Thursday, December 30, 2010


ok let me just say that 2010 had a lot of great releases and they all can't be mentioned here. i know i'm probably missing something, but this is just some of the best 2010 releases off the top of my head.

ok, so first up is the great BRAIN FLANNEL with the best tape release of the year. it was put out by Statuestorytapes. great female/male vocals. their song "Symptom Set" is just amazing! i will post this sometime soon. buy it if you find it. only 100 made and sold out fast.

next is another female fronted band, THE THROWAWAYS. they released a split 7" this year, which i posted. the Spastic Panthers side isn't very good, but the flip side is great punk. just check out the post i did and you'll see what i mean.

now for some great 2010 powerpop. this powerpop is supplied by CRUSADERS OF LOVE. their lp by the name of Never Grow Up has some really catchy tunes. the first 5 songs are golden. it came out on Douchemaster records. buy it.

now for some hardcore punk. NEGATIVE LIFESTYLE released a 7" which i waited forever for. and it was well worth the wait. great all the way through. i posted it so look back at the old posts.

another important release of 2010 was a 7" by the great NIGHT BIRDS. surf/punk and it's pure gold. i posted it too, so check that out. i also posted their new tape release, but i like their first 7" better.

ok you might be thinking who the hell is in that photo above. well it's LADIES. and they released one hell of a 7" on Grave Mistake. short songs, great vocals. i will be posting it soon as well. it must be posted.

and now for the greatest release of 2010. it is by a band called......................

Saturday, December 25, 2010

The Busy Signals-Can't Feel A Thing 7"

well i hope everyone out there had a good Christmas. i did. i got an external sound card so that i can use my laptop to rip records. instead of having to haul out the desktop computer and take a half hour to just set it up. anyway, here's a gift from me to you. it's the new single from The Busy Signals. well it was new in 2006. the circle on the cover is actually a sticker. this was released on Shit Sandwich records. here is some great KBD style punk from one of the best current bands doing it. they released another 7" and also a great 12" on Dirtnap. two great songs are here. the flipside being the better track. great female fronted vocals. i am a sucker for the female punk vocals, you might like this too Dave G. i'll keep this short cause i have to go listen to my new Rip-Off Compilation that i got from my brother. see you.
1. can't feel a thing 5/5 (nice.)
2. all the time 5/5 (best track.)
overall: 10/10 strongly recommended
buy this from the link above and you can also get a free unknown 7" with it. enjoy!

Merry Christmas To All!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

JFA-Untitled 12"

(((re-post from Feb. 13/2010@5:07pm)))
(((so here is a post for you Ryan. i can't believe it's already Christmas time again. this time last year me and elliott were duking back and forth with posts. now, not so much. oh well. anyway, the mighty J.F.A. this isn't as well regarded as their previous releases but it is a really great record. my copy is really worn. just look at the cover. in the scans you will see a picture of a gauge in the vinyl. it occurs at 1:16 of "tentpeg." it skips on all my turntables except the one i ripped it with. you will hear a loud pop but that's it. lots of crackles on this. it adds to the music quite nicely. now grab a listen and enjoy the holidays. it will sound like you're sitting in front of a crackling fire. and now for the original post.)))

today i got my first "follower". i don't know who you are but if you're reading this, leave a comment and then i'll know it wasn't just a mistake. anyway, yet another post of JFA, as you can tell, they're one of my favourite bands. alright i expected the worst when i downloaded this. i love their first two records. but then i downloaded their 88' release, Nowhere Blossoms, it's horrible. not one bit of punk or even surf. after a couple months i decided to download this album. i thought it was going to be crap too, but boy was i wrong. i was pleasantly surprised. this record sounds pretty good, ranging from surf to punk to thrash to the 80's pop sound. released in 84' on what else but Placebo records. don't expect it to be anything like their first two albums, but still worth listening to. nice cover too. tracks, look down.
1. deltitnu 5/5 (just in case you didn't know, this is "untitled" backwards. the music and title.)
2. tentpeg 3/5 (good. almost skips.)
3. ABA 5/5 (nice song, instrumental, nice fast surf style.)
4. it's not right 4/5 (hum.)
5. the day walt disney died 3/5 (slow then they speed it up in the chorus.)
6. standin' on the verge 5/5 (b-side kicks it.)
7. i love broads 5/5 (nice speed and vocals.)
8. ramp song 5/5 (great.)
9. pipetruck 5/5 (nice surf song. agent orange did a version of this too, the JFA one is faster therefore better. bass is great.)
10. zimbobway 5/5 (my personal favourite. nice surf/minutemen style song.)
11. untitled 5/5 (not really anything.)
overall: 8.5/10 strongly recommended
if your an early JFA lover (like me) just beware, this is not straight punk but still great. it's not a main collectors item it's not too pricey. by the way, elliott where are you?

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Night Birds-Midnight Movies Tape

here is something from November 2010 that is already out of print. it's the new Night Birds cassette. this was going to be a 7" on No Way records but the vinyl wasn't ready for their tour so they made a tape of it. they put some on their merch site and it was all bought up pretty quickly. luckily i was fast enough to get one. this is still going to be released in 7" format, but not until the new year, i believe. i'm not sure how many were pressed but they came in a great case, one that doesn't crack so easily like those other plastic ones. i finally got a good rip of a tape, well i think it sounds pretty good. i'll be posting another great tape in the future. anyway back to this. fast punk surf with great vocals. not as classic as their first 7" but still very good. "bad biology" should have been the first track. that's just what i feel. on the cover "night birds" is coloured in with a highlighter, but it doesn't show up on the scanner (just like the fluorescent spray-painted Chronic Disorder 7"). i took a picture of the cover with my camera so you can see the highlighted cover in the "scans."
1. midnight movies 5/5 (chorus really reminds me of "Denim Demon".)
2. no way home 5/5 (nice.)
3. bad biology 5/5 (great great great song!)
4. triple feature 5/5 (nice ender.)
overall: 10/10 strongly recommended
night birds are just a great band all around. get this when it comes out in 7" format on No Way. they are finishing up recordings for an LP. i can't tell you how much i'm psyched about that. in June they are coming up to Canada, can't wait for that too! oh and on a side note, i have heard the elliott is back. i hope he gets a post up soon.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Sack-O'-Woes/(Do The) Soggy Pie 7"

another month gone by, another month older is this blog. here is the first post of December. i guarantee that you won't find this on any other blog (for now). it is the first release by The Sack-O'-Woes on S(t)ack-o'-Records all the way back in 2002. sometime ago i looked into buying some SOW records, in US or Canada. but after a while of not seeing any available, i contacted the band. who did i get? Niels himself (guy from Gepopel). i asked him what records he had for sale, and he said, all but a 10" that they released. i thought for sure that he wouldn't have any of this 7" left because it was limited to 200 and released 8 years ago. but he did so i bought this and everything else. then i got an email saying that i was getting the Whiteout 7" with a "cheapo giveaway sleeve" (not silk-screened). in return, he found a copy of the 10" album and added it for free. so i now have the entire SOW discography, with one their best 7"s, Baby, I'm Born Old (reviewed on here a long time ago) signed by all the band! thank you Niels! now for the music, it's great catchy garage punk. the b-side where it's at! get it now! recorded in fake stereo.
1. (do the) soggy pie 4/5 (nice.)
2. price to pay 5/5 (fast.)
overall: 9/10 strongly recommended
more music of them here: listen
buy their music here: buy
this might still be available. the back cover looks like the record is cracked, look at it in the scans. i got #158/200.