Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Nuclear Family - S/T LP

This post from Kevin covering thier EP introduced me to this great band. I listened to that once and couldn't get my hands on it soon enough, I have since spun that record to a pulp. But I was actually getting quite frustrated because I could not find any information on this band that I love so much (just found this). Imagine my surprise when I walk into Extreme Noise to find this LP front and center. Boy it does not disappoint, 8 songs and 16 minutes of bliss in the form of female fronted melodic not-quite-hardcore punk. I am a bit conflicted about this record, because on one hand it sounds just like the 7", which is great, but I would love to hear where this band could take things. Hopefully they will show us on the next release, if there is one. Loudpunk

Monday, October 18, 2010

The Evens - S/T

The temperature is a pretty consistent 50-something degrees, the trees are beginning to look bare, it smells like dead leaves, and I have this album running through my head over and over. It must be fall. As silly as it sounds one of the best descriptions for this band that I've read is "post-post hardcore". It's exactly what you would expect when you consider who's in the band, Amy Farina and Ian MacKaye, who were in The Warmers and Fugazi respectively. The sound is somewhere between those two bands but much more mellow/mature, with Mackaye suppressing his bark and actually hitting some notes (Farina aint no slouch on vocals either). So yeah, I did another Dischord post, and these two got a kid to feed so buy it from 'em.