Monday, July 18, 2016

Long Fin Who?

This one's an obscure boot to fit, I found this on dime and liked a few of their albums. Valentino is a good mix of weird instruments and falsetto vocals galore. Maybe not so weird but not the usual traditional instruments of a rock band... ok, well, mandolin, violin and others I can't think of at the moment (cos I'm tired). They played the same Lollapalooza that Thirty Ought Six played and a slew of others that were great. Check these guys out, interesting...

Living Email Circus

Ok, opposite words, but what's the opposite word of a circus? Anyways, here's the Dead Letter Circus at the Key Club with Intronaut, Animals As Leaders, Last Chance to Reason and I think Cynic was on this bill. My memory is a bit foggy, or was it Intronaut headlining? Hmm, I'll have to chase down the archives to find this answer... I believe this was my first viewing of DLC live and was thoroughly impressed by them and became a fan. Super cool guys and had a flyer signed by all of them. The Catalyst Fire is a great album too. Need to get the newer stuff... enjoy!

Cloudy Night Fake Estate

For shame, I didn't go to this show, I regret not going to both shows that they played back-2-back at the Troubadour. Wow, Sunny Day Real Estate I'm talking about... I don't think I had the pleasure of watching them play any shows related to the Rising Tide album. For shame 2x! I missed them all together during that era and I completely, sadly, regret not have gone to any of those shows during that album's life span. This set was great, I wish they had played "Faces in Disguise," one of my favorite songs on that album. Looks like they'll indefinitely won't return since the band imploded during writing the follow-up to the Rising Tide. The only scrap you'll find is the last and only song they recorded which was released on a split with Circa Survive for Record Store Day a couple years ago (?). "Lipton Witch" was the name of that track. Sad, sad indeed.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

FREE Big Ass Sampler!

NOT! Just a teaser of a sampler to hear songs from their upcoming album and a bonus track! You know the drill, sign up with an email to authorize the downloading of AWESOMENESS!

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Sunday, July 10, 2016

Here's how to order...

Hey ho! Let's go! Alright, Big Jesus is making a BIG step with a pledge music campaign! Weird, I thought they were signed to Mascot Records, whom pulled on their music off of the streaming sites... I figured since their signed to a label they should have the proper funds to be a startup label, huh? Pledgemusic gets the fans involved but what the hey, I hope it's successful!

Once you order, you get their 1st single "SP" d/led immediately! Hmm, at first thought I was thinking "Smashing Pumpkins" as the title for the single. There's maybe an homage to them in the lyrics maybe? But the feedback at the beginning totally remind me of S.P. I'll have to pick their brains next time I see them!

Duh! There's secretly more tracks around if you look hard enough!

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Sleepless with Arms

This is an ole show that is seeing the light of day! Arms and Sleepers set opening for Caspian with Beware of Saftety. I was surprised by their sound, it was post rock with ambiance, definitely a nice touch especially with the keyboards! Loved it!

My Aching...

Head, Endless Bummer, cassette demo, hence 2 songs on here are evident that this was a 90 min cassette since "Log" got cut and "Ultra Drown" had an non-repairable gap. A buddy had a cassette of this and I copied it in the mid 90s. It has a cover of "Fearless" by Pink Floyd, a really cool cover! Saw these guys a bunch and I would try to drag friends to see them back in the day. Wish I had recorded the live on cassette, they had a special chemistry in the music... sad the release of this album was delayed cause Imago Records self imploded and Capitol Records picked it up and didn't know what to do with the album. It was delayed about a year, which sucked for the band. They were so good live...

One night I remember a gal's car hit mine while it was parked. I had to sic my insurance company on them since I had her info.

#400th post, is this thing on?

Yo, for a special download offer today if you download blah blah blah, you get this blah blah blah... I'm tired, brain is a bit fuzzy, knowledge is a word... wow, I'm tired... Enjoy this set from On playing all of Shifting Skin in Seattle, WA. It's not in the songlist order as per CD/album/LP or what have you...

Chain Reacting Envy

This is a remastered boot of Envy's set in Anaheim from 2010. This was a nice long set from the Japanese screamo/post rock band and was a headlining set for them. Insomniac Doze is one of my top favorite albums. I'm dired, I should sheep...

Torch Touche!

This was a show roughly 2 months ago of the band Torche. Love this band! Anywho, I'm creeping up on #400th post. I'm tired and uploading a few things tonight...