these write-ups to the Henry Bemis is a Superhero albums are just redundant. you all know what you are in for. this is his last album thus far. let’s hope for more, because his is also his best album.
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I found a little spare time. I should probably spend it on something else than this, but that’s punk needs updates. people are even nagging me! thanks guys. it means a lot. anyway here’s more Henry Bemis is a Superhero. I still realise that this is old, but he’s still a superhero. well… actually he really isn’t. he’s still a boy with girl problems. I guess it’s pathetic, but we’re all pathetic sometimes, and we all like the fact that we’re not alone in that. so listening to a boy and a guitar that just sings his heart out is very refreshing.
more of the same, really. just more songs in the exact same style. you either like it or you don’t. it’s tragic and it’s captivating. this has less screaming than the previous posts. but it’s not really screamo anyway and screamo is a joke genre anyway. this music is not a joke though. but Ethan is a joker. all the sad boys are jokers. it hides their insecurities.
this is pretty old by now, but I’m pretty old and slow. some of you might remember that I posted Henry Bemis is a Superhero a long time ago. go download those albums if you haven’t already. HBiaS is Ethan, who’s also a bunch of other people. he’s a cool kid. this is some sort of country with some acoustic screamo. I know, I know… just listen already. it’s honest and simple. as the title gives away, this sounds a bit like Daniel Johnston; which is OK if you like Daniel Johnston and not OK if you dislike Daniel Johnston. I like Daniel Johnston, and I like HBiaS.
Henry Bemis is a Superhero doesn’t waste time. a second album already? yes indeed. and it screams from the very first second to the last. it screams hello this is me, this is who I am and this is how I feel. does shouting make music more honest? I don’t know. but it definitely helps. these tunes are great. screaming and catchy (acoustic guitar) chord progressions recorded in a charming lo-fi quality. folk punk with emo lyrics and vocals straight from the heart. this is well worth a download and a listen, so download and listen!
more lo-fi emo-tinged country/folk from Ethan of The Sky Looks Pissed and The Loneliest Cowgirls. similar to the acoustic sessions by Die! Emperor, Die! this album consists of (ironically enough) six heartbroken and suicidal acoustic jams about a girl. «I hate him! and I hate you! and I hate every song that I wrote about you» – well I love the songs you wrote about her, Ethan! thanks for being in pain, so I can enjoy your recordings. this is essentially acoustic screamo. wtf? download it. it’s amazing.
while I could probably go on to write an entire essay about the story behind this one man band, I’ll just say that it’s another project by Ethan from The Sky Looks Pissed. these songs are sparse acoustic melodies. broken hearted love songs in the vein of S. this is almost like painful lo-fi acoustic emo. somewhere in between country, folk punk and emo. download it and give it a go. it’s simply outstanding music. emotionally challenging and incredibly fascinating. get it!
more heartfelt and truly genuine and honest to the core folk punk from Andrew Jackson Jihad. but this time it’s mixed up with the dark, creeping tones of French Quarter and their country tinged folk. and they’ve obviously influenced AJJ, because they are sounding more Americana and country than ever. perhaps especially on the beautiful “Skipping Stone”. the bands play four tracks each, and they are – while similar enough to make this split work – very different. they create vastly different atmospheres, emotions and moods. they are however equally impressing to listen to. so get in on this timeless classic! take especially notice of the Dead Prez cover by AJJ.
Mom & Johnson Loneliness missed the 12th loveboat – Take me to the water where my horse drowned when it rainedSunday, February 8th, 2009
ahhhhhhhh campfires. marshmellows. this album is the definition of camp rock. cozy acoustic country-ish guitars at times, angry folk punk-ish guitars at times. seemingly random percussion. out of tune vocals that do not care if they are in fact very out of tune. this is supposedly a tribute to everyone who always wanted to play music, but failed miserably. honest traditional acoustic music at its best. you can’t buy this from http://www.howisannierecords.com – but you can nag them about how much you want it.