We discovered this Austin, TX band called The Circle Curse who sound like they should be on a label somewhere between Dischord and 31G. 31DisGord, we will call it! Anyway, while we get this fictional label started, check them out.
We met this band a couple weeks and they were a pretty interesting buncha dudes. They looked like they ride life pretty hard and sounded like it too from the stories they were telling us. Well, last week, they flipped their fucking van in epic fashion and holy shit, we’re glad they’re still alive after that. Since they are need of cash, go buy their shit, if for no other reason than to own a shirt that says “Get Dead” on it. They mentioned that some people ask them what the band name means. Really? What is to get about that?
Last night, we hosted the ever-awesome Sundowner and his sexy ass collarbones in Brooklyn. (Seriously, you could cut a diamond on those things.)
Our opener was a dude named Jeff Rowe and we give him the JP seal of approval. Not only for his cool solo jams but because he remembers all our favorite old screamo/grind/emoviolence bands from back in the day like Majority Rule and Assuck and City of Caterpillar. If you ever get the chance to see him, you should. And then ask him about pg. 99.
If you listen to music right now, you know emo revival is hot! hot! hot! Everyone from The Pitchfork to NPR is hopping on this hot new trend. But where did the emos come from? Some say emos have always been around always. Others say emo died long ago. We wanted to get to the very bottom of the emo mystery so we asked a random guy in a vintage t-shirt hanging out in front a Goodwill on Long Island to get his fresh take! Emo!
Why Is Jello Biafra Starring In This Hipster Games Parody?
Is there anything less timely and more lame than a parody video about hipsters? Yes, in fact, there is—a parody video about hipsters spoofing The Hunger Games. But for some reason, Jello Biafra did not see the inherent lameness in this and decided to star in it. (The man’s gotta keep busy until the next presidential election!) Personally, we’re not watching any of these parody movies unless the Wayans brothers are in them. Or Charlie Sheen, because that guy is hilarious. WINNING! My wiiiife. Very niiiice. Opa #gangnam syle# But anyway, here is the non-Wayansed Hunger Games/hipster spoof and oh god this sentence is so stupid to write kill us now please.
Tell Us About Your Shitty Ex and Win Some Rival Schools Records
So, true story: My shitty ex girlfriend used to live in this stupid hippie commune loft warehouse place in Brooklyn. Sometimes it was hard to sleep because all her roomates were outside her bedroom having REALLY DEEP NOT AT ALL PRETENTIOUS conversations about being an artist. Also, it wasn’t properly insulated so there would be a terrible draft. Anyway, her bedroom ended up being pictured on the cover of the new Rival Schools LP. I think it may’ve been recorded there too. Aside from that unfortunate fact, the record is pretty fucking awesome. And United By Fate is also, of course, killer. Duh.
So, since we don’t wanna keep these shitty memories lying around, we’re giving them to YOU.
Here’s how to enter:
Has a shitty ex ever ruined a band for you? Tweet at us and tell us about it in 140 characters, and boom, you are entered to win a copy of the Found LP and a United By Fate 2XLP reissue. We’ll pick one winner and send you these rad records. (You must live in the US or Canada to enter. Sorry, international people! I’m sure your exes are also terrible!)
(You can thank the fine folks at Shop Radio Cast for hooking this up. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter.)
There’s something about the words “wolf face still a son of a bitch” that really sounds l like an Iron Sheik tweet. But also, Michael J. Fox in Teen Wolf. Also, attention Hollywood execs: We would ABSOLUTELY watch a sitcom starring Michael J. Fox and the Iron Sheik. Maybe it’s called The Sheik Fox? Just throwing ideas out there! Anyway, this band is from Florida, where all bands that sound like this eventually end up at some point.
Someone sent us this EP and said they saw them open for A Wilhelm Scream and they were pretty awesome and we should check em out. Yeah, we’re into this. Big time. Thank you, kind stranger. BUT NEVER TELL US WHAT TO LISTEN TO EVER AGAIN YOU FUCKING COMPRENDE?
This band sent us their song and described themselves as “some dumb emo band from Long Island that totally jocks the fuck out of On the Might of Princes.” And they kinda do. Even their artwork jocks their outdoorsy nature emo. (Do people out of New York say “jock”? What about “sweat”? As in to “sweat” someone’s style? You guys are all herbs anyway.) OTMOP pretty much fucking ruled so no harm in ripping them off. Unless you’re Taking Back Sunday.
How the fuck did we not hear about this band until yesterday? We got turned on to it (LOL, because “turned on” is when your genital parts get all tingly) by someone and apparently it is the two dudes from Tragedy who are not Todd or Yannick? Is that right? Anyone wanna correct that? Anyway, it’s more poppier than Tragedy but it still crushes pretty fucking hard. (LOL, because “hard” is what happens to your wiener when you get “turned on.”)
If you’d like to spend your weekend watching a biopic about a bathroom, some person has taken the trouble to upload the CBGB movie to YouTube in its entirety. Click Read More for the video and read the review here.
Hardcore Band's Album Turns Into Dance Remix After They Stiff the Engineer On The Bill
Well this is just awesome. Apparently some pimply-faced hardcore band called Altitudes owed their studio engineer for all the audio and video he recorded for them and then didn’t pay up. So he fired back by taking their album, which looked like it would’ve been fucking terrible anyway, and turned it into a dance song which then went viral. Honestly, these kids should fucking thank that dude because this was the only way anyone was ever gonna hear about their band. Let this be a lesson to anyone who hires an engineer.
This band emailed us their record and assured they don’t sound like Taking Back Sunday, which is just about the best promo you can do for yourself. Also the song is called “I Wanna Die” on an album called “The Future Is Gonna Suck” so we totally dig their optimism. Plus “Soda Bomb” makes us think of a less healthy version of the Soy Bomb guy. Oh man, a big fat guy should write “SODA BOMB” on his chest and crash Bob Dylan’s next bullshit award show.