Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Milhouse - Obscenity in the Milk

I guess I can upload stuff that I'm not in the mood listening to.

Milhouse. Artie Philie and Rachel from Indecision. Fast slightly weird old school New York hardcore.


Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Achilles - The Dark Horse

It's funny how "Botch" and "Deadguy" kind of became a formula a long while after they broke up.

Anyway, here's one of the bands that did it best. It's a more punk/hardcore/upstate NY version of that particular brand of stuff, not dissimilar to Engineer or The Minor Times.


Sunday, November 9, 2008

Grade - And Such Is Progress

I thought to myself, "Maybe not everyone knows who Grade is and never has the opportunity to hear them." And being the philanthropist that I am, I want to give the world that opportunity.

90s hardcore from Canada, surprisingly featuring none of the members of Left for Dead. I don't love all of their later stuff and Kyle Bishop's post-Grade project, The Black Maria, was laughable. However, one or two of these dudes are in the band To The Lions, which while being a little generic, runs in the same vein.


Thursday, November 6, 2008

Examination of The... - The Whitest of Elephants

South Dakota. Home of my boss and Examination of The...

I heard these guys around the same time I was really getting into Isis and this has been the "other slow record" I've repeatedly turned to. Kind of Neurosis meets Kiss It Goodbye meets Harkonen. Perfect.

I know that it's ex-members of some screamo bands and that they have some other shit I gave up trying to find.


Monday, November 3, 2008

The Black Heart Procession - 2

I never would have guessed that I would post one of my favorite albums because a German crust band did a cover of a song on it.

The Black Heart Procession - my favorite lo-fi indie rock band. My favorite record by them. So fucking good.


Sunday, November 2, 2008

OLD - Lo Flux Tube

James Plotkin, seminal guitarist of lots of cool shit, doing two-man grind before anyone else had thought of it.


Saturday, November 1, 2008

The Blinding Light - Ascension Attempt

"Metalcore" became a dirty word for me eventually, representing something weak and insipid - however, in the midst of metalcore's decline (or maybe well into its decline) this record came out. Brian Lovro from the all-mighty Threadbare, fronting something that sounded like Threadbare mingled with Carcass.

I was/am in love.

This album is fucking long and heavy, with some weird ass lyrics but some of the most inventive compositions I can think of short of Converge or Suicide Note.

These guys have a new record coming out sooner than later, which is exciting although some of the other projects they've had in the interrim were entirely forgettable.