Bouncing Souls – Ghosts On The Boardwalk (For fans of None More Black, Lifetime, Bigwig)

The Bouncing Souls and I go waaay back. Easily one of my favorite bands and home-state heroes since I’ve first heard their “Self Titled” when I was just getting into punk rock nearly 11 years ago, have always had a special place in my musical listening heart. Trying something a bit different in 2009, the Souls decided that they were going to release one song a month. While some people seem to love this format, I completely and utterly despise the once a month format. […]

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Phobia – Means of Existence (For fans of Capitalist Casualties, Swallowing Sh*t, Toxic Narcotic)

I don’t really listen to a lot of grindcore. The constant double bass drum, cookie monster vocals, and a lot of metal influence makes most grindcore kind of repetitive to me. However, when I saw Phobia open for Municipal Waste a few months back, I was completely blown away, and had to check out some of their recorded work. One of the earlier releases from Orange County’s Phobia, “Means of Existence” is one hell of a heavy hitting album, only to be held down by […]

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DS 13 – For The Kids, Not The Business (For fans of Minor Threat, Millions of Dead Cops, Black Flag)

Take a healthy dose of early United Stated hardcore/punk bands such as Minor Threat and Millions of Dead Cops, mix it a bit with some Swedish hardcore influences, and you’ve got yourself DS 13. Demon System 13’s lyrics are in English even though the band hails from Umea, Sweden. DS 13’s 7-inch “For The Kids, Not The Business” is a brutally fast onslaught of 13 songs. The music, although released in 1998 (which has been 11 years now? Jeeeesus!) sounds like it came straight from […]

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Snowboarding in the New Year (A Mix!)

Man, what a New Year’s weekend it has been. On New Year’s Eve, I decided to skip work and go snowboarding (they’ve been bitching about me missing too many days, so it was pretty much out of principle) and then I wound up going again on Sunday. Hope you all have an awesome 2010, and I’m pretty stoked to see what music will be released this year. MP3:The Lawrence Arms – 100 ResolutionsBedouin Soundclash – New Year’s DayMunicipal Waste – The Mountain WizardLess Than Jake […]

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