Coming up next! The Modern Farewell - Long Time Coming! Limited to just 60 copies. Release date will be on April 4th, and even though I said I was done with preorders, I gots a load of releases that need paying for besides this so I guess there WILL be a pre-order for this in the next few weeks. More news soon!
Not even joking though, this album is going to absolutely blow you away. It’s soo good. I’ve been listening to it constantly over the past few days since they sent me the masters and for those who don’t know me well I USUALLY HATE EVERYTHING. Not this though. This is melodic punk / pop punk done fucking right. Poppy enough for the youngsters, punk enough for the oldies. It’s great. Maybe I’m being bias? Maybe fuck you!?
FFO: The Lawrence Arms crossed with The Get Up Kids, or something?
If yer really punk and / or my good mate / want to be my mate pls tell yer best mate about this band / reblog this post. Every little helps. DIY TIL WE FUCKIN’ DIE.
Tilda Swinton risked arrest waving a rainbow flag in front of the Kremlin in violation of Russia’s new homosexual propaganda bill. And she wants everyone who can to reblog it in solidarity.
Guys please reblog this, it won’t ruin your blog, this is importantThank you Tilda
Wrote this in response to a friends question on Facebook, felt it belonged here as well:
I buy vinyl for several reasons, firstly at 12/13 (I forget exactly) my Dad announced that I had some savings and it was time I used that money to buy a stereo system, so off to the local electrical shop we went and I bought my first stereo, all I cared about was having two tape players, CD players were only just becoming a thing so this system didnt have one, it did have a turn table though; so when I started buying music it was logical to buy vinyl and so thats what I did and never really stopped. Didn’t give two shits about weight/colour etc at the time, I just enjoyed the big artwork and being able to listen to it in my room.
Fast forward and now I see it as a more relaxing way to listen to music, there is something I love about pulling an LP out of my collection, taking it from the sleeve and listening to it on my turntable, you can’t skip tracks so easy so you listen to the whole thing as the artist intended. I also love different packaging, where people have taken a real effort into how something looks and feels as well as sounds.
I own a fair few CD’s and some have really ace packaging but with the size of vinyl you can do so much more.
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Last night I went to see Defeater at The Fleece, friends in Goodtime Boys kicked off the show with a bang, was great to see those guys again and in front of a solid audience!
Reason for this post though is to talk about Caspian, in the last couple of months I’ve seen two bands without any previous knowledge blow me away. The first was Shellac who I saw headline the Fleece, mainly because Lou from my old band told me on no uncertain terms that I had to go. Second one was Caspian last night, I’d been told they were a bit different but had no more knowledge than that.
Caspian are an instrumental band from Beverly, MA. They were loud, three guitars loud, with pounding drums, pre programmed samples and awesome bass lines. I’ve recently been hunting something new to work along to, 99% of the music I own is lyric driven which can be a real distraction, Caspian last night appear to of been the answer, a perfect atmospheric wall of awesomeness!
If you’re able to get to a Defeater show on this tour, make sure you check out Caspian, maybe not everyones bag in a live environment but after getting home with both LP’s I’m hooked!
A lot of you probably know already, although I don’t think its documented on here, that I’m a bit of a Therapy? nut.
This boxset was put together and released just before Christmas, already poor and definitely knowing better, I didn’t look at the price and ordered…and boy am I glad I did!
If you’ve not heard of Therapy? before, go and get a copy of Troublegum, then Nurse! Do it, do it now!
So my buddy Marc Maitland has finally got himself another band; whether we’ll get to see them play some shows remains to be soon, my fingers are certainly crossed!
This split features The No Marks, and Deadcuts. Why I decided to pick up all the variations I don’t quite know, but damn they look sweet!
Been rebuilding a bunch of my lego, whilst trying to suss the best way to reorganise my LP’s.
Settled on collecting together releases by Asian Man, Bridge Nine, Epitaph, Fat Wrech, Kiss Of Death, No Idea Specialist Subject, and Yo Yo Records, and then ordering them by release number.
I’ll most likely simply order the rest either alphabetically or by date of release. Not sure yet.
Nice little package from the guys at Bridge Nine this morning. I’ve been buying Bridge 9’s hardcore out put for several years now, and in more recent years they’ve chosen to have a slightly more diverse line up of bands, which I totally get behind.
The packaging and effort those guys put into their releases is awesome. Both these records look great, stoked to be able to hear both albums on vinyl!