
8. Redesign Your Logo
9. As Your Father I Expressly Forbid It
10. Ancient Aliens
11. Toy Food
12. BRODYQUEST 2.0
13. Reaganomics
14. The Ultimate Showdown Of Ultimate Destiny
WATCH the live performance here!

I Am Become Christmas EP
1. Prelude To Presents
2. Christmas Will Be Soon
3. Aurora Borealis
4. SAD
5. CryptoSanta

My Trains (2013)
1. My Trains

Friday, 28 June 2013

Beau Navire


Beau Navire are a four-piece screamo band from Oakland, California that started in 2009. The band contains former members of the legendary iwrotehaikusaboutcannibalisminyouryearbook as well as Spectres,   and shares members with the monster known as Loma Prieta. Beau Navire are like the amalgamation of every screamo band to ever exist, seaminglessly blending tons of various styles and sounds into their mix of awesome, intense passion. Seriously, this band is probably one of the most essential modern screamo/skramz/whatever bands around now. Enjoy.

1. Side A
2. Side B

1. Te Lloraría Un Puto Río - Canción De Amor Sin Título
2. Te Lloraría Un Puto Río - Perros Y Abejas
3. Carrion Spring - Red Beard Rides Again
4. The Discord Of A Forgotten Sketch - La Deux Part Un
5. The Discord Of A Forgotten Sketch - La Deux Part Deux
6. Beau Navire - These Waves
7. Beau Navire - Ship To Shore
8. Beau Navire - Instrumental

1. Adobe Homes - I Don't Think I'm Glorybound, Bound, Bound
2. Beau Navire - Eyelids

1. March of 03
2. Technicolor, Technicolor
3. Whisper
4. Thumbbreaker
5. Crocosmia
6. Ceilings Revealing
7. Fitting Pieces

1. Suffix - Post-Rock Is For Lovers
2. Suffix - Get Pitted!
3. Beau Navire - Space Heaters
4. Beau Navire - Scattered Trails
5. Beau Navire - Sanctus Locus

1. Hours
2. The Looking Glass
3. A Book, A Mind
4. Reinventing The Veil
5. Respire (meta)
6. Cloud City
7. "It's Not an Art, It's a Myth"
8. Bare Trees
9. Lost And Leaving
10. Interlude
11. Solemn Moon
12. Remnants
13. Respire (sync)

1. Beau Navire - Phalanx Of Lenses
2. Beau Navire - Ghostlike
3. Republic Of Dreams - Golden Parachutes For The Carpetbaggers
4. Republic Of Dreams - It's Still Fucking Personal
5. Republic Of Dreams - A Refuge Becoming Utopia

1. Prisms
2. Communiqué
3. Dead End, Start Over
4. Podebrady
5. Disgust & Fate
6. Amongst Ashes
7. One So Illusive
8. Paper Lanterns
9. Epistolary

Warren Of Ohms

Band submission. Warren of Ohms is a screamo band from Arizona that mainly consists of one member, Sammy Gurule. The debut EP was released quite recently, and features some impressive technical guitar work similar to that of Hot Cross, and some sinister, hoarse vocals which stylistically shift quite a bit, but sound great all around. The EP is quite consistent in terms of sound, though the last two songs (especially the last one) do get quite experimental with other ideas, and it certainly works for the better. Check this stuff out if you're into the bands mentioned below, this is quite good, and I'm definitely enjoying it.

FFO: Hot Cross, We Were Skeletons, Sed Non Satiata, Loma Prieta, Comadre 

1. Eleanor Sends His Regards
2. OCD
3. Prognosis For My Long-Term Survival
4. Argente des Laches
5. Hearts of Concord
6. False Implication, Silent Approval
7. Frequency
8. I've Seen Things You People Wouldn't Believe


1. Introduction
2. Human, All Too Human
3. God's Lonely Man
4. In The Desert
5. Endeavor To Preserve
6. Mad Prophet of The Airwaves
7. Tiny Flowing Currents, Immediate And Forever
8. The Wolf And The Fox
9. Sentient Metamorphosis

Algernon Cadwallader


Algernon Cadwallader were a three-piece emo/indie/math rock/punk band from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They began in 2005 and broke up in 2012, unfortunately. I was actually able to catch them live about a week before they broke up, which makes me quite happy (I also got to hear how their damn name is properly pronounced). These guys are one of the best known "emo revival" bands or whatever you want to call it, and rightfully so (Algernon and Snowing are probably the two that seem to be brought up the most). They also operated on a very DIY basis, booking their own shows and whatnot. They even went as far as collectively owning their own label (Hot Green Records), though they did work with other labels.

They take a TON of influence from Cap'n Jazz. I mean you could possibly mistaken the two for each other, especially the vocals. Holy shit, he sounds like Tim sometimes, which is good thing, obviously. However, the guitar work is more reminiscent of American Football, but played with the upbeat  styling of Cap'n Jazz. I suppose there's also a dose of Mineral in the entire band, just for good measure. So yeah, these guys are an awesome band that will certainly be getting a ton of listens since it's the summer now, and they're pretty much the perfect summer band. Enjoy.

1. Second-Rate Machines
2. Breath Wish
3. Look Down
4. Sailor Set Sail
5. Shirt

1. Casual Discussion In A Dome Between Two Temples
2. Some Kind Of Cadwallader
3. The Stars
4. Horror
5. Motivational Song
6. Yo Soy Milk
7. I've Got Piano
8. Katie's Conscious
9. Serial Killer Status
10. In Response To Irresponsibility

1. Spit Fountain
2. Fun
3. Foggy Mountain
4. Black Clouds
5. I Wanna Go To The Beach
6. Responsible Party

1. Some Kind Of Cadwallader
2. Look Down
3. Fun
4. Spit Fountain
5. Stars
6. Katie's Conscious
7. Yo Soy Milk
8. Serial Killer Status
9. Second Rate Machines

Note: Live set they did in January 2010

1. 1994! - Proper J
2. Snowing - Big Weed
3. Boys And Sex - High Notes
4. Algernon Cadwallader - (Na Na Na Na) Simulation

1. Springing Leaks
2. Pitfall
3. Preservatives
4. Parrot Flies
5. If It Kills Me
6. Glenwood Ave.
7. Uniform
8. Sad
9. Chewed Up And Spit Out (In A Bowl)
10. Loose Cannons
11. Cruisin'