Thursday, 31 October 2013

William Bonney


William Bonney were a four-piece emo/screamo band from the Midwest that existed from 2010-2013. The band featured members who were formerly in Merchant Ships and Midwest Pen Pals, and it certainly shows in their sound. Clean, twinkly guitars are mixed with blasts of distortion, blasting drums, and high-pitched screams, quite reminiscent of the aforementioned bands, though William Bonney have refined and honed this sound over time, and the results are exquisite. The band's small discography is absolutely killer, so enjoy.

1. See Ya Later
2. No Pizza
3. For My Sad Friends
4. I Think We'll Be Okay

1. Leather Empire
2. No Pizza
3. Drug Lord
4. See Ya Later
5. Good Vibes
6. Monsters

1. Droughts - Class Of '09
2. Droughts - Body Of Glass
3. William Bonney - The Rapture
4. William Bonney - Red River
5. William Bonney - Robbie Hansen

1. Dope Castle


Everything above, separate artwork, track listing and all, in one download

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Verse


Verse are a five-piece hardcore band from Providence, Rhode Island that formed in 2003. They broke up in 2009, but reunited in 2011, and have been killing it since then. From Aggression onwards, they've been working with Bridge Nine Records. Verse play a style of melodic hardcore that hits new peaks of pissed-off passion, and have made them one of the most noteworthy bands within this genre in the past decade. Enjoy.

1. Everything You Were
2. Nothing More
3. Let It All Rust
4. Running Out

1. Rebuild
2. Tear Down These Walls
3. Painting Pictures
4. Let It All Rust
5. What This Means
6. Saying Goodbye
7. Searching
8. Road Less Traveled
9. We Must
10. Nothing More
11. Waiting On A Revolution

1. Weather To A Stone
2. Hard To Breathe
3. Start A Fire
4. Standing In The Ashes
5. From Anger And Rage
6. We Were Here (39th And Glisan)
7. Consume
8. Lost
9. No Rest In Leavenworth
10. Stolen
11. Follow Conform Repeat

1. Story Of A Free Man - Chapter One: The End Of Innocence
2. Story Of A Free Man - Chapter Two: The Cold Return
3. Story Of A Free Man - Chapter Three: Serenity

1. The New Fury
2. Old Guards, New Methods
3. Suffering To Live, Scared To Live
4. Signals
5. Scream
6. Story Of A Free Man - Chapter One: The End Of Innocence
7. Story Of A Free Man - Chapter Two: The Cold Return
8. Story Of A Free Man - Chapter Three: Serenity
9. Blind Salvation
10. Unlearn
11. Earth And Stone
12. Sons And Daughters

1. The Selfish Of The Earth
2. The Selfless Of The Earth
3. The Silver Spoon And The Empty Plate
4. Setting Fire To The Bridges We Cross
5. Segue One
6. You And I Are The Fortunate Ones
7. The End Of All Light
8. The Relevance Of Our Disconnect
9. Segue Two
10. Oceanic Tendencies
11. Finding A Way Out When There Is No Way
12. Segue Three
13. The End Of All Life

Dowsing

Dowsing are an indie/emo band from Chicago, Illinois. They've been putting out "feel good sad jams" since 2010 on the loveable Count Your Lucky Stars. Bands such as Joie De Vivre, Into It. Over It., Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate), Prawn, You Blew It!, and Brave Bird, could be considered contemporaries, though Dowsing is certainly on the same level as most of them. So if you're into that sort of thing, these guys are a must to check out if you haven't already. Enjoy.

1. Driving
2. Amateur Cartography
3. Dinos
4. ...And That's Why You Always Leave A Note!
5. Maxwell
6. Joking/Laughing

1. Dowsing - That Would Be A Lot Of Cool
2. Dowsing - Somerset (Alternate Version)
3. Parker - Make It Home Safely
4. Parker - Eleanor Roosevelt

1. Get Dead!
2. What Did You Ever Do?
3. Gengar! Gengar! Gengar!
4. Wired For Success
5. Lavender
6. Littoral
7. Midwest Living
8. Up To Me
9. Terminals
10. Somerset

1. Dowsing - Just Say When
2. Haverford - Memo
3. Run, Forever - Braddock Beach (Full Band)
4. Captain, We're Sinking - Judge

1. Dancing in the Dark (Bruce Springsteen cover)
2. The Only One Who Could Ever Reach You
3. Motorcycle Drive By
4. Get Dead(er)! (Demo)
5. Gengar! Gengar! Gengar! (Demo)
6. What Did You Ever Do? (Living Room Recording)
7. Liutoral
8. Amateur Cartography (Living Room Recording)
9. Maxwell (Wild Method Workshop)
10. Joking/Laughing (Living Room Recording)

1. If I Fall Asleep The Cats Will Find Me
2. Get Weird
3. Where're Here To Basketball
4. Meant To Shred
5. I Don't Even Care Anymore
6. Everything Works Out
7. No Offense To The Fun
8. Ferret Feelings
9. Still Don't Care
10. Nothing To Give

1. Annabel - Always
2. Annabel - Forever
3. Dowsing - Fistful of Hot Wheels
4. Dowsing - World’s Finest Chocolate (How Ya Doin’ Today)

1. Fall Asleep
2. Get Weird
3. Hot Wheels
4. Basketball
5. PianoSong
6. No Offense
7. IDECA
8. Ferret
9. Still Don't Care
10. Nothing To Give
11. IDECA Butt Fast
12. Meant To Shred
13. Chocolat
14. Fall Asleep (Bedroom Demo)
15. Get Weird (Bedroom Demo)
16. Basketball (Bedroom Demo)
17. Hot Wheels (Bedroom Demo)
18. Just Like IDECA (Bedroom Demo)
19. PianoSong (Bedroom Demo)
20. No Offense To The Fun We're Having (Bedroom Demo)
21. Ferret (Bedroom Demo)
22. Still Don't (Bedroom Demo)
23. Nothing (Bedroom Demo)
24. Worst Joke Ever (Bedroom Demo)
25. Just Say Auto-Tune? (Bedroom Demo)
26. No Offense (Switchboard Sessions)
27. Cutoff (Switchboard Sessions)
28. Watermark

1. Wasted On Hate
2. Feeling Better
3. Kept Me Around
4. Grunge For Life
5. Dissolve
6. Finally Ghost
7. Born To Soar
8. I'm Sorry, You're Great
9. Outside
10. Red Legs Kicking

UPDATES 2

So... It's been close to 2 months since I've made a new post on here. Sorry about that, but like I said in my last post, I've been busy. That's really the only excuse I can offer. But thank you to everyone who's continued to check the blog, and to anyone who asked me where I've been. Sorry I haven't gotten back to all of you, but that's mainly because there are A LOT of you to get back to, which is amazing and much appreciated, though. Perhaps I'll slowly start working through them, but I don't want to guarantee anything.

As for the whole request/submission thing... that's probably going to cease to happen, at least for now. The amount of requests made that I haven't gotten to yet have cleared the 100 mark, and some of them I simply cannot do. Feel free to still make requests, though. If I see one that reminds me I can do it, then I gladly will. But the likelihood of that happening might be somewhat slim. For people who have submitted their own music to me and it hasn't been posted yet: I am sincerely sorry for that, since I know I guaranteed that I would post every submission. But that doesn't seem plausible right now, especially considering how busy I am. So for now (this will probably change in the future) I'm not taking any new submissions from bands, though if you sent in your music before this and it was not posted, send me another e-mail or however you submitted it to me again and I'll be sure to get it up here.

Thank you so much for your patience, and I will hopefully be making a few new posts in the near future. They probably will still be pretty sporadic, but no month-long gaps, for sure.

- Kevin