Thursday, May 18, 2017

Art Is Supposed To Be Fun! by Grady Philip Drugg

Art Is Supposed To Be Fun! by Grady Philip Drugg

1. Leaving Lake Wobegone
2. Our New Home
3. I Fear So Deeply
4. Stuck In Time
5. Pretending Is Stupid
6. Ouch!
7. Where Is My Love Now?
8. Naked
9. Standing Brave
"why would I pretend
"Grady Philip Drugg is a musician from Canyon Lake, Texas. In February 2014, he relocated to Springfield, Missouri and toured the country in several DIY bands. In April 2016, he made his way back home after recording his debut self-titled full length album. He now lives in Austin, Texas."-his bandcamp

I've looked up to Grady, musically, for a hot minute now and I absolutely love this new release he put out. He goes in and out of different sounds so effortlessly and still manages to keep it flowing. Much like his self-titled release (linked below because I think we missed it, maybe? I'm not sure, but I am sure that it will be linked below :-))

Fun Fact: Leaving Lake Wobegone was originally on a 4-track ep that Grady put out under the name Toska, and it's great to see that it's back and sounding more lovely than ever. I love the instrumentation on all the songs, the tones and just what Grady's doing is just pleasing. I don't really know what else to say other than I don't know why you're not listening to this. 

Favorite Track: Our New Home

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

True Self- Demo 2017

Demo 2017 by True Self

1. Worst Reasons
3.True Self
6. Old Man Stuck In His Way

A sweet n short hardcore release leaning more towards Verse or Have Heart from Springfield, MO. I'm (Kasey) drummin' on it, and it would be rad if y'all checked it. Thx

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Letters To Catalonia//ilill Split

ilill & Letters To Catalonia 

1) Letters To Catalonia- how'd u like it if i milked u?
2)Letters To Catalonia- Decay
3) Letters To Catalonia- my lyfe is a pyramid scheme n yr just a (s)quare
4) ilill-intro
5)ilill- hana
6)ilill- nanae

I was at a house show, talking with a friend about how they wanted to start a band in the vein of Funeral Diner, The Saddest Landscape and other big screamo bands when we got on the topic of sweet releases from 2016. Besides the Ostraca release, this was his favorite release. Some words on the topic: 

The riffs on the Letters side are so heavy, they smash and destroy and leave you on the ground with nothing but your emotions. While Ilill's side lets you pick yourself back up and return to whatever void of life that you were in before you put this split on. 

Favorite track: my lyfe is a pyramid scheme n yr just a (s)quare

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Four Or Five Swords by Inferni

Four Or Five Swords by Inferni

I just realized that we never put (adrian and I's band) Inferni's new album on here, so here it is. The bandcamp is below, check it out!

What Did You Come Back For? by Community Theatre

Community Theatre --- What Did You Come Back For?

1) Intro
3)Blue Blood
5)What Did You Come Back For?
6)Big Blue Submarine

Hi, it's been a hot minute, how you are doing? I'm great, thx :-)

Community Theatre is a Dream Pop/Surf rock/Indie/whatever band from Hutchinson, Kansas. I had the pleasure of accidentally booking these guys in Springfield, MO a couple months ago before they put this out, and they were spectacular, and we got Steak 'N Shake afterwards. Anyways I'll throw a couple of nice and get out of y'all's hair. 

Isaac has the voice of a literal angel and Micheal has the spiciest guitar licks. Everything is so drenched in the nicest reverb sound. IDK. It's just a sweet sugar pile of nice sounds. If you're into drugs or getting fucked up this probably yr album. Check it out :-)

I think my favorite track is Headlights but I'm not real sure. 

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Deepest Pain I've Ever Felt by Crux

//deepest pain i've ever felt|Crux\\
1. Intro
2. Anomaly
3. World View
4. Everlove

Hey long time no post, and I'm back with a backlog of reviews that I should have accomplished forever ago. This release is from Joplin-area based band, Crux. Delivering some of the best grind/metallic-hardcore you'll find in the area, Crux's release, deepest pain i've ever felt is short, sweet, and to the point. With crushing riffs throughout and cathartic vocals, this release is one you'll have to listen to more than once. Give it a shot
Favorite track: World View

Monday, May 16, 2016

No Love by Frontside

Frontside: No Love
1. Frontside 
2. No Love 
3. Misery
4. Get A Grip
5. Slipped
6. In My Face
7. Souls

For those of you who actively followed Long Drive Records when that was something I was doing you guys probably remember Cut Your Losses, remember their strikingly handsome vocalist Jeremy? Well this is what he is doing now. I remember being so excited to hear this release and then hearing it and feeling instantly let down...but nah in all honesty this is really good like REALLY good. The vocals are filled with both hurt and anger and the instrumentals are basically just really groovy mosh riffs and two steps...So to put it bluntly it's a hardcore record that gets you moving every time you hear it. 9/10 release for me and I can't wait to hear more from these boys. California Hardcore Coming at ya! 

Favorite Track: No Love