Get this record dummy. Black Wine is another band on my list playing 90's alternative music revival, but with a grungier direction. This band is members from Hunchback, Full of Fancy, and the almighty Ergs!
The members wear their influences on their sleeves, but really make this record something uniquely theirs. It almost seems like a culmination of all their favorite bands and all the music they made before this record. At base level its similar in style to Dinosaur Jr, or Nirvana, or the Melvins, but poppier than all of those bands. The song Haunted is a total pop song, but fits in so naturally with the rest of the songs. All three band members sing, and compliment each other wonderfully. Miranda's vocals are definitely my favorite however, and she almost summons a harmonious Kathleen Hanna.
The lyrics deal with dreams and bizarre imagery, and what seems like a lot of nostalgia and longing. The guitar work is intricate and catchy while being heavy and grungy. The drums are poppy and dark.
The bass is smooth and crazy good. And goddamn the end of Belong gives me shivers. This record came out in the first month of the year and it's managed to sound fresh and interesting to me 12 months later. If that's not a sign of a good record, I don't know what is.
Masshysteri - Masshysteri. I fucking love this band. Masshysteri is from Umea, Sweden, features most of the members from The Vicious, and plays awesome melodic 70's inspired punk. Take some X or Avengers songs, take some Wipers songs, throw in more harmonies Hey Man (Backup Plan) - The Young Leaves - Life Underneath (Vinyl some surf, then play it faster, and you have this record. The bass is my favorite part. It's just so That's a stupid word to use. The guitars have a jangly, garage-y style to them, but the music is fast paced and punk as fugg.
The dual vocals work so perfectly here, which is a rarity. This is definitely their best release, and the only downside is I have no idea what I'm saying when I sing along. The Men - Immaculada. Holy shit, what a record.
The Men are a hardcore band at heart, but play almost every genre on this record. They have a noise song, a shoegaze song, a pop punk song, a sludge song, and a black metal song. All of this is definitely tinged with a hardcore band's style, and it works so perfectly. I don't even know how! If you told me that before I heard this I'd think you were stupid! This record is dreamy, moody, and atmospheric while still keeping you grounded and on your toes, ready for whatever is coming next.
High energy, and very intelligent. This band can do no wrong as far as I'm concerned, because they've proved themselves with this masterpiece. I can listen to this a million times and not get bored. I really have nothing else to say. Get this, and enjoy. The album title says it all. I'll spare you the nonsense ramblings I did for the LP's and just give you a list.
Just know that Big Eyes rules, and the Night Birds are a band created solely for my enjoyment I think because they are the epitome of music I like. Straightforward, Album), intelligent, fast hardcore. If you liked Cut The Shit this will be right up your alley. Possibly one of the best bands ever. I cheated and this is two of their releases. They haven't put out a bad song. One of the members of Marked Men's solo project.
A lot LP and moodier than Marked Men. Garagey Ramones worshippers who sing about pizza and beer. This song and the b-side "Cool 2 Drive" are perfect. Not sure if this came out inbut I don't care. Unique pop punk band from Mass. Like if Latterman was good and was super into Comadre. Relentless Massachusetts powerviolence. So heavy. So angry. Fucking awesome rock and roll. Surfy 80's hardcore worship. Seriously perfect. I guess. They totally sound like something in the vain of Dinosaur Jr.
Hey Man (Backup Plan) - The Young Leaves - Life Underneath (Vinyl experimental pop duo deftly Album) fuzzy guitars, nifty bass lines and sorta' danceable beats. Springtime and Blind by Fiddlehead. Melodic post-hardcore from the label that brought us Modern Baseball. Avi Buffalo had a hand in producing this cassette of Lowpines' serene, self-described "Lo-fi-Anglo-Americana pop songs.
Pure X by Pure X. The Austin, Texas alt-rock group gives fans their most focused work yet. Psych-rock that finds the balance between expansive dreaminess and driving energy.
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