Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Yessir Whatever by Quasimoto (2013)

Kind of Like: Madlib, J Dilla, DOOM
Genres: Hip-hop

Goddamn you, Stones Throw Records, upping the ante again.  Just when I start thinking we are running out of cool ideas for record packaging, they go and think of something else that's neat.  This LP features a decal that can be pulled off to reveal the innards of Lord Quas.  Oh yeah, and the music is spectacular as usual too.

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Monday, April 22, 2013

Illumination Ritual by The Appleseed Cast (2013)

Kind of Like: Moving Mountains, Old Canes, Explosions in the Sky
Genres: Indie, Post-rock, Emo, Experimental
Buy: Graveface 
Preview: Pitchfork

Nowadays, it takes a lot to pull me away from school and label stuff to come visit this humble, little blog.  Appleseed Cast are just plain pioneers, and they have sense of nostalgia attached to them that few bands can emulate because, well, they have been around for awhile!  Mare Vitalis came out over 10 years ago, and there are songs on there that blow plenty of bands out of the water to this day.

I am only a couple songs into this release, but I really like it so far.  Sure, it isn't exactly groundbreaking, but it is fuckin' Appleseed Cast and they still have that sound that sets them apart, but there are hints of maturity along with an experimental vibe that bands tend to get to as they age.  Everyone come out of hibernation, come out from under the rocks and bad news, and greet the spring with this great album.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

4 Way Split

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These are preorder details for the 4 Way Split featuring new material form You'll LivePeace Be StillTwo Humans, and Cheyenne.  You can preview the 7" on the ol' bandcamp.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

I Do Nothing But Regret The Fact That I Left by Disembarked (2013)

Kind of Like: Touche Amore, Suis La Lune, State Faults
Genres: Post-hardcore, Screamo

These guys made it on our Best of List for 2012 with their self-titled EP, and we have been strong proponents of these guys since first hearing that EP.  It is very exciting to see these guys put out another really good EP in I Do Nothing But Regret The Fact That I Left.  It features the song "Bewildered" which was on our very first International Sampler last summer. Give these guys a good listen because I really think they are on the cusp of a break out in the states.

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