Friday, May 13, 2011

Update 95: Limp Bizkit

Limp Bizkit- Significant Other

Pressed on Translucent Red vinyl.
Limited to 2,000
Label: Interscope / Flip

Bust out your Jnco's, dust off your Pony high-tops and top yourself off with a red New York Yankee's cap, because this update will kick off, just like this.

Words cannot describe my love for Significant Other. This record has made so many memories while growing up, that I seem to place this next to one of the very few things I can completely relate each aspect of this album to a certain time, place and person. Each track on this album posses some nostalgic rush of energy that I will embrace forever. From the opening intro, breaking into Just Like This, I knew when I was a little kid that this album had something I'd never heard before, and I can honestly say that about each Limp Bizkit (except for the shit without Wes, we don't talk about that) seems to lock down perfectly. Hook after hook and each bit of each verse, this album posses that era is such a positive way that it drives you to reminisce about how amazing things were when we were younger, and how incredible Limp Bizkit truly was.

John Otto, take em' to the Matthew's Bridge.

Listen to: Limp Bizkit

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Update 94: City & Colour

City & Colour- Bring Me Your Love

Pressed on 180gm White w/ Pink Mix vinyl
Limited to 550
Label: Dine Alone

Monday, February 28, 2011

Update 93: Motion City Soundtrack

Motion City Soundtrack- Commit This To Memory

Pressed on Pink vinyl
Limited to 300
Label: Epitaph

There is a certain something about Motion City Soundtrack that pulls you in with each album. Ranging from a quirky-pop group that dabbles in nonsensical topics, to heart-felt and depression ridden lyrics, Motion City Soundtrack seem to have things all figured out and know how to execute them properly and masterfully. Commit This to Memory is by far the bands most well-rounded album, packing hit-after-hit and delivering some of the most passionate music this band has conjured up. Soft and melodic, yet quick with an aggression on some extents, Commit This to Memory is by far the pinnacle of what Motion City stands for, and that is genius.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Update 92: Written Off

Written Off- Louisville Straight Edge

Limited to 25
Label: Living Touch

The Youth Crew is alive with Written Off.

Yes, I know these guys (3/4 anyways). Yes, I consider them friends. With all of this aside, Written Off are the fucking mad note. This is one of the best EP's I've heard in quite sometime. With each track, you pick up on their influences as they throw a slight twist into the mix. Lyrically, this EP travels into places most artists are trying to shield away from. This is some heavy shit, lyrically and musically and needs to be heard, not just because I'm plugging my friends band, but it's also one of the most well-rounded hardcore releases out there today.

Check out their first EP
Check out their second EP

Update 91: Have Heart Pt. 2

Have Heart- You Can't Go Home Again

Pressed on Black vinyl
Pressed on Yellow vinyl
Limited to 500
Limited to 1,000
Label: Bridge 9

There is no doubt that Have Heart have made their mark on the hardcore scene, and continue to do so even after their break-up on Edge Day in 2009. This single was released days before their sophomore LP, Songs To Scream At The Sun, and contain two tracks from an incredible record. With each track on this EP, it shows a stronger suit of the band, and opened a new & final chapter for the band. You Can't Go Home Again is an amazing EP and Have Heart was an amazing band.

Update 90: Nightmares For A Week

Nightmares For A Week- Don't Die

Pressed on Red, Yellow & Blue Tri-Color vinyl
Limited to 200
Label: Academy Fight Song

Nightmares For A Week are quite the catch, for they know how to pump out some of the catchiest tunes I've heard in awhile. Think Jawbreaker, but a tad less cynical and with a more clean approach to music. FIlled with western style soundings and pop melodies that will be stuck in your head for days to come. Don't Die is an impressive album, and should be heard.

Update 89: Castevet

Castevet- The Echo & The Light

Pressed on White vinyl
Limited to 300
Label: Tiny Engines

This band has been on my radar, and they have this release to prove why they should be on yours. Castevet (now CSTVT) plague your brain with quirky hooks and brainy punk- driven melodies, all covered by the gritty vocals and lyrics filled with joy, angst and everything lovely that will complete this masterpiece. The Echo & The Light has been repeated a thousand times over, and will continue to do so for years to come.

Listen to: Castevet