You gotta imagine that a band like Wire, who are constantly pushing themselves into new territory, musically, must've long ago ogtten sick of playing the same old songs... Indeed, their fourth album, a live album called Document and Eyewitnesses, contains only a handful of songs from their first three records, and only one each from the first and second albums. The song from the first record, Pink Flag, is the now-ubiquitous 12XU, and it's only a 15-second core section of the song. Anyway, it's no surprise that they gave their most infamous tune a couple of modernizations... There are two versions of hte song in this clip: 12 Times X and 12 Times U.
It's no surprise that I'm a an of Morning Glory, or most of the projects that Ezra's been involved with. Here's a new song from Morning Glory called "Pet Monster." I hope the new/next album is good like this!
Fissure has been a band for a couple years now but recently had a line-up change. Their first venture into the studio yielded some amazing hardcore punk -- whatever other title it gets (powerviolence) it's still hardcore punk to me. This song is called Left-Footed and you can download it here for free. But go check out their BandCamp and download the whole album for any donation amount you wanna make: http://fissurehcpv.bandcamp.com/
“Sorry” can only be said
Twenty times before
It loses its meaning
I've only said it a thousand times, but who's counting?
I’ve inhaled razor blades
Exhaled two cents
But who's counting?
All words are losing meaning
As does the taste in my mouth.
Fishwife was one of those bands that was ahead of their time and sorta lost in their own time warp. Gar is an amazing guitar player, blending crazy metal licks with punk ferocity since he was a teenager in early Fishwife all the way through his days with Tanner (where he took on vocal duties as well) and on into other projects like Beehive & the Barracudas and Hot Snakes. Ryan's vocals are a throwback to the early days of punk when it was good to be weird and different and all the bands weren't trying to sound like the other bands... and he succeeds. And with Chris and Matt as one of my favorite rhythm sections ever, the band was about perfect. I can't figure out most of the words but they mean it, man! This song is from the Ritalin album, their second.
Worse things happen out at sea...
Super glue the million dollar tetherball
An elementary vendetta voodoo toy
This band Clarity is from Washington and played Unit B last fall. They were awesome dudes, awesome live, and I've been digging the EP that this is from a lot lately. It's called Unstoppable and if you'd like the whole thing, please just email me: mark at skatepunk.com
Great song from Bad Shit called Fired Up.
Tony Trujillo sings and plays bass. Trixie plays drums and screams a little, and Jake Phelps plays guitar.
4 am, burning bright
Me and Stranger, out all night
Bomb Delores in the rain
Sleeping on a beach in Spain
Want it taste what it's about
Hear it smell it something something
Pour it up, need more speed
Pointech wheels all i need
Ride with style to the store
It's OK I'll get more more
Want it taste what it's about
Hear it smell it the flame you cannot douse
I came across this pretty awesome list of songs from 2012. New songs, for the most part -- I think I had only heard about 15 or 20 of these bands/songs. Besides the music, the photos are pretty damn cool, too, and you can hit play on #100 and listen all the way through on their player... Mostly Mellopunk® stuff...what would've been called College Rock in the 1980's. I have no idea what it's called these days. How about just "music?"
The site is called RolloGrady.com and it's got a lot of good stuff on it.
Great song -- I decided to put it up today after hearing the line "I hope ya get drafted, I hope you burn and die; you apolitical asshole, hope you're the first to fry. 'Cause you don't care what happens to me as long as it don't happen to you." I wish I was in New York during the Occupy Wall Street Protests, made me listen to a bunch of good protest music, though.
Ohio’s ugliest doomhaulers, Fistula, are now streaming their brand-new Loser EP in its entirety on Brooklyn Vegan. Loser is due out via PATAC Records in September, and features nine sickening tracks of downtrodden, face in the gutter doom. Check the album (as well as a rough cut from their upcoming split with the mighty COFFINWORM) on Brooklyn Vegan: http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2011/06/fistula_releasi.html
Sten Guns was Hagop, Mark, Lance, and Lance. This was recorded sometime in 2002 or 2003. X-Ray Spex cover -- check out the original.