Sunday, December 4, 2011

Caught In A Crowd - You've Lost

Caught In A Crowd - You've Lost (2011)

Our Cape Cod straight edge rockers have dropped this awesome EP. Great music, great message, and so full of energy you'll wanna stage/bed/couch dive from just the first song! Influenced from classics like Chain Of Strength and Youth Of Today, this record is definitely not limited musically to that sound. They defy the cookie-cutter "youth crew" sound with very well-written riffs that'll make you bounce like a Sean Paul music video. Enjoy.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Payback - Draw The Line EP

Payback - Draw The Line EP (1989)

Payback was from CT and I don't think many people really know about them. This EP is great and reminds me of bands like Confront or Judge because its pretty hard, but there's parts that sound like the whole Wide Awake, Youth Of Today, Unit Pride-esque vibe. I'm sure you get the idea. Get this right now because it's pretty fucking awesome. Enjoy.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Truth - Demo '11

Truth - Demo '11 (2011)

This is a newer band from Dallas, TX. They draw influence from bands like Youth Of Today, Side By Side, Wide Awake, Chain Of Strength, etc., in case you couldn't tell from the badass demo art. It's cool to see a straight edge band like this come out of Texas because I can't really think of any other current bands holdin down the edge down there. This demo is pretty damn awesome. This band did it right with the art, the songs, and even has a Bold cover! Perfect. Check this shit out right now because chances are if you visit this blog on the regular, you're into this style of hardcore. Enjoy.

Crucial Times - We Want Freedom

Crucial Times - We Want Freedom (2011)

Sweet band from Vermont. The name is taken from a Youth Of Today song I believe, so I'm sure what you can expect from this record. Great riffs with pissed off lyrics. Also, some of the songs have a certain heaviness to them so that they exceed the typical cookie cutter youth crew sound. I believe this band has a new singer now, too. Danielle from the CT band Offsides now fronts this band and since Offsides was pretty damn awesome, I'm excited to hear Crucial Times' new material. Check this band out because they are holdin it down for Vermont right now! Enjoy.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Big Mouth - We Are The Youth

Big Mouth - We Are The Youth (2011)

"Yo sucka you got a big mouth, bidipbo!" Can't go wrong with a name that came from a Gorilla Biscuits song. This is a band from Springfield, Illinois. And they are a straight edge band and from the name and album art, I'm sure you can figure out what style they play in. This band is one of many awesome bands in the midwest doing it right now. Sweet riffs, good energy, awesome influences, you can't go wrong. Get this shit right now. Enjoy.

Monday, May 2, 2011

The First Step - What We Know Sessions

The First Step - What We Know Sessions (2009)

My friend Jeff over at Bottled Up records took some TFS recordings from 2003 when they were reforming after their 2003 breakup. These songs would eventually go onto the What We Know LP. I love this band a lot. They were my favorite current band when they were around and definitely up there in the top bands list for me. I love all their material and this is no exception. This band had a lot of heart, sincerity, energy, passion, everything. Get this record right now.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Enough - Demo

Enough - Demo (2010)

Enough is a straight edge band from Nashville, TN. My friend once told me they sounded like a mix between Mental and Our Turn, and I think that's a pretty good description, though probably more Mental/Stop & Think than Our Turn. It's a very awesome demo nonetheless. Don't sleep on Enough! Enjoy.

Inside Out (NY) - Demo

Inside Out - Demo (1988)

I would have uploaded this way before but I was trying to find some art and a release date for it and kind of just put it off. I finally gave in because people who haven't heard this really need to. This band is awesome. They are not a west coast band on Revelation records featuring Zack de la Rocha of Rage Against The Machine. They were from NY and played a style like some of the other bands around that time. Outburst, Breakdown, Uppercut, etc. They had two singers and they looked just like the image above. Awesome band, awesome demo, get it now. Enjoy.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Half The Battle - What We Have

Half The Battle - What We Have (2009)

This is a pretty awesome hardcore band from the Phillipines. I get vibes of Battery, Hands Tied and Rancor. Their singer is a pretty awesome dude as well. It was originally a CD pressed on Take Four Collective/Major Malfunction records in 2009 then was pressed as a 12" record in 2010 on Jut Another Day records. Get into this record especially if you're into any of the bands I named above, or else angry X'd up Phillipino dudes will rip you apart like that poor robot. Enjoy.

Black SS - Bullshit Rites Of Passage

Black SS - Bullshit Rites Of Passage (2004)

Awesome fucking straight edge band from Syracuse. This was one of their demos I believe and it fucking rips. I wish this band would play more because they are definitely one of my favorite current bands, but I guess they all have families and other grown up things so they cannot play that often. Singer sounds real similar to John Brannon of Negative Approach and the music sounds influenced by NA as well, among others. All around this band is fucking great. They are big into pro wrestling which is a plus. Get this shit right now. Enjoy.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Better Times - Demo ft. William Franger

Better Times - Demo ft. William Franger (2011)

One of the many awesome newer bands out there. This band is from Buffalo and this demo is pretty damn awesome. If you couldn't tell from the awesome artwork of the Jay Jacoby, this band is all about the youth crew. Awesome riffs, energetic, fast and fun, and I can't wait to see what comes out next. So if you're into the youth crew style, especially the 97 revival-esque bands, you will without a doubt love this demo. And don't you forget.. William Franger (guitar player/charming edgeman) is the man. Enjoy.

Crumbsuckers - Life Of Dreams

Crumbsuckers - Life Of Dreams (1986)

Okay firstly, I know it's been a million years since the last update, but I'm back in the groove so expect more uploads from now on. Alright, now on to this record. I absolutely fucking love it. I think it's a perfect record. This NYHC band mixed elements of hardcore and metal (well a lot of NYHC bands did) but I really like how this band did it. Think sort of along the lines of Agnostic Front - Cause For Alarm. I think the two records are similar but it's kind of hard to figure out which one I like more. Anyway, check out this banger of a record. Enjoy.