Thursday, March 29, 2012

late bloomer demo (2012)

heres a new north carolina band everyone should know about......late bloomer rose from the ashes of scout, pullman strike and several other bands.........they do not however sound like any of their progenitors...instead this is a throwback to the early 90s and the indie rock fervor that gripped  that era......treepeople, superchunk, archers of loaf.....echos of all the greats can be heard in the songs contained in this demo.....playful and melodic, yet rough and dirty.....this stuff hits the sweet excellent start from a band that i hope to see at some point in the near future....the new 90s indie rock-influenced wave of bands seems to be picking up steam and these dudes are at the forefront of the movement........highly recommended.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

capacities - preliminary recording (2012)

its been a month or so since i last posted anything......ive been either sick or busy or depressed.....sometimes all three.......anyways its my birthday and i thought id pick up the slack a little..........what we have here are the first recordings from a NJ/philly area band called capacities....this band was formed from the ashes of black kites and saddest landscape (and perhaps a few others) and plays some pretty good, if not groundbreaking style of emotional hardcore with strong musical ties to the mid-late 90s.........pretty much a throwback to the members past bands (tom was in you and i/assistant/this ship will sink besides the 'kites and one of the other dudes was in the saddest landscape as mentioned before) recorded well and generally intense......the tunes are a bit short and seem to end just as your getting into a groove, but they are hopefully a good indicator of whats to come.......recommended.

capacities - premilinary recording

so i got this in my mediafire account this morning....

Dear MediaFire User: "MediaFire has received notification under the provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) that your usage of a file is allegedly infringing on the file creator’s copyright protection. The file named [2003] club of the is identified by the key (kfujt407tbxg8e4). As a result of this notice, pursuant to Section 512(c)(1)(C) of the DMCA, we have suspended access to the file. The reason for suspension was: Under penalty of perjury, we submit that we are authorized to act on behalf of the IFPI Represented Companies in matters involving the infringement of their sound recordings, including enforcing their copyrights and common law rights on the Internet. Company Name: IFPI Contact Address: 10 Piccadilly London W1J 0DD United Kingdom Contact Name: Contact Phone: Contact Email: Copyright infringement violates MediaFire’s Terms of Service. MediaFire accounts that experience multiple incidents of alleged copyright infringement without viable counterclaims may be terminated. If you feel this suspension was in error, please submit a counterclaim by following the process below." this is weird, especially considering that the 244GL is a hardcore band from germany with no major label connections (that i know of) scorched earth policy is/was FAR from a major…… fact im not sure if that label even exists anymore……….and im sure bernd (singer from stack who ran SEP) and the band would be just thrilled to know some douchewipe music industry association cocksuckers from the UK are filing copywright claims on their/his stuff……… now im pissed…………….great way to start my birthday……..

Sunday, March 25, 2012

kiss it goodbye reunion shows!

June 7th in Pomona at the Revelation Records 25th Anniversary. June 8th In Berkeley at 924 Gilman St June 9th In Portland (Venue TBA) June 10th in Seattle at The Highline kinda pissed theres no chicago/detroit date...........i would actually make the drive down for it is, it looks like ill be missing this =( oh andrew gormley/keith huckins in this lineup in any case, so that makes it less painful to miss....