Easter Teeth – “Truckstop Fear”

 Posted by on October 20, 2017 at 20:04  No Responses »
Oct 202017

A scant three years ago, I reviewed a bizarre but catchy album, Being Alone With Your Thoughts is for Inmates by Easter Teeth and that experience has stuck with me ever since.  Well, Easter Teeth have just released another full length, Truckstop Fear, so just go check it out because all of the catchy weirdness is back and you need something like this in your life.

Easter Teeth, from California, is the brainchild of two brothers, Josh (vocals/drums) and Tim (vocals/bass/everything else) Eymann.  From what I’ve found on the interwebs, the plan was to unite Soul and Hardcore and convince people that these two genres belong together.  Three years later, this still seems to be the plan and since Being Alone… they have done a split with Moral Monsters and earlier this year released a 2 song ep Shake Hands with Danger.

Having reviewed their previous full length and finding it oddly appealing, I do have to say I was curious to see what the brothers had concocted for this release.  It didn’t take long for me to be hooked on this album.  “Honey from the Carcass” begins with a catchy drum beat, some random shouting and a funky bass line all set to a sound as if they were playing in the living room in front of me.  I dearly love live, raw recordings and from that standpoint, this was perfect and actually fits their music very well.  The drums and bass carry on throughout the song with vocals shouted seemingly from another room.  All in all, it feels very genuine and real and the listener can’t help but get the sense that Tim and Josh are having a blast while doing this and that resonates. Continue reading »

ISF – “Feel.Kill.Conceal.Reveal” ep

 Posted by on September 9, 2017 at 22:06  No Responses »
Sep 092017

If pure organized chaos in music form sounds interesting to you, you will want to check out the new 4 song ep from ISF.  Even if it doesn’t sound appealing, it’s worth checking out and definitely not a waste of your 6 minutes.

ISF is the brainchild of James Nicholls, originating from the UK.  The self-described one man noise project has recently released their debut ep on ZAP Records.  Nicholls quotes Darren Malakian (System of a Down) in the liner notes and pretty much sums up the approach to the project…”We dont care what anyone says. If we like it we like it. Thats the way free form of art should be. You should be free to express yourself. There is no such thing as a bad idea”.  With that in mind, go check out the Bandcamp link and listen for yourself. Continue reading »

Jun 142017

My love for old school hardcore stems back to my teens listening to bands of the likes of Youth of Today, Judge, Agnostic Front, Black Flag, Minor Threat, 7 Seconds and many more. Got to admit I am still trying to wrap my head around today’s modern interpretations of hardcore, guess I am an old school hardcore kid till death.

So here we are with 2 Minute Minor, formed in 2016, is a positive old school style Chicago hardcore band, and immediately before even getting into the album, picture bands like Minor Threat, Black Flag and even old school D.R.I. (D.R.I. bit will explain later). So get your boots ready for some pit slamming, two-stepping hardcore old school style music done right. Consisting of Wiley Willis (Vocals) who formed this band which is reminiscent of the late 80’s to early 90’s sound; passionately screaming for change. Bob Shields (Guitar) plays punk rock riffs with pure power and he’s perfectly out of step. Zach Birdier pounds aggressively on the drums so we remember the one thing that still holds true. Virgil Lloyd’s (2nd guitar) brings us back to Old Tyme Hardcore and creates a heartbeat for the songs. Noam O (Bass) walks the bass so we don’t forget the struggle or the streets, laying down the low-end road map. 2Minute Minor now offers up to you their debut “A Goons Best Friend”, a hard-hitting dose of reality that will help you to navigate through your life just as making this record has helped 2Minute Minor enrich their own. Continue reading »

Jun 142017

From the mean streets of Chicago bursts the powerful sounds of 2 Minute Minor, a positive old school style Chicago hardcore punk project. The band has released their debut EP, “A Goon’s Best Friend” on ZAP Records. The EP can be downloaded on Bandcamp for free (name your price).  To order this EP on 7″ Vinyl, CD or Cassette, visit their Big Cartel store. Check out the teaser below.

We focus on Aggressive music with a Positive message, Gotta Keep The Faith & The PMA. – 2MM Continue reading »

Mar 132017

Today marks the release of “Death Made Its Offer” the first EP by Chicago punkers October Bird of Death, which is released via Zap Records (Glasgow, UK). The EP is available for streaming and/or download on Bandcamp (link below).

October Bird of Death is full tilt Chicago punk rock. A sound grounded in old school punk but with modern twists and turns. The vocals are passionate and raw, grinding and soaring. Singing and shouting in equal turns with lyrics that reflect the blissful highs and crushing lows of lives lived on the margins. Lives struggling to remain true. It is their lives and it is bleeding through on every track… Continue reading »