• Help me find as many releases from 2013 to enjoy and review!!!

    Mar 22 2013, 12h34 por arilitt

    I have been doing this for the last few years. I am looking for releases in the following genres: Indie-Pop, Indie-Rock, Post-Rock, Math Rock, Progressive Rock, Punk, Pop-Punk, Post-Punk, Progressive Punk, Hardcore, Post-Hardcore, Progressive Hardcore, Shoegaze, Avant-Garde, Experimental, Psychedelic, Noise-Rock, (Real) Emo, Post-Emo, Screamo, Thrash-Metal, Doom-Metal, Black-Metal, Death-Metal, Progressive Metal, Post-Metal, Stoner Metal, Sludge, Ska, Ska-Punk, Reggae, Orgcore, Folk, Alt-Country, Singer Songwriter…or anything along those lines.

    This year I will be much more active in my reviewing. The last three years I have slacked quite a bit.

    Here is the list I have so far:
    Yo La Tengo- Fade
    Bad Religion- True North
    Ra Ra Riot- Beta Love
    Rescuer- With Time Comes The Comfort
    Brave Bird- Maybe You, No One Else Worth It
    Ducktails -The Flower Lane
    Night Marchers -Allez Allez
    I Hate Our Freedom- This Year’s Best Disaster
    Mystical Weapons- Mystical Weapons
    This Town Needs Guns-
    My Bloody Valentine- M B V
    Ladyfinger (NE) -Errant Forms
    Frightened Rabbit -Pedestrian Verse
    Foals- Holy Fire
    Airstrip -Willing
    Civil War Rust -The Fun And The Lonely (cannot get the CD to download to Computer)
    Shai Hulud -Reach Beyond The Sun
    Johnny Marr -The Messenger
    Broadway Calls -Comfort/Distraction
    Jim James -Regions Of Light And Sound Of God
    Swinging Utters- Poorly Formed
    Endless Boogie- Long Island
    Off With Their Heads- Home
    Justin Timberlake- The 20/20 Experience
    The Sky We Scrape- Divides

    Here is the list of albums I know about but do not have
    Telekinesis- Dormarion
    Streetlight Manifesto- Hands That Theive
    Bronx- Bronx (IV)
    Jello Biafra And The Guantanamo School Of Medicine -White People & The Damage Done
    Cave Singers -Naomi
    Chelsea Light Moving -Chelsea Light Moving
    Lovely Bad Things -The Late Great Whatever
    Shout Out Louds -Optica
    Beach Fossils -Clash The Truth
    Pool Party -Pool Party Party
    Dangerbird -Johnny
    Pissed Jeans -Honeys
    Boats -A Fairway Full Of Miners
    Matt Pond -The Lives Inside The Lines In Your Hand
    Bleeding Rainbow -Yeah Right
    Empire! Empire!- ????
    Jason Clackley and the Exquisites-
    Two Knights - A Lot of Bad Things Have Happened, But We're Still Here
    Plow United- Marching Band
    Hundredth- Revolt
    Vales- Clarity
    Restorations- LP2
    Alkaline Trio -My Shame Is True
    Young Statues -Age Isn't Ours
    Low -The Invisible Way
    Men -New Moon
    Deathfix -Deathfix
    Big Dick -Big Dick
    Tomahawk -Oddfellows
    Guided By Voices -Down By The Racetrack
    Rika- How to Draw a River, Step By Step
    Richard Thompson- Electric
    Face to Face- Three Chords and a Half Truth
    Iron Reagan- Worse Than Dead
    Road Home- Old Hearts
    Captain We’re Sinking- The Future is Cancelled
    Cloakroom- Infinity
    Arsis- Unwelcome
    Coasta- Sunzal
    Guided By Voices- English Little League
    Howl- Bloodlines
    Koji- Crooked In My Mind
    Pretty & Nice- Golden Rules For Golden People
    Sharks- Selfhood
    Toxic Holocaust- From the Ashes of Nuclear Destruction
    Iron & Wine- Ghost on Ghost
    Thermals- Desperate Ground
    Turnover- Magnolia
    Kurt Vile -Wakin On A Pretty Daze
    Besnard Lakes- Until In Excess, Imperceptible UFO
    Bleached- Ride Your Heart
    Mudhoney- Vanishing Point
    Wire- Change Becomes Us
    Inspector- Ska A La Carta
    Safe Hands- Montenegro
    Youth Lagoon- Wondrous Bughouse
    Iceage- You’re Nothing
    Suicidal Tendencies- 13
    Atoms For Peace- Amok
  • Help me find as many releases from 2012 to enjoy and review!!!

    Jan 28 2012, 7h19 por arilitt

    I have been doing this for the last few years. I am looking for releases in the following genres: Indie-Pop, Indie-Rock, Post-Rock, Math Rock, Progressive Rock, Punk, Pop-Punk, Post-Punk, Progressive Punk, Hardcore, Post-Hardcore, Progressive Hardcore, Shoegaze, Avant-Garde, Experimental, Psychedelic, Noise-Rock, (Real) Emo, Post-Emo, Screamo, Thrash-Metal, Doom-Metal, Black-Metal, Death-Metal, Progressive Metal, Post-Metal, Stoner Metal, Sludge, Ska, Ska-Punk, Reggae, Orgcore, Folk, Alt-Country, Singer Songwriter…or anything along those lines.

    This year I will be much more active in my reviewing. The last two years I have slacked quite a bit. Here is the list I have so far:

    Lee Ranaldo- Between the Times and The Tides
    Ceremony -Zoo
    Dunes -Noctiluca
    Magnetic Fields -Love At The Bottom Of The Sea
    Cheap Girls -Giant Orange
    Cursive -I Am Gemini
    Menzingers -On The Impossible Past
    Sleigh Bells -Reign Of Terror
    Classics Of Love -Classics Of Love
    Earth -Angels Of Darkness, Demons Of Light II
    Orange Goblin -A Eulogy For The Damned
    Saddest Landscape -After The Lights
    Tennis -Young & Old
    Dr. Dog -Be The Void
    Trap Them -Sleepwell Deconstructor
    Aborted -Global Flatline
    John K. Samson -Provincial
    Shins- Port of Morrow
    Paul McCartney- Kisses on the Bottom
    Van Halen- A Different Kind of Truth
    Nada Surf- The Stars Are Indifferent to Astronomy
    Weakerthans- Provincial
    Ben Kweller- Go Fly a Kite
    Smashing Pumpkins- Oceania
    The Jealous Sound- A Gentle Reminder
    Goyte- Making Mirrors
    Leonard Cohen- Old Ideas
    Ringo Starr- Ringo 2012
    Victor Villarreal- Invisible Cinema

    I know there must be a million things I am missing. I am really looking for some good Emo Releases. Please help me out!
  • what I listened to in 2011

    Jan 1 2012, 16h28 por DeucesAreWild


    1 Big Bill Broonzy - 719
    2 Howlin' Wolf - 553
    3 Blind Willie McTell - 484
    4 Touché Amoré - 380
    5 iwontstopwonderinguntilyoustopbreathing - 351
    6 Greg Proops - 313
    7 Thumbnail - 297
    8 OFF! - 271
    9 Sebadoh - 260
    10 John Lee Hooker - 241
    11 Marc Maron - 216
    12 Julie Doiron -207
    12 Thoughts Paint the Sky - 207
    14 Jowls - 200
    15 Brownie McGhee - 199
    16 Muddy Waters - 198
    16 Lonnie Johnson - 198
    18 Tina Fey - 195
    19 Algernon Cadwallader - 194
    20 The Reptilian - 193


    1 OFF! – First Four EPs - 271
    2 Greg Proops – The Smartest Man in the World - 247
    3 Jowls – cunt punch - 190
    4 Marc Maron – WTF with Marc Maron Podcast - 187
    5 Touché Amoré – Parting The Sea Between Brightness And Me - 176
    6 Doug Benson – Doug Loves Movies - 151
    7 Howlin' Wolf – Moanin' In The Moonlight - 141
    8 Joyce Manor – Joyce Manor - 137
    9 Brownie McGhee – The Complete Brownie McGhee Discography - 134
    10 Cluster & Eno – Cluster & Eno - 126
    10 Nerdist – The Nerdist - 126
    12 Xerxes – Twins 7" - 123
    13 Lonnie Johnson – Steppin' On The Blues - 121
    14 Eugene Rhodes – Talkin' About My Time - 119
    15 Blind Blake – Ragtime Guitar's Foremost Fingerpicker - 118
    16 Big Bill Broonzy – Big Bill Blues - 116
    16 MF DOOM – Special Herbs 1-2 - 116
    18 Big Bill Broonzy – Good Time Tonight - 108
    19 Art Tatum – Trio Days - 106
    20 Blind Willie McTell – Blind Willie McTell: Statesboro Blues: The Early Years 1927-1935 [Disc 3] - 105


    1 Big Bill Broonzy – John Henry - 41
    2 MF DOOM – Myrrh - 34
    2 Jowls – Thick as Thieves - 34
    4 Jowls – bone hawkin - 32
    4 Jowls – skin deep - 32
    6 Jowls – im not a failure - 31
    6 Jowls – half hearted - 31
    8 Elmore James – Dust My Broom - 30
    8 dreadnaut – Around the World - 30
    8 Jowls – bastard dressed in sheeps clothes - 30
    11 Howlin' Wolf – Spoonful - 29
    12 Lonnie Johnson – Sweet Potato Blues - 26
    13 Big Bill Broonzy – This Train - 25
    14 Carrion Spring – Red Beard Rides Again - 24
    15 Big Bill Broonzy – Guitar Shuffle - 23
    15 monarcs – Dropout Kallisti - 23
    15 Eugene Rhodes – Who Went Out The Back - 23
    15 Loud? – Do They Speak English In What? - 23
    19 Big Bill Broonzy – Pig Meat Strut - 22
    19 Lonnie Johnson – 6 / 88 Glide - 22
    19 Xerxes – Twins - 22
    19 Xerxes – Runaways - 22
    19 iwontstopwonderinguntilyoustopbreathing – Heavy Hearts - 22
    19 iwontstopwonderinguntilyoustopbreathing – untitled - 22
  • Who Programmed This?!? S01E01

    Nov 9 2011, 17h55 por DeucesAreWild

    I do a radio show on Trent Radio, every tuesday in 2011 as of September 20 2011.

    In the inaugural episode I play a toronto band thath throws some math into their screamo, Animal Faces, an Edmonton band that plays that sweet screamo Todos Caerán, another Edmonton band that manages to make their screamo epic Book of Caverns, and my one of my favourite new bands out there right now, Lizards Have Personalities

    You can download an mp3 here

    Soundcloud link will be coming soon.
  • old music, old souls

    Mar 13 2011, 2h46 por zkrake

    I am often told I have an old soul because of my tastes in well pretty much everything, I prefer older cars and sedans, I eat foods that most people nowadays are repulsed by, even my taste in movies is incredibly different, but for some reason whereas must of these are considered socially odd or even unacceptable, music is free from these boundaries (at least when your with open minded audiophiles), my taste has been called eclectic and sometimes even shocking due to the persona people believe I portray, I don't know if any of you do this but when i listen to recordings from certain genres, scenes, and revivals, I try and place myself in that scene so I can better understand their meaning, like when I listen to Metallica and Exodus,classic , i picture how hard it must have to get a gig , they're to melodic for the clubs and to aggressive for the clubs in the 80's , or back when k was being recorded by piss ant label in just a pathetic number of pressing not knowing that would inspire musicians world wide, , , , , , , the list is practically endless, I think of all of those down and out Hardcore groups(Reagan Youth, The Germs, Artificial Peace, Void, Frantix ) in the early days that would pool their money just to get on a spilt LP and make their feeling heard even though the world hated them and only to be listened by those who truly understood them, even (which i know most people have an immense disdain for) struggled for years, there were bands like Jawbreaker, Split Lip, Samiam, Navio Forge , andOrchid, that gave it their all, and believe we as fans owe all off these artists that persevered and pushed the medium forward, respect and at least a listen, if you don't like them thats fine, but recognized what they were trying to do and what some of them accomplished

    --Thank You--
  • Julie Doiron & Little Scream Live at the Red Dog

    Fev 5 2011, 0h02 por DeucesAreWild

    Two ladies played the Red Dog last Wednesday, each with an accompanist. Little Scream from Montreal played some really interesting songs and Julie Doiron from Sackville New Brunswick played her unique version of rock and roll.

    Little Scream, which tonight was Laurel Sprengelmeyer on guitar and vocals and Jimmy Thompson on drums, took the stage at 10:30 and immediately launched into their post rock influenced attack.

    Laurel's guitar had a really thick tone right from the start. To make up for the lack of a bassist her guitar had a much fuller, thicker sound with more of a bottom end than I've heard in awhile. It functioned as both a bass and a guitar, especially when she tuned it down for a couple of songs.

    Even when the guitar is tuned down the songs have irrepressible melodies that reach out of the controlled chaos and jab at you. She multi-tracked both her guitar and voice live onstage creating the impression of a much bigger band the two piece.

    Julie took to the stage at 11:30 and played for an hour and a half. She brought William Kidman onstage with her to play drums and guitar solo's at various points.

    They started off with Kidman on the drum kit and they played two really up tempo rock songs one of which, Borrowed Mini Vans, was reworked for her latest album I Can Wonder What You Did With Your Day. Then the drummer came out from behind the kit and they played a couple of covers in very intimate manner. The energy level dropped but the beauty of the songs became more easily apparent.

    They played Sam Cooke's Bring It On Home To Me then Merle Haggard's Reasons to Quit by way of Phosphorescent. They continued in this quieter vein through Doiron's Tailor. They way they played it was beautiful, very mellow with a nice picking pattern. But Kidman played a solo that came out of nowhere and was entirely to loud for the piece. It was out of place but only for a moment before the mellow mood returned.

    Julie's awesome voice came crystal clear out of the speakers and her guitar sounded crisp and clear except when it was noisy and angry. Some of these songs took some unexpected turns into noisy rock and roll territory. With Kidman alternating between the drums and guitars these songs change from the quiet, singer songwriter songs most of them were to begin with. He gives the songs a lot more energy and a bit of an edge. He provides a thumping energy or a usually interesting solo that comes out of nowhere and more power to the turn on a dime music Julie tends to write.

    It's really hard to choose a favourite song because they're all so great but Consolation Prize was especially cool. When it was recordedConsolation Prize is a very fuzzy rock n roll tune. They played it unfuzzed and very loudly revealing some quirks and turns that hide beneath the fuzz. When played in such a different manner than how they usually are the songs take on a new power.

    Julie remarked onstage how weird the gig felt. She said something about how it was good to get out your comfort zone every so often. They did a two song encore one of which Julie played drums for. If you get a chance to see this great Canadian treasure before she retreats to New Brunswick again do so, you won't regret it.
  • Help me find as many 2011 releases to enjoy and review!!!

    Jan 31 2011, 10h40 por arilitt

    I am constantly looking for new music to enjoy and review. Right now I have a list of releases, but I know there are more out there I do not know about. Please help me find albums to review. Each release must have at least 3 songs and be at least 15 minutes long. I am looking for releases of any of the following genres:
    Indie-Pop, Indie-Rock, Post-Rock, Math Rock, Progressive Rock, Punk, Pop-Punk, Post-Punk, Progressive Punk, Hardcore, Post-Hardcore, Progressive Hardcore, Shoegaze, Avant-Garde, Experimental, Psychedelic, Noise-Rock, (Real) Emo, Post-Emo, Screamo, Thrash-Metal, Doom-Metal, Black-Metal, Death-Metal, Progressive Metal, Post-Metal, Stoner Metal, Sludge, Ska, Ska-Punk, Reggae, Orgcore, Folk, Alt-Country, Singer Songwriter…or anything along those lines.

    Here are the releases I know of those far:
    Telekinesis- 12 Desperate Straight Lines
    Rabbits- Lower Forms
    Misery- Evil is Crowned
    The Dears- Degeneration Street
    Wires Under Tension- Light Science
    Cage the Elephant- Thank You Happy Birthday
    Wire -Red Barked Tree
    Tapes 'N Tapes -Outside
    Mind Spiders -Mind Spiders
    Lemuria -Pebble
    Byrds Of Paradise -Teenage Symphonies
    British Sea Power -Valhalla Dancehall
    Young Prisms -Friends For Now
    Social Distortion -Hard Times And Nursery Rhymes
    Decemberists -The King Is Dead
    My Disco -Little Joy
    Iron And Wine -Kiss Each Other Clean
    Harvey Milk -A Small Turn Of Human Kindness
    Get Up Kids -There Are Rules
    Gang Of Four -Content
    Deerhoof -Deerhoof Vs. Evil
    Windmills By The Ocean -II
    Okkervil River -Mermaid
    Reaganomics -Lower The Bar
    Mogwai -Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will
    Huxtables -We Have Heads
    Chixdiggit -Safeways Here We Come
    Bright Eyes -The People's Key
    Andrew Jackson Jihad -Candy Cigarettes, Capguns, Issue Problems And Such
    And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead -Tao Of The Dead
    Darkest Hour -The Human Romance
    Sonic Youth -Simon Werner A Disparu
    Rural Alberta Advantage -Departing
    Citizen Fish -Goods
    Rival Schools -Pedals
    Dance Gavin Dance -Downtown Battle Mountain II
    Screeching Weasel -First World Manifesto
    J Mascis -Several Shades Of Why
    Obits -Moody, Standard And Poor
    Hunx And His Punx -Too Young To Be In Love
    Yuck- Yuck
    Tahiti 80- The Past, The Present and the Possible
    Trap Them-Darker Handcraft
    Maritime-Human Hearts
    The Pains of Being Pure at Heart- Belong
    Protest the Hero- TBA
    Cavalera Conspiracy- Blunt Force Trauma
    The Mountain Goats- All Eternals Deck
    Small Brown Bike- Fell and Found
    The Twilight Singers-Dynamite Steps
    Thomas Giles- Pulse
    The Skull Defekts- Peer Amid
    Crowbar- Sver the Wicked Hand
    Football, etc- The Draft
    Cloudmouth - That Ghost Is Always With Me
    Perfect Future/List split 12’’
    Joan of Arc- Oh Brother
  • What I listend To In 2010

    Jan 1 2011, 21h10 por DeucesAreWild

  • Cattle Drums - The Boy Kisser Sessions

    Dez 28 2010, 16h41 por DeucesAreWild

    The best and most contentious description I've heard of this album is that it sounds like ifAt The Drive Inif they played punk-pop instead of post-hardcore. The debut ep by CATTLE DRUMS The Boy Kisser Sessions is filled to the brim with nonsensically obscure poetic lyrics, constantly changing songs and guitars that go from raging to melodic and back on a dime.

    It's absolutely impossible for me to choose a favourite song because they all show a different side of the band and are almost all uniformly awesome. New Furniture and Wigs starts out with just a riff and drums that grab you and make you pay attention while the last third of Who Punched Pat Moore's Face has obscure lyrics over top of shifting guitars that focus on alternating between aggression and melody. Borvg The Nag kicks your ass for barely two minutes and is followed by Two Pigeons an acoustic song with both shouting and a xylophone. There's a video of the band on you tube doing Two Pigeons on someone's back step that is as close to a literal definition of awesome as I've seen.

    The only bad song comes exactly in the middle and the only reason it's bad is because it's so slow. The lead singers shouting loses its urgency and comes close to being a whine. Usually the choruses come out of nowhere, smack you in the face and spin you around but on Sluts And Coconuts you can see it coming a mile away.

    Most of the time I have no idea what the lead singer is going on about. But that is most certainly not a bad thing. He is constantly shouting nonsensical things like “I got a bone to pick with you bout Stacy's bloodline, it's cutting out, what's that about, what's that about” which only add to the energy being created by the band behind him. He creates such a sense of urgency that it doesn't matter we have no idea what he's singing about.

    Musically speaking this album is fairly standard. There are bits that are very punk pop with lots of energy that make you want to jump up and down while singing along at the top of your lungs. Other parts make you want to start a pit and smash everything and then there are also parts of incredible beauty. The combination of these three disparate parts and the ease with which they shift between them is one of the things that makes this album so interesting. The ability to do any one of those things with any skill would be enough for a great album. The ability to do all three and combine them into a coherent piece is one of the things that really grabs me.

    Starting off with nothing but a drum beat then a simple bluesy riff New Furniture and Wigs is bound to grab your attention. After about a half minute the piece escalates with an all over the place melody being chased by the guitar that continues 'til the guitar drops out the and the lead singer starts shouting. Eventually the guitars come back in and the song ends as a post-hardcore rager that never really forgets the melody.

    If you're not into energetic, emotional and interesting music that refuses to give up or reveal its secrets then you won't like this. But if music with cryptic lyrics, songs with unorthodox structures that are written with obvious care for the art form then hopefully you'll find this as addictive as I do. Easily one of the top 5 ep's of 2010, I await new material with bated breath.
  • stats....

    Nov 22 2010, 14h25 por DeucesAreWild

    I've got 11 424 songs in my itunes library currently, thats 25 days of music apparently, just over 56 gb's.

    Sort by Song Title:
    !First Song: Die Antwoord - $0$
    !Last Song: Violent Breakfast - .

    Sort by Time:
    !Shortest Song: Seventy Eight Days - Untitled
    !Longest Song: Officer Down - Subversive Paradigm

    Sort by Album:
    !First Song: Gauge Means Nothing - Pilgrims
    !Last Song: The Secret - Untitled

    Sort By Artist:
    !First Song: A.S.T.R.O. - Duck And Cover
    !Last Song: Madame De Montespan - Scandale A La Cour

    Sort By Genre:
    !First Song:Hot Cross - Exits And Trails
    !Last Song: Madame De Montespan - Scandale A La Cour

    Top 10 Most Played Songs:
    01 Torche - Ufo
    02 Agna Moraine's Autobiography - Harvest Of Breath
    03 Daniel, Fred & Julie - Halleluja I'm A Bum
    04 Lobo-guará - Chove Sem Parar
    05 Lobo-guará - Eu Sei
    06 Lobo-guará - Na Rua
    06 We Break Hearts! Not Hymens - Crabomination
    07 We Break Hearts! Not Hymens - I'm A Shark
    08 Agna Moraine's Autobiography - Uncharted Waters
    09 Agna Moraine's Autobiography - Chokin' On The Rain
    10 Book Of Dead Names - This Math Is Complicated

    First five songs that comes up on Shuffle:
    01 Hats Off, Gentlemen - Forgot About Dre
    02 Saetia - Roquentin
    03 This Machine Kills - Cracking The Mas h
    04 Times New Viking - Move To California
    05 Gride - Volani Divociny

    Search ....
    "sex", how many songs come up? 20
    "love", how many songs come up? 109
    "you", how many songs come up? 520
    "death", how many songs come up? 41

    "hate", how many songs come up? 26
    "wish" how many songs come up? 21
    "monkey", how many songs come up? 6