Monday, February 22, 2010
I saw this band last night in Chicago. The set was great, the singer has a great voice and a pretty tight group of musicians as well- no sloppiness. I think they played all their songs too. White Walls play a kind of discordant, ugly brew of hardcore, not too different than the recent Sex/Vid and Cult Ritual. Feedback ridden guitars and shrieking, dissonant vocals take place as a muddy tone gravitates with My War style riffing. The demo is a 5 track, 8 minute long ripper (My favorite song being "The Great Excuse". Mosh.), courtesy of the band. The live recording takes 3 new songs, two from the demo, and a cover of Nirvana's "Territorial Pissings". Ohio takes heed to another young hardcore great. I guess they have members of menacing Ohio band Order 66 (Maybe it's the singer?). Demo pictured on the left, Live 02.06.2010 the right. I think the demo is in it's second pressing, email the band for a copy, or something: http://whitewallswhitewalls.blogspot.com
download both cassettes here.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
New tour-only cassette from one of Boston's most punishing bands. The tape has 8 new ruthless Crossed Out-styled rippers, a very tasteful Anti-Cimex cover, and a live set from 2007. I like these new songs more than the ones that were on the Painkiller 7". These new ones are written so much better with more speed and vigorous execution. I sadly didn't see this band on their tour, but had a pal pick up a tape for me. All sold out, all gone. I split the tape into two tracks: One being the new material, and the other being the live in Ventura, California- I included a picture of the tracklisting in the folder for babies who want to know. I heard a rip of this on some other blog and it was fucking horrible. This one I did sounds quite a bit better. Just sayin.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Latest contribution to the world from Prank records. Morpheme, from the bay area of California present us with a total fury of tumultuous hardcore punk, not unlike Japanese legends Confuse & Gauze. The singer of Morpheme is from Japan and the entire record is sung in Japanese. Morpheme also have an awesome Scandinavian HC feel ala Anti-Cimex and Mob 47. Morpheme appeared on a split with Japan's D-Clone earlier in 2009. They're now broken up, and members now play in Yadokai (Their demo is a few posts down). Limited white vinyl of this 7" is still available to order.
Pay 6.50 PPD to prankrec[at]mindspring[dot]com for a copy.