Worriers - Live at Silent Barn →
This blog is mostly Hardcore, but I do like to mix it up once in a while. One of my favorite bands of the past few years was the Measure [SA], and I was both bummed and a little relieved when they broke up. I was bummed because they were a great band who I never got to see, but I was relieved because they never released a bad record, and I didn’t have to keep up with their insane release...
Abolition - Self Titled LP, In the Grasp of... →
Okay, I’m going with something different from what I normally post on here, and going with a current band I’m stoked on. I asked a band member if it was cool if I posted these, and he said he just wants people to hear the music. There are links at the bottom where you can buy these records, I encourage you all to do so. Enough with the disclaimers. Abolition is heavy Straight Edge...
The Killer - Pre-Not Everyone Who is Lost...... →
The Killer is a band that been overlooked for a variety of reasons. the three main ones in my opinion are: their name one letter away from a really shitty band, they haven’t played out of their home state much, and they don’t have the luxury of being from a coast. I feel that they are one of the best heavy Hardcore bands ever. Not only are they really really heavy, they also have the...
“I won a lot of 25 can openers on ebay” - Hunter Stephen Well, looks like I’m getting a free can opener.
Jawbreaker - Live at the Crocodile Cafe 5/18/96... →
Do I really need to introduce this band? In theory no, but in practice, kind of. I feel like their legacy has been co-opted by turds and frauds worse than nearly any other band. It’s like the pop punk equivalent of Black Flag, where kids can jock them, but a quick conversation will reveal that they really don’t know shit. That’s not to say these kids don’t listen to the...
Silent Majority - Discography →
Silent Majority released one of the best Hardcore LPs of all time. I’m talking of course, about Life of a Spectator. Their discography runs much much deeper than that though, which often seems to be forgotten. I guess I would describe Silent Majority as a melodic Hardcore band, but I think that does them a bit of a disservice. Today, melodic Hardcore usually equates to ‘cool...
Thursday - Rarities (1997-2006) + Live at CBGBs →
Thursday was a band that had a big impact on me when I was young. I know that this is the case for a lot of other people around my age, lifers and dropouts alike. I first heard them on either a Victory Records Sampler. My interest in Victory Records stemmed from hearing a Grey Area song in a snowboarding video on TV. I was in high school at the time, and I didn’t fully understand what...
J Church - Camels, Spilled Corona and the Sound of... →
I was planning to post this yesterday, but ended up being out late and didn’t get a chance. As I mentioned yesterday, October 21st marked the fourth anniversary of Lance Hahn’s death. Seeing as that fact was widely ignored on here, I figured I’d post some J Church material to hopefully give the handful of people who download this an appreciation of Lance’s work. J Church...
Lance Hahn (1967-2007)
Four years ago today, Lance Hahn passed away due to complications from kidney disease. He was one of the best song writers/lyricists of all time, and I’m glad he recorded so much music before he died. I will be spinning all my J Church/Cringer/Cilantro singles tonight. R.I.P.
Undying - Live at Hellfest 2001 →
I told Chad I’d upload this for him a few weeks ago, so I’m finally getting around to it. Undying was one of the first Hardcore bands that I saw. I had heard them for the first time a few days before they played Edmonton, and couldn’t believe they were playing where I lived that week. They were great! I still have the shirt I got that day, although I now wish I’d...
Floorpunch - Rehersal Tape + Live Set (includes... →
More Floorpunch! This live set is from the same European Tour as the last one I posted, but it’s from a month earlier. The set is good, but I don’t enjoy it quite as much as the other one. This one does however, contain details of a Floorpunch/Boysetsfire beef that I was unaware of. There is also a brief mention of the much more infamous By The Grace of God incident. On that topic, if...
Backstabbers Inc. (Pre-Trap Them, Ex-Piecemeal) -... →
I’ve always been a little confused by the success of Trap Them. They’re a good band and whatnot, I’ve bought everything they’ve done as it’s been released up until the last couple records. However, they always seemed like a poor man’s version of Ryan Mckenney and Brian Izzi’s last band, Backstabbers Incorporated. Backstabbers Inc. hailed from...
Champion - Rarities (Includes Minor Threat/SSD... →
Today is Edge day, so, as an Edgeman, I am obligated to put up crucial Edge jams on this blog today.I kind of which I’d waited on the Chain uplaods, but oh well, not a big deal. Champion needs no introduction. The biggest and arguably best Straight Edge band of the early 2000’s. They had a huge impact on nearly every Edge kid who was involved in Hardcore during that time, myself...
Last Priest - Complete Discography (Ex-Find Him... →
Last Priest was the second band fronted Spencer Gooch of Find Him and Kill Him. They picked up right where FH&KH left off, with more raging Hardcore. Last Priest somehow managed to garner even less recognition, even though they were arguably more accessible. This is mainly due to the fact that of their four releases, only the first 7” was ever widely distributed. Musically, Last Priest ...
Find Him and Kill Him - Complete Discography →
Find Him and Kill Him was a terribly underrated Hardcore band from California. They are one of the angriest bands ever, and I think it was actaully a little bit off putting for a lot of kids involved in the super melodic, pretty accessible early 2000’s hardcore scene. As a result, they never got the recognition they deserved.The lyrics were raging, scathing, and (mostly) negative. IE...
…a mixtape from my friend Colin (comingcleanxvx.tumblr.com) I’m only three songs in and I’m loving it. As an aside, I got this in a tape swap I set up. It feels great to have your mind blown by a hard copy of a song picked out by your friend. Make tapes for your friends, get stoked on bands in ways other than the internet.
Gone Dead Train - American Buffalo Demo →
This is is for James GD (lastxwarning.tumblr.com). This is the Gone Dead Train demo. I don’t know anything about this band. My brother sent me this demo years ago, and it’s some of the best country music I’ve ever heard. Apparently it’s old Punk/Hardcore dudes, but I’m not sure. I don’t even have song titles for these tracks. When it gets right down to it, the...
More Chain of Strength Rarities! (Alternate... →
After posting the 7” mixes of the Chain recording, boldchoice.tumblr.com messaged me and tipped me off to the fact that there is another version of Let Down on the Generation of Hope compilation 7”. I immediately tracked the recording down, and this version is awesome! I also found a download for a Chain rehearsal tape, with alternate recordings of a few songs (Best of Times,...
I-Spy - Discography + 1 (Pre-best era Propagandhi) →
I-Spy is one of the best Canadian bands ever. They formed in Regina, Saskatchewan and eventually moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba in no small part due to their friendship with Propagandhi. It’s unfortunate that I-Spy has been relegated to the status of a footnote in Propagandhi’s history, because I-Spy was significantly better than them during the time that both bands were active. ...
Chain of Strength - Rips of both 7"s + a live set... →
Odds are the only Chain stuff you’ve got is the Discography (The One Thing That Still Holds True) that Rev put out in the 90’s. As crucial as that is in theory, once you have rips of the 7”s, all you really need from that is Impact because it wasn’t on either 7”. Just to clarify, the 7”s are a DIFFERENT MIXES then what is on the Discog LP. This isn’t some...
My mail day was better than yours
Time for an ever so rare personal post. I got my top want in the mail, as well as the new record by the best active band in Hardcore. Cilantro - Empty Soda Can 7” (This record is IMPOSSIBLE to find, but I scored a copy for 6 bucks postage paid on discogs. It’s Lance from J Church doing solo recordings. I believe J Church was in between members at the time.) Capital - Givers Takers LP...
Floorpunch - Live in Lintfabriek Belgium 2/21/99... →
This a great boootleg. The sound is phenomenal, the song selection is stellar, and the covers are crucial. I actually prefer some of these songs to the studios versions. The banter is about what you’d expect from a Floorpunch show, some of it is great, some of it a kind of dumb, most of it is entertaining. There is also a lot of Euros chanting things that I don’t understand in between...
Converge - Live at Hellfest 2000 →
Not much a description needed here. This is a great, albeit a little short, set by Converge from Hellfest 2000. The sound good, but not amazing. The song selection is great despite it being a short set, Conuit, Locust Reign, Color Me Blood Red, and Saddest Day. Enjoy: http://www.mediafire.com/?pgjv359hukwzc5b Also, if you dig this, check out my other converge post if you haven’t already...
The Miracle Mile - Discography (Pre-Dangers,... →
As promised in the Dangers post, here is Al Brown’s pre-Dangers band. Al was not the main vocalist for this band, although he did some back up vocals and wrote a chunk of the lyrics. I actually think that The Miracle Mile is better than that last Dangers LP, and just as good as all the pre-Anger stuff. Interestingly enough, my first reaction to Dangers was “Oh, sweet, a new Miracle...
Dangers - Demo 2008 (Includes a Botch cover) →
Alright, I’m going with an easy one today. I see tons of kids on here jocking Dangers (and Botch), but while sleuthing around the internet (read: checking lastfm), I found that almost no one has this demo. There were under 20 listens in the last 6 months for the Botch cover. This demo was a tour only cdr sold on a West Coast tour in 2008. It only has two songs, a vastly superior version of...
Reserve 34 - Everything + Cuckolds - Discography →
Attn: Jeff Chord, as promised, here is the Reserve 34 discography. Reserve 34 was a Hardcore band from North Vancouver, British Columbia (Also the home of the mighty Tongue Tied). It’s a shame that Reserve 34 hasn’t gotten a ton of recognition outside of the Northwest, because their tack on ‘melodic’ Hardcore is very original, and have never been duplicated. Besides being...