Wednesday, 15 September 2010


Title Fight - Kingston - clear /495
Such Gold - Stand Tall - white/ green split /250

Big hole 7"s piss me off. I don't have an adapter so I have to try to line it up by eye and it's fairly hit or miss. Turns out they're something like 0.09p cheaper to make but that doesn't cut it for me. Give me convience or give me death.

So both of these bands have rapidly grown in my own personal tastes as two of the top pop punk bands I listen to, and in the outside world they've both taken off (albeit Title Fight 10x more than SG). The Kingston 7" is fantastic, and has some of my favourite tracks off The Last Thing You Forget 'best of so far' type thing Title Fight released last year. This is the 2nd pressing and I've noticed that a lot of people seem to be shelling out a fair amount of money for their records, so who knows, once this has sold out it could be worth a tidy sum. I have a soft spot for clear vinyl (the next record I'm releasing shall be on clear) and apparantly the sound quality is slightly better on clear so that's a bonus.

Stand Tall by Such Gold is SUCH a great EP! Listened to it over and over again, never gets boring and is just fun. And this particular variation looks cool as shit. The 'seaweed green' side is slightly see through which is awesome. I wish I worked at a vinyl manufacturing site, I'd literallyt have a hard on from pressing records that look as cool as this.

I also got a Touché Amoré demo tape in the post, stoked to have that to add to the collection. Coming along nicely!

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Push Pull

Punch - Push Pull - clear olive-ish kind of

Haven't posted on here for ages, but that would be due to having bugger all vinyl turn up. A lot of what I'm waiting for is preorders that I have no idea when they are due to arrive. This record in particular (although it wasn't a preorder) when it arrived I literally had no idea what it could be, I kept trying to think what on earth I had ordered but wasn't until I opened it I did the 'Oh yeah of course, how could I forget'.

Right so Punch rule basically so straight off the bat I knew this was going to be a fucking great piece of wax, and as I expected, it does not disappoint. I tend to think of them as Never Again but if Luke Overin was a girl, if that gives you an indication of what they sound like. I haven't had time to scoure the lyrics yet to really give you an idea of the topics, but there was a little quote after all the thank you's etc that I thought was interesting:

"San Francisco's fog normally results from a combination of push and pull (a push from the Pacific High, a pull from the hot Central Valley), but lacking the usual push from behind by the Pacific High, fogs do not have the impetus to go farther than the area immediately inside the Golden Gate. So they settle down in San Francisco, and the city - Particularly the oceanside areas - may scarely see the sun for weeks at a time.'

Gives quite a grim image in a city that I never knew, or would have expected, this to occur in. It's possibly my own ignorance or maybe this fog event is just not widely publicised outside of the states, but it really surprised me, I had no idea of this happening. Weeks without seeing the sun must put a downer on a lot of people, can't exactly be healthy for humans and surely must affect behaviour and mood.

I would suggest people buy this record but according to their bigcartel and Interpunk, it has sold out. Good for them! I wish they'd release the pressing info for this though, there was another colour that I can't remember and I don't know the quantities which always bugs me. If I find out I'll edit this page!

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Quick update

Touché Amoré - Demo 2008 - Sound and Fury cover 39/75

This arrived a couple of days ago, very very happy! I think the label saved a few copies to sell online as apposed to these being leftover from the festival; I can't imagine 75 limited records NOT selling out really. A great addition to the collection, especially as I thought I'd not be able to pick one of these up without paying big bucks. I have the TA/ Make Do and Mend S+F cover on order too as Panic Records saved some of them to sell online which is fantastic for me. As of now I'm only missing the TA/ La Dispute S+F cover from this years fest so need to track that down.

The record itself is on clear, although a very off clear. The original pressing info for the demo repress was coke bottle blue and then clear gold, no mention of plain clear. I'm going to hazard a guess that the clear copies are pressing errors of the coke bottle blue version as the clear ones are very slightly blue tinted.

Finally have some plans to release vinyl on my label. That's basically the reason I started it and it's been a year and a half and it still hasn't happened. But the ball is rolling, the bands are ready and I am stoked. It's expensive as hell but totally worth it, can't wait to announce it all and get everything prepared!

Been listening to this band a lot lately, sooooo good.

Saturday, 14 August 2010

Cool record bro

Touché Amoré/ La Dispite - split - black/ gold /500
Touché Amoré/ La Dispite - split - black/ beige /500

Arrived yesterday! It became available for download on the 27th July I'm pretty sure so I knew already that is 7" was a stunner, but oh my, the packaging is awesome. Different drawings on each side, and the opposite colours that come through the cut out letters when it's all folded up, it's great. Almost something to play with. I didn't have a clue it was like this at all; No Sleep Records posted an image of it in June but it just looked like a normal sleeve.

I also like how the inners match the records, it's the little things that matter.

There was an additional pressing on black /1000 that came out after the preorders sold out, so I need to pick that up at some point. There is also a Sound and Fury 2010 cover /75 that I need, hopefully I'll be able to pick that up in the near future.

Here's one track from each side of the split, hope you like it!

Wednesday, 4 August 2010


Haven't had anything arrive for a while now. I was hoping some things I've preordered would arrive but unfortunately not. I managed to score a really really awesome record last week, I was so pleased to get it. It was the Sound and Fury '10 version of the Touché Amoré demo 7". Somehow they had copies left over (even though it was limited to 75) and the remainder were put up in the No Sleep Records online store so I got straight in there.

I did have a bit of a scare though as I've had a 12" lost in the post. Thankfully, the person I bought it off managed to track it down. Turns out it ended up in Iowa instead of here with me haha, absolutely mental. Thank you very much JordyEdge off DeadFormat though, awesome dude, been very helpful!

I'll post some pictures of my TA collection as it grows. As it stands I have like 8 Touché Amoré records in the post which is ridiculous quite frankly, but also very exciting. Cannot wait for them to arrive.

UPDATE 5/8/10:

This is what I'm waiting for in the post, quite an impressive list!

Ironclad/Never Again - split - White with Blue Haze /100
Touché Amoré - the beat of a dead horse - black /200
Touché Amoré - the beat of a dead horse - blue /500
Touché Amoré - the beat of a dead horse - white /1000
Touché Amoré - Demo 2008 - 2nd press, clear /310
Touché Amoré - Demo 2008 - 2nd press, Sound and Fury cover /75
Touché Amoré/ La Dispute - Split - black/ beige /500
Touché Amoré/ La Dispute - Split - black/ gold /500
Touché Amoré/ Make Do and Mend - Split - 6131 Records colour
Touché Amoré/ Make Do and Mend - Split - Panic Records colour
Touché Amoré/ Make Do and Mend - Split - Sound and Fury cover /150
Touché Amoré/ Make Do and Mend - Split - standard colour

Anyway I've been listening to a band called Hiretsukan a shit ton lately, if you like pretty fast insane screamo then you'll dig this band.

Friday, 23 July 2010

I don't think you understand, these boys killed my dog.

Graf Orlock - Destination Time Today - purple /150

This band fucking rules. Cinema-infused grindcore,; such a good idea and executed perfectly.

I got into Gorlock early lasdt year when my dear friend Lydia sent me a track off their EP. I hadn't listened to anything like this before really (and even now I still can't really get into grindcore all that much) so I was pretty taken aback by how fast and intense it was, but loved the use of film samples. Completely different to anything I had heard up to that point.

I ended up downloading their discography and they fast become one of my most listened to bands (I think they're 7th in my LastFM as of now), so I'm glad I finally got around to acquiring a solid copy. First off, the colour is absolutely gorgeous, Pirates Press seem to be leading the way with vinyl quality and they do not disappoint here. The packaging is fantastic, again like nothing I've seen before. Graf Orlock and Vitriol Records seem to have fucking great ideas for vinyl packaging (see the Graf Orlock/ Greyskull split; a backpack as the sleeve, awesome). The notes below each famous person are a brief description of their notority in their lives, and also how they died (the theme here as you may have guessed is assassination, although not all mentioned died that way), but written in a very sarcastic light.

I believe this is the first release with their new vocalist (not that new now but yeah) and to be honest, I could not tell the difference. Which isn't a bad thing really as the vocals are fucking killer, if they'd ended up being weaker or too different this record probably would have sucked ass.

I'm listening to this now and one of the tracks gets stuck on a loop. That is so fucking irritating.

Monday, 19 July 2010

Touché Amoré - Demo 2008 - clear gold /500
Touché Amoré - Demo 2008 - coke bottle blue /245
Touché Amoré - Demo 2008 - red /300
Touché Amoré - Demo 2008 - white /600
Touché Amoré - Demo 2008 - clear /100

So I have already jabbered on about how much I love this band and everything, but I finally got the last colour of the demo 7" I needed in the post today. Took quite a long time to arrive, even by international shipping standards, but I'm glad it's here. It was the clear variation, and is the rarest of the 7" colours so if that had been lost in the post I'd have been super pissed.

Although I have all the colour variations, there are still a bunch of tour covers that TA did. And they are fucking horrible to try to collect. They basically did 5 different covers for the 10 cities on the tour, and then split those 5 into 1 red vinyl and 4 white vinyl. They have made it a total nightmare for collectors haha. I'm only sem-serious about collecting, I'm very happy with just having all these colours, but of course if the oppertunity to get one or two of these tour covers (or a test pressing for that matter) arose then I would jump on it.

The two 7"s at the top are the 2nd press of the demo, and the covers are printed on a lot nicer paper, but the artwork came out a lot darker. Seriously though, the first press covers are ludacris; they'd tear just from looking at them. The centre labels on the 2nd press are pretty boring though, just an A and a B on either side, no image like with the first press.

2 of the songs that appeared on the CD version aren't on this 7" though, Huckleberry and Hipsterectomy. You still get them with the instant download though which is cool. Apparantly the band aren't too fond of those tracks which is a shame, because Huckleberry is such a great song.

I think I'm done now. I'm waiting on a few 12"s so I'll post them when they arrive. Think I have 2 in the post now and one about to be paid for, so it's going pretty well.

Saturday, 17 July 2010

I will always love you.

I haven't had any vinyl in the post for a little while (hate it so much when people don't post things when they say they will and then don't tell me about it). I've been on a massive screamo binge lately so I'm just going to post some awesome songs that I hope you will get in to if you aren't familiar with any of the bands.

I'll start with the obvious:

Orchid - Le Desordre, C'est Moi

Circle Takes The Square - In the Nervous Light

pg.99 - In Love With Apparition

I Wrote Haikus About Cannibalism In Your Yearbook - 2

Oh, Apollo! - Wolves

Love like... Electrocution - We've built our tombs and now we're sleeping in them

La quiete - Fobbeo

I Would Set Myself on Fire for You - Twelve

I Hate Myself - Caught In A Flood

Other noteworthy bands: Ampere, Caravels, Indian Summer, Loma Prieta, Adorno.

Hope you like it!

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

I am marching to the beat of a dead horse.

Touché Amoré - the beat of a dead horse - Spring 2010 tour press mint green 17/80

Finally, one of my many TA records arrived! At the moment I think I am waiting on 5 TA records with preorders and things, once they all turn up I'll take a picture of my collection, it's coming along very nicely.

I first heard of Touché Amoré about March last year, a couple of months before this album came out. A friend of the band who is/ was a moderator on the AFI board posted about them and I instantly fell in love. Their demo is fantastic, so passionate and energetic. A better recording quality than the LP too but that's not a big deal as I'm pretty sure that the low quality for the LP was on purpose. 'To the Beat of a Dead Horse' though, fuck, when I first heard that I was in awe, easily my 'record of the year' for 2009 and no doubt their future releases will not disappoint either.

They're coming over to the UK in November and my pal Lydia is putting them on in London. Weeks of bugging her to listen to them paid off! I am incredibly excited.

TA seem to have blown up a lot now, getting on big tours and getting noticed all over the world. It's amazing to see, they deserve every bit of success they get, and I shall keep on collecting the whole way!

Thursday, 8 July 2010

I need to take a step back.

Punch - s/t - white w/ red haze /300

This has to be one of my most listened to records of the past year or so. Lastfm tells me that their number 13 in my Library, which I think is pretty good considering the amount of time I've been into them (a bit over a year?).

I had the pleasure of catching them live in Kingston last Sunday which was fucking great, I never really thought they'd hit these shores for some reason, I guess I thought they would never reach the sort of status where it'd be possible. They put on an awesome show though, Meghan's vocals sound perfect and the rest of the band are tight and energetic. She mentioned that they were meant to have a new record out but they're stuck in Germany right now. I was quite shocked; I hadn't heard anything about a new record and I like to think I have my ear to ground with new releases so I have no idea how this got past me, but the new songs they played were fucking great and I am very excited to hear it. Bring on the Brighton show this Sunday, hopefully they'll have them there!

Punch also have a demo and a 7" titled 'Eyeless', neither of which I've spent too much time listening too. Neither of them really clicked with me as much as this full length, so they were completely overlooked. I should probably go back and give them another chance, they played a couple of songs I didn't know which is always kind of annoying when I'm really into a band; I like to know all the songs and be able to sing along.

On top of all this, their drummer has the most magnificent beard/ heair combo. Looks truely dirty haha. It reminds me of the guy in Knocked Up where he get's get at the beginning of the film that if he doesn't shave he won't have to pay his rent, and by the end of it he has a mammoth beard. It's like that sort of size, awe-inspiring. Also Meghan is a total babe, so cute.

Anyway listen to this band, get their new record, get their old record, buy some merch, go see them on their Euro tour with Comadre, just generally support this band because they fucking rule.

Here is my favourite track from them, gutted they didn't play it last week.

Monday, 5 July 2010

They don't hear it. They don't feel it. They can't see it. Turn it up.

Lifetime - Jerseys Best Dancers - white/ 500

I picked this up yesterday whilst out at a show in Kingston from Banquet Records. I had never been to Kingston and therefore never to Banquet, but I knew of the store from buying off it online a couple of times and their online selection is pretty awesome, so I was excited to go and have a browse there in person. Although nothing truly outstanding really stood out, I was very pleased to be able to get this record. Lifetime are one of my favourite pop punk bands, and contain members of one of my all time favourite bands, Kid Dynamite.

I had the choice between this and the equally fantastic record, Hello Bastards. However, Jerseys Best Dancers has my favourite Liftime song on it, 'The Boys No Good' so in the end that swung it. Hopefully I'll get around to buying Hello Bastards at some point too.

Also, I really like how white vinyl looks. I don't see it around all too often, a lot of bands and labels are opting for the splatter or marble effect lately, but I think white vinyl has a fantastic look to it. The only downside to it is that every little hair or bit of dirt/ dust shows up and it get's really irritating trying to keep all that shit off haha.

Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Get off that skateboard and get off the fucking train

Left: Fast Point 'Skateboards and Powerchords' green /200
Right: Fast Point 'Skateboards and Powerchords' black /300

First 7" post. Started off with a banger if I do say so myself. This is by far one of the most fun 7"s I own and definitely one of my favourites. I haven't seen this band play since December 08 and I missed out on seeing them last month (or maybe earlier this month, can't remember). Proper gutted about it, but with any luck they'll actually get round to doing something this year.

Good times have been had to this band. Me and Archie put on our first ever show and these dudes played, and we had a blast. It was in a community centre in Canterbury and was one of the first CT shows for quite some time I believe. The place was basically a fucking stadium, which is partly my fault because I never went to check it out and when I called and asked how big it was they said about 300 people standing. Obviously we weren't expecting 300 at all, but this place was seriously double that. Echoed like a motherfucker too. Neighbours kept complaining about the noise and people drinking outside and stuff but nothing really happened until the end when it got shut down by the janitor bloke.

I think we had about 100 people show up (which was the best turnout for any of our shows, they seemed to steadily decline from that point on) and people sort of broke into this kind of big cupboard full of spacehoppers and tricycles an shit haha, and during Pay No Respect (this was before they played Kent every week haha) people were moshing with them. Fucking funny, there was a video of it I saw once on facebook but no idea at all who filmed it.

The Fast Point dudes were awesome, pretty sure they were bored as fuck the entire time until they played, but their bassist was so fucking drunk and really friendly. And their merch dude/ friend Fanny was hilarious. We went to see them the next day at the Underworld in London for the last Honour Among Thieves show and it was so awkward, definitely needed to be drunk again.

Here's a video from the show. I thought it was so cool (and still do) that everyone kept singing along to the last song even though the power was cut out. Fuck that place anyway, screwed me out of a lot of money.

Oh also there's a hilarious picture of Fisher from Basement at this show, gona post that too.

Monday, 28 June 2010

Missing items

I was going to do a post right now but the camera I use is not where it's meant to be. It is meant to be in like one of three places and it's not, I don't know what to do. It's so aggravating, I've been through where it should be about 3 times over now but nothing. I hate losing things, or people moving them to where they shouldn't be.

I can't wait to post my Touché Amoré collection. It's coming along really well, I have about 3 TA records in the post coming from overseas so when they're here I'll crack on. Demo 7"s first, I imagine the last one of them will arrive this week. I'm a semi-serious collector; not too bothered about test pressings as they're usually way over what I can afford. I mainly go for the record colour variations, limited cover editions are cool but definitely go for record colour first.

The first band I collected was AFI, and I still have some awesome rare promo CDs. Only have a few pieces of vinyl as I sold a few off last year. Touché Amoré are definitely the most collected band however, I own more of their records than any other. Costs a lot, but I enjoy it.

Here is a song by Life Long Tragedy. Great band, Runaways is a fantastic record.

Friday, 25 June 2010

What good are dreams if they come true?

Dangers 'Messy, Isn't It?', red /860

Another post about Dangers. 6 posts in and already some repetition, terrible start. This band fucking rules though so never mind.

One of the main things I love about this record over their previous full length 'Anger' is the presentation. I love the photographs used for the dust sleeve, just really cool images of a nice, quaint, little suburban house. They give a completely different feel to the actual content of the record; pessimistic lyrics, a fairly negative title and some very aggressive hardcore punk.

The fold out art sleeve is also fantastic. You can't really tell from the pictures, but it is fucking huge. I think it's like 36 inches long and 24 inches wide, making and already pretting eye catching image even more striking. Also the lyrics scrawled on the back are awesome that size (note the CD that comes with it, thought that was a very nice touch).

The record itself is a very awesome shade of red, it's like a very slightly darkened cherry red.

Once again, I completely adore the lyrics to this. Al Brown is a godamn lyrical genius, so honest and introverted, so negative. The opening track 'Stay At Home Mom' sets the tone of the record, with the first line very bluntly being 'Why didn't you kill yourself today?'. There is also a track that features a poem by a writer called Richard Brautigan, who I am not familiar with, but it's a pretty sweet audio poem that has a bunch of other records of people giving it their own rendition layered over the top of it.

Here's the lyrics to 'Stay At Home Mom' to give an idea of the tone of this album:

Why didn’t you kill yourself today?
What cross, what coupon, what cathode ray
Put the joie de vivre in your diseased heart?
How Anne Hathaway,
How Peg Bundy
Thou art.
Hey Sugar:
Prove to me that the air you breathe
Wasn’t better served by the leaves of a tree.
You’re but a breeder,
Tax break receiver
With menopause sweats
A TV tray and a mosh pit son
Who wastes the marrow of his bones
Jumping into these drums.
Please tell him:
Don’t stand so (no)
Don’t stand so (close)
Don’t stand so close to me.
See, I know your children
Because I’ve been your children
And us children, hopeful children
Ain’t worth the stretch marks baby.
‘Cause we may sing these songs of protest,
Cast our ballots, too
Forgo meat and
Ride our bikes and
Get our band’s stupid tattoo
But it means nothing,
When we get eaten by the sun.
Que sera
Que sera
For, whatever there is will soon be all gone.
So what’s wrong
With a song
That asks wherefore and why have you lived this long?
A purpose?
You want a reason?
Stop believing.
Or stop needing the answers.
There are no answers
Except the sun, the sun, the sun.
While you sit on your couch
And wait up for your boy
We’re polluting his mind with this

Well this is getting long, time to end. Fantastic band, hope they make it to the UK sometime.

Thursday, 24 June 2010

We're youth eternal, nothing more to become

AFI/ Heckle split 7", black /700

AFI basically are the most important band of my entire life. From the age of 12-17 I was a complete AFI freak; constantly wearing their t-shirts, buying all their releases (sometimes on mutliple copies if there were special edition CDs), scribbling lyrics in my school work books and folders, I basically fell in love with this band more than anything or anyone. There was a fairly good AFI collecting scene around those years so getting hold of pressing info and things like that was pretty easy; seems to have died down lately though. Which means a lot of my rare shit has gone down in value, but I'm not likely to part with it anytime soon, or ever maybe.

I loved basically everything they released to death until fucking Decemberunderground came out and from that point on I was lost. It was heartbreaking, I was without a favourite band for the first time in years, and am still recoving from the shock that record brought. Luckily Crash Love was fucking good (albeit extrememly pop), so that did help the healing.

So this particular record is now 15 years old, which I believe makes it the oldest record I own. I was about 16 when I acquired it off some dude from Canada, I think it cost me $35 with shipping, at the time that was roughly £20 as the exchange rate fucking ruled then. I went to Florida for a couple of weeks after I paid for it so had a long wait til I was able to listen to it, but I remember the first thing I did was go find the post when I got home, and was so excited to see it there. Unfortunately I didn't have a record player at the time haha, so I got in touch with another AFI fan I knew (Hadley) who I was sure would appreciate it, and went round his after college and gave it a listen. It was awesome. AFI when they were a hardcore band, what's not to love?

So after 19 years, AFI have completely changed their sound, and half the members are different, but they're still one of the best East Bay hardcore bands, and now I guess are the best East Bay pop band ha (still down with the core though - Davey Havok covering Straight Edge Revenge with Ceremony anyone?).

This 7" was also pressed on white /300, and last time I checked sold for between $80-100. Would be sweet to own, but for that price I stick to good old black.

This video I think is from the record release show for this 7". I would have been 4 or 5 years old!

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

This marks the return of a threat we should have never taken back...

Left: Modern Life Is War 'Witness', clear w/ black splatter /250
Right: Modern Life Is War 'Midnight in Americia' grey /300

Easily one of my all time favourite bands, to me they are a perfect representation of hardcore. I'm not even really that sure what to write about them. They're just a fucking amazing band. Thank you to Lydia for these two records, made for an awesome birthday!

Also, cannot believe they played Canterbury. What I would give to go back in time and see that show.

Monday, 21 June 2010

Older isn't always better, it just is in this case

Left: 'Under the Fog' signed, black /1000
Right: 'Under the Fog' test pressing 1/5

The King Blues. The godamn King Blues. What on earth happened to this band? Came out of nowhere with an amazing political acoustic/ ska/ reggae album, followed by a good-but-should-have-been-better follow up, and are now back with some terrible sub-par pop shit. Now I am all for progression with bands (let's be honest, 3 albums of 'Under the Fog' would have been boring), but after reading a statement by now ex-guitarist Fruitbag, sellout alarm bells are ringing everywhere (a statement which has now been removed from Punktastic, but Google is your friend).

Well, moving on. Throughout my teens I listened to a fair amount of ska punk and the related genres, and went to a bunch of shows with my good friend Archie. The King Blues were one of the highlights of those years and I hold 'Under the Fog' with great sentimental value. Managing to get hold of a test press was fucking unreal, and is probably still my most prized record. All I did was bug the record label owner and eventually he gave in haha, piece of piss. I spoke to Jamie Jazz quite a lot at the time too so I imagine he put in a good word also.

These records are the original version of 'Under the Fog', which I must admit is not as good as the rerelease on major label Island, but I stand by the OG version of the track 'Under the Fog' being better than the redone version 'We Ain't Never Done'.

Happy memories of this band, forever encapsulated in these records. God bless The King Blues.


Loma Prieta 'Life/ Less' test pressing, 17/25

So Loma Prieta are a screamo/ scramz/ whatever band from California, comprised of current and ex members of Punch and I Wrote Haikkus About Cannibalism In Your Yearbook (both of which I HIGHLY recommend), and I managed to snag a test press of their new record after I saw a post from their facebook. I thought it was a pretty cool idea; they obviously didn't need 25 test presses so they were definitely made to sell, but it meant I got the record about 4-5 weeks before the proper pressing was out which was fantastic.

I haven't been listening to this band that long, I think I stumbled across them on LastFM and then my friend Jay recommended me them in the same sort of time frame so I gave them more notice. Jay generally has great music taste so I trust whatever he throws my way. Anyway, 'Last City' is the first full length by Loma Prieta and that's what I've got into the most. There's a couple of demos and split before this, but they far from outshine this quite frankly, stunning record. 'Dark Mountain' came out in 08 and I can't get into it so much, so I was a little hesitant about 'Life/ Less'.

How wrong was I! The record is immense, easily their most frantic/ noisey sound so far, fast as hell and a nice harsh recording quality. Being the record dork I am, I will have to get the normal pressing as well (also to stop me from constantly spinning the test and scratching it). Unfortunately, their Euro tour this summer is purely mainland Europe, so I don't get to see them which fucking blows, but with any luck they'll make it to these shores sometime.

Anger ain't a mood, it's a godamn way of life

Dangers 'Anger' 2nd press, grey /100

Can't think of a name for this blog. Basically I'm just going to be posting some of my favourite records, plus new ones I get in the post I think are interesting.

The record I am posting now is one of my recent favourites. It's by a band called Dangers from California, memebers of Graf Orlock/ Ghostlimb and ex-members of The Mircle Mile. Lyrically, they're unlike most other bands I listen to. They're very introspective of the writer (vocalist Al Brown), negative, critical of everyone, and also, there's quite a few blunt mention of sex (promiscuity, abortion). This surprised me as it's something that either is written in metaphors by other bands or not at all (at least the other bands I listen to).

Anyway this band is fucking great, a bit hard to describe them; sorta like hardcore punk with a slight screamo edge. This is the repress of their first album 'Anger' that came out first in 2006. Pressed by Vitriol Records (run by Justin of Graf Orlock/ Dangers/ Ghostlimb). Be sure to check out their new full length 'Messy, Isn't It?'!