this is another band with Ethan. geez. he’s in half the bands on this blog now. anyway, this is some truly righteous emo (or ethancore, as it now known). it’s kind of a more screamo version of the previous post on this blog. I’m not going to pretend that this, or 99% of other emo, in any way redefines music as we know it. it doesn’t bloody need to though. it just needs honesty, passion and sincerity. Bear McGruff has that. and a bad name to top it off. check it out.
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this is essentially a few rejected songs by The Whoopass Girls. they were supposed to go on an album, but they didn’t. this isn’t an album. or something. I don’t quite follow it myself. in any event this sounds a bit like I Hate Myself mixed with Snowing. some screaming, some singing, some feedback, some thrashing. it’s just really good. the first four songs are fantastic. for those of you who know their previous release, this one has a re-recording of “Scout’s Honor” that’s at least as good as the original – maybe even better. if you don’t know their previous release, what have you been doing with your life? go download it. it’s available on the bandcamp linked. get this and get that. get it.
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.
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.
OK, so I’m supposed to be posting more HBiaS right now… but this is BREAKING NEWS, and I’m sure Ethan won’t mind. for those of you who don’t know Everyone Asked About You, they were a freaking fantastic emo band from Arkansas. they put out a split with another quintessential emo band called The Shyness Clinic, and two 7″s of their own. they also wrote an LP that never released. well, now it’s on-line., and there’s *no* excuse to not get it. this is emo history.
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.
Limits & Lines. wow. just wow. this San Diego band came out of nowhere, with an EP with which they establish themselves as utterly and completely amazing. it sounds a bit like Vulture Culture and It’s Just Vanity, but leaning more on the alternative and pop side of things. just download this right away, because it’s perfect.
here’s another full length. wow. Snowing disbanded, but Spraynard are carrying the torch, and it’s burning. it’s definitely burning. because Spraynard set my soul on fire.
there’s just not enough Spraynard in the world. but here’s some more, for whatever it’s worth. play it loud. experience the feeling of crashing without ever hitting the ground. just pure adrenaline. a pure rush – of joy. I’m going to quit before I get even more pretentious here. Spraynard are amazing. be happy. Spraynard. «let’s cross our fingers and hope that we survive every time that we feel empty inside. and if you can’t remember how to survive, we will be your life support».