Thursday, 19 April 2018

Listener


Listener is an indie rock/spoken word project from Fayetteville, Arkansas that began in 2002. The project is based around lyricist/vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Dan Smith, who initially used the name as a moniker for his early hip-hop based work. As his career progressed, he retained the name as it evolved into a full-fledged rock band. He has worked with a number of musicians since, all under the band name Listener. After incorporating live instrumentation behind him, Listener evolved from a hip-hop project into their now-signature sound. Their songs are structured around Dan Smith reciting (not singing) his spoken word pieces, with an instrumental background that builds and falls with the song as needed. They've crafted a unique sound for themselves, which has been quite influential in the past few years.

Below is only a partial discography, since it is quite hard to track down all their releases (especially their earliest work, pre-spoken word jam band). So, if you have anything that's missing from below (their first three albums, in particular) please send it my way! Thanks so much to Juan for sending them to me! Enjoy.

1. The Moon Cries Out
2. FYI
3. You're So Underground
4. Emotional
5. Winter Life
6. Train Song
7. Decadence
8. I'm Beginning To Hear Whispers
9. Ways Of The Wind
10. You Will Be My Music
11. Behind These Doors
12. Wundering
13. Crystal Methods
14. It's A Lonely World
15. Untitled

1. Backwoods Preacher Man
2. Ozark Empire
3. I've Been Waiting For This Moment For All My Life, Hold On
4. In The Woods You Know Where Your Enemies Are
5. You're So Special Because You're So Unique
6. I'd Like To Offer You My Dearest Apologies
7. When No One Else Will Be Your Friend I Will Do The Job
8. The Music That The Angels Do
9. It's Time For Drastic Measures They're Not Taking You Seriously
10. What Would You Do If I'm Not What I'm Supposed To Be
11. They Always Say Your Life Will Never Dull Or Your Money Back
12. Officer You Have The Wrong Man I Am Not That Man

1. Its Christmas Time Again, So Come On Home To The Fire
2. You Know He Knows? Well, He Knows Regardless
3. Do You See What I See? I Hope So
4. Hey, Those Herald Angels Are Singing Again. Listen
5. Born In Bethlehem, And He Shall Send Them One By One
6. Don't Touch The Drums Boy
7. Silent Night, Holy Night. All Is Bright, All Is Bright
8. The Leaf Sure Is Heavy, But You Have To Turn It Over feat. Manchild

1. We March To A Whole Different Drum (Live)
2. Ozark Empire, Or Snake Oil Salesman
3. Stick This In Your Ear (Live)
4. Your Life Will Never Dull Or Your Money Back
5. The Music That The Angels Do (Live)
6. Train Song (Live)
7. I Have Nothing But Attention When I Scream
8. Deepspace5 Songs (Live)
9. Mourning In The Morning
10. That's It
11. Life Is
12. Older Than I Was Before
13. ABC News Tour Of Homes Desk Banter
14. What Would You Do If I'm Not What I'm Supposed To Be (Live)
15. All Of This With Words

1. You Have Never Lived Because You Have Never Died
2. Falling In Love With Glaciers
3. Seatbelt Hands
4. Failing Is Not Just For Failures
5. You Were A House On Fire
6. Save Up Your Hopes Friends
7. Maybe We Are All Beautiful
8. I'd Like To Offer You My Dearest Apologies
9. Death By Shotgun
10. Put Another Rock In My Hand
11. Stick This In Your Ear
12. The Music That The Angels Do
13. This Is It

1. Train Song (fienix)
2. Train Song (live)
3. Train Song (dust)
4. Train Song (spoken)
5. Train Song (original)

1. Death By Shotgun
2. A Song From A Knife Salesman To His Wife On Their Wedding Day
3. It's Time For Drastic Measures They're Not Taking You Seriously
4. The Music That The Angels Do
5. My Five Year Plan
6. What Would You Do If I'm Not What I'm Supposed To Be
7. I Have Nothing But Attention When I Scream
8. Ozark Empire, Or A Snake Oil Salesman Comes To Your Town
9. Your Life Will Never Dull Or Your Money Back
10. When No One Else Will Be Your Friend I Will Do The Job
11. Officer You Have The Wrong Man, I Am Not That Man

1. You Have Never Lived Because You Have Never Died
2. I Don't Want to Live Forever
3. Most Roads Lead to Home
4. Wooden Heart
5. Falling In Love With Glaciers
6. Failing Is Not Just For Failures
7. Building Better Bridges
8. Seatbelt Hands
9. These Hands Weren't Meant For Us
10. You Were A House On Fire
11. Save Up Your Hopes Friends

1. Eyes To The Ground For Change
2. Good News First
3. Not Today
4. Tornadoes
5. I Think It's Called Survival
6. Everything Sleeps
7. There Are Wrecking Balls Inside Us
8. It Will All Happen The Way It Should

1. Pent Up Genes
2. Little Folded Fingers
3. There's Money In The Walls
4. Add Blue
5. Bloodshot/New Love
6. Shock And Value
7. Window To The World
8. A Love Letter To Detroit
9. Manhattan Projects
10. Plague Doctor

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Bucket Full Of Teeth


Bucket Full Of Teeth were a screamo/powerviolence band from Massachusetts that were around from 2002 to 2004. They were formed by Will Killingsworth (formerly of Orchid, also in Ampere, as well as producer extraordinaire), and included former Orchid bassist Brad Wallace. They were formed shortly after the dissolution of Orchid. Despite the obvious ties to their former band, Bucket Full Of Teeth really find their own voice. They began as a powerviolence project, but began incorporating elements of experimental noise into their break-neck chaos, and fusing different elements of heavy music into their progressive mix. They put out 3 projects in 2002 (which were later released together), and then returned in 2004 for their swan song, which is debatably their best release. This is a super unique and underrated project, so definitely check 'em out. Enjoy.

1. It's A Setup
2. Conditional Response
3. Selective Amnesia
4. These Frequencies Are Ours
5. Self-Induced Coma
6. If Everything Has A Price Then Nothing Has Value
7. Grind In A Tin Can
8. Piss In The I.V.
9. Dreams Of Dead Bosses
10. Sickened
11. Wake Up
12. Standing On Top Of A Mountain
13. Hollow
14. Exit Only

1. Psychosis
2. 23 Reasons To Play Grindcore
3. Coughing Up Wires
4. Empty Dreams
5. Empty Faces
6. Raised On Failure
7. Lost Keys
8. Null

1. Technical Desires
2. Dark Colossus
3. It's Heating Up
4. Listen
5. Here's Your Warning
6. Morizar
7. ForkTie Response
8. Broadcast
9. Anger Of Convenience
10. Basic Delusions
11. 11302
12. Blast For Humanity

1. Imperfect Vibrations
2. Capital Distracts And Imprisons
3. The Dream Continues
4. A Morbid Gathering
5. The Path
6. Comfort Made Us Passive
7. Error Is Progress
8. Confessions
9. The Present Forsaken
10. A Hopeful Sound
11. Embrace The Current Of Time
12. Let Us Resonate

Monday, 16 April 2018

Fiddlehead


Fiddlehead are a five-piece post-hardcore band from Boston, Massachusetts that formed in 2014. They feature Patrick Flynn, who is best known as the vocalist of Have Heart and Free, as well as Alex Henery, who is the guitarist in Basement. Their debut LP was recently released on Run For Cover. Sonically, they're heavily influenced by the DC/Dischord stuff put out in the 90's, with bands such as Jawbox, Fugazi, and Lungfish. They take a slightly more modern and melodic approach, which will definitely appeal to fans of other RFC-associated bands, such as Title Fight or Self Defense Family. Lyrically, Springtime and Blind deals heavily with the recent passing of Flynn's father, which leads to some touching moments throughout the record. This is undoubtedly one of RFC's best offerings as of late, and a fantastic album for fans of post-hardcore throughout the ages. Enjoy.

1. Birdnest
2. My Arboretum
3. We Are Not Friends
4. Stay In The Blue
5. Witch Hazel Bloom

1. Spousal Loss
2. Poem You
3. USMA
4. Tidal Waves
5. Head Hands
6. Rejoice
7. Lay Low
8. My World
9. 04/17/70
10. Widow In The Sunlight

Friday, 13 April 2018

SeeYouSpaceCowboy


SeeYouSpaceCowboy are a five-piece band from San Diego/Los Angeles, California that formed in 2016. Now, I know I say this about a lot of bands, but in this case it's particularly true: this is one fucking great band. Without a doubt they are one of the best bands around in their little niche of music, pushing the boundaries of extreme genres with their manic blend of screamo, metalcore, and grindcore. They carry all the heaviness and aggression one expect, but also an attitude that can only be described bizarrely but accurately as "sassy". They can be loosely compared to bands like Daughters and Fear Before The March of Flames, but they really do hold their own. Plus, their song titles are incredible.

SeeYouSpaceCowboy are 4 for 4 so far with a demo, EP, single, and a split, and show no signs of slowing down. It is an absolute atrocity that I have let this band go unposted for so long, because this one I truly recommend to anyone even remotely interested in the chaotic side of music on here. Plus they've worked with some fantastic labels, including the gift that keeps on giving, Zegema Beach Records. Enjoy.

1. Left Turn Right Away
2. Rejection Hotline Greatest Hits
3. Diss Tracks in Iambic Pentameter
4. Albert Camus Is My Life Coach

1. An Introduction For People Who Hate Introductions
2. Jimmy Buffett Doesn't Even Surf
3. Soap Opera Stardom Is A Single Tear Drop Away
4. Pep Talk From A Nihilist
5. Fashion Statements of the Socially Aware
6. Absolutely Absolute Absolution

1. Atrocities From A Story Book Perspective

1. SeeYouSpaceCowboy - I Am a Trans-Continental Railroad, Please Run a Train On Me
2. SeeYouSpaceCowboy - Stop Calling Us Screamo
3. SeeYouSpaceCowboy - You Don't Understand the Liquor is Calling the Shots Now Randy Bobandy
4. SeeYouSpaceCowboy - You Can't Get Goose Justice In A Fox Court, Just Spit On The Judge
5. Secondgradeknifefight - who what when where why did you take my bug collection (there's no trust in this household)
6. Secondgradeknifefight - don't tell me you like the police cause i'll break your kneecaps motherfucker (tonya harding shuffle)
7. Secondgradeknifefight - my heart is broken but i still need to get my jetta fixed asap (no time for tom foolery)
8. Secondgradeknifefight - glass vampires roam these darkened woods fellas (protek ya nek)
9. Secondgradeknifefight - the devil is real and he tried to eat my ass (goodbye uncle fuck)

SeeYouSpaceCowboy

Zegema Beach Records

Palatka


Palatka were a five-piece hardcore/emo violence band from Gainesville, Florida that were around from 1994 to 1999, and returned to play a reunion show in 2015. They played a very spastic and jittery form of hardcore that incorporated the full-throttle aggression of bands like In/Humanity with the rhythmic nuances of a band like Heroin. Palatka also featured two vocalists.

They were relatively prolific for a band in their corner of the musicsphere, releasing multiple splits, being featured on many, many compilations, and putting out a full-length on No Idea Records. They also toured in Europe, which is a seemingly rare thing for bands like this around then. Despite putting out some incredible work, they are incredibly underrated, so definitely check them out. Below is their full-length and their most notable split, along with a discography released in 2002 that I unfortunately don't have much info or artwork for. If you know anything about it, please fill me in! Enjoy.

1. Palatka - Stutter Mispronounce
2. Palatka - Fucked From The Start
3. Palatka - Recite Ad Nauseam
4. Palatka - This Place Is Shit
5. Palatka - Garbage
6. Palatka - Nathan Collier
7. Palatka - Yours At Best
8. The End Of The Century - So Long 
9. The End Of The Century - Childhood Hopes Of Self Defense
10. The End Of The Century - Hope Me Blind
11. The End Of The Century - Filed

1. The State of 6pm
2. If You're Not Satisfied with the Current Arrangement...
3. Cheering Section
4. Where the Teachers Go to Learn
5. Rate x Time = Distance
6. Palatka Kills Young Republicans
7. Matured? You Bet!
8. "Let's Have a Kid." "Sure, Why Not?"
9. Another Kind of Blacklist
10. Mark's Shit
11. Voice of the Actors
12. The Current Definition of Friendship is Sorely Lacking


1. The State of 6pm
2. If You're Not Satisfied with the Current Arrangement...
3. Cheering Section
4. Where the Teachers Go to Learn
5. Rate x Time = Distance
6. Palatka Kills Young Republicans
7. Matured? You Bet!
8. "Let's Have a Kid." "Sure, Why Not?"
9. Another Kind of Blacklist
10. Mark's Shit
11. Voice of the Actors
12. The Current Definition of Friendship is Sorely Lacking
13. Rock Concert
14. Home Is Killing Me
15. Smoking Section
16. Soldier With Staring Problem
17. Haunted House Movie
18. The Eyes And Ears Of The Shit
19. Job Fair
20. Misinformed
21. Cool Breezes Daring Escape From Hogtown
22. Taco Bell Has Nothing To Do With Hardcore
23. I'm The Most Important Fucking Person In The Whole World
24. Black Elk
25. Stutter Mispronounce
26. Fucked From The Start
27. Recite Ad Nauseam
28. This Place Is Shit
29. Garbage
30. Nathan Collier
31. Yours At Best
32. Bicentennial
33. Vultures Hyenas
34. Apartment
35. Property Values
36. Straight Straight Youth
37. Good Intentions
38. Sunshine State Sprawl
39. The Bus Ride
40. Washington Park
41. The Truth About San Diego
42. Sections A-Z
43. Future Site Of
44. Let's Toss This Fucking Shit To The Fire!
45. New Feedback
46. Yours At Best
47. Nathan Collier
48. Choicenochoice

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Antagonize

Antagonize are a newly-formed five-piece hardcore band from Boston, Massachusetts. They are most notable for featuring Aaron Bedard (formerly of Bane) on vocals. They debuted a few days ago with a five-track demo recorded by Will Killingsworth. The band plays a heavy, metallic, noisy, and grinding brand of hardcore, with Aaron's battle cries coming off as strong as ever. This is undoubtedly a great debut for the band, who play their first show in early June. This is definitely a band to look out for, and a demo to fill your post-Bane fix with something fresh. Enjoy.

1. Headcount
2. Work Horse
3. Sunday Best
4. Blood Oath
5. Savior

Mortality Rate


Mortality Rate are a five-piece hardcore band from Calgary, Alberta that have been around since 2014. Thus far, they've put out an EP and a split, and hopefully have a ton of great things coming in the near future. Sonically, they're obviously very aggressive and abrasive, and feature some assaultive vocals. To give a broad umbrella of references to their sound, you might dig them if you like bands like Year Of The Knife, Jesus Piece, Expire, Cruel Hand, and Punch, or dig the Entombed/HM-2 guitar tone, or if an always fast-paced Disembodied sounds appealing. Their discography is relatively small, so it doesn't hurt to check it all out yourself (the EP, in particular). This is solid Canadian hardcore, you can't go wrong. Enjoy.

1. Snake Charmer

1. Sleep Deprivation
2. Sandman
3. Temple
4. Chapter Six
5. Plaster
6. Beautiful Mouth (ft Melanie Boccabella)
7. Climate Change
8. Nerve Damage

1. Mortality Rate - Forms Of Fear
2. Mortality Rate - Veins
3. Mortality Rate - Lucid
4. Judiciary - Reign Of Turmoil
5. Judiciary - Pure Fury
6. Judiciary - Overthrone

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Gulfer


Gulfer are a four-piece emo/math rock band from Montreal, Quebec that formed in 2011. In keeping with the recent trend of sharing fantastic new emo records on here, Dog Bless could not go unmentioned. This is their sophomore album, and was released by Topshelf, Big Scary Monsters, and Friend Of Mine. It's a half-hour of guttural vocals, technical guitar work, and a raw punk energy. This will undoubtedly be a breath of fresh air for fans of bands like You Blew It!, Prawn, and I Kill Giants, or any classic revival band really. Definitely recommended. Enjoy.

1. Pink Kong
2. Hulk Logan
3. Willow Fight

Note: Gulfer tracks only

1. Ten Souls
2. Tiki Marathon
3. Bauer Ranger
4. Jurassic Spark
5. Shoreline

1. M.C. Groggy
2. Shrimp Charade

1. Del Paxton - Paline
2. Del Paxton - Bad Batch
3. Gulfer - F'real For Real
4. Gulfer - Bob Abate

1. Bloody Lookin'
2. Getting Hit By Parked Cars
3. Most Of My Time
4. Post-Molly
5. Trim It Short
6. Altalalaval
7. Almost Sterling

1. Secret Stuff
2. Doglife
3. Fading
4. Blessed, pt. 1
5. Baseball
6. Be Father
7. Babyshoe
8. Blessed, pt. 2
9. Judy Froster
10. Florida
11. We've All Done Wrong
12. Blessed, pt. 3

Sunday, 8 April 2018

Hot Mulligan


Hot Mulligan are a five-piece pop punk/emo band from Lansing, Michigan that have been around since 2014. They are currently signed to No Sleep Records. Their latest album, Pilot, has been gaining a lot of traction, thus I've been getting a ton of requests to post these guys. If you dig bands like The Wonder Years or Taking Back Sunday, this is definitely recommended. Enjoy.

1. 11 Second Blurp
2. Buy A Fire Extinguisher Before You Need A Fire Extinguisher
3. Visited Salmon, I Mean Transit Balcony
4. Buy A Fire Extinguisher Before You Need A Fire Extinguisher (Acoustic)

1. I Played Tony Hawk's Ride Once, And It Sucked
2. M.O.M.
3. Jimmy Neutron Had A Dog, So Why Can't I Have A Friend?
4. I'm Tuning To O-Positive

1. Everyone Leaves - Tired Life 
2. Everyone Leaves - Little One
3. Hot Mulligan - Shaylee, Shanel
4. Hot Mulligan - Legen

1. If You Had Spun Out In Your Oldsmobile, This Probably Wouldn't Have Happened
2. The Hammer Guy Is At It Again
3. Wait For It
4. Dary
5. Something About A Bunch of Dead Dogs
6. I Replied To Tyler With Three Blue Cars
7. Deluxe Capacitor (Acoustic)

1. Deluxe Capacitor
2. All You Wanted By Michelle Branch
3. I Hate the Gooey Disk
4. The Soundtrack To Missing a Slam Dunk
5. Pluto Was Never Really a Planet Either Even
6. Wes Dault Can’t Find the Madison Falcon
7. *whispers* Thank You
8. Good Ol’ Mr. Rags
9. Scream Mountain
10. How Do You Know It’s Not Armadillo Shells?
11. There Was a Semi Fight On I-69

Saturday, 7 April 2018

Cloud District


Cloud District are a four-piece indie/emo band from New Paltz, New York that formed in 2012. They released a new album earlier this year, Don't Give Up, Skeleton is one of many fantastic emo relases this year that have been really sparking my re-interest in the genre. Trying to nail down its sound is really hard to do, since each song truly offers something different from the last. It's like an amalgamation of every trend in the genre in the past few years, with some upbeat, personal storytelling (like "Hamster Camp"), some acoustic stuff ("Mug Drunk" is a definite highlight), some midwestern twinkly influence, some post-rock flashes (particularly "Necro..."), and my absolute favourite song on this whole thing, "2Sad2Swim". They're fantastic songwriters with a good energy to them, and keep this album very engaging throughout with the numerous sounds they can throw out. I cannot recommend this enough if you're looking for some new emo/indie type stuff. Their previous album Almanacs is also solid front-to-back, so nab that too. Enjoy.

1. Cloud District - Natalie Dormer
2. Cloud District - Submerge
3. Mike Pays Heat - Oxygen
4. Mike Pays Heat - Breaking Pencils

1. Cuddle Puddle
2. Solstice
3. Conviction One
4. The Silence
5. Phil, The Silence
6. Please Consider Using This Song In Your Indie Movie
7. Driveways
8. The Guy from The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die Added Me On Snapchat

Note: This is a remastered version, the only version released in 2014 can be found here

1. You Are The Answer To My Security Question
2. You Will Never Be A Samurai
3. Natalie Dormer
4. Pillow Fort
5. Rosie
6. Infinite Chaz

1. Quinn Cicala - In A Diner In Poughkeepsie
2. City Mouth - Body And Blood
3. Cloud District - I Don't Even Play Guitar In This Band

Note: All proceeds go to RAINN

1. Hamster Camp
2. Rise of the Eggplant Bandit
3. 2Sad2Swim
4. Swear I Saw You Rockin' Part I
5. Swear I Saw You Rockin' Part II
6. Mug Drunk
7. 48
8. I Don't Even Play Guitar In This Band
9. Don't Give Up, Skeleton
10. Queso Besos
11. Necronomnomnomicon
12. Swear I Saw You Rockin' Part III