Saturday, December 29, 2007


I hope all of you out there are having a great holiday. I've been putting together some new music to post here soon. Until then have fun and have a great new year! - Nick

Friday, December 21, 2007


Thanks to "robofagpants" for this upload. Here is some information I found on this rare Huggy Bear release : "This tape, the first official Huggy Bear release, was put out by Wiiija in early 1992. This release is a kind of "best of" (from what i have been told) of all the 4-track recordings the band did throughout 1991/1992. The material on here sounds more like HB than the earlier tapes and a few songs off this appeared on other things in the future. There was a very small amount of this tape made and it was sold at the Rough Trade shop (former home of Wiiija) and at HB shows. It was this demo tape that landed Huggy Bear the split 12" and later tours with Bikini Kill."
Look for more updates soon.

HUGGY BEAR - "We Bitched" (Cassette)

Monday, December 10, 2007


Coleman still stands as one of my favorite hardcore bands that unfortunately not to many people know about. I originally first heard about them through HeartattaCk fanzine. Shortly after HeartattaCk I picked up their split 12" with Three Studies For A Crucifixion and was hooked immediately with the way they blended seemingly opposite elements like beautiful/ugly and intellectual/primal sounds. Below is a discography that has pretty much everything the band put out. Some of the track names are missing. If someone could help name those songs, give any more info, or post photos of this band please share. For fans of Acrid, Monster X, Orchid, Combat Wounded Veteran, and Reversal Of Man.

COLEMAN - "Discography"

Friday, December 07, 2007


Weston and Plow United were two of the most exciting pop punk bands in Pennsylvania in the 90s. Both bands shared similarities with their New jersey brother bands Lifetime and The Bouncing Souls. This split 7" was released in 1995 on Coolidge Records. You can find out more about both bands and their other albums by checking out their wiki pages : Weston & Plow United. Weston recently reformed and is playing some shows this month. Check their myspace page to find out more.

WESTON / PLOW UNITED - "Split 7" (1995)

Thursday, December 06, 2007


I was lucky enough to find a CD version of this out of print gem while record shopping in Baltimore last year. If you don't have this download it right away. Acrid was a mid-to-late 1990s Canadian band that focused on the uglier side of hardcore. They mixed hardcore, grindcore, and even black metal sounds into their style. Members went on to play in acts like Grade and the Swarm.

ACRID - "Eighty-Sixed"

Tuesday, December 04, 2007


Can someone upload a copy of Weston's hard to find album "Return to Mono" and post a link in the comments? It would be greatly appreciated! I can't find it anywhere. Here some info on the album I found online :

"Left in record label limbo, the band chose Australian-based Rubber Records for their follow-up LP to Matinee. Without any North American distribution, the Return to Mono album was near impossible for most fans to find. Import copies ranged from $30-40, and the band themselves had no copies on the following tours."

Monday, December 03, 2007


Here is a relatively obscure emo/screamo gem. Hailing from Arizona, Sea Of Cortez released this full length in 1998 on Ohio based Voice of the Sky records. For fans of of Engine Down, 400 years, Maximum Colby, Sleepytime Trio, Moonraker, Unwound, and Ordination of Aaron. Highly recommended! If anyone else has anymore info or photos of this band please share it in the comments.

SEA OF CORTEZ - "Age of Anxiety"

Tuesday, November 27, 2007


Puritan was a sludge-influenced hardcore/screamo band that hailed from Pennsylvania in the 90s. They released several split records, one 12" with Reversal Of Man, one 7" with Officer Down and one 7" with December. Also they recorded a Demo and appeared on one compilation. Below is a discography of most of their material.

PURITAN - "Discography"

Friday, November 16, 2007


"The Importance Of Falling" was a compilation released by Monstro Records in the mid-ninties. It featured lesser known "emo" and "screamo" bands of that time. Some bands featured were Mid Carson July, Jazz Man's Needle, Hose Got Cable, Deckard, and many more. It stands now as a special monument to an era of music that I hold very dear.

VARIOUS ARTISTS - "The Importance Of Falling"

Thursday, November 15, 2007


Released in 1997 on Catechism Records, "The Caligula Effect: A Compilation" featured tracks from bands such as Reversal Of Man, Pig Destroyer, Enemy Soil, Encyclopedia Of American Traitors, and many more.

VARIOUS ARTISTS - "The Caligula Effect: A Compilation"

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


"Time Has Told Me" is a bootleg collection of 44 rare dark and haunting Nick Drake tracks. This album also includes the highly sought after "Nick's monologue", which is a rare 3 minutes of the singer talking into a recorder late one night.

NICK DRAKE - "Time Has Told Me"

Monday, November 12, 2007


After watching the Gram Parsons DVD documentary I was intrigued to listen to music he created. The album that really stood out to me was "The Gilded Palace Of Sin"(1969) that he made while a member The Flying Burrito Brothers. Once you get past the band name you will be exposed to a brilliant mixture of melancholy country and rock. Give this album a try; you just might be surprised. Gram recorded two solo records after leaving the Burritos and before his death in 1973. They are both highly recommended.

For fans of: Wilco, Neko Case, Son Volt

Thursday, November 08, 2007


My friend Paul pointed me in the direction of this radio podcast hosted by Dwid Hellion of Integrity. It was on the Washinton, DC internet radio station Dissonance. The program was from Halloween and features Dwid reading poems, playing music, and showcasing his collaborations with Boyd Rice. Highly recommended. I posted the mp3 below but it can also be found on the Dissonance website.

DISSONANCE RADIO - "Dwid's Halloween Special"

Wednesday, November 07, 2007


I came across What Price, Wonderland? on the blog Fly Guy Die Dance yesterday and was floored and wanted to share them with all of you. Think Yaphet Kotto mixed with Ethel Meserve. Below are two of their 7 inches and their recently released LP. To find out more about the band check out their Myspace page and buy some of their stuff. Very highly recommended.

WHAT PRICE, WONDERLAND? - "Feel Express Share Aid" 7 inch

WHAT PRICE, WONDERLAND? - (Ape Must Not Kill Single Series) 7 inch


Tuesday, November 06, 2007


"Siked Psych: NOT NOT FUN Gold" is the out of print compilation CD from the husband and wife run Not Not Fun records. Not Not Fun puts out limited edition vinyl, tapes, and cds in beautiful one of a kind packaging. The compilation below features some of the best tracks from Not Not Fun's first 50 releases. Artists on the compilation include Mika Miko, Raccoo-oo-oon, BARR, Silver Daggers, and many more. Be sure to check out Not Not Fun's website and buy some of their releases.

NOT NOT FUN RECORDS - "Siked Psych: NOT NOT FUN Gold" Compilation

Monday, November 05, 2007

State Of The Independents

State Of The Independents Tony Wilson/Alan McGee Factory/Creation Documentary
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Monday, October 29, 2007


Dylan Carlson and his massively influential Earth band have been making their amazing brand of drone since 1990. Earth's early recordings were the main influence behind the rise of bands like Sunn O))). Below is one of my favorite Earth albums. It was originally released in 1995 and featured vocals on the track "Divine And Bright" by Dylan's best friend, Kurt Cobain. Earth recently reformed a few years ago and has a new album titled "The Bee Made Honey in the Lion's Skull" slated to be released sometime in the next few months on the Southern Lord record label.

EARTH - "Sunn Amps And Smashed Guitars"

Thursday, October 25, 2007


Here is another personal favorite of mine. Khanate's sound is an acquired taste but once you get it you will be thankful you gave it a try. Members include the noise/drone masters Stephen O'Malley (Sunn O))), KTL) and James Plotkin (Phantomsmasher, Khlyst). Below are a bunch of high quality live releases. All are worth a listen. You can check out their studio releases through Southern Lord and Hydrahead records.

KHANATE-"It's Cold When Birds Fall From The Sky"

KHANATE-"KHNT vs Stockholm"

KHANATE-"WFMU 91.1 Broadcast 04.13.02"

KHANATE-"Live Aktion Sampler"

KHANATE-"Live 6 DVD" (Live Videos)

KHANATE-"3-26-2004 Cleveland"

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


Growing up in the nineties in Pennsylvania I was exposed to a large amount of Straight Edge Hardcore. North of me in New York the hardcore scene was blowing up with bands like Earth Crisis and Snapcase. Their effect could be heard up and down the East Coast. Two of my favorite and lesser known bands from this era were Canon and Abnegation. Both were from Pennsylvania and both adopted Earth Crisis's hard nosed Straight Edge approach. Although a lot of the lyric content could be questionable at times, there was something about the urgency of the music that attracted me to it. Below is Canon's one and only 7 inch release, Abnegation's "Sown In The Remains" 7 inch, and the original Earth Crisis "Firestorm Demo." I have heard from various sources that the "Firestorm Demo" was what Earth Crisis sent to Victory to get signed.

CANON - "The Solution" (7 inch)

ABNEGATION - "Sown In The Remains" (7 inch)

EARTH CRISIS - "Firestorm Demos" (Original Demo Tape)

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


I'm going to see Control for the third time at the end of this week so I thought I would post another Joy Division recording. "Live Les Bains Douches 12-18-79" is by far one the best live Joy Division recordings I've come across. There is a lot of interesting versions of some of their most well known songs. Give it a try.

JOY DIVISION - "Live Les Bains Douches 12-18-79"


To everyone asking for reposts of files that have expired : I will try when I have time. I'm only one person and a busy person at that. This blog is for my personal enjoyment in sharing music that I love. I will try my best to help anyone out with requests when my time permits. I've received a few rude worded messages demanding I reupload certain expired links. If you want something ask nicely. Messages like that make me want to throw in the towel... but I won't.
With that said I have a bunch of new posts in the making. Stay tuned.

Friday, October 19, 2007


By far one of my favorite Nirvana live recordings. Download it and be sure to check out the version of "Come As You Are." That version of the song is why I still respect Nirvana to this day. Check it out and let me know what you think.

NIRVANA - "Live Paradiso, Amsterdam, NL 11/25/91"


Here is a gem I found online recently that I wanted to share with all of you. Two of Kurt Cobain's favorite bands playing live together in 1988. Both band's sets are amazing and worth checking out. If your not familiar with either artists I highly suggest you find each band's releases.

THE VASELINES / BEAT HAPPENING - "Live In London June 16, 1988"

Thursday, October 18, 2007


Mixtape I made featuring Kings Of Convenience, Nick Drake, Leviathan, Deathspell Omega, Nirvana, and many more.

METRO/SEA - "Night Ending Mixtape"