Sunday, April 15, 2007

Rye Coalition

Rye Coalition
Romancing The Italian Horn (off the Karp/Rye split 12", Troubleman Unlimited 1995)

Rye have a bad reputation in Europe, and I don't know a lot about it to be honest. All I know is that I've met them when they played the EKH-squat here in Vienna and I did an interview with them for the lovely Cracked-Zine. They were pretty damn sweet and a lovely bunch.

Here's a song off an insanely good record, perhaps one of the best examples of mid-90s emo. Real emo. Fuck Shit Up emo. Long songs emo. Short songs emo. Bassline emo. Get that 12" or the subsequent re-release on CD, which features more tracks, I believe.

Anyway, both Karp and Rye were amazing bands. Rye are still going strong today, and not too bad at that, actually. I like em then, I like em now.

Rye Coalition - Romancing The Italian Horn

Sunday, April 08, 2007

The Dusters

The Dusters
Forest Fire (off their 2-song-7", Dischord/Superbad, 1996)

Happy Easter everyone. The sun is shining and I just got home from a nice stroll through the city. Lovely. I also had ice-cream, so it's not really surprising that I post such a poppy song today by the Dusters (later known as The Capitol City Dusters). They were ex-Severin and Delta 72 people, and this song is perfect from beginning to end. I'm wondering why I only own this 7" by them. Should get their record, too.

Browsing the Dischord-website, I realised that this 7" is still available, too.

Enjoy the holidays.

The Dusters - Forest Fire

Friday, April 06, 2007


Broken Arrow To Everything (off s/t 7", Hymnal Sounds 1997?)

I have to satisfy the screamers and guitar-wreckers every once in a while, and here's one I just had the notion to play when I flicked through my 7"es.

Cannot tell you much about them, other than that the label Hymnal Sound was pretty damn hot for a short while in the late 90ies, when the whole emo/screamo-scene seemed to shift from San Diego to LA/SF, and gravitated (excuse the pun) around GSL's doings.

Anyway, let's destroy our ears for a bit with this one. That short cut before the singing is shoddy mastering by the way, has got nothing to do with me :)

Makara - Broken Arrow To Everything

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Los Cincos 1

Los Cincos
I Am Victoria (off Circa 1995 2x7", Sympathy For The Record Industry, 1996)

Los Cincos was my favorite band and still is. How's that for starters?

Those who don't know the band should know that members of Los Cincos were in Honeywell and One Eyed Richard & The Goddamn Liars before they did Cincos. They later also released songs under Syncopation, and, as if that's not enough, they've collaborated with the wonderful April March to make some of the finest records ever.

What I love about them is their absolute joy in playing. Period. Listen to any of their songs in particular on their SFTRI-releases and you'll know what I mean.

I could write more but I'm a bit hungover and I'm not making much sense today ;)

So without further ado I give you the cincos - enjoy!

Los Cincos - I Am Victoria