Saturday, May 10, 2008

i'm not dead yet.

sorry for the long absence. real life got intense.

things that have happened this year:
blacklisted put out an absolutely killer album on deathwish inc. it's all dark and life of agony-riffic. the last track("Wish") is the best song they've ever written, and "I am Weighing Me Down" destroys as well. i think i might prefer the 7-in versions of some of the songs, but still, do not pass up this release.
modern life is war broke up, and i was at their last show. i'm working on a long write-up that's a sort of final testament to the band, which will be posted partially here, and in full in my zine. it was one of the most emotional shows i've ever been to, and they will be solely missed.
fishboy stayed at my house, and they are really nice guys.
leviathan put out a new album, and it's furious and evil and you should probably go buy it.
i went to china, and listened to 'heretic pride' by the mountain goats almost the entire time. it's a solid album, but there are two songs i skip every time. 'autoclave' is the new 'no children'. 'lovecraft in brooklyn' took a while to grow on me but it's about one of the first songs that makes urban decay and displacement sound sexy.

new music for your listening pleasure:

Hayaino Daisuki
hey guys, remember that totally awesome band discordance axis? well, the singer from that band sings for this one. they play a sort of amped up version of thrash metal that approaches grindcore and slays. fucking totally slays. they have an EP out on hydrahead, and it rules.

this band has an absolutely fantastic cover of 'this year' by the mountain goats on the youtubes. they've got a new album coming out on plan it x, and they're touring with the ghost mice(and opening for kimya dawson for two shows.), so i imagine semi-big(folk-punk big?) things for this band. they are two girls who play charmingly plaintive songs over acoustic strumming. the harmonies are really charming. this is pitch-perfect spring music.

i will do my best to keep this more updated, but i am moving to alaska soon, and i have no idea what the internet situation will be up there. i also might get eaten by a polar bear.

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