Sunday, September 27, 2009

Positive Reinforcement - The One Sided LP

Fast, snotty, no-frills, straight edge, hardcore punk. All these words can describe Boston's Positive Reinforcement pretty adequately. The catchiest early 80's riffs and best lyrics. Released on ThirdxParty records in 2006. Their discography contains a demo cassette, a few 7"s and this LP. Everything is gone (I think they stopped playing shows sometime in 07). Posiforce are a forerunner to some of the best bands in hardcore right now; members now play in Social Circkle, Blank Stare, Failures, Confines, and Foreign Objects. Couldn't find artwork online so I had to take a shitty snapshot with my phone.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The Ergs! - The Ben Kweller EP

The Ergs! were a New jersey pop-punk band from 2000 until about a year ago. Very much influenced by the Descendents most of their songs are about girls and being a dork, but also like the Descendents they don't take themselves to seriously and will throw in a joke or a Simpson's reference to show you that. One of my favorite things about this band is (while they don't really show it on this release) they were never afraid go off the beaten path of a pop-punk band and do some jazz, country or thrash songs. This EP was only available on CD until recently when Freedom School Records released it as a 12". Crank it up and have some silly fun for a change.

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

No Tolerance - Boston Straight Edge

I know this is on a million blogs now but, oh man. I can't tell you how fucking good this is. Another masterpiece created by CC and DFJ of Mind Eraser and family. I kind of looked past this demo when it first came out in late 08. After seeing the 7" at Reckless today, I decided to pick it up and give it a spin. To my surprise, it was the hardest 7" I've heard so far this year. Very much 90s NYHC influenced with some "violent noise at extreme speed". First released as a Cassette, now a 7" on 540 Records. Haven't found many e-distros with this still in stock, check over at Gravemistake, I know they have some left. Only limited to 500 copies. Equip mosh gloves now.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Winters in Osaka - Molded To Crawl

New release from Winters in Osaka reigning from Chicago, IL. Sure this release doesn't fit in with most of the material uploaded onto this blog, but it should not be overlooked. Very impressive modern power electronics influenced noise. Takes elements from various EFX pedals to live vocals with contact mics. Even sludge riffs behind all of it, giving this band a new spin on the noise scene.


P.S. if anyone has ANY of there other releases (excluding the collaboration with Bongripper) please comment on here or something... I can't find anything else anywhere on the web and everything released in 2008/2007 is out of press/never released/impossible to find. Thanks.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Man is the Bastard Noise/Amps For Christ/BN/K2/The Hierophant/Unicorn/Antennacle/Sleestak - No Skull Left Unturned

"4 years in the making... A true testament to the God-like power of Man Is The Bastard & their family tree. Includes new tracks by Bastard Noise, Amps for Christ, Unicorn, Hierophant, Antennacle, BN/K2 and previously released tracks by Sleestak."