In my opinion it's better than Burn's reunion 12". Labels: HardcoreThe faceless compact disc. Dismay's demo was released in several versions with different song orders and some with different covers one version was featured at Middleagedyouth, but this blog is gone now.
Their version is listed at Discogs. Besides the stuff I own Dismay also released a demo in and I am very interested in it. I can also remember seeing live recordings from that time in tape trading lists but the MP3 just killed it. Dismay hailed from Wilton a small town in Connecticut - about They only recorded a few songs which all appeared overlapping on different releases, which I will post now.
I don't know why they never became more well known. The production is right, the singer does a great job and the half personal half critical lyrics are well written. Dismay just sound like Burn did never stop to exist - until their reunion. Where Burn left a breach Dismay was filling it for me and they did my expectations justice. If you have any more informations on Dismay please leave a comment. Sadly their singer passed away in While browsing, my eyes were constantly being drawn toward the wall of cassettes they had, fully stocked and completely neglected.
It's a well-known fact that people do not buy cassettes anymore, and this was obviously a blowout-sale of sorts. I noticed that all of the titles were old, and I started to get excited wondering what I was going to find. It didn't take long before I realized that they had tons of demo tapes in the selection - jackpot.
That's a quick way to my musical heart - present me with a feast of demo tapes from unknown bands. I pilfered through the wall-rack and pulled out 20 cassettes, 15 of which were demo tapes from bands that I had never heard of. I took them home like a Its A Hectic World - Various - Homage - Lots Of Bands Doing Descendents Songs (CD with a new video game, but ended up stashing them away after listening to only a few. I recently pulled them back out and was elated to find some really good shit in the bunch, both Hardcore and Metal.
Which brings me to Dismay. All I know about these cats is that they were a Hardcore band from Connecticut and released this demo in Other than that, they are a complete mystery to me. There must have been bands called Dismay over the years, so finding any info on them has been nigh impossible. Running a few different Google searches produced nothing except the band Palehorse mentioning them in an interview with Bystander Fanzine and a kid who had this on a trade list. But this shit kills, period.
I find myself playing this thing over and over lately, especially "Nowhere" and "Madness". The part in "Madness" where it kicks in with " I gobbled up this kind of stuff like it was breakfast in those days, and I still love this style of HC. One confusing thing about this demo is that the songs on the actual tape do not match the songs listed inside the cover, so I wonder if there was another demo and they got crossed, or if it was just a weird decision by the band to change songs after the covers were copied?
Also, the tape had no labels for Side A and Side B, so I don't even know if this is the proper order for the songs. I'm hoping that someone out there knows more about them and will clue me in, because if there is anything else out there floating around by this band, I have to have that shit. Gepostet von Hirsinger Youth an am 5 comments:.
Labels: HardcoreAlbum). I still don't get all the myths around this 7". The first version is considered to be in a pieces press run but for pieces it just pops up too often. I had Its A Hectic World - Various - Homage - Lots Of Bands Doing Descendents Songs (CD debating doing this before the blog derailed during the summer, but now that things are back on track and the fall looms in the next month s well, in places not named the Southern Western US here's some fun for all of those sitting at home times- or, if you're a laptop toting type like me you can put this on the PC and the laptop and have it for when you're stuck somewhere.
I personally reccomend the FCE as its more compatible with modern use and most importantly, a computer controller. The record hits on all levels possible. Sonically it attacks you. Lyrically it engages you. Emotionally it moves you. Coming forward in an all out Hardcore Punk explosion you get two up and coming California bands who play on the heavier side of the punk sound and they deliver a lot of ideas to give you pause and reason to think.
This isn't a review of the record, this is an introduction. And all introductions need a good sample, so do yourself a huge favor, download and give the two tracks a good listen. Other than Faded Grey, there probably wasn't another band I loved seeing more during that same time in the early 's. Energy, anger, fun, Straight Edge blatantly but not ignorantly - the band made shows a lot more fun for me again. As such, my return to music posting is a live set of theirs that was recorded at the old Showcase Theatre in Corona, Ca.
Straight from the soundboard to the tape which i then recorded to mp3's. All that energy, banter, and fun of an Over My Dead Body show. Camp always messes me up. Lots of other stuff, but I've been promptly yelled at. Last time it took Chris, now it's Andy. Here's to finishing at least one thing I start I was away at camp for 8 days, I am alive and planning some posts.
Maybe tonight. I love these things and a savy person with minimal ability can track em down usually, but it can be a pain some times due to lots of ROM sites being full of ads and bugs. Taking the aggression and turning it on its head musically, all the fury and conviction still comes through and hits like a foam bat with a steel center.
Softer music doesn't mean soft music and the lyrics cut and accuse. Long out of print and containing a very wide selection of bands, I still haven't seen a physical copy in real life. Needless to say, it can fetch ample attention any time it surfaces. There are some real suprises on here I didnt know what to think of Rancid covering Embrace, but they make it Album) into the forumla of the early 3-piece Rancid and for the most part the covers are great.
The entire Embrace record is covered, in order, 1 song per band. Land of Greed, World of Need Comp. Video Personally, coming from a punk background, i think a band like H20 should be a required band to listen to.
Catchy enough that you could catch your mom bobbing her head to it, but pissed enough that you know its on the level and from the heart.
Like many, I was sadly disappointed by the "Go! So, when I heard they were making music again I was happy, but cautious. What came was their fifth album, "Nothing to Prove. But, the album establishes that H20 is still around and still capable of writing a catchy, honest, angry record of Hardcore Punk.
The video of their song "What Happened? Just watch the video. And buy the cd. The power cord for my laptop which i do all of the blog stuff from took a powder on Monday and opted out early.
So, I havent updated due to that. Thankfully, I knew it was going and got a replacement ordered and it should be arriving soon. Forgive an old guy pushing thirty ha ha. For me, its also another case of a style I simply wasn't into at the time they were at their peak. Sadly, that means I missed seeing them live. Their body of work however is extensive and good enough that it balances those "i'm a fucking idiot" feelings a bit. Catharsis was heavy. Catharsis was fast. Catharsis was crazy.
And all of those comments could be used to describe their music or even their lyrics. Political as can be their singer began releasing their stuff via the Crimethinc. Collective and even flatly anarchist, Catharsis in their audio state is a truck hitting a brick wall at 80mph and going on afterwards despite the wheels being off and the engine in flames.
Members went on to other bands, including Requiem who also released a cd on Crimethinc. All in all, there's plenty to be found. Newborn are really good as well and worth a complete listen. Heavy as well, they mix in some clean vocals and elements that remind me of older screamo at times.
Newspeak have a heavy fast sound, but it leans more towards screaming and thrashing around than Catharsis or Newborn. I guess, more of an overall screamo feel than Newborn. Fucking Insane. Far before there time, Deadguy with Tim Singer was insane. Their 2 7inches, and full length before his and guitarist Keith Huckins departure to start Kiss It Goodbye are still making waves. In some ways a modern Black Flag in the sheer force of their power and expressiveness, they would explode and quickly burn out.
Odd and driving, kind of like the third step after Bl'ast and the aforementioned Black Flag. Pounding drums, thick guitars, and off beat changes under vocals that scream 'man on the edge', there really isn't too much I can do to give justice to what this band was doing.
But the odd changes, Its A Hectic World - Various - Homage - Lots Of Bands Doing Descendents Songs (CD guitars, and utter anger found in these three songs has probably directly made some of your favorite bands possible today. I'll post the other 7inch some time, but the lp is on Victory. Here it is: Now playing: My Revenge! Originally a 5 piece, they quickly trimmed down to a four piece and began recording other than these demos here, there is a tape demo of some horrid standards that I have a copy of.
I plan on doing a DI! At the time that the band began thinking of recording, Vic DiCara had come back to Southern California and into the Inland Empire and set up a home studio.
Its funny, writing about other bands you like or bands you looked up to is easy, but when you were there and even some small part of the process its harder. You remember so much, you have to edit yourself and wonder if youre fluffing everything up for memories sake. I was present for the Drop It! The Short Version goes The demo was briefly shared before Vic and the band agreed it needed a remix.
A remix was done. Still, even after putting it up for download, it seemed lacking. Admittedly, Vic was new to recording and said as much himself. He invited the band back to the studio in May of to re-record the demo, sans the cover. Vic had more input and the band had more ideas. Foose didn't go so full steam into his vocals, instead using a cleaner voice.
The demo, overall showed a better representation of the band. Sadly in my opinion the bass levels are some what off on this demo and the sound can be a little too much for a lot of standard stereo systems. But as a whole, Drop It! From this point the two 7inches were recorded and along with these demos they encompass the studio recorded output of Drop It! All of them include the Deny Everything cover for completion's sake, but its the same version each time.
I've been meaning to make a post of links to all the posts so far, so that's first. Lastly, I found a live radio set from the Murder City Devils pictured above about months ago. Really informative with a good diversity. He also just did a good length post on some old zines. Its got me itching to do one again dammit. Check em both out. This is from October This was done in studio on the air. Rock and Roll, Its A Hectic World - Various - Homage - Lots Of Bands Doing Descendents Songs (CD Rock, a swagger all their own, flaming drums, and that fucking organ.
I had to convert these and re-tag them. If that interests you let me know in the comments. Love or hate it, the time post the big break out was a period of a lot of growth in the Hardcore Scenes.
What lots of the bigger bands be it Cro-Mags, Bad Brains, Minor Threat, Gorilla Biscuits, or Agnostic Front had built in the concepts of loud, fast, and pissed was being explored and reassessed. Personally, I hear the effect that Inside Out was starting to have on bands as hardcore and metal started to mix in a way that showed a dominance of hardcore's sound as opposed to Agnostic Front who showed more of metal's dominance at the time. Vocals that are sung more than screamed, music with some little leads and fancier guitar work, and lyrics that reflect kind of darkly, but not depressing.
In this one you get two different downloads for two different bands. Both of these bands I stumbled upon accidentally. Roswell Project by being intrigued by the artwork as it looked at me in a used bin, again at the great Dr. Strange Records. When I looked at the thanks list, I decided the record was worth a two dollar risk and at worst i got some cool artwork. I wasn't disappointed. Screaming, pissed, anguished hardcore from so cal.
Yeah, I'd call it screamo. Good stuff and definitely track it down if you can. The last song bums me out almost every time. Great song though. Now, this band I had at least heard of before finding this 7inch in the used bin at another local shop, Red Planet ne.
CD World. We do buy a lot of music from bands that we play with, usually cd's. Most everything else, we hear streaming online. Being part of the first generation to have begun life with social media and the Internet already built into your life, what is your take on how kids use technology?
Do you see it as a positive or negative thing over all? We can get new music and show announcements out quickly. We can also see what else is going on with other bands that we follow. One of the negative things would be dealing with online bullies.
I was a middle school student in the early 90s, and we had our problems to deal with but it seems like being a kid has become much, much more complicated. Do you agree? What is the hardest part about being a kid in your opinion? I have a feeling that you guys enjoy significant family support and encouragement for your band activities, but can you confirm this? Have your families ever reacted in a negative or discouraging way towards your band or passion for music? All of our parents are very supportive.
It is very rare that one of our parents miss a show. They buy all the gear we need and carry it to the shows because none of us can lift it ourselves. It helps that almost all of them listen to music that is similar to what we play. What are your current favorite bands, and how much do you guys follow the current "pop punk" scene? What does the term "pop punk" mean to you? We like a lot of different bands.
We follow the current scene quite a bit. We follow most of the bands on social media so we always know when they have new music coming out or are touring. For us Pop Punk is Punk Music with catchy melodies and lyrics. As I got older I listened to music a lot, like while getting ready to school or on headphones late at night.
I loved how a song could transport me instantly from silly Dr. Scared Straight existed during the development of what many now call "skate punk". You are among the pioneers of that style, so I'm curious to know how the aesthetic of what would become your melodic punk songwriting style developed. Were their specific bands or songwriters you wanted to base your style on at first? Which albums or other factors made you decide to commit to melodic punk? And intentional or not, I think we started realizing that our favorite songs from all of the above seemed to have melodic vocals and storytelling elements As Ten Foot Pole began to gain recognition, you guys emerged as one among many greats on the Epitaph roster.
That camp was distinct in the punk world, different aesthetically and perhaps philosophically to Lookout! How would you describe your experience being on Epitaph in the heyday of mids punk? Maybe the aesthetic of the label had more to do with the decisions of which bands to sign rather than any kind of influence on the bands there. The point I am trying to get round to, though, is this; would there be any promotional material available for the current single?
It is not every day that a record is realeased with one's name as its title, and this 'novelty' holds an appeal. I saw some cover art for the single on a couple of download sites, but am reluctant to print and copy it on to a t-shirt, for example, for copyright reasons.
As I now have the song on hard copy twice once on the album and once, ironically, from a free new-release compilation CD given away by HMV when I bought the album I see less need to buy the single if indeed it is available on hard copy. If there might be any promo items with the Mr. Tough text and imagery that are lying around the office and looking for a home with a real Mr.
Tough by name only, and not so much by nature to be honest then I would be happy to provide that home and very appreciative. In the offchance that you could please help me in my quest, may I provide a postal address upon request at a later time? Thankyou for taking the time to read this essentially begging letter, and I hope it doesn't bother you. Hang on to your skulls, populace. The sort of lavish, jaw-dropping packaging that you've come to expect from our previous Pavement reissues?
We're on it. Well, not really. There's only one unreleased track, but if you sing over the top of the rest of 'em, it will almost be like a whole new Chavez discography.
If you're just too cool for that kind of thing, well, I pity you. Rocks albums. Music Making Men documentary. Perhaps the following is old news. If so, please scroll a few inches further. If not, pay close attention. The reissued version of the album, which you might've already learned via our print advertisements, feature 3 different slipcase covers.
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We really believe in Chan and are of the opinion that 'The Greatest' is one of those life affirming records that we have to get into the hands and heads of as many people as possible. For those of you already down with the program, thank you. We hope you'll be as excited as we are by the contents of the new Cat Power Live Session, an iTunes Music Store exclusive, available now.
Love and Communication Acoustic Version 2. House Of The Rising Sun 3. Wild Is The Wind 4. Wednesday, Sept. But you can't put a pricetag on the wonderful feelings deep inside this EP will stir. Sunday, Oct. Jennifer writes from that romantic place we like to call "the road":. We played in an old theater that sort of felt like a school gymnasium - and they had my name on the marquee outside which was pretty cool as this was a first for me.
The people in Madison were so nice that it was a little bit disconcerting. I think this may mean that I've been living in NYC for too long. Arabella and I drove for 3 days to get to the show. I left my wallet in a McDonald's bathroom in Painesville, OH that's right, Painsevilledrove for an hour, realized I was without wallet That was a close call.
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