Friday, May 31, 2013

Demo by Charlie the Knife (2013)

Kind of Like: Elliot Smith, CSTVT, Caravela, Tony Clark
Genres: Indie, Emo, Ambient
Charlie the Knife is the solo project of Will McEvilly, the guitarist from CSTVT.  It's pretty exciting seeing anything related to said band come out, and this demo could really be a formal EP.  The sound quality/production is much better sounding than what a lot bands try to pass off as an EP.  Here is a description from Will: "..the project is occasionally ambient/often cheesy power pop about living/behaving poorly in Chicago.  My girlfriend told me it sounds like Elliot Smith meets Cursive and my "too punk for anything" friend said it sounds like something that would be popular on Saddle Creek ten years ago."
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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Get Even by Odd Dates (2013)

Kind of Like: Charles the Osprey, Giraffes? Giraffes!
Genres: Math rock, Emo, Screamo, Punk

This is a pretty new band coming from out of Grand Rapids, Michigan.  This guitar/drum duo will remind you of other guitar/drum math rock duos posted on here but with much more screamo/emo influence shining throughout the album.

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Red Desert Orgy by Mudbath (2012)

Kind of Like: Gloomy Sunday, Ufo Gestapo, Electric Wizard
Genres: Stoner Rock, Doom, Metal

It's been awhile since I have posted/listened to some heavy doom stuff.  This band hailing from Avignon, France put this EP last year and it trudges along like a giant behemoth destroying everything in its wake.

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Take Your Time by Letters Home (2012)

Kind of Like: Braid, Built To Spill, Superchunk
Genres: Emo, Punk, Post-hardcore
This trio is from Tallahassee, Florida and features members from Send Away Stranger, Ex-Breathers, and former member of Look Mexico. If you live in the Florida area and like this EP, be on the look out because they don't play many shows.  So if you see they are playing, you won't want to miss it!
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Catholic Guilt by Vulture Smile (2012)

Kind of Like: The Get Up Kids, Waytaker, You'll Live
Genres: Indie, Emo, Screamo

A really accessible indie band with hints of emo/screamo influences.  Imagine You'll Live with quite a bit less screaming.  They are from San Jose; too bad about the Sharks (sorry, not sorry; you have demonized the Red Wings in recent years).  Hockey rivalries aside, check these guys out!

Updated submission e-mail

Hey bands/people,

I have changed the submission e-mail to: sometimesigetdrunk@gmail.  It used to be a hotmail account, but I have been using gmail for awhile and I like it better than outlook, plus I can link all my gmail accounts together and view them all at once easily.  I just spent the better half of this morning sifting through hundreds of submissions dating back to last year on the old e-mail, and I plan on putting the better submissions up throughout this week.  If you have submitted in the past and don't find yours up here in the coming days, don't be discouraged.  Just be tenacious and don't give up, sometimes it is just pure luck I happen to get to them (try the chatbox as well).  A little tip though, I like personable e-mails; if you send something that looks like a press kit with tons of pictures and lots of links/paragraphs, I probably will not give it a second look.  I tend to look at the e-mails that are short and sweet and has an easy bandcamp link to listen to the music too.  Full album links, not just singles and what have you.

Thanks for everything,

Monday, May 27, 2013

This Must Be The Sunks by The RCSN (2012)

Kind of Like: LVL UP, Stereolab, Native America
Genres: Pop, Ambient, Indie

This project is the solo effort of Zack Schwartz from Glocca Morra.  After helping establish a portfolio of timeless emo/punk material with said band, it seems that this solo material is a more laid-back outlet for dreamy ambient indie music.  Wait, Glocca Morra already is pretty laid-back in their own right. Oh well, enjoy this release from last year and he also has a teaser track for an upcoming release.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Life is Hell, and Hell is Lost by Old Man Winter (2013)

Kind of Like: Converge, Punch, No Omega
Genres: Mathcore, Hardcore

It's been awhile since I've been a blog that's beaten everyone to the punch. So, instead of the proven well-documented stuff I have been posting lately, here is a relatively new and unknown band from out of New Hampshire.  They just put their first EP out this past Tuesday and it's heavy.  It shows a lot of potential and they made a great first impression by going in on production instead of a 8 track in somebody's basement.

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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Cloud Moving Mind by Pride and Ego Down (2012)

Lookit these silly tourists
Kind of Like: Continents., Raein, Saetia
Genres: Screamo, Post-hardcore, Emo
Buy: Bandcamp

Crap, I wish I posted this before their U.S. tour started instead of now that it is halfway over.  However, you still have plenty of chances to catch this band from Germany, and better late than never.  They are playing a few of those dates with SRVVLST, and apparently both of those bands are going to be crashing at my place tonight.  I hope these germans like shitty american beer because I can't afford a keg of nice stuff right now.  Listen, download, and make it out to see these guys!  They came a long way!

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One of Us Is the Killer by Dillinger Escape Plan (2013)

Excellent promotion for Tama, right?

Kind of Like: Botch, Every Time I Die, Between the Buried and Me
Genres: Mathcore, Hardcore

I have to be honest with you.  After Ire Works, I kind of lost touch with DEP.  I have just settled on Miss Machine being their go-to album for me because that is where I feel they did their best work.  But thanks to their PR guys, I was attacked by an onslaught of media through various websites promoting this new album.  The first thing I saw was that video for "When I Lost My Bet" and it blew me away.  Then a few days later I watched their live set on 2013 Golden Gods and seeing them still going berserk brought all those fond memories back to me.  I am still listening to this and I doubt it will replace Miss Machine for me, but so far it sounds really great.

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Friday, May 3, 2013

The North Borders by Bonobo (2013)

Kind of Like: Nujabes, Tycho, Air France
Genres: Electronica, Downtempo

Listening to lots of downtempo electronic stuffs lately.  This is Bonobo's fifth album I believe, and it's another hell of a banger to indulge in.  Enjoy!

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