Tuesday, May 31, 2011
THE ENERGY- "The Energy's first Album" LP
THE ENERGY from Houston Texas have one of the freshest punk sounds that I have heard in a really long while. This record has been on constant play for me in the past 4 months and I felt like I have to share it. They mix elements of KBD punk with old school hardcore ala 80's LA scene and also throw in a good measure of psyche to make things interesting. Don't let that description fool you though this is dark stuff as well. The vocals are sung like a storyline and are some of the catchiest I've heard in a long time. I give this record a 10 or 10 rating for the fact that it is flawlessly executed and sounds nothing like any other bands playing these days. If more bands would show this kind of originality and inventiveness the punk scene would be a whole lot better. Supposedly this record is limited to 300 copies, I didn't have much trouble finding it but I think in the coming months it will be increasingly harder to find.
Monday, May 23, 2011
RED DONS - A FORCED TURNING POINT EP
2 new songs recorded on the last US tour in Chicago. First songs with me on guitar. Stoked to be apart of this band now! Housed in a beautiful screenprinted sleeve, finally available! 1000 copies pressed on black wax. 200 have blank hand stamped and handnumbered center labels and slightly different sleeves available from the band and the TBSR mailorder only.
US PRESS: New Dark Age
EURO PRESS: Taken By Surprise