Monday, 25 February 2013

125, Rue Montmartre

I guess it doesn't matter much, but this marks my 50th post. So I will take this moment and dedicate it to vanity, in which I will commemorate my success with the accompaniment of this awesome band.


125, Rue Montmartre were a emo/indie band from Bielefeld, Germany that existed from 1998-2000. Vocally, they're very soft and female-sung (though "spoken" is probably the more appropriate word). The guitar is gentle, jangly, trebley, and melodic, though does explode at some points. The bass is very prominent and grooves really well with the drums. The very little that they ended up doing is all really great and I highly recommend checking them out.

1. 125, Rue Montmartre - Hit #2
2. 125, Rue Montmartre - Steigerungslied
3. Maggat - An Urban Dilemma
4. Maggat - Kiss The Boys Goodbye

2. Kinder des Olymp

1. Disco Hijack
2. Revolter
3. Safari

6. 8x Lied

This is just everything above in one download. All the individual track listings and artwork are still there.

Ghostlimb


Ghostlimb are a three-piece hardcore band from Southern California. Super short, super fast, and super pissed with a sociopolitical consciousness is probably the best way to describe them. They share members with Graf Orlock and Dangers, so you know they kick ass as well. They just consistently pump out really good, really angry hardcore/punk music. Here's everything they've done with the exception of a discography cassette (which I can't find) that they put out in 2010 which includes their self-titled, Bearing & Distance, and their split with Fischer, all of which are included here. Enjoy.

1. The Custom Of The Sea
2. Scimitar
3. Separation Perfected
4. Complete Works
5. Palimpset
6. Espionage
7. Weltstadt, Los Angeles
8. Six
9. Shore Leave
10. Index
11. Separated At Birth  

1. Port Of Call
2. Southwest Passage
3. Seven
4. Document
5. Saltaye
6. Ruins
7. Drowned In A Drought
8. The Force That Gives Us Meaning
9. Copywritten
10. Estate Sale
11. Laughter
12. Bridge Above The Water
13. The Ocean Floor
14. Age Old
15. Loxodrome 

1. Ghostlimb - Saltaye
2. Ghostlimb - Document
3. Ghostlimb - Seven
4. Ghostlimb - Ruins
5. Zann - Die Ersten Werden Die Letzten Sein
6. Zann - Last Night A Book Saved My Life
7. Trainwreck - For Medications Only
8. Trainwreck - Who Will Survive And What Will Be Left Of Them
9. Perth Express - Klassenbester auf def Michmädchen Akademie
10. Perth Express - The Bends

1. Fischer - Hey Hallways
2. Fischer - On Walden
3. Fischer - All The Real Girls
4. Fischer -  Don't Those Pomegranates Growing...?
5. Fischer - Just Call On My Birthday
6. Ghostlimb - Beria
7. Ghostlimb - Dolodrums
8. Ghostlimb - Hamartia 
9. Ghostlimb - Unintended Consequence
10. Ghostlimb - Book Wall
11. Ghostlimb - Motive

1. Construction
2. Concrete
3. Extreme Duress
4. Biota
5. Reduction
6. Asphalt
7. Unending Ache
8. Incomplete Works
9. Traverse
10. Substructure
11. Eight
12. Plastic Surgery

1. Confluence
2. Margin
3. Sunlight
4. Canidae
5. Infrastructure
6. Bearing Witness
7. Ardor
8. Control
9. Exchange
10. Infinte Locality
11. Southeast First
12. Conquerors Of The Useless

1. A Gobi Of Suburbs
2. Sense of Place
3. Hostility Compelling
4. Wall of Books
5. Difficult Loves
6. Brushfire
7. Folds in the Sheets
8. Nine
9. Addressee Relocated To Cemetery
10. Treason Fluenty
11. Life's Blood

Thursday, 21 February 2013

The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die


The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die are an indie/emo/post-rock band from Willimantic, Conneticut that formed in 2009. Currently they have an impressive 8-piece line-up. Three of them used to be in My Heart To Joy. They incorporate tons of things into their sound that I'm not even going to attempt to describe. Whatever it is, it's really good. I mean REALLY GOOD. Everything they've done up to this point has not ceased to amaze, and they've finally got a full-length coming out very soon. The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Put Out A Full Length. AOTY, AOTY, AOTY. Get stoked.

1. Victim Kin Seek Suit
2. 16 17 9 9 9
3. Six Seeds
4. blank #1
5. Walnut Street Is Dead (Long Live Walnut Street)
6. blank #2
7. Eyjafjallajokull Dance

1. Victim Kin Seek Suit
2. Gordon Paul
3. Walnut Street is Dead (Long Live Walnut Street)
4. Eyjafjallajokull Dance

1. To Miss Catherine (A Birthday Gift. Sorry I can't do better, but still...)
2. blank #6
3. Be Neon With Me

12. To The Janitor, To The King 


1. Deer Leap - Learned In People 
2. Deer Leap - We Are Not Who We Are
3. Deer Leap - To Moscow And Quickly
4. Deer Leap - Coffee And Keys
5. The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die - I Will Be Okay. Everything.
6. The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die - Mega Steve
7. The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die - Bread For Brett
8. The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die - Wait... What?

1. Gig Life

Note: This is a vinyl rip from a lathe cut record, so the quality isn't great (it's not my rip, but thank you to whoever ripped it)

1. Tigers Jaw - Fake Death
2. The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die - Beverly Wyatt
3. Code Orange Kids - VI (Worms Fear God // God Fears Youth)
4. Self Defense Family - Holy  Trend

1. 4'33"
2. blank #69

1. blank #9
2. Heartbeat In The Brain
3. Fightboat
4. Picture Of A Tree That Doesn't Look Okay
5. You Will Never Go To Space
6. The Layers Of Skin We Drag Around
7. Ultimate Steve
8. Gig Life
9. Low Light Assembly
10. Getting Sodas

1. What Child Is This?

1. Blank #8 / Precipice
2. Space Exploration To Solve Earthly Crises
3. If And When I Die
4. Thanks
5. Lioness
6. Shoppers Beef
7. 100$ Tip
8. Autotonsorialist

1. A Note From the Author February 1st to the Author January 1st
2. We Carry Knives

1. The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die - Fat Heaven
2. Rozwell Kid - The Weather (Spirit Night)
3. Kittyhawk - Soft Serve
4. Two Knights - Benji's Cool Times Summer Jamz

1. From the Crow's Nest on Fire Street
2. Outer Heaven

1. Rozwell Kid - My Head
2. The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die - Chest & Shirt

1. You Can't Live There Forever
2. blank #11
3. January 10th, 2014
4. The Word Lisa
5. Rage Against The Dying Of The Light
6. Ra Patera Dance
7. Mental Health
8. Wendover
9. We Need More Skulls
10. Haircuts For Everybody
11. Willie (For Howard)
12. I Can Be Afraid of Anything
13. Mount Hum

1. Even More Forever
2. Katamari Duquette

1. From The Crows Nest On Fire Street (Live)
2. Wendover (Live)
3. We Need More Skulls (Live)
4. Katamari Duquette (Live)

1. Sorority Noise - Leaf Ellis
2. The World is a Beautiful & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die - Smoke & Felt

1. I'll Make Everything
2. The Future
3. Hilltopper
4. Faker
5. Gram
6. Dillon and Her Son
7. Blank #12
8. For Robin
9. Marine Tigers
10. Fuzz Minor
11. Infinite Steve

Monday, 18 February 2013

Native


Native are a four-piece post-hardcore/math rock band from Northern Indiana. They formed around 2006/2007. Since then, they've released things rather sparsely, and toured fairly frequently. Everything they've put out so far is really good, and they've got a new full-length coming out this year, which has been long-awaited. They're also a really tight live band, who I personally was really impressed by. They have this thing going on with quite complex, intricate dualling guitar parts, odd time signatures, and exploring different dynamics. Except perhaps vocally, which is usually pretty harsh and intense. Big influences on them might include These Arms Are Snakes, Maps And Atlases, Minus The Bear, and Russian Circles, maybe. Though in terms of similar sounds, contemporaries Kidcrash, The Reptilian, Caravels, Victor! Fix The Sun, Castevet/CSTVT, etc., might be better comparisons. Enjoy.

1. Alpacastan
2. Don't Pawty Just Yet
3. How Did You Figure Out My Indian Name?

1. Don't Pawty Just Yet
2. What Are You Dylan In My House?

1. Alpacastan
2. Flaschdance
3. What Are You Dylan In My House?
4. Ride The Tide
5. Something About Swordsmanship
6. Hey Mon, Hook Me Up 'Do

Note: Artwork on the left is the CD version, the vinyl version's on the right

1. Backseat Crew
2. Legoland
3. Mason Jars
4. Ponyboy
5. Five Year Payoff
6. Shirts And Skins
7. Pocket Jingle
8. Members List
9. Marco Polo
10. Wrestling Moves

Note: Artwork on the left is the CD version, the vinyl version's on the right

1. Word City
2. Monday Night
3. Brass
4. Fundraiser
5. Coin Toss
6. Books On  Tape
7. Kissing Bridge
8. Sixty Seven


Sunday, 17 February 2013

Suis La Lune


Suis La Lune are a screamo band from Stockholm and Gothenburg, Sweden that formed in 2005. They're heavily influenced by many of the big European screamo bands, such as Daïtro, Raein, La Quiete, Sed Non Satiata, and Louise Cyphre. However, they've developed a sound that allows them to hold their own. They use quite clean, noodle-y guitars, and always retain a sense of melody, even in their most chaotic moments. Vocally, they're incredibly desperate, passionate, and emotional, to the point that it sounds like they're crying half the time. It's not overdone or forced either, which is what makes them so great. They're quintessential modern screamo, and have already started to be a major influence on new bands. I love these guys, as I'm sure many of you do too. Enjoy.

1. The Feeling I Get When You Place Your Eyes On Me
2. Dance Red River, Dance!
3. You Owe Me A Photograph
4. Do You Always Taste Like Static?

1. Parts Of Emily
2. Let The Bastards Come

36. As Concrete Replaces Hope

1. Desperate Times...
2. Utter Silence Is Fragile
3. This Heart Easily Tears
4. Eris Flies Tonight
5. Quiet, Pull The Strings!
6. Fingers. Voice. Heart. Shake.
7. The Light Matters Always Matters
8. ...Calls For Beautiful Acts
9. A Letter - A Void
10. My Mind Is A Birdcage


1. Förmögenhet

1. With Wings Of Feathers And Glue
2. September Gave Us Awkwardness, October Gave Us Nothing
3. The Greatest Actors Keep On Acting Offstage
4. Can't Believe I Spelled It Out For You

1. Suis La Lune - In A Deep Hole With Clay And Remorse
2. Suis La Lune - Postlude To 5 Years Of Hurting
3. The Saddest Landscape - The Actress And The Funeral
4. The Saddest Landscape - The Temptation That Is You (Forgiveness Version)
5. Captain, Your Ship Is Sinking - Always Giving Parties To Cover The Silence
6. Kias Fansuri - Apa Yangtinggal Hanyalah Kiasan
7. Kias Fansuri - Kabus Ribut Datang Menjemput
8. Kias Fansuri - Satira Politik Dunia
9. Kias Fansuri - Hati Plastik, Nafsu Serakah
10. Isaiah - Qu’ils Crèvent Enfin …
11. Isaiah - … Et Nous Laissent Décider
12. Adorno - Missing A Warm Light
13. Adorno - Connections

1. Suis La Lune - Friends
2. Osceola - Don't Tase Me, Bro
3. Osceola - Malax

1. "Btw, That Untitled Song On Your Mixtape Was For You. I Wrote It When I Missed You."
2. I Don't Want To Be A Part Of This Anymore

1. So Much For Keeping It A Secret (Instrumental)

1. Cornea
2. Stop Motion
3. Wishes & Hopes
4. Hands Are For Helping
5. In Confidence
6. Remorse
7. All That Meant Something
8. Riala
9. Sense In A Broken Dialogue
10. One And All, Every Bit

1. Different Perspectives
2. Endless Cycle
3. Better Parts
4. Within

1. Shirokuma - Endless Rain
2. Shirokuma - The Earth Sleeps 
3. Shirokuma - Leave Me
4. Shirokuma - Lost Contact
5. Shirokuma - My Body Is An Empty Vessel
6. Suis La Lune - What These Hands Can't Hold
7. Suis La Lune - Beyond Repair
8. Suis La Lune - In Between Heartbeats
9. Suis La Lune - Lost Moments