Tuesday 21 March 2023

Zippyshare Update

Hey guys,

I just wanted to give you a quick heads up that Zippyshare will be shutting down at the end of this month. We've been using Mega for a few years now, and a lot of the earliest posts on here are still up on Mediafire, so this will only affect posts done between mid-2013 to early 2019, which of course is the vast majority of them. I know a lot of those links were down already, but a fairly large portion of them were still active. That is, until March 31st. 

I've already been reuploading old links, which I will continue to do, but this is a very tedious (and admittedly boring) process. So, if there is anything from the archives you might be interested in, now is the time to go back and grab them, because I don't know how long it will be until they'll be available again. This kind of thing was inevitable, especially as file-sharing usage dwindles. However, as long as people keep coming back here, this site will continue, no question there!

- Kevin/Sophie

Sunday 19 March 2023


Shoulder were a four-piece emo/post-hardcore band from London, Ontario that formed in 1994 and ended in 1997. They only released one LP, 1995's Touch, which is an underrated classic in the world of 90's emo. Sonically, they bridged the gap between the intensive angularity of Dischord bands such as Jawbox, Hoover, and Rites of Spring with the emerging melody of the midwest emo scene pioneered by bands like Split Lip and Endpoint. It's passionate, vulnerable, and energetic, while being dynamic enough to remain engaging. What more could you want from a band? The LP also features multiple interludes of fingerpicked acoustic guitar, which provides a unique flow not found on any other record of its time. Following the band's end, three of its four member regrouped in 1999 to form Constantines, a very well-known and well-renowned band in Canadian indie rock.

I highly recommend checking out this post on Abridged Pause. It delves deeper into their history, with changing members, release information, and more. It's also what provided a ton of the downloads here, as they also shared a ton of the band's discography, which was sparing before (songs from some sessions only ended up being released sporadically across various compilations). So full credit to them, and enjoy!

1. Burning The Day
2. Surrounding
3. Positions
4. Outlive

1. Funny Shit
2. The Woods
3. Twenty-One

1. Touch
2. Old School Falling
3. Unlisted
4. Buried Deep
5. Unlisted
6. Water Level
7. Dry Eyes
8. Unlisted
9. Burn Away
10. Unlisted
11. Stained Glass
12. Chipped Paint
13. Unlisted
14. Second Hand

1. Kindling
2. Body
3. This Is Not An Exit
4. Progressive Movement
5. Flower Drum Song

1. Kindling
2. Body

1. Shoulder - Flower Drum Song
2. Morning Again - Cradle Of Empty Promise
3. Morning Again - Martyr

1. Progressive Movement
2. Body
3. EastEnd
4. Flower Drum Song
5. Old School Falling
6. Kindling
7. Water Level
8. Owned And Operated
9. Outlive
10. Chipped Paint
11. Second Hand


Roosevelt were a five-piece emo/hardcore band from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida that formed in 1994 and disbanded in 1995. They evolved out of another project by the name of Platform, whose demo I've also included here. Roosevelt formed in late '94 and recorded a demo cassette that same year. Their first official release was a split with Culture, a band they had close ties to in their brief tenure. Their final release came in the form of a 7" that was put out posthumously by Boxcar Records, after its members had moved on to a multitude of other projects. There's a fantastic interview on Abridged Pause with members of the band; it goes into great detail regarding their history and influences (Split Lip, Unbroken, and Texas Is The Reason, to give you a sonic reference point). It's worth a read, and also where these downloads were found from, so full credit there. Enjoy.

1. Watch It Burn
2. Damnation
3. Cleanse The Soul
4. Within

1. Citizen
2. Stale
3. Runner Up
4. Shroud
5. Wishing Well
6. Gender

1. Roosevelt - Smile
2. Culture - Exchange

1. Spine
2. Parade
3. Ugly Truth

Friday 17 March 2023

The Lazarus Plot

The Lazarus Plot were a four-piece emo band from Elgin, Illinois that were active from 1997 to 1999. This gem of a band's output was limited, but what they did put out is absolutely incredible and severely underrated. They often utilize clean, melancholic arpeggios, and spoken word that often build into crescendos, which can either stay clean and become sweetly sung, or occasionally burst into heavy climaxes with shredding screams. It's a formula tried and true; fans of bands as vast as Eldritch Anisette, Plunger, Endive, The Little Rock Nine, Rainer Maria, Indian Summer, or Don Martin Three should absolutely be checking this out. I do want to emphasize that this isn't a direct comparison, as this band brought something truly special to the table, thanks in part to the dejected lyricism and raw, almost lo-fi production quality. It encapsulates a plethora of viscera and a spectrum of mood, or something along those lines. This may be slightly off-topic, but if you're a Bright Eyes fan, the singer of The Lazarus Plot is Laura Laurent (Lifted... track 12).

On another side-note, I just want to quickly shout out this fantastic new blog, Canadian Wasteland. It's incredibly comprehensive, and if you're into what I share here, you'll definitely find something to love there. Enjoy!

1. Quatro - 5th Grade Diet Plan
2. Twelve Hour Turn - Two
3. The Vidablue - '87 Yankees
4. The Lazarus Plot - Unmarked

1. Friday The Thirteenth
2. Confessions To An Early Summer Nightmare
3. Dissolving Substance
4. Sleepwalker
5. Ending Time
6. Goodbye, Again

1. Charmed, I'm Sure
2. Eyes Like Sticks
3. Asleep/Awake

1. Long Live Nothing - Selbstmord
2. Long Live Nothing - Untitled
3. The Lazarus Plot - Something Good Has Got To Come Out Of All These Goodbyes

Saturday 11 March 2023


Zulu are a hardcore/powerviolence band from Los Angeles, California. The band was conceived by Anaiah Lei in 2019 as a one-man project, with him performing all instrumentals on Zulu's two debut EP's. They have since rounded out their line-up as a five-piece, with Lei taking on vocal duties. The project also signed to Flatspot Records, who re-released the aforementioned EP's, and have just recently dropped the band's stellar debut full-length, A New Tomorrow. Out the gate, this project set itself apart by elevating the confines of hardcore, managing to seamlessly blend ferocious powerviolence bursts alongside soul and reggae influence, whilst interpolating samples from major figures in Black culture. This full-length was one of my most anticipated albums of this year, and it did not disappoint. I say it a lot, but this band is one of the finest in the scene at the moment, both in terms of originality and impact, and I would not advise passing this up. Enjoy.

1. We've Only Just Begun
2. I Sit Alone In My Four Cornered Room Staring At Candles
3. Things Ain't Gonna Change
4. Watching From The sideline
5. 52 Fatal Strikes

1. Blackcurrant
2. Now They Are Through With Me
3. Straight From Da Tribe Of Tha Moon
4. On The Corner Of Cimmaron And 24th
5. Do Tha Right Thing (And Stop Frontin’)

1. Africa
2. For Sista Humphrey
3. Our Day is Now
4. Music To Driveby
5. Where I'm From
6. Fakin’ Tha Funk (You Get Did)
7. Shine Eternally
8. Must I Only Share My Pain (Interlude)
9. Lyfe Az A Shorty Shun B So Ruff
10. From Tha Gods To Earth
11. Crème de Cassis by Aleisia Miller and Precious Tucker
12. We’re More Than This
13. 52 Fatal Strikes
14. Divine Intervention
15. Who Jah Bless, No One Curse

Subliminal Excess

Subliminal Excess are a four-piece hardcore punk band from Chicago, Illinois that formed in 2019. Their debut demo come out in January of 2020, and gained some traction thanks to its raw, loose, and noisy take on hardcore that brings it back to its punk roots. Its poignant aggression takes aim at a broken social system, which comes through in both the lyrics and  snarling instrumentals. They've now returned with a brand new EP, which captures the unfiltered energy of their demo while speeding up their already fast-paced sound. This is the kind of punk that I personally love, so of course this is highly, highly recommended. Enjoy.

1. Unified In Pain
2. Wild Spiral
3. Temporary World
4. Psychotic Break
5. Burning Feeling

1. Cope With Reality
2. Paranoia
3. Identity
4. Excess

Friday 10 March 2023

Closet Witch

Closet Witch are a four-piece grindcore/mathcore band from southeast Iowa that formed in 2014. They got their start by releasing a pair of self-recorded EPs, and have since continued with a steady stream of releases, all containing their distinct blend of abrasive, chaotic grind and raw, and visceral energy and emotion. Their sole LP, 2018's self-titled album is a must-listen for fans of the more chaotic side of aggressive music, it's tangibly explosive output from a band that's made a known for themselves being high-impact. They released a full discography as well a few years back (that included everything released up until then), so if you don't want to go through each release, that's your best bet. Enjoy.

1. Great River Medical Center
2. Secane

1. Great River Medical Center
2. Teen Rot
3. Once Desolate Now Omega
4. Hospital Violence
5. Gimme Gimme Gimme (Black Flag cover)

1. Black Salt
2. Ode To Queen Doris
3. Once Upon A Time
4. Secane
5. Love From,...
6. Territorial Pissings (Nirvana cover)

1. Closet Witch - Black Tongue
2. Closet Witch - Bug Bites
3. Closet Witch - Your Grace
4. National Hero - A Better Place
5. National Hero - Hort (Spazz cover)

1. Euth - Violent Reprieve
2. Euth - Blind Rotters
3. Closet Witch - Funeral Regrets
4. Closet Witch - Civil Necessity
5. Closet Witch - Nekhbet

1. Cokburner

1. Blood Orange
2. Moonstomp
3. Eyelids Of Horus
4. Brother
5. It Doesn't Feel Free
6. Rule By Bacon
7. Spell Of Giddiness
8. Wind Whispers
9. Your Grace
10. Daylillies
11. Personal Machu Picchu
12. Great River Medical Center
13. Lost And Unidentified

1. Neckbeard Deathcamp - Spit Shine
2. Neckbeard Deathcamp - Ok Boomer
3. Closet Witch - A Happy Kettle
4. Closet Witch - Ace of Cups
5. Closet Witch - Abstinence, But Not
6. Closet Witch - The Squash Rotting
7. Closet Witch - Solar Lullaby
8. Racetraitor - Part One: Sarcophagus
9. Racetraitor - Part Two: Subordinate
10. Racetraitor - Round Lake
11. Haggathorn - Awakening

1. A Happy Kettle
2. Ace Of Cups
3. Abstinence, but Not
4. The Squash Rotting
5. Solar Lullaby
6. Arlington Cemetery (Demo)
7. Abstinence, But Not (Demo)
8. The Squash Rotting (Demo)
9. Blood Orange
10. Moonstomp
11. Eyelids Of Horus
12. Brother
13. It Doesn't Feel Free
14. Rule By Bacon
15. Spell Of Giddiness
16. Wind Whispers
17. Your Grace
18. Daylillies
19. Personal Machu Picchu
20. Great River Medical Center
21. Lost And Unidentified
22. Cokburner
23. It Doesn't Feel Free
24. Daylillies
25. Rule By Bacon
26. Funeral Regrets
27. Civil Necessity
28. Nekhbet
29. Black Tongue
30. Bug Bites
31. Your Grace
32. Black Salt
33. Ode To Queen Doris
34. Once Upon A Time
35. Secane
36. Love, From...
37. Territorial Pissings (Nirvana cover)
38. Great River Medical Center
39. Teen Rot
40. Once Desolate, Now Omega
41. Hospital Violence
42. Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie (Black Flag cover)
43. Great River Medical Center (Demo)
44. Secane (Demo)

1. June 11th, 2006
2. Dogs Running

1. Intro
2. Constantly Problematic
3. Haunting
4. and Releasing (feat. Frankie Furillo)
5. My Words Are Sacred (feat. Dylan Walker)
6. Infinite Imbalance (feat. Stu Clines)
7. You, Me And My Venus In Decay (feat. Dan Lee)
8. Side 1 Outro
9. Arlington Cemetery
10. Well Fed Machine
11. We Met On The Park Boundary Trail
12. Funeral Flowers
13. To The Cauldron (feat. Stu Clines)

Saturday 4 March 2023


Exhibition are a five-piece hardcore band from Buffalo, New York that formed in 2020. Since then, they've dropped a demo, EP, and a full-length, which just came out this year on Triple B Records. The Last Laugh absolutely rips; it's 10 tracks comprised of tight, high energy, thrashy NYHC-inspired hardcore. The riffs are solid, the lead breaks shred, and the band plays with such intense ferocity that its near-impossible to sit still while listening to this. Highly recommended,  this is just a solid album through and through that manages to sit comfortably with both new and old school hardcore sensibilities. Enjoy.

1. Losing Control
2. Exhibition
3. The Last Laugh
4. Livin' In The Past

1. Bottom Feeder
2. Adapt Or Die
3. Give It Up
4. Chaos Unfolding

1. Exhibition
2. Losing Control
3. Can This Last Forever?
4. Predator
5. Bottom Feeder
6. Your Way Back
7. Crucified
8. The Last Laugh
9. On The Run
10. The Fire


Sunami are a five-piece hardcore band from San Jose, California that formed in 2019. In a very short span of time, they've become one of the forerunners of modern hardcore (specifically beatdown with elements of d-beat), establishing a name for themselves through some wild, mosh-frenzied shows. Sonically, they do genuinely hit hard as fuck with their call-to-arms breakdowns, but deliver them with a sly wink, acknowledging the insanity of their over-the-top exuberance. Not much else to say, check out live sets by these guys, they're putting on some of the most insane shows in hardcore right now. Thus far, they've released a demo, EP, and a split with the incredible Gulch (RIP). They've got an LP coming at some point via Triple B, so get ready for that too. Enjoy.

1. Sunami Style
2. Weak Die First
3. Contempt Of Cop

1. Gate Crasher
2. Mind Your Business
3. Y.A.B.
4. Feds Within

1. Sunami - Step Up
2. Sunami - Die Slow
3. Gulch - Bolt Swallower
4. Gulch - Accelerator

1. Six
2. I Don't Care
3. Fake Blood

1. Y.S.A.B.
2. Dirty Work
3. 10 Toes Down
4. No Heart
5. Six
6. Think About It
7. Contempt Of Cop
8. Defraud


Spy are a five-piece hardcore punk band from the Bay Area, California that formed in 2020. Thus far, they've put out two EP's and a split of straight-forward, raw hardcore, with stomping ferocity, gnashed breakdowns, and throat-shredded vocals delivering lyrics with charged sociopolitical statements. Highly recommended stuff, especially if you've been coming up with other incredible bands such as Gel, Scowl, Sunami or Restraining Order. Enjoy.

1. Violent Majority
2. Running Out Of Space
3. Bootlicker
4. Service Weapon

1. Afraid Of Everything
2. Obtained Under Duress
3. Exceptional American
4. Habitual Offender
5. Labor Dispute
6. Negative Mind Power

1. Spy - Clobbered
2. Spy - 1-800
3. Maniac - Last Rites
4. Maniac - Rapture

1. No Redeeming Value
2. Surveilled
3. Carceral Attitude
4. Koniec
5. Do What I Can
6. Pay No Mind
7. Not For Me
8. Wrong Place Wrong Time
9. Big Man
10. Hidden In Plain Sight

Me And Him Call It Us

Me And Him Call It Us were a three-piece (later four-piece) mathcore band from Atlanta, Georgia that formed in 2003 and broke up in 2007. They put out two full-lengths in their initial run, with a decent amount of demos and unreleased material being shared by the band posthumously. On their debut, the band unleashes explosive, charged shrieks of ear-splitting noise, alongside heavy, choking riffs with shots of sharp dissonance, all delivered in unbridled blast-beat chaos and neck-snapping syncopation. With fuel only lasting for short bouts, the album is broken up by ambient, atmospheric interludes that are more impending doom than sweet serenity. The follow-up, Loss, takes the sound founded on their debut and widens their dynamic range, with elements of more "conventional" powerviolence, grindcore, and screamo being apparent in the mix at times. Both projects are definitely worth your time, especially if you're a fan of bands such as The Sawtooth Grin, Ed Gein, or As The Sun Sets. Members of Me And Him Call It Us also went to form some incredible bands, most notably Dead In The Dirt and O'Brother. Enjoy.

1. Number One
2. There Is No Question Mark Button On This Computer
3. I: The Hollow Anchor's Despair
4. Innocent Bystanders Watched In Horror As Peter Jennings Drew His Murder Weapon
5. II: The Suspense, Prorogation, And Finally Descent Of Edwin Daunterbury
6. Infrared Light; Don't Talk To Me About Quantum Physics
7. III: The Pale Ghost At Sea And The Fingers Aquiver
8. A Rotten Set Of Bagpipes Can Make A Fantastic Mini-Skirt If Sewn Properly
9. IV: May The Tide Companion Thee To Shore 

1. Sarsaparilla
2. Cut-Throat Cardiac Arrest
3. "Mayday! Mayday!" Cried The Captain
4. Just Can't Function No More
5. The Anticipation Is Killing Me
6. ...Into Troubled Waters I Sink
7. Headache
8. Innocent Bystanders
9. P.S. I Love You
10. Loss
11. The Sea Swallowed Us Whole
12. My Heart Beats In Blast Beats
13. That Ghost Is Breathing Again
14. Encirclement Of The Dancing Scarecrows

1. Me And Him Call It Us - The Weight
2. Me And Him Call It Us - Frostbit
3. Me And Him Call It Us - Seasick
4. The Blue Letter - March Of The Romans

1. Sincerity Is A Hard Thing To Come By These Days
2. Greener Grass
3. The Worst Part

1. stay (demo)
2. the weight (demo)
3. charcoal (demo)
4. seasick (demo)
5. pallbearer (demo)
6. frostbit (demo)

1. Pallbearer
2. Charcoal
3. The Interim
4. Leaden Strides
5. Stay
6. Tragedy

1. cut-throat
2. anticipation
3. mayday
4. sarsaparilla
5. headache
6. peter jennings
7. p.s.
8. blast beats
9.  can't function