Friday, July 31, 2009

Caspian - Tertia (The Mylene Sheath - 2009)

2nd full length from these guys and it is a masterpiece. They've implemented some vocals, strings, pianos and electronics and it really adds a lot to it.

You can download the entire album for free at Smaller labels like The Mylene Sheath and Magic Bullet started using this site to let people download new releases for free. The best part is the artists still get paid for each download by the ad revenue generated from the site. Pretty good idea and hopefully more labels catch on to it.

Check this album out if you're into that whole instrumental post-rock thing.


Thursday, July 30, 2009

Coalesce / Boy Sets Fire split

Summer Album # 14

1. Vehicle
2. In The Wilderness
3. Bob Junior
4. 73 C
5. Simulcast
6. Nailbomb


Coalesce plays 2 Boy Sets Fire songs and vice versa and they both play one of their own. This split, mainly Vehicle, reminds me of a certain road trip to Florida.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Torche last night at the church

The most fun I've had at a show in a long time. An amazing set that somehow made everyone in the room forget about the oppresive heat and horrible smell in the always steamy basement of the First Unitarian Church. This was around the 10th time I've seen Torche play and the second time i've seen them as a 3 piece and although I was skeptical about how they would sound without a second guitar, last night sealed the deal. They defintely don't need it.

The set was a great mix of songs pulled from all their albums along with a Floor song, Tales of Lolita. Amazingly it wasn't weird with a bunch of dudes singing "I think it's time we made love..." to each other.

They also played a couple new ones, one being an instrumental and another from the recently released 12" ep on Hydrahead. Highlights of the set were a slowed down and absolutely crushing version of Charge of the Brown Recluse, crowd favorite Mentor, the heaviest song they've ever written Tarpit Carnivore, Fat Waves (which Steve Brooks came off the stage for and played half the song in our laps), and the usual Healer into Across The Shields. I honestly really hurt my neck/back during Tarpit Carnivore.

I was up front so it's easier to be drawn in by a bands energy, but it seemed as if everyone in the room was having the time of their life... especcially the band. Honestly, I've never seen 3 dudes have more fun playing music than the last 2 times Torche has been to Philly. Absolutely ROCKING OUT with smiles on their faces the entire time and drawing the crowd in to do the same.

This morning all I'm left with is a very loud ringing in my ears, sweat soaked clothing and horrible neck/back pain but somehow it all seems worth it.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Foo Fighters - S/T

Summer Album #13

This Is a Call – 3:53
I'll Stick Around – 3:52
Big Me – 2:12
Alone + Easy Target – 4:05
Good Grief – 4:01
Floaty – 4:30
Weenie Beenie – 2:45
Oh, George – 3:00
For All the Cows – 3:30
X-Static – 4:13
Wattershed – 2:15
Exhausted – 5:45


The debut album, written and recorded entirely by Dave Grohl. The follow up to this, "The Colour and the Shape", has some great songs (Everlong, Monkey Wrench, My Hero) but this is by far my favorite Foo Fighters album and also has my favorite song on it, "Good Grief". Dig it.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

ESPN article on.....



pretty random article. also, sunn is coming back to the church on 9/20 with their robes, fog machines and low end tones. last time they played the sanctuary, i sat on the floor in the back with my eyes closed in some sort of weird state of meditation. it's hard to explain a sunn show but hopefully some of you want to come along.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Cave In played this weekend...

it was the record release party for the new 12" ep and this was the setlist:

moral eclipse
dark driving
air escapes
"new caleb"
big riff
Inflatable dream

tour in the fall and probably a full length.

and here is the new ep. LOVING IT.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

MJ - Will you be there

From the 1991 album "Dangerous" and eventually used in the movie Free Willy in 1993. I have it on tape (rocking it on headphones as I type), and for some reason really like the song. So the question needs to be asked, "what is wrong with me?"

Kyuss - Welcome to Sky Valley

Summer Album #11

1. Gardenia
2. Asteriod
3. Supa Scoopa and Mighty Scoop
4. 100
5. Space Cadet
6. Demon Cleaner
7. Odyssey
8. Conan Troutman
9. N.O.
10. Whitewater


The next few days will consist of this album and lots of beers. If you haven't heard it please do yourself a favor and check it out. Groooves.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Blink 182 - Dude Ranch

Summer Album #10

5.Dick Lips
9.Apple Shampoo
12.A New Hope
15.I'm Sorry


classic album

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Keelhaul - Keelhaul's Triumphant Return To Obscurity (Hydrahead - 2009)

1. Pass the Lampshade
2. Glorious Car Activities
3. Everything's a Napkin
4. High Seas Viking Eulogy
5. THC for one
6. The Subtle Sound of an Empty Milkshake
7. El Matador
8. Kirby Wurm
9. Bandolero de Perros De Maiz
10. Waiting for the Moon to Speak
11. Brady's Lament
12. KFB


pretty damn good.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The Cars - The Cars

Summer Album #9

1. Good Times Roll – 3:44
2. My Best Friend's Girl – 3:44
3. Just What I Needed – 3:44
4. I'm in Touch with Your World – 3:31
5. Don't Cha Stop – 3:01
6. You're All I've Got Tonight – 4:13
7. Bye Bye Love – 4:14
8. Moving in Stereo – 4:41
9. All Mixed Up – 4:14


let the good times roll.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Avail - Over The James

Summer Album #8

Deepwood - 2:00
New #2 - 2:25
August - 2:32
Fall Apart - 1:52
Nickel Bridge - 2:15
Scuffle Town - 1:18
Sanctuary 13 - 2:25
S.R.O. - 2:02
Mid-Town West - 2:25
Lombardy St. - 2:28
Vine - 1:43
Cross Tie - 3:52
Ask - 2:16
Fifth Wheel - 3:13


fuckin' a

Deftones - White Pony

Summer Album #7

1. Feiticeira – 3:09
2. Digital Bath – 4:15
3. Elite – 4:01
4. RX Queen – 4:27
5. Street Carp – 2:41
6. Teenager – 3:20
7. Knife Party – 4:49
8. Korea – 3:23
9. Passenger – 6:07
10. Change (In the House of Flies) – 5:00
11. Pink Maggit – 7:32


Credit for this one goes to Tim (T Bag). Had it not been for him I would have left this one out and that would have been a damn shame. Incredible album and in my opinion, their best effort.

In some sad news, The Deftones were set to release a new album this year, "Eros", and it was basically finished. Then they decided to put those songs on the shelf and return to the studio and record another album. The second recording was done without their longtime bassist, Chi Cheng, who went into a coma following a car accident in November last year. As of June he is out of the hospital but remains in a "minimally conscious state". I hope the dude can recover. More info here.

Now that I've depressed the shit out of you, throw this album on and rock out.

New Cave In song

"Additional details have surfaced regarding Cave In's new EP, "Planets of Old." The four-song effort will be available on July 28th via Hydra Head Records as a limited 12" release. Additionally, the group will be selling the EP at their July 19th show in Allston, MA at Great Scott's. For now, one of the new songs, "Retina Sees Rewind," is currently available via iTunes."

"Planets of Old" track listing:

1. Cayman Tongue
2. Retina Sees Rewind
3. The Redtrail
4. Air Escapes


This song is a ripper. Can't wait for the EP.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The Promise Ring - Nothing Feels Good

Summer Album #6

Is This Thing On? - 3:37
Perfect Lines - 2:25
Red & Blue Jeans - 2:54
Why Did Ever We Meet - 4:05
Make Me a Chevy - 2:35
How Nothing Feels - 1:12
A Broken Tenor - 3:24
Raspberry Rush - 2:34
Nothing Feels Good - 2:01
Pink Chimneys - 2:26
B Is For Bethlehem - 3:15
Forget Me - 3:52


Nothing feels good like you in red and blue jeans
and your white and night things.

Bear Vs. Shark - Terrorhawk

Summer Album #5

Catamaran – 2:55
5, 6 Kids – 3:49
Six Bar Phrase Hey Hey – 0:28
The Great Dinosaurs With Fifties Section – 3:13
Baraga Embankment – 3:07
Entrance of the Elected – 3:07
Seven Stop Hold Restart – 2:43
What a Horrible Night for a Curse – 3:51
Out Loud Hey Hey – 1:38
India Foot – 0:25
Antwan – 2:45
I Fucked Your Dad – 3:31
Heard Iron Bug, "They're Coming to Town" – 2:39
Song About Old Roller Coaster – 6:02
Rich People Say Fuck Yeah Hey Hey – 3:45