Monday, March 30, 2009

Sunday, March 29, 2009


Today in Havertown, PA.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Article on the economy from rolling stone

long read
The economy is bad right now. Anybody with a 401K, other retirement vessel or stocks of any kind can tell you that. The article is very long, but I think, does a decent job of trying to explain some things.

Friday, March 27, 2009

If These Trees Could Talk - Above The Earth, Below The Sky (2009)

1. From Roots To Needles
2. What's in the Ground Belongs to You
3. Terra Incognita
4. Above the Earth
5. Below the Sky
6. The Sun is in the North
7. Thirty-Six Silos
8. The Flames of Herostratus
9. Rebuilding the Temple of Artemis
10. Deus Ex Machina


Thursday, March 26, 2009

21 inches

I know, that's what she said.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Where The Wild Things Are

Looks like it could be a good one.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Independent Worm Saloon...

this record came out today in 1993. i'm sitting here trying to remember why the hell i ever listened to it in the first place and i can honestly say i have no idea. then i started thinking about how i checked out new music before the tubes of the internet were created, and how much harder it was. i would read through the 'thank you' sections of liner notes and find the coolest band name and then go buy the cd. half the time it was a total waste of money. i also used to buy cds based solely on the cover art... well, i still do that sometimes.

anyway, a lot of the 'noise' stuff the butthole surfers released was too weird for me but i fucking love this album. it's much more straight forward and way more accessible than pretty much anything they released prior to it.

fun fact... john paul jones from zeppelin produced this.

1. "Who Was in My Room Last Night?" – 4:09
2. "The Wooden Song" – 3:50
3. "Tongue" – 2:06
4. "Chewin' George Lucas' Chocolate" – 0:43
5. "Goofy's Concern" – 3:03
6. "Alcohol" – 3:19
7. "Dog Inside Your Body" – 3:06
8. "Strawberry" – 4:08
9. "Some Dispute Over T-Shirt Sales" 2:06
10. "Dancing Fool" – 2:59
11. "You Don't Know Me" – 2:41
12. "The Annoying Song" – 2:40
13. "Dust Devil" – 6:39
14. "Leave Me Alone" – 2:25
15. "Edgar" – 3:34
16. "The Ballad of Naked Man" – 6:05
17. "Clean It Up" – 8:39

listen to it.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

To Whom It May Concern

I apologize, I think I have confused you
With my fure of fake tears, and my self-thrown pity parties
That hard road, does that story sound familiar ?
Such drama, such torture, so sad it must be true
I'm sorry, we have nothing in common
A thief and a liar spitting stolen words
Mock feelings of loss
Mimic feelings of emptiness
Can you relate ? Do the words hit home ?
Your life is miserable. I'm just fine
I'm sorry, we have nothing in common
Fell for the martyr facade hook line and sinker
I fooled you again
And now it's over, your shoes don't fit me anymore.

this band was pissed off. i just wish i had gotten the chance to see them.

All Else Failed - This Never Happened (2004)

The Revisionist
Wishful Thinking
To Whom it May Concern
Step One: Give Up
All Good Things
At Twenty-Seven
Simple Solution
In Our Defense
Character Actor
Departing Flights
After All


Thursday, March 19, 2009

Crack The Skye

I'm not sure why everyone was so quick to hate on this album. It's fucking awesome and may be the best thing they have released... well, not really... but it's damn good. A little slower than the previous albums but the songwriting is still there and so are the riffs. Brent Hinds does the vocals for the majority of this album and he also wrote most of the music for it. If you don't like his clean vocals, then you probably won't like these songs that much. Scott Kelly from Neurosis also does vocals on the title track.

When I first heard the album title I thought they stole it from some shitty nu-metal band, but apparently "Skye" refers to Brann Dailors sister who committed suicide when she was 14. He wrote most of the lyrics for this.

1. "Oblivion" – 5:46
2. "Divinations" – 3:32
3. "Quintessence" – 5:28
4. "The Czar" – 10:55
i. "Usurper"
ii. "Escape"
iii. "Martyr"
iv. "Spiral"
5. "Ghost of Karelia" – 5:24
6. "Crack the Skye" – 5:54
7. "The Last Baron" – 13:03


Wednesday, March 18, 2009


This is a clip from the upcoming album and it sounds awesome. They're scheduled to play the church on the 29th. Hopefully the show actually happens this time.
CONVERGE New album out soon on Epitaph/Deathwish

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Torche - Healer / Across The Shields 12" (Hydrahead - 2009)

This came with a dvd and the video for across the shields is ridiculous. I can't find it anywhere online yet.

The new songs are really good as well.

Side A : Healer, Across The Shields
Side B : Mash It Up, Sugar Glider

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Hope This - remastered

song written by jon, perfromed by sixby, remastered by xtxproductions

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Tim Hecker - An Imaginary Country (Kranky - 2009)

1. "100 Years Ago" - 3:28
2. "Sea of Pulses" - 4:41
3. "The Inner Shore" - 4:17
4. "Pond Life" - 1:24
5. "Borderlands" - 4:46
6. "A Stop at the Chord Cascades" - 4:43
7. "Utropics" - 1:05
8. "Paragon Point" - 5:04
9. "Her Black Horizon" - 1:27
10. "Currents of Electrostasy" - 3:43
11. "Where Shadows Make Shadows" - 8:37
12. "200 Years Ago" - 4:45

dude is from montreal and composes some of the best ambient music out there today. he's also toured with godspeed.... i hope they decide to do that again.

so far this album rules.


Sunday, March 8, 2009

PHISH returns to the spaceship

PHISH is back after 5 years off. The spaceship is otherwise known as the Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, VA. This is a 12,000 person venue that is entirely general admission anytime phish plays there, probably the same for other bands. There are a ton of hotels right across the street so if you have a few nights in a row there the party rolls deep because nobody is leaving or driving anywhere really. I saw 6 shows there so far.
As a thank you they made sounboard recordings available free legally on their website. You do have to give an email addy to register, but I'm sure a fake one would work.

an extra hour of light

makes me a much happier person.

and i've been listening to the same three songs for the past few days...

We Own The Sky

Monday, March 2, 2009

Castevet - I Know What A Lion Is (Demo)

These dudes put up their demo for free on myspace a little while ago and I don't know why I waited so long to check it out. It kind of reminds me of older small brown bike with some post-rock parts that sound a little like caspian or explosions in the sky especially in the first song, which caught me off guard. The only problem with the demo is that it's only 3 songs.

Self described as 'melodic beard punk'. Can't wait for the full length.