Tuesday, 30 December 2014

End Of A Year Self Defense Family

This is the band that has been requested non-stop, and for good reason. They are a great band with a ton of material, none of which is fully collected in one place. So, here is the very-near complete discography of End Of A Year Self Defense Family.


This band began in 2003, and have had a revolving door of members ever since, with the only consistent member being vocalist Patrick Kindlon. They are mainly from Albany/Cohoes, New York, though they've had members from all around.  Their original name, End Of A Year, is taken from an Embrace song, which is fitting since their early sound is heavily based on the sound of early Washington DC/Dischord bands such as Rites Of Spring and Lungfish. Though they've progressed a lot since their beginning, they are still distinctly known for their post-punk energy, angular guitar tones, odd chords/melodies, and Kindlon's very unique vocal style and impassioned voice. Their sound is still as personal and compelling as their influential origins, though this band tend to incorporate a lot more overtly political material, mixed in with satire and pop culture references. The name Self Defense Family was adopted between 2010 and 2011. They put out their first full-length, Try Me, out under that name this year. They've only put out four full-lengths, but quite literally seven times that amount in splits and EP's. Throughout their career, they've worked with a multitude of notable labels, including Deathwish, Run For Cover, Triple B, Revelation, and Iron Pier. This is an incredibly prolific band, with a ton of solid material out, most of which has finally been compiled in one place. That couldn't have been done without the massive help of Jacob Shumaker, so much credit is due to him. Enjoy this End Of A Year, and have a happy new one!

Also, though close to all of their material is here, there's a few things missing. The entire Segwei split and More Songs About Transportation and Intercourse are the two most notable things They were found, thanks for sending them to me. In addition, the Stalwart Sons side of the split is missing, though the SDF side is there. Their split with Fires is all in one track, so if anyone has the individual songs, or anything mentioned before, sending them or anything else you have would be insanely appreciated. This is such a good and prolific band, so gathering all their material in one place is so important to share and preserve their legacy. Thanks so much.

1. If You're Not Into It, You're Dead
2. The Birthplace Of Plastic
3. Caldor
4. Hey
5. It Was A Total Nightmare
6. Good To Meet You
7. 60 Degrees 10 Seconds After It Rains
8. Odometer
9. Kentucky Is A Revolution

1. Anxiety
2. I Wash My Ass With Piss
3. Like Four Flat Tires
4. I Hate Fun, I Hate Young People, Stay Off My Lawn
5. 30 Degrees 10 Seconds After It Rains
6. Hey
7. If You're Not Into It, You're Dead
8. My Baboon Heart
9. Shy Partier Meets Talkative Recluse
10. It Was A Total Nightmare
11. Occupation
12. Good To Meet You

1. End Of A Year - Beleaders
2. End Of A Year - Girls
3. End Of A Year - Chopper
4. Three Fifteen - The Warm Air...
5. Three Fifteen - ...The Late Nights

1. End Of A Year - McEnroe
2. End Of A Year - Harrison At Clapton's Wedding
3. Fire Team Charlie - Captain Fantastic And Boris The Heavy Metal Kid
4. Fire Team Charlie - Someday We'll Look Back

1. The Browns
2. Timeshares
3. Beleaders
4. Darnel
5. Harrison
6. Midwest
7. Anxiety II
8. Bad Land Deals
9. You Better Work
10. Escrow
11. Above Ground Pools

1. End Of A Year - Audrey Kishline
2. Kids Explode - A Crash, Literally
3. Kids Explode - Yards And Miles

1. Michael Larson
2. Let's Grow Fat And Unhappy Together
3. &Jury
4. Annandale

1. Adorno - Life. Love. Don't Need Regret.
2. Adorno - Theoretically Driven
3. End Of A Year - Michael Ray Richardson
4. End Of A Year - Go To Hell, Dickhead

1. End Of A Year - William Kennedy
2. End Of A Year - Red Tape Parade

Note: I'm missing the Red Tape Parade side

1. Shook Ones - Raised By Woofs
2. Shook Ones - It's Not What You Think
3. Shook Ones - Asterisk
4. Shook Ones - Marked With A Crow's Foot
5. End Of A Year - Dan Cooper

1. End Of A Year - Charles Rocket
2, End Of A Year - Gary Evans
3. End Of A Year - Sensitive Leopard
4. Segwei - Gain Ground 
5. Segwei - Projection

1. Robert E. Howard
2. Gray Morrow
3. Walter Miller

1. Barbara Peyton
2. Ethan Hawke
3. Wild Wild Life

1. Composite Character
2. Charles Ewert
3. Marissa Wendolovske
4. Fred Dekker
5. Louis Slotin
6. Eric Hall
7. Sara Hayden
8. Jeni Leigh
9. Bo Diaz
10. Eddie Antar
11. Philip Jose Farmer

1. Robert E. Howard & Fred Dekker
2. Eric Hall
3. Jeni Leigh

1. Emanuela Orlandi
2. Mehmet Ali Agca
3. The Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary
4. Barbara Peyton

1. Marissa Wendolovske
2. Eric Hall (Acoustic)
3. Jeni Leigh
4. Philip Jose Farmer

8. I've Got An Idea...

1. I Heard Crime Gets You Off
2. To Your Scattered Bodies Go

1. I'm Going Through Some Shit
2. All Fruit Is Ripe

1. Self Defense Family - I Can't Work A Straight Job
2. Self Defense Family - M1911
3. Fires - Things We Lost In The Sea

Note: Songs are all in one track

1. Self Immolation Family
2. World Virgins

1. (Introduction)
2. Marissa Wendolovske
3. (the gift of subculture)
4. I'm Going Through Some Shit
5. Eric Hall
6. (other motherfuckers don't pay our rent)
7. Eddie Antar
8. I Can't Work A Straight Job
9. (wild and uncaged)
10. Jeni Leigh
11. All Fruit Is Ripe

1. Tigers Jaw - Fake Death
2. The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die - Beverly Wyatt
3. Code Orange Kids - VI (Worms Fear God // God Fears Youth)
4. Self Defense Family - Holy Trend

1. Self Defense Family - Great Plan For The Transformation Of Nature

Note: I'm missing the Stalwart Sons side

1. Self Defense Family - I Can't Be Relied Upon (To Suck The Cock Of Cowards With No Souls)
2. Creative Adult - Rushing Towards The Cemetery
3. Grey Zine - Hopesfault 
4. Anne - Atlantic City (Bruce Springsteen cover)

1. Jeni Leigh
2. Eric Hall
3. Philip Jose Farmer
4. Marissa Wendolovske

1. It's Not Good For The Man To Be Alone
2. Pop Song Written On The Automall
3. The Bomber Will Always Get Through

1. Axis - Eradicate
2. Axis - Wolf And Sheep
3. Self Defense Family - Strong Ties To The Community

1. Self Defense Family - Not Considered A Flight Risk
2. Goodtime Boys - Dream of Life

1. Tithe Pig
2. Nail House Music
3. Turn The Fan On
4. Mistress Appears At Funeral
5. Apport Birds
6. Angelique One
7. Aletta
8. Fear Of Poverty In Old Age
9. Weird Fingering
10. Dingo Fence
11. Angelique Two

1. I Got Kicked Out Of Germany
2. I Encapsulated The Human In a 10sec Song

1. You Don't Get What You Want
2. I Don't Get What I Want

1. Self Defense Family - Russian History
2. Meredith Hunter - Gold Star Mother

1. The Way Out Is Back
2. Been Passed On
3. Location Scout
4. Incoming Calls
5. Cancel Man

1. Indoor Wind Chimes
2. Cottaging

13. Spirit Operator

1. Touché Amoré & Self Defense Family - Circa 95
2. Touché Amoré & Self Defense Family - Low Beams

1. Creative Adult - Americans
2. Self Defense Family - Somerton

1. Talia
2. Taxying

1. In My Defens Self Me Defend
2. Talia
3. Prison Ring
4. Ditko
5. Everybody Wants A Prize For Feeling
6. Heaven Is Earth
7. Basic Skills
8. Dave Sim

1. When The Barn Caves In
2. Alan

1. It's Best We Address It

Note: This was a limited cassette release for Record Store Day. It consisted of all previously released material, except for this track

1. In Those Dark Satanic Mills
2. The Climate Of The Room
3. Superior
4. Good Idea Machine

1. Early Adopter
2. I'm On A Different Wavelength Than Everyone Else
3. Baby Mother Home
4. Deersong

1. Self Defense Family - What We Love Is
2. Null - Wholly Gross

1. Staying Current
2. All True At The Same Time
3. It Isn't Very Clear, Is It?
4. Brittany Murphy In 8 MIle

Monday, 29 December 2014

Old Man Gloom

Old Man Gloom are a four-piece sludge metal/ambient/post-metal/hardcore band originally from Sante Fe, New Mexico, but are now active in Boston, Massachusetts. The band formed in 1999, and is comprised of members from other very notable bands, particularly Aaron Turner (Isis), Nate Newton (Converge), Caleb Scofield (Cave In), as well as Santos Montano on drums. They were active in the early 2000's, put took a long hiatus to focus on their main projects. They returned for 2012's No, and released an amazing set of albums all titled The Ape Of God in 2014. They don't play live often, though based on live sets online, they seem like an incredible act. Besides that, they've released a slew of albums that we do have to enjoy. The Ape Of God and Christmas are personally my two favourites, though everything they've done is so intriguing and burgeoning. Old Man Gloom will definitely arouse your interest if you're a fan of the aforementioned bands, or if you simply appreciate bands that are pushing limits and experimenting with music, especially within more extreme/heavy genres. Enjoy.

1. Afraid Of
2. Flood I
3. Simian Alien Technology: Message Received
4. Sonic Wave Of Bees
5. Sonar Enlightenment Program
6. Rotten Primate
7. The Exploder Whale
8. Poisoner
9. An Evening At The Gentleman's Club For Apes
10. Vipers
11. Test Result: Alien Ape Distress Signal
12. Flood II
13. Resolving The De-Evolution Conflict
14. Scraps Theatre Presents: Confusion in Five Minutes

1. Brain Returns To Initial State
2. Bells Dark Above Our Head
3, Branch Breaker
4. Radio Crackles Spill Down My Face
5. Hot Salvation
6. Breath Drops In And Out Of Glass
7. Rape Athena
8. Roar Of The Forest Rose To Thunder
9. Clenched Tight In The Fist Of God
10. Only Dogs Hear (Here)
11. Jaws Of The Lion
12. Smoke Out Loud
13. Deserts In Your Eyes
14. Meditations In B Part V & VI
15. Cinder Of The Simian Psyche 
16. Three Ring Ocean Sideshow
17. Madied (Self: Reborn)

1. Zozobra

1. Christmas Eve Part I
2. A.L.F. Makes Accident, Or The Slow Advance Of Now Liberated, But Virally Contagious Chimps
3. Skull Of Geronimo (Feat. The Vocal Stylings Of James Randall)
4. Masami's Music Box 1
5. Branch Breaker (Live In NYC)
6. Masami's Music Box 2
7. Christmas Eve Part II
8. Gratuitous Bonus Track Made By Sensible Musicians Doing Questionable Things  

1. Gift
2. Skullstorm
3. Something For The Mrs.
4. Sleeping With Snakes
5. Lukeness Monster
6. 'Tis Better To Receive
7. Accord-O-Matic
8. The Volcano
9. Close Your Eyes, Roll Back Into Your Head
10. Girth And Greed
11. Sonic Dust
12. Valhalla
13. Christmas Eve parts I, II, & III (alt. version)

1. Grand Inversion
2. Common Species
3. Regain / Rejoin
4. To Carry The Flame
5. The Forking Path
6. Shadowed Hand
7. Rats
8. Crescent
9. Shuddering Earth

1. Eden's Gates
2. Promise
3. Shoulder Meat
4. Fist Of Fury
5. Simia Dei
6. The Lash
7. Never Enter
8. After You're Dead

1. Burden
2. Predators
3. A Hideous Nightmare Lies Upon The World
4. Arrows To Our Hearts

1. Fist Of Fury
2. The Lash
3. Predators
4. Shoulder Meat
5. Simia Dei
6. Never Enter
7. Promise
8. Arrows To Our Hearts

Note: The "Promo Version" was initially released for music reviewers, since it would be leaked through them. The real albums came after, and are technically two different albums under the same name and artwork. This was done as a way of adding to the surprise of a new release in the era of online music, in which new and surprising forms of release are scarce.