Monday, 30 November 2015

Neil Perry


I've noticed a surprising amount of requests for this band, which is really nice to see. Taking their name from the Dead Poets Society character, Neil Perry were a four-piece screamo/post-hardcore band from New Jersey They formed in 1998 and broke up in 2002. They were signed to Level Plane, which put them in the same category as bands like Saetia and pg.99, who we all know and love. Neil Perry played in the same vein as them, keeping things very dark and very chaotic, and calling it quits before that got too old.

Despite that, they did have a fairly prolific tenure (for bands in their genre), since they released quite a few splits, a handful of EP's, and made numerous compilation appearances in their four years. All of their released material, plus some new stuff, was released on the compilation Lineage Situation in 2003. It contained two discs, the first being all audio and the second being all video. Only the audio is posted here. Lineage Situation is really all you need from the band, since it contains all their recorded material and more, but I included their splits and such because they worked with some amazing bands (Joshua Fit For Battle, Usurp Synapse, etc.) that are worth having both sides of the split for.


Neil Perry are also noted for having members that were involved in a ton of other great bands. When they formed, they contained members from You And I and Red All Over, and when they broke up, members split off into other bands including Hot Cross, Joshua Fit For Battle, Welcome The Plague Year, A Life Once Lost, The Now, Get Fucked, and Superstitions Of The Sky. Now that is a fucking impressive résumé. Enjoy.

1. The Last Sip Is 90% Spit
2. Short-Haired Metal
3. Oh Shit
4. Catalyst
5. Moira
6. Elvis (Wears Nike)
7. Fuck You
8. There Was Definitely A Point When The Victim Passed Out... Then The Killer Kicked Him
9. I'm Sad For You

1. Neil Perry - There Will Come Soft Rains
2. Neil Perry - You Can't Fight Jose Cuervo And Win
3. Neil Perry - Don't Even Try To Start A Honda Accord While It's In Drive
4. Neil Perry - Bluebook Bedtime Story
5. Neil Perry - Trips To Baltimore
6. Neil Perry - Friends That Fuck
7. Neil Perry - Luc Fucked The Prom Queen
8. Neil Perry - When My Favorite Sports Team Loses It Makes Me Want To Hit My Girlfriend
9. Neil Perry - If This Is A Show About God, I'm Going To Kill U Mauro
10. A Satellite Crash - El Chupacabras
11. A Satellite Crash - I Renounce My Citizenship
12. A Satellite Crash - Spectre Of Monroe
13. A Satellite Crash - Love Song For J. Alfred Prufrock
14. A Satellite Crash - Native Son
15. A Satellite Crash - New Domino Theory

1. Usurp Synapse - Come And Get It Mole
 2. Usurp Synapse - Doin' The Backwards
 3. Usurp Synapse - We Shoot From The Hip
4. Usurp Synapse - Live It! Live It!
5. Usurp Synapse - Here's $100 Seniorita
 6. Usurp Synapse - Keith Sweat
 7. Neil Perry - Sept 15, City Lights And The Clouds That Suck Them Dry
8. Neil Perry - I Bought This Southern Rap Compilation And All I Got Was This Lousy Hight Hat
9. Neil Perry - Josh's Dream Party: Beer, Girls, And A Computer

1. Neil Perry - Millions Lost At The Penny Arcade
2. Neil Perry - I Wanna Talk To Samson
3. Neil Perry - Yes Officer My Name Is Mister Hermitowich And I Did Sell These Boys A Gazebo (AKA Beijon Dip Song)
4. Neil Perry - Improve Jam 1: Take 1
5. Neil Perry - Shit Blows Up... Its So Good
6. Joshua Fit For Battle - To Bring Our Own End
7. Joshua Fit For Battle - Soldiers Of Psychological Warfare
8. Joshua Fit For Battle - Dedication (12 Clicks)
9. Joshua Fit For Battle - All Hail King Majority
10. Joshua Fit For Battle - Destroying From The Inside Out Kinda Like Cancer
11. Joshua Fit For Battle - Ode To Jack Kevorkian

1. Neil Perry - Breathing With One Bad Lung
2. Neil Perry - There's A Fine Line Between Thrift Store And White Trash
3. Neil Perry - A Friend Is A Lesson To Be Learned
4. Kaospilot - 16.6.2000
5. Kaospilot - The Noise From The Bell Killed Me

1. Becoming What You Hate
2. Another Trip To Baltimore
3. Igor, My Girlfriend Dumped Me, Let's Write Sad Songs
4. Tom Cruise Turns To Me And Says...
5. Improv Jam 2: Take 1

1. A Days Refrain - Forces of Habit
2. A Days Refrain - District Eleven
3. A Days Refrain - Don't Fake The Funk
4. Neil Perry - Looking Back At How You Want To Be In The Future
5. Neil Perry - Fading Away Like The Rest Of Them 
6. Neil Perry - Sorry For The Misunderstanding, Mr. Watts. It Won't Happen Again

1. Nine Minutes Of Non-Fiction
2. Kicked
3. Seeping Through The Cracks
4. What Is In The Making
5. Looking Back On The Way You Want To Be In The Future
6. Fading Away Like The Rest Of Them
7. Sorry For The Misunderstanding Mr. Watts...
8. Millions Lost At The Penny Arcade
9. I Wanna Talk To Samson
10. Yes Officer My Name Is Mr. Hermitiowitch...
11. Shit Blows Up...It's So Good
12. Becoming What You Hate
13. Another Trip To Baltimore
14. Igor, My Girlfriend Dumped Me... Let's Write Sad Songs
15. So Tom Cruise Turns To Me And Says
16. Breathing With One Bad Lung
17. There's A Fine Line Between Thrift Store And White Trash
18. A Friend Is A Lesson To Be Learned
19. September 15th, City Lights, And The Clouds That Suck Them Dry
20. I Bought This Southern Rap Compilation And All I Got Was This Lousy Hi-Hat
21. Josh's Dream Party: Beer, Girls, And A Computer
22. Memoirs Of An Illiterate Penpal
23. There Will Come Soft Rains
24. You Can't Fight Jose Cuervo And Win
25. Don't Even Try To Start A Honda Accord If It's In Drive
26. Bluebook Bedtime Story
27. Trips To Baltimore
28. Friends That Fuck
29. Luc Fucked The Prom Queen
30. When My Favorite Sports Team Loses, It Makes Me Want To Hit My Girlfriend
31. If This Is A Show About God, I'm Going To Kill U Mauro
32. The Last Sip Is 90% Spit
33. Short-Haired Metal
34. Oh Shit
35. Catalyst
36. Moira
37. Elvis Wears Nikes
38. Fuck You
39. There Was Definitely A Point When The Victim...
40. I'm Sad For You

Saturday, 28 November 2015

Svffer


Svffer are a four-piece hardcore/grindcore/powerviolence band from Münster/Berlin, Germany that formed in 2013. Since then, they've picked up quite a bit of traction for being one of the most brutally aggressive bands around. Seriously, everything they've done so far is nothing but dark, violent, and slaughtering to the soul. They make fantastic use of dynamics in their songs, so they're not a one-trick bludgeoning fest. Svffer know how to build intensity, which makes for a blood-boiling listening experience. We could go on and on with the hyperbolic metaphors, but to keep it simple I'll just say this. This band is highly recommended if you're into the darker and more aggressive side of music, Svffer should be on your radar. Enjoy.

1. This Life / A Curse
2. Misfit
3. Isolation
4. Walls

1. Venom
2. Cherish A Viper
3. Faint
4. Insomnia
5. Staub
6. Arrows
7. Orphan
8. Canvas
9. War Paint
10. Imbalance
11. Without Devotion
12. Draperies
13. Zivilisation

1. Systematisierung
2. Irgendwie doch anders
3. Error
4. Fever
5. Illusion
6. Unjust Prevail
7. Valueless
8. Destruktiv

Friday, 27 November 2015

Saintly Rows


Saintly Rows were a three-piece screamo/emo/post-rock band from Albuquerque, New Mexico that formed in 2012 and unfortunately broke up about a month ago. They're one of the many bands I've been meaning to do for a long time, but for some reason or another just never got around to it. They've continued to blow me away with each release they've put out in the past few years, so I cannot recommend you check them out enough. They combine the classic chaotic screamo of bands like Off Minor and Daïtro with more modern post-rock/emo hybrids such as Old Gray and Pianos Become The Teeth, and then throw in some Brand New for good melodic measure. Their lyrics are astounding, the vocals are passionate, and the instrumental side of things is incredibly tight as they weave through quiet/loud dynamics seamlessly. They share members with another great band called Drifter. Enjoy.

1. Thaw
2. Empty Crosses
3. In Parting (featuring Nathan Cross)
4. In a Year, We Were Nothing
5. All My Heroes Hang From Ceiling Fans
6. Crows' Feet (featuring Matt Sanchez)

1. Dead Weight
2. Tetelestai
3. The Potomac
4. Everything That I Was Afraid of Happening, Happened

1. Mara
2. Bloom
3. Jupiter Jazz Pt. II
4. Ruin Value
5. The Vine That Ate The South
6. Why Am I Still Plagued By You?
7. Luminarias
8. June
9. Death And Memory
10. I'll Be Seeing You

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Penfold


Penfold were a four-piece emo/indie/post-hardcore band from North Jersey that formed somewhere between 1996 and 1997. Their sound is in the same vein as bands like The Promise Ring and Mineral, which are obvious staples for anyone interested in emo/indie in that era. Penfold's main active years came just after bands like that were at their peak, so in a way they sound like a culmination of what had been going on in emo throughout the 90's, and put it all together right around the turn of the century. Though Penfold never got the amount of attention the aforementioned bands did, they were arguably just as good and pumped out some classic songs such as "I'll Take You Everywhere" and "June". Though they're not genre-defining or revolutionary, they put out some amazing material in the time they were around. They broke up in 2003, though have played a handful of reunion shows throughout the years, so perhaps they're not completely done yet. Enjoy.

1. I'm Never Coming Home
2. Perfect

1. June
2. M
3. I'll Take You Everywhere
4. Tuesday
5. Traveling Theory
6. Breathing Lessons
7. Amateur Standing

3. Microchip

1. The Opportune Moment
2. Fate, Confidence And An Encounter
3. The Secret Nine
4. Human Drama
5. Sea Of Crisis
6. Our First Taste Of Escape
7. May I Have This Dance
8. The Sound of Jazz
9. Brilliance
10. Kissing The Nightmare
11. Reflexivity
12. Early Morning, Mauldin Street


1. Intro/Chapter 2
2. Traveling Theory
3. Sea Of Crisis
4. M
5. The Sound Of Jazz
6. Fate, Confidence And An Encounter
7. The Secret Nine
8. Microchip
9. Brilliance
10. Kissing The Nightmare
11. Our First Taste Of Escape
12. Amateur Standing
13. Encore Break
14. June
15. Reflexivity
16. I'll Take You Everywhere

Note: This isn't an official release, just audio from one of the reunion shows, so thank you to whoever ripped and uploaded it

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

ROAM


ROAM are a five-piece pop punk band from Eastbourne, UK that formed in 2012. They take their name from a The Story So Far song, though that's not all they share with them. ROAM sound a lot like TSSF, not that that's an issue necessarily. Besides TSSF, they're comparable to Neck Deep, Knuckle Puck, etc. Pretty much any typical modern pop punk band (which isn't an insult, if it ain't broke, there's no point in fixin' it). They've put out a few EP's and have a full-length coming in January of the new year, so that's something to look out for. This band is always requested, so here they finally are. Enjoy.

1. Variable
2. Set The Standards
3. Compass
4. Less Than Productive
5. BROAM
6. Naivety

1. You Never Said
2. Sticker Slap
3. Nothing In Return
4. Foresight
5. Head Rush

1. Nothing In Return (Acoustic)

1. Over Your Head
2. Warning Sign
3. 519
4. Safeguard

1. The Desmond Show
2. Cabin Fever
3. Deadweight
4. All The Same
5. Hopeless Case
6. Bloodlines
7. RIP In Peace
8. Tracks
9. Head Rush
10. Goodbyes
11. Tell Me
12. Leaving Notice

1. Alive
2. Left For Dead
3. The Rich Life Of A Poor Man
4. Playing Fiction
5. Guilty Melody
6. Open Water
7. Curtain Call
8. Scatterbrained
9. Flatline
10. While The World Keeps Spinning
11. Home

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

FIDLAR


Note: All the links are down due to copyright issues, except for "Everything Else"

FIDLAR (an acronym for Fuck It Dog, Life's A Risk) are a four-piece punk band from Los Angeles, California that formed in 2009. They've made a name for themselves through loud guitars, cheap beer, cocaine, and a serious lack of fucks to give. Their mission statement seems to be a lack of one. Even after two full-lengths and a slew of other material, they're staying true to the Descendents' mantra "I don't want to grow up". Sonically, FIDLAR are more in the vein of bands such as Black Lips or Wavves, preferring to keep things loose and loud. It's dirty, grimy, Californian garage punk, there's not much else that needs to be said. FIDLAR are basically a celebration of late nights, bad decisions, shitty substances, nonstop parties and youthful cynicism. For a list of vices, they seem to be having a pretty good time with it. However, their most recent album deals more with getting over that, since their singer is now clean/sober, which makes for an nice change in subject matter and an interesting transition between the early and the new.

They've gotten a shit ton of requests lately, so this is for all of you. Everything Else isn't an actual compilation, it's just all the random songs, covers, etc. that I could find, and unfortunately don't have a whole lot of information on most of them. Regardless, there's plenty of stuff in there to enjoy, so please do.

1. Chinese Weed
2. Carnivore Girls
3. Cheap Beer

1. Wake Bake Skate
2. Oh
3. Wait For The Man
4. Max Can't Surf

1. No Waves
2. No Ass
3. Black Out Stour
4. Got No Money

1. West Coast
2. Carnivore Girls
3. Shrooms
4. Crackhead Ted

1. Awkward

1. Cheap Beer
2. Stoked And Broke
3. White On White
4. No Waves
5. Whore
6. Max Can't Surf
7. Blackout Stout
8. Wake Bake Skate
9. Gimme Something
10. 5 To 9
11. LDA
12. Paycheck
13. Waiting For The Ma
14. Cocaine

1. 40oz. On Repeat
2. Punks
3. West Coast
4. Why Generation
5. Sober
6. Leave Me Alone
7. Drone
8. Overdose
9. Hey Johnny
10. Stupid Decisions
11. Bad Medicine
12. Bad Habits

AA
Alcoholic
Aluminum (DIY Session)
American Steel
At The ChaCha
AWWWKWAARRDDD (ft. Kate Na$h)
BLEW XMAS
Bloody Nose (Earlimart)
Bummed (just a weird gimme something)
BUSCHWICK KIDS FUCK YEAH!
Carmelita (not whole)
Carmelita(full shit version)
cocain the awesome version
Cocaine
Common People (Pulp cover)
Crackhead Teed
Cry Cry Cry mix 1
Dammit (blink-182 cover)
DEAD FLOWERS (ROLLLLING STONESD) LIVE
DEVIL IN DISGUYZZZZ (PREZL3Y)
Don't Die
Drunk
Fuck It Dog Life's A Risk (Single)
grlfrnds
Help Me Scrape The Mucus Off My Brain (Ween)
I JUST WANNA DIE 
I'm Going Nowhere
idgaf
If It Makes You Happy ft. Sheryl Kro
jet punk jet bitch
Lodi
LOKO BLUES
My Guy (Mary Wells cover)
NIGHTMARES (REATARD)
No Money Honey
proud mary
THE PUNKS ARE FINALLY TAKING ACID
Red Right Hand (Nick Cave cover)
Sex (or cheap cocain)
Shitty Jobz
Somebody Kill Me (Ft. Kate Nash)
Suburban Home (Descendents cover)
THIS HOUSE PARTY SUCKS
this songs about daniel wing
TIME WILL TELL (MARLEY)
Untitled (Sad Song)
Vice Rag (AA Bondy)
Wasted (Demo)
West Coast
Whatever
666am
:'(

Note: I had to use Mediafire due to the file exceeding Zippyshare's maximum upload size

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Koji


Andrew Koji Shiraki (who just goes by Koji) is a singer-songwriter from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He got started upon signing to Run For Cover in 2010. With nothing but his own voice and acoustic guitar, he managed to write some incredibly catchy and compelling songs that caught the attention of anyone who heard them. His voice is fantastic, and there's this energy when he performs that overflowing with passion and sincerity, which is what makes his music so powerful. He's heavily involved in numerous organisations and charities, which just goes to show that his passions are so strong that they go outside of just music. His more recent material, and debut full-length (which is now two years old) incorporate more instrumentation, which just elevate his core songwriting to new levels.

Koji is one person I definitely encourage you to support, not only is his music amazing, but he just flat-out seems like a great guy. Most of his music is available through his music on a Name-Your-Price basis, which is commendable and deserving of anything that can be given. If that's not a possibility, enjoy it here. I should have done a post on him long ago, so here it is, very overdue (as so many posts are, haha). Enjoy.

1. Eating Lemons
2. Monsters/Stay
3. Most Of Everything
4. Color Quiet Loud
5. Like We Do
6. To The Dogs
7. Little Bird
8. Minute 7
9. Wagon Wheel
10. Spring Song

1. Eating Lemons
2. Waking Up
3. Stay
4. Windows (Live)
5. Color Quiet Loud

1. Into It. Over It. - Wicker Park
2. Into It. Over It. - Humboldt
3. Into It. Over It. - Ravenswood
4. Into It. Over It. - Pilsen
5. Into It. Over It. - Logan Square
6. Koji - Most Of Everything
7. Koji - All Below
8. Koji - Matches
9. Koji - Shift
10. Koji - Giants Sleeping

1. La Dispute - Sunday Morning, At A Funeral
2. Koji - Peacemaker
3. La Dispute - Last Blues
4. Koji - Biomusicology

1. Chasing A Ghost
2. Near And Far
3. Spinning Silent
4. Distance/Divide
5. Fragile Times
6. Creeping
7. In The Line
8. Pang And Flash
9. What You Leave Behind

8. Breaking And Broken

Note: Full comp here

1. Hemlock
2. Like We Do
3. Placeholders
4. Matters (Of The Heart And Mind)

1. Fury
2. Breaking And Broken
3. Everyday
4. Question

Monday, 9 November 2015

GIVE


GIVE are a five-piece post-hardcore band from Washington, DC that formed in 2008, about 25 years after the movement they embody. They take obvious influence from Revolution Summer-era bands off of Dischord, which has to be one of the best places to take influence from. If you're looking for tight, compelling music, it doesn't get much better than that. They've also recorded with Don Zientara at Inner Ear Studios, who did pretty much every Dischord album, from the early Minor Threat and Faith EP's through to Rites of Spring, Embrace, Soulside, Gray Matter, Marginal Man, Dag Nasty, and of course Fugazi, Nation Of Ulysses, Lungfish,  Jawbox, and the list just goes on and on. GIVE are the 21st century celebration of those bands, both by taking inspiration from them and turning it into them one of the best punk bands around now. They put out an LP titled Electric Flower Circus last year which is absolutely flawless. That along with the compilation Singles Going Confetti are good starting parts. Enjoy.

1. Aaron's Interlude
2. Amphetamine Dream
3. Godspeeding
4. Like Unknown
5. Transparencies
6. Forever Forward
7. Sun In My Hand (Sweetwater)

1. I Am Love
2. Petal Pushing
3. Heaven is Waiting
4. Going Confetti
5. Solid White
6. One
7. Boots Of Faith
8. Flowerhead
9. Kiss The Flame
10. Taste Of Smile
11. Pat Weird

Note: This is a compilation of singles and b-sides they released between 2010 and 2011

1. Voodoo Leather
2. Daisy Pains
3. Godspeeding
4. Snakey Charmer
5. Snakey Rider

1. I Am Love (Live)
2. Voodoo Leather (Live)
3. Godspeeding (Live)
4. Boots of Faith (Live)

1. Sonic Bloom
2. Head First Opened
3. Beware Of The Sun
4. Burning At The Stake
5. Voodoo Leather
6. Electric Flower Cult
7. Fuck Me Blind
8. Bedrooms
9. Sunflower Youth
10. Paint My Life
11. Crush
12. Welcome To Dust
13. Waiting For It

1. Sonic Bloom
2. Learning to Die
3. Brand New Flag
4. Eat the Rainbow
5. Crushed

1. Electric Flower Cult
2. Beyond The Gun
3. Out Of Your World
4. Do As You Feel
5. I Will Always Leave