Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Small Brown Bike


Calm down, calm down, of course I'd eventually get to this request. Small Brown Bike are a four-piece post-hardcore/punk band from Marshall, Michigan that formed in 1996 and broke up in 2004. After a few reunion shows in 2007, they've been back permanently since 2009. They've put out three incredible full-lengths during their initial run, and one in 2011 post-reunion. This band's sound is somewhat hard to pin down on the post-hardcore spectrum, since they have find the exact line dividing melody and aggression. The dual vocals bounce between a gruff bark and background harmonies. Their interlocking guitar work can switch between heavy riffs and cathartic major chord strumming, with an incredibly tight rhythm section backing them up through all these shifts. Small Brown Bike possess an incredibly duality that very few bands in this corner of music can truly master (Hot Water Music and Jawbreaker are a couple of the other rare few that come to mind). Besides that, there's not much else to say about these things. They're an incredibly talented band with four fantastic full-lengths to indulge in, and a ton of deeper cuts for continued exploration. Enjoy.

1. The Cannons And Tanks
2. The Cold
3. Running, Swinging, And Sinking
4. Now And Forever
5. Expression Eraser
6. In Tune
7. Curiosity Killed The Cat, And I'm The Killed
8. Atlanta
9. Zerosum
10. Make This A Holiday

1. Like A Future With No Friend
2. Sleeping Weather
3. See You In Hell
4. The Vacuum
5. More Or Less
6. My Own Disaster
7. This Ship Will Burn
8. Hideaway
9. Unsung Zero
10. Kingfisher
11. I Will Bury You In Me

1. Small Brown Bike & The Casket Lottery - Wrong Hometown
2. Small Brown Bike & The Casket Lottery - Now I'm A Shadow
3. Small Brown Bike & The Casket Lottery - Under Pressure
4. Small Brown Bike & The Casket Lottery - Composing Myself (A Lullaby)
5. Small Brown Bike & The Casket Lottery - Boardinghouse
6. Small Brown Bike & The Casket Lottery - Riding With Death

Note: Collaborative album between both bands

1. Trains All Talk
2. Fami(Liar) To You
3. Blank Landscapes
4. So I Fall
5. A Table For Four

1. Deconstruct/Rebuild
2. Safe In Sound
3. A Declaration Of Sorts
4. Scream In The Silence
5. Day And Nightmares
6. Tragically Ending
7. Sincerely Yours
8. What's Missing Is Dead
9. The Outline Of Your Hand Still Remains On My Hand
10. A Lesson To Remember

1. When We Run
2. Hourglass

1. Some Optimistic
2. Never Walk This Alone

1. Onward And Overboard
2. Rescue Mission
3. Fell And Found (The Walk)
4. In Need Of Everything
5. As We Go
6. A Minor Movement
7. Sleep River Sleep
8. On Repeat
9. You Always Knew Me
10. Just Bones
11. All Of Us

1. Mouth of Madness
2. Dull Way Down
3. Take Care
4. Expecting Confidence
5. No Place Like You
6. Slow Time Suicide
7. Bad Anthem
8. The Twenty Sixth
9. Red Light
10. When Added Equals Three
11. Crossing Guard
12. Cold
13. Tough
14. Now I'm A Shadow (Alternate Version)
15. My Unanswered Whys
16. Still Ill
17. Count Backwards
18. Lantern
19. Thin Life Line
20. Mine Of You
21. Jailbreak
22. Hideaway (Demo)
23. World Caved In
24. So I Fall (Demo)
25. Secret Track
26. Unsung Zero (Alternate Version)
27. Blank Landscapes (Demo)
28. Wrong Hometown (Demo)
29. Familiar To You (Demo)
30. Atlanta (Demo)

Note: Album includes all tracks from original Collected, including their demo, early EP's, tracks from their Cursive split, in addition to compilation songs and unreleased tracks

4 comments:

  1. While this place gets a little crowded and you might have to push through occasionally, it's hard not to mention that a definite plus in venues in Chicago is that you'll rarely have to wait on line in their large bathrooms.

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  2. Requesting SWMRS & The Dangerous Summer

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  3. FINALLY!
    THANK YOU!!!

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