Sunday, November 30, 2008


Hello my blog followers (If I have any left). For this post I'm just going to spam some uploads of some excellent hardcore that I've been listening to a lot lately, CHECK IT.

Brain Handle - Smiling/Smiling Again 7" - Iron Lung Records
Ripping hardcore punk from these guys, one of the best EPs of the year.

Aerosols - All 3 7"s - Youth Attack
The Three 7"s from this mysterious band. Spazzy, screamy hardcore, guitarist of Ampere is in this one. Only 200 copys of each 7" were pressed (WTF)

Failures - S/T - Youth Attack/Clean Plate
Brand new LP from a band with members of all your favorite bands. Mark McCoy (Bronson), Will Killingsworth (Orchid, Ampere, etc.) and the drummer of Cancer kids. Also, one of the best LPs of 2008.

Homostupids - Two 7"s

Noisy, drug-induced, electronic?, weird, whatever, hardcore punk. It's good.

Final Draft - S/T 7"
Some ultra-pissed, violent hardcore from these so-cal dudes. Fast and hard. Sick Despise You cover on here too.

In Disgust - Reality Choke - 16oh
WEST. COAST. GRIND. VIOLENCE. One of the best grind/powerviolence bands existing today.

Brain Dead - S/T and Split w/ Rot In Hell
UK PV. It's good. Political lyrics. 90's powerviolence influence with a modern hardcore twist, similar to Sidetracked and Weekend Nachos. They play well.

This post wouldn't matter if it wasn't for these guys.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Burned Up, Bled Dry

Hardcore/Grind outfit from Arkansas. Started in 1996, toured and recorded heavily until a 1999 hiatus, then got back together in 2005 and just recently released a split with Arkansas' crusty-sludgy, Deadbird (Ex-Rwake). BUBD is obviously influenced by 90's fastcore, like Despise You, and Capitalist Casualties, only with a darker tone. On the Deadbird split, they have a more modern, melodic hardcore sound Aka: they got old and couldn't play fast anymore ;). They've had two 7" EPs (one on Slap-A-Ham), the recent split with Deadbird, and appear on the famous Bllleeeeaaauuurrrrgghhh! - A Music War compilation. If anyone has more info on this band, please tell me, because I'm interested.

Kill The Body, Kill The Soul
Cloned Slaves, For Slaves
Split w/ Deadbird

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


I want to blog about this amazing local band from here in Minneapolis. They're not named after a house, nor an apartment, not even a house boat...but a fucking Condo. This band rules, they are even better live. This is the most exciting band here currently and I really feel like sharing because they're pretty much 100% under the radar. To my knowledge, they've only hit the road once, to play a handful of dates on the east coast. This band pretty much formed after the breakup of the Formaldehyde Junkies and share members with two other local hardcore bands, Question and Pandamonium. They've self-released two 7" EPs so far; Hello Tomorrow and Pupils. Condominium plays fast; resembling early 80's hardcore. This isn't generic though, Condominium is very versatile in the way they play. You see..there are these wicked melodies underneath all of this fast punk taking from first wave punk and garage punk, complete with some extreme riffage. Watch out for more from these guys.

Both of their 7"s are still available, more info at their blogspot:

download here; Hello Tomorrow
download here; Pupils

Saturday, November 8, 2008


You've probably heard about this band, but you may not have actually listened to them. Kylesa are one of my favorite bands. Is it because of their raw sludgy tone? Bone chilling riffs? I don't know, but I fucking love it. They're pretty popular and most of you know about them because of all the attention they've received from their latest epic LP, Time Will Fuse Its Worth. Other than TWFIW, Kylesa has had 2 other Full Lengths, an EP, and 2 Splits. All of which are pretty unknown and under appreciated. So, I'm going to upload everything this band has released. Kylesa's sound has changed a lot throughout their existence. Their S/T is more raw and dirty while recently they've moved to a more psychedelic, and progressive sound. Still very heavy non the less. A good portion of their discography is still available at Prank's Distro, and So buy their stuff now. You're missing out. Kylesa's new LP should be coming out in February, so look out for that too.

To Walk A Middle Course
Time Will Fuse It's Worth
Split with Cream Abdul Babar
Split with Memento Mori