Saturday, January 30, 2010

Unwound - New Plastic Ideas

see here for another description of the band. yes that is a crap description, i am just really lazy. this was unwound's third album. the first song, Entirely Different Matters, is one of their best.

MP3 320

Friday, January 29, 2010

The Paper Chase - Someday This Could All Be Yours Vol. 1

see here for a description of the band. this is their most recent and probably their best album. sort of has an orchestral feel about it.

MP3 320

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Comus - First Utterance

utterly insane folk music. this album is a must-listen.

MP3 320

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Dälek - Negro Necro Nekros

Negro Necro Nekros is the debut album from the extremely experimental hip-hop group Dälek, who are known for blending aggressive hip-hop with harsh, noisy industrial beats that at points border on shoegaze. since this is their first album it's not quite as experimental as some of their latter albums but it is still a far cry from conventional hip-hop, with a couple of songs over 10 minutes in length.

MP3 V0

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Nero's Day At Disneyland - Attention Shoppers

the debut release from glitch / breakcore artist Brock Bousfield. this release isn't too similar to his other albums, but it's just as crazy and varied. actually contains vocals on a few tracks, which are just as insane as everything else and can take some getting used to.

MP3 V0

Monday, January 25, 2010

Unwound - The Future Of What

godly noise rock band. this is one of their older albums so it's a bit less experimental but it is still really good.

MP3 320

Saturday, January 23, 2010

65daysofstatic - The Distant And Mechanised Glow Of Eastern European Dance Parties

despite 65daysofstatic being mostly known for their glitchy, electronic approach to post-rock, this release is pretty much full blown IDM / electronica. the album title comes from a song on one of their proper albums which is remixed twice for this release. i love this, even though it's not really what i usually listen to it still remains glitchy which i enjoy.

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...Who Calls So Loud - ...Who Calls So Loud

...Who Calls So Loud are a screamo band featuring members who were in Funeral Diner. this is pretty much reason enough to download this; beautiful music that is one minutes somber and quiet, the next pounding and chaotic.

MP3 V0

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

mclusky - The Difference Between Me And You Is That I'm Not On Fire

already posted mclusky Do Dallas, and this is their 3rd and final album. this strays from the pure aggressiveness of the previous two albums (hell, the third track sounds like a Modest Mouse song) but it is still really enjoyable. better than their debut at least.

MP3 258 kbps average

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Lights For Nero - ...And Little Lambs Eat Nation

screamo band with a saxaphone player. yep. it actually works really well.

MP3 V2

Mare - Mare

brilliant little sludge metal EP from the short-lived Oakville band. worth getting if only for the second track. this album sounds bleak and desperate, the atmosphere created mostly through vocalist Tyler Semrick-Palmateer's haunting screams.

MP3 V2

Friday, January 15, 2010

Daughters - Hell Songs

this is very experimental for a grindcore band. i wouldn't call this grindcore at all... dunno what i'd call it actually. high-pitched guitars, frantic drumming and a singer that sounds like "elvis presley being tortured". i really can't describe this any better.

MP3 320 (technically not my link but after the fuckery mediafire put me through today i cba uploading something)

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Gregor Samsa - 55:12

the debut album from the beautiful slowcore band. great music to relax to.

MP3 320

i removed a couple of links accidentally which i am really pissed off about, hopefully i'll get them back online soon

edit: took me half the day because mediafire decided to be retarded, but i got the links back up. no harm done.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Tera Melos / By The End of Tonight - Complex Full of Phantoms

split between two great math rock bands. By The End of Tonight's side is fantastic, their drummer is amazing. sadly they broke up. Tera Melos is a bit more well known, and their side is still pretty good, but it doesn't really compare to their s/t album.

MP3 V2

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

mclusky - mclusky Do Dallas

fucking fantastic noise rock band. half of the band is in Future of the Left but i prefer this by far. vocalist is fucking nuts.

MP3 V0

Sunday, January 10, 2010

The Taste of Chaos Ensemble - Performs Mastodon's Leviathan

this is actually really good. string adaptations of Leviathan. since the album is pretty much focused around violins the heaviness isn't really there but it's still well worth a listen for Mastodon fans.

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Hypatia Lake - Angels And Demons, Space And Time

Hypatia Lake are a band that mix light-hearted psychedelic rock with pure walls of shoegazey feedback. this is their 2008 effort, and it's probably their best album. they created an entire story based around all their albums and it's pretty neat; you can read up on it here if you want.

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Peace Burial At Sea - This Is Such A Quiet Town

some post-hardcore shit. there are also some shoegaze and electronic elements at certain parts of the album, most notably on Samizdat. listen to this song, it's really good.

MP3 V2

Monday, January 4, 2010

Boris - Japanese Heavy Rock Hits

all of them

series of 7 inch vinyls that were released last year. there's four of them but the last doesn't have a cover. they aren't really that great, especially compared to other Boris material, but they're good enough to warrant a listen. downloading all of them seperately is annoying, so here they are, in one archive.

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Sunday, January 3, 2010

Lowercase - Kill The Lights

Lowercase are a noise rock / post-rock band from california. the guitarwork and mood are very similar to Spiderland at times. the last track, You're A King, is one of the most intense songs i've ever heard; this can be a very difficult album to listen to at times.

MP3 V2

Friday, January 1, 2010

And So I Watch You From Afar - The Letters EP

another annoyingly long band name!

highly energetic post-rock with actual riffs. their s/t album was probably one of the best of 2009 and this builds on the aggressive nature of their songs. short and sweet (16 minutes) with no filler or fucking around, this is already my favorite release of 2010 and will probably stay that way for most of the year.

MP3 V0