Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Timber (RIP)

I thought the last post would be my final one for the year, but I decided to do this one as well, to celebrate a great band calling it quits. Plus Flynn is a fellow contributor over at icoulddietomorrow. I'm sad they're breaking up (1) because they're an awesome band (2) I never got a chance to see them play (3) my plans for Record Hospital Fest 2009 have been dashed.

These boys outta Maryland put out a demo last summer and had it up for free online. I don't remember how I came across it originally, but I do know it's more of the screamy hardcore we all love. I don't think I like it as much as their 7", but that's pretty tough competition. "Beginning" was one of my favorite tracks of this year. Anyway, this is kind of a half-assed entry, but listen to this, buy their 7", get into it. And happy new year.

Info on getting their 7"
Timber- Demo

Bread and Circuits/Former Members of Alfonsin

I just got back from seeing Finally Punk. They've got another 7" out now on M'Lady Records. Bobb Bruno played before them in some mouse suit or something. I'm not really into gimicky shit, and I didn't think his set was interesting. I was looking forward to seeing Finally Punk because I hadn't seen them before, but I thought they came off kind of flat. Decent set, but I think it's hard to follow up after seeing Portraits of Past. The reunion was awesome. The first ten minutes of their set were some of the most intense shit ever. I got chills up my spine, and everyone else was really into it to. I was also just really psyched to see it since I missed out on the shows they played this summer. The night before I was supposed to see Punch the night before, but the show got broken up before they could play, which was pretty disappointing. Get the repress of their 7" while you can because it's one of the best records of 2008.

I got an Amoeba gift certificate for Christmas, so got some fun new things, but I'm not letting myself go through them until after all my work is done.

Speaking of which, I have papers + exams through the 15th, so I probably won't be blogging much between now and then. Shortly after that, I'll be doing a CORIN TUCKER ORGY on WHRB... more details will follow on that.



This is sort of a request... someone wanted some lyrics for Former Members of Alfonsin a few weeks ago. I'm including pictures of the notes to this album with the upload, so hopefully you can read some of them.

The two bands on tour.

I picked up this split about a year ago. I think with this Bread and Circuits first catch your eye (or at least for me) because of the Mike Kirsch thing. I think I listen to the Former Members of Alfonsin side more though. Especially last year, I went through a phase when I would just keep that side up on my turn table.

Bread and Circuits are pretty standard Mike Kirsch fare (not that there's anything standard about him), fitting both chronologically & sonically somewhere between John Henry West & Please Inform the Captain This Is a Hijack. The band also included Jose from Struggle & Swing Kids and Mag of Yaphet Kotto.

I don't really know as much about Former Members of Alfonsin other than that they are not former members of a band called Alfonsin. They alternate male and female vocals some of the time, which I always really love. I think "Devil's Vocabulary Test" is my favorite song on the whole album.

Bread and Circuits/Former Members of Alfonsin split LP

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Things I am not excited for when I get home:
doing lots of homework
mostly just that

Things I am excited for:
seeing Charlotte, Matt, Dani, family, etc.
December 26: Punch
December 27: Portraits of Past
December 30: Finally Punk

I'm pretty stoked for Punch (anyone wanna come with me?)... furiously fast/fastly furious hardcore from San Francisco. In all their pictures, they look ferocious live, and their EP, Eyeless, has been spinning regularly on my turntable since I picked it up over the summer. They toured the East Coast this past summer, but I missed it along with everything else when I was across the ocean.

Eyeless was recorded in October 2007 and released last April (I think) on 625 Thrash (not sure if I've ranted on here before about I trust pretty much anything put out on this label to be good) and Discos Huelga. They just did a repress (the third press), so get it while it's hot.

This is some of the angriest, most solid female-fronted hardcore around right now. Holy fuck... they're just so fast and pissed. Awesome onslaught for your ears.

Punch- Eyeless E.P.
Get it from Discos Huelga

Friday, December 12, 2008

December 12, 2008

This was my last show of the semester... worked out really well + Christa hung out with me the whole time.

Bikini Kill- Carnival
Punch- Words
Libyans- No Chances for an Orphan
Turboslut- Dry
Cheeky- Bad Mood
X- Los Angeles
Pink Razors- The Wrong Son
Cat Party- Jigsaw Thoughts
Closet Fairies- Ghetto Girls
P.S. Eliot- Broken Record
Neon Christ- Draft Song
Out with a Bang- Love My Life
Social Circkle- Life Crisis
Autistic Youth- The Sound of Violent Screams
Dead Friends- Newsies
Mark McCoy/Will Dandy super set
Charles Bronson- Marriage Can Suck It
Orchid- Aesthetic Dialectic
Bucket Full of Teeth- Here's Your Warning
Failures- Cheer Up
Pygmy Lush- Send Bombs
Life At These Speeds- Younger Monkey
Crime Desire- In Lucifer's Grip
Native Nod- Tangled
Timber- Beginning
Snotty girls set
Ingrid- What Makes You
Finally Punk- Boyfriend Application
The Coathangers- Shake Shake
Raooul- Rotten Dead Monkey
Emily's Sassy Lime- Soda Jerk
Boys Life- Tucked In
John Henry West- 10,000 Words
Sinaloa- Ashes of Giants
Yaphet Kotto- Torn Pictures
1994!- Get off Our Weed You Pussies
Ringers- Not Many
Shorebirds- Highway
Career Suicide- Cherry Beach
Born Against- The Good Father
Nightstick Justice- Sick and Tired
Religious as Fuck- Made of Many
Devoid of Faith- Human Storage
Crossed Out- Lowlife
Suffer- One Step Closer
Agathocles- Hippie Cult
No Comment- World of Difference
Sex/Vid- Cleansing
Tapeworm- Lite Brite Baby
Swallowing Shit- If They Hated Me, They Will Hate You
Government Issue- Blending In
Portraits of Past- Wait Mom and Dad
Amber Inn- Serenity in Hand
Trifle Tower- Salvage
Ordination of Aaron- Immersion in a 90 MPH World
Algernon Cadwallader- Some Kind of Cadwallader
Shop Assistants- Train from Kansas City
Marine Girls- In Love
Death to Tyrants- Wake Up and Bee
Des Ark- The Subtleties of Chores and Unlocked Doors

Friday, December 5, 2008


December 5, 2008

Only did an hour & a half of air last night. As a side note, I got all my music transferred off of my failing hard drive! I re-upped the Sonora Pine as requested. If you find any dead links you want fixed, give a shout. Get psyched for GET LAID live on the Record Hospital tonight!

Please Inform the Captain This Is a Hijack- We Train These Robots
Ingrid- Whatever Makes You
Christ on a Crutch- Food for Thought
Ultra Dolphins- Town Goat
Failures- Friends
Little Lungs- Loft Coffin
Third Party- Work Anthem
Civic Progress- Uranium Miscarriage
Algernon Cadwallader- Katie's Conscious
Fuck on the Beach- Never No Skin Fuck
Religious as Fuck- Standing Still
Shank- Witch Hunts Work
The Body- This Is Disease
Fury Resurrection- Circle of Lies
Oil Tanker- Happiness
Bad Dirty Hate- (name is in a foreign script)
H100s- Brown Sugar
Die Kreuzen- Pain
Dylan Bredeau- Tiny Feet
PS Eliot- Troubled Medium
Sleater-Kinney- One More Hour
Neo Boys- Rich Man's Dream
Skinned Teen- Pillow Case Kisser
Cheeky- Get Outta Here
City of Caterpillar- And You're Wondering How a Top Floor Could Replace Heaven
Impetus Inter- Cram
Timber- Ritual Curse
Shadowmen- Written Undefined
Behead the Prophet No Lord Shall Live- Baby Loves to Watch Me Sleep
Guyver-One- Blurden
Ulcer- Morality
Red Thread- Cracked
Tear It Up- Right Place Right Time
Infest- Where's the Unity/If I Were You.../Which Side?

November 20, 2008

Walls- Tread on Me
Laceration- Band-Aids Are for Pansies Who Bleed
Brutal Knights- Living by Yourself
Hatred Surge- Servant
End on End- Heritage
Ingrid- Tryangle
Bob Tilton
Shroomunion- Reloading
Karp- I'd Rather Be Clogging
Timber- Ritual Curse
Shorebirds- Off the Street
Frumpies- Malice and Discontent
Saboteurs- Fun Is Free
Tokidoki- Cookie Cutter
PS Eliot- Troubled Medium
Mind Eraser
Cult Ritual- Guiltless
Jenny Piccolo- Pre School
Amalthea- A Valued Landscape
The Birthday Party- She's Hit
Lake of Dracula
Antilles- Salvage
Frail- Ideal
Strikeforce Diablo- Akimbo
Direct Control- Crash and Burn
Tomorrow- Non e Degna Di Umano
The Fishsticks- Suck City
Brother Inferior- The Answer Lies
Libyans- Early Morning
Teenage Cool Kids- Write Back Soon
Tiger Trap- Puzzle Pieces
Lemuria- Clean
Slant 6- Poison Arrows Shot at Heroes
Vivian Girls- I Believe in Nothing
Red Thread- Double Speak
Spitboy- The Threat
Mother Fucking Titty Suckers- Chinese Eyes
Contaminators- Non Existant Love
Nightstick Justice- Sick and Tired
Chino Horde- Song I
By the End of Tonight- I Love Technology, I Love You Too
Zola Jesus- Dog

Thursday, December 4, 2008


I flew home for Thanksgiving last Tuesday, and Mamma Mia was the movie on my plane. After watching about 45 minutes (I don't know how I lasted that long... perhaps all the ABBA my dad made me listen to as a child), Evan's DST documentary provided some very welcome relief.

I expected to have a few packages that I ordered a long time ago waiting for me at home, one of them the Failures LP. I'm not sure what happened along the way, but I was sad to see that it had not arrived. Hopefully I can work things out with Will because this album destroys. I generally can't really put the words together for epic shit, so I'll let Walkie Talkies do some of the talking:
"Sean said it best: "They call themselves Failures when any one of their many projects is more than enough to retire on and look back on." Charles Bronson, Orchid, Ampere, Das Oath, Cut the Shit, Cancer Kids...and that's just the short list. Could we go on? Sure, but what's the point? You know the deal. Failures has a pedigree."

Basically, if you put these bands in a blender, you're guaranteed something good, and Failures certainly do not disappoint. I tend to make sweeping statements and overuse the word "favorite," but I think it's safe to say this is my favorite hardcore album of the year. Look for it tearing up the Record Hospital charts.

Failures- s/t
Get it from Clean Plate

Monday, December 1, 2008

Sorry to be such a neglectful blogger as of late. Something real to come soon- I promise. My hard drive is kind of fucked, and school has been busy. I got a new hard drive, but the old one is not very responsive, so I'm having trouble transferring all of my music. If anyone has any tips for rescuing data from an external hard drive, it would be greatly appreciated.

Anyway, some details obscured on the poster, but for those of you I go to school with, get pumped for this Saturday. Dan will be deejaying, and you can email me with any music requests. Some of the details are obscured... let me know if you want them. All ages, no booze in the Artspace.