Genre: Hardcore, Punk
Location: Cedar Falls, Iowa
Label: Mayfly Records Myspace
01. The Find
02. Waiting at Best
03. Old Age
04. Control and Illusion
05. Misfortune Teller
I haven’t posted anything relatively hardcore in a while, so it was about time I found some good stuff. Former Thieves, out of the Iowa hardcore scene, play ruthlessly hard and loud punk. These guys have played past shows with bands Native, La Dispute, Xerxes, and Touché Amoré, so I just assumed they are good. The Great and the Alleged Great may be only 5 songs totally up to 15 minutes, but they don’t hesitate at all to let loose. While still a raw punk album, the music is surprising intricate and polished, which takes a few listens to notice those small things. Former Thieves are signed onto Mansfield, OH hardcore-label Mayfly Records. They got this release printed on sweet orange/yellow swirl vinyl from Gotta Groove Records! You can pick this release on vinyl from Mayfly’s Big Cartel or pay a dollar for it on their BandCamp.
So I was making a regular visit to the record store near my school in bumfuck Indiana, just browsing and not meaning to buy anything. I picked up a record with a familiar site on the cover, and quickly discover Cleveland’s public square on the cover of This Moment In Black History’s newest album, coincidentally called Public Square. I was a bit taken aghast on finding the Cleveland underground garage-punk outfit’s LP in Indiana. When I got back, I put the LP on the turntable, turned up the speakers too loud, and starting having uncontrollable fits of rage. Public Square is raw as fuck, nothing held back. “Forest Whitaker ( In an Uncompromising Role)”, “MFA”, and “Photo Negatives” are all heavy tracks that are just fun as hell to listen to. And just a warning, the last minute of “Precinct” causes intense raging. Pick the multi-colored LP up from the Smog Veil Store for a cheap $11.
Genre: Screamo, Hardcore
Label: Purepainsugar Main Site
01. Part I
02. Part II
03. Part III
04. Part IV
05. Part V
06. Part VI
07. Part VII
08. Part VIII
09. Part IX
10. Part X
I cannot tell you how excited I got when I found out about this album. I randomly came upon their site, and I saw they were releasing another album. I am not into screamo that much anymore, definitely a high school phase for me (college snob talking here). But Daïtro is a screamo band I still listen to, and will keep listening to. I have only listened to the first couple tracks of Y, but it sounds brutally good. I have a feeling I will like this as much as their 2005 masterpiece, Laisser Vivre Les Squelettes.
P.S. I think the version I’ve posted here was recorded off a record, because I think they’ve released this in Europe on vinyl only right now.
Genre: Screamo, Hardcore
Label: Red Cars Go Fast MySpace
01. Laisser Vivre Les Squelettes
02. Chaque Seconde
03. Les Orbites En Éveil
04. Nous Sommes D’Ici
05. Come Du Papier
06. Pourquoi Les Inconnus Restent-Ils Inconnus
07. Trois Murs Pour La Salle De Torture
08. Se Noyer, S’Oublier, Regarder Partir
So here comes my first screamo post. While I have been out of this phase for a while, I still have absolutely full love for this record. I consider it to be my favorite screamo album. And I understand there is better stuff out there, but this is the one that has truly stuck with me. The entire album carries this almost post-rock aura. Instead of focusing solely on the “vocals” and the “how loud can we play” attitude, Daïtro makes unbelievable use of the slow parts. With their nine-minute “Nous Sommes D’Ici”, they expand their music beyond most means of screamo. Yet, their heavy parts are absolutely mind-chilling. While this may be somewhat old, I found it quite late but it has still been a perfect record for me.
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