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Pop Punk Tuesday selections for today!

I was skimming "No Pocky for Kitty" the other week. It had been a long time since I listened to the album in its entirety. I forgot how many kickin songs there were on the release. Such pop punk brilliance! It really is. I have still have my cassette copy in storage.

Superchunk, all day.

Learned to Surf - 2010
Cast Iron - 1991
The First Part - 1994
Cloud of Hate - 2018
Sprung a Leak - 1991
Detroit Has a Skyline - 1995
Superchunk / The Cure - In Between Days - 2010 / 1985







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Amebix, Michael Jackson, Gorguts, Leonard Bernstein..

range huh?




Kevin Epps - The Black Rock aka Black Alcatraz (DVD)
Wayne Shorter - Moto Grosso Feio (LP)
Amebix - Redux (CD)
Jay Bulger - Beware Of Mr. Baker (DVD)
Major Harris - My Way (LP)
Leonard Bernstein - Mahler Symphonie No. 2 (CD)
Leslie Iwerks - Citizen Hearst (DVD)
Battalion Of Saints - Fighting Boys (LP)
Jackie De Shannon - Don't Turn Your Back On Me / This Is Jackie De Shannon (CD)
Daniel A. Miller, Seth Kramer & Jeremy Newberger - Evocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie (DVD)
Various Artists - Brand New Wayo: Funk, Fast Times and Nigerian Boogie Badness 1979-1983 (LP)
Gorguts - Colored Sands (CD)
Michael Jackson - Off The Wall (LP)






1. "Le Toit du Monde" 00:00
2. "An Ocean of Wisdom" 06:32
3. "Forgotten Arrows" 13:54
4. "Colored Sands" 19:34
5. "The Battle of Chamdo" (instrumental) 27:19
6. "Enemies of Compassion" 32:12
7. "Ember's Voice" 39:15
8. "Absconders" 46:03
9. "Reduced to Silence" 55:13
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Mac McCaughan talks local North Carolina 80's hardcore punk inspirations, diy label roots, Merge Records, and more.

Superchunk, "Clambakes Vol. 4: Sur La Bouche - Live in Montreal 1993" - June 2020

Breadwinner, s/t lp, 1994 (Merge Records) << cool metal influenced math rock, featuring Bobby Donne, later of Labradford, Aix Em Klemm, Cristal, etc.






Ugly Americans - The Dream Turns Sour lp - 1984

A1 Twisted Cross
A2 Masked Minds
A3 Sleepless Nightmare
A4 Dance Of Death
A5 Smurph Song
A6 Young Businessman
A7 Night On Redneck Mountain
B1 The Bad, The Worse, And The Ugly Americans
B2 Unrequited
B3 Fearchild
B4 Criminal Justice
B5 Shadows, Shadows
B6 Bob's Beach
B7 Intermission
B8 Keep On Shooting

https://www.discogs.com/artist/305864-Ugly-Americans


No Labels - R.I.P. cd (1982-1983)

Track List:

1. Hardcore
2. Still The Same
3. Get Away
4. I'm Tired
5. Lifeless Corpse
6. Video Tapeworm
7. Brainless Shit
8. Missing The Point
9. Human Device
10. Klan Man
11. Mental Pygmy
12. L.S.D.
13. Disarm Or Die
14. I Play Games
15. Chance To Speak
16. Jayne Doe
17. Tortured Thought
18. Not For Me
19. Human Device
20. Society's Problem
21. You Judge
22. Get Away
23. I'm Tired
24. Lifeless Corpse
25. Chance To Speak
26. Still The Same
27. I Play Games
28. Hardcore
29. L.S.D.
30. Changes
31. Compromises
32. Hardcore*
33. Changes*
34. I Play Games*
35. Compromises*
36. I'm Tired*
37. You Judge*
38. Lifeless Corpse*
39. Chance To Speak*
40. Human Device*
41. Society's Problem*
42. Jayne Doe*
43. Ego*
44. L.S.D.*
45. Tortured Thought*
46. Not For Me*

*Recorded live at Space II Arcade, Washington, DC (1982)

https://www.discogs.com/artist/279349-No-Labels

https://bricks.bandcamp.com/album/a-micr...ox-of-dirt
https://breadwinner.bandcamp.com/
https://superchunk.bandcamp.com/album/cl...treal-1993
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Breadwinner guitarist, Pen Rollings related stuff





White Cross - Fascist EP - 1982

1. Fascist
2. No Straight Edge
3. Speed Of The Presses
4. American Way
5. Jump Up
6. Suburbanite
7. Nuke Attack
8. Having Fun



Honor roll - "1982" compilation lp - 2006

Livin In The 60's
Bowling For Bibles
War
Southern Lifestyle
I'm A Nerd
Uptown
Infanticide
Profit Prophets
Cap And Down


https://honorrole.bandcamp.com/
https://bowletherealsl.bandcamp.com/releases
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Late night emo violence session complete.


nuvolascura - Los Angeles, CA




0:00 As the Mask Begins to Slip
2:01 Diguided in Scintillations
4:07 Victory Position
5:30 For Their Own Diversions
7:05 Pixel Vision Anxiety
10:02 Irreversible Crying Spell
10:50 Essentially a Vivisection
12:25 Careless Memories of Seperation
13:57 In Case of Coincidence
14:45 Who Knows What You Deserve
15:27 Aprexy
17:22 Now It's Clear
18:51 We'll Never Know the True Extent of Our Loss




1. death as a crown
2. ...on account of the poison
3. flower offering
4. saccharine trance
5. it comes in plagues of consciousness...
6. vow of violence
7. half truth
8. cerulean wound
9. zen depression
10. the slowest color seeping through (mask of myself)
11. design for an altar

https://nuvolascura.bandcamp.com/album/a...magination
https://nuvolascura.bandcamp.com/album/nuvolascura
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Poetry of Torch - Osaka, Japan





https://poetryoftorch.bandcamp.com/album/-
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Bagdadski Vor - Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

"Колхида" lp, July 2020




https://bagdadskivor.bandcamp.com/album/-
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Pop Punk Tuesday, get yo freak on!


Sleater Kinney - Buy Her Candy - 1997
Sleater Kinney - 02 - 2002
Dead Kennedys - Moon Over Marin - 1982
UK Subs - Private Army - 1984
Super Unison - Nev - 2018
Super Unison - Parts Unknown - 2018







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Props to Leo Sypniewski youtube channel for the live vid compilations!




Setlist:

Year of the Knife

0:25 - Blue Lies
3:30 - DDM
5:45 - The Monument

Orthodox

9:42 - Obsinity
12:20 - I Can Show You God
15:55 - The Anticipation
18:00 - Panic
21:00 - Leave

Left Behind

23:15 - West By God
24:41 - Rock Bottom
28:14 - Peeling Wax
31:38 - Eternity of Empty
35:09 - Tough Love

Harms Way

37:50 - Breeding Grounds
41:48 - Human Carrying Capacity
45:50 - Last Man
47:40 - Unreality

Jesus Piece

50:20 - Curse of the Serpent
52:59 - Workhorse
55:17 - Neuroprison
58:17 - Greed
1:01:01 - Sinking

Knocked Loose

1:05:10 - Intro
1:06:15 - Oblivions Peak
1:09:36 - All My Friends
1:11:55 - Billy No Mates
1:14:23 - No Thanks
1:16:47 - Counting Worms
1:18:37 - Last Words
1:21:10 - Deadringer
1:23:41 - Outro
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1:22 Obsinity
4:00 I Can Show You God
7:44 The Anticipation
9:52 Panic
12:42 Leave
15:22 Second Best
17:55 Look at Me
21:27 I'm Scared of You
24:22 Let it Take its Course

https://orthodoxtn.bandcamp.com/album/gi...a-reason-2
https://unbeatenrecords.bandcamp.com/alb...its-course
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Defeater:

0:07 List and Heel
2:50 Bastards
5:27 No Shame

Ghost Key:

09:11 Detach
13:05 Solstice

To The Wind:

17:15 Hollow
21:08 Vacant Home
23:56 21

Vanna:

27:09 Paranoia Euphoria
30:40 Pretty Grim
33:52 Toxic Pretender

Gideon:

37:40 Calloused
41:22 Bad Blood
44:26 Survive
48:02 Cursed

Counterparts:

51:29 Bouquet
54:11 Witness
57:21 Choke
1:00:15 Paradise and Plague
1:03:18 The Disconnect
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Emma Ruth Rundle & Thou, "May Our Chambers Be Full", forthcoming October 2020

Thou, "A Primer of Holy Words" covers lp, August 2020





Tracklist :

1. Introduction 00:00
2. Shellac - Prayer To God 00:19
3. Pearl Jam - Spin The Black Circle 03:42
4. Alice in Chains - No Excuses 06:44
5. Soundgarden - Fourth Of July 11:26
6. Agents of Oblivion - Paroled In '54 18:37
7. Born Against - Well Fed Fuck 22:47
8. Minor Threat - Screaming At A Wall 27:30
9. Black Sabbath - Into The Void 29:18
10. Black Sabbath - Sweet Leaf 35:47
11. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath 41:43
12. Black Sabbath - Lord Of This World 48:08

https://thou.bandcamp.com/album/may-our-...rs-be-full
https://thou.bandcamp.com/album/a-primer-of-holy-words
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LOVE the Kate Bush cover. So good.






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Setlist:

1. A Greater Call - 0:00
2. Chevron - 8:42
3. The Wreck of S.S. Needle - 17:25
4. Approaching Transition - 27:22
5. Cygnus - 42:20



0:00 The Sweep
2:37 Light chaser
9:14 Owlwood
15:48 Echoes
27:32 I: The Weapon
37:05 Waiting for you
48:00 Marching to the heartbeats
51:19 Finland
1:02:02 Back to Chapel Town
1:09:30 And with her came the birds
1:15:40 Thirtyfour
1:25:00 Dim
1:35:49 Dark City Dead Man



01. The Silent Man (00:00)
02. Lay Your Head to Rest (10:36)
03. A Dawn to Fear (17:00)
04. Nightwalkers (25:54)
05. Lights on the Hill (36:42)
06. We Feel the End (51:50)
07. Inland Rain (58:56)
08. The Fall (01:05:56)

https://cultoflunaofsweden.bandcamp.com/album/mariner
https://cultofluna.bandcamp.com/album/a-dawn-to-fear
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Markov Soroka aka. Drown, Slow, Tchornobog, Aureole, Krukh




01 Drowned VI- Mother Cetacean 0:00
02 Drowned VII- Father Subaqueous 20:52




1. I: The Vomiting Tchornobog (Slithering Gods of Cognitive Dissonance) 0:00
2. II: Hallucinatory Black Breath of Possession (Mountain-Eye Amalgamation) 20:09
3. III: Non-existence's Warmth (Infinite Natality Psychosis) 32:12
4. IIII: Here, At The Disposition of Time (Inverting A Solar Giant) 46:35

https://markovsoroka.bandcamp.com/album/...alf-life-2
https://markovsoroka.bandcamp.com/album/subaqueous
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Tracklist:

0:00 Безглуздість
6:16 Бесмысленность
12:53 Bтрачений
15:30 Горесть
23:34 Голод

https://markovsoroka.bandcamp.com/album/--2
https://markovsoroka.bandcamp.com/album/-
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0:00 - I: Citadel Alunar
9:56 - II: The Voice of Nebular Flame
16:53 - III: The Senility of the Hourglass
20:48 - IV: Crusade of NGC 5128
32:29 - V: Alunar, Decrepit...




Tracklist:

1. I: Orbiting Above 00:00
2. II: Flight over Aurora Borealis 02:53
3. III: Orbiting Below 09:56
4. IV: Worlds of Ice Stretched Thin Across the Skull 11:54
5. V: Hyperwarp [Alunar Borealis] 21:14
6. VI: Orbiting Beyond 29:03
7. VII: Interloper 33:21
8. VIII: Here, at the Human Perspective of the Incomprehensible Cosmogonic Death 37:06

https://markovsoroka.bandcamp.com/album/alunar
https://markovsoroka.bandcamp.com/album/aurora-borealis
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VoidOath - San José, Costa Rica




Tracklist:

1. Begetter Of Swelling Ache
2. The Remnants Of Asphyxia




1. Begetter Of Swelling Ache 10:44
2. Keeper Of The Perennial Torment 07:37
3. The Remnants Of Asphyxia 14:19

https://voidoath.bandcamp.com/
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Pop Punk Tuesday.

GO!

Nathan Gray - As The Waves Crash Down - 2018
Pailhead - Don't Stand In Line - 1988
Drive Like Jehu - Hand Over Fist - 1992
Killing Joke - Implosion - 2006
Zounds - This Land - 1981/ 2001
Zounds - Alone - 2001
Zounds - War - 1980
Zounds - Subvert - 1980







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There is a band I am reasonably unfamiliar with, called Anti Flag. I finally got my hands on one of their albums physically the other week: "Blood Of An Empire", I think it is called. They were the support act to hardcore metallers Alexisonfire and toured with Ghost Of A Thousand at the 02 Academy, Oxford in around 2011.

What I can say about them from that gig: mosh pit hardcore punk material, slightly similar to Prayers For Atheists whom cube on this forum introduced me to. Which almost makes them entirely skate-punk. In style, that gig was very unwieldy, slightly disorientating and full of goodness, dark goodness. Darkly coloured glass stuff. Like a mild ale. That experience at what was the UK legendary venue The Zodiac in Oxford, home to early performances by The Happy Mondays, Supergrass, The Stone Roses and many more alumni, was definitely a turning point for me to appreciate the gradients of hardcore in rock music more.

Real rock music. Rock music, as Statto said to rebuff Simon Reynolds book on the subject, that isn't about lyrics. That, really, is why we don't have true rock music any more. Bands like The Jam in the 70s and Pink Floyd around the same time polarised the genre in two opposite directions: the first punk, the second - and earliest foreward facing - prog. It, to quote the famous line, was the 'sign of the times'. Historically, as Flower Power phased out, so entered a continuum of pre punk granularity only delayed by the vestiges (money, gloss, glam) of preset template pop rock.
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Semantics aside, most rawk musicians secretly wants to be their own version of pop relics - whether it be The Shangri-Las, The Who, Lady Gaga, Kiss, Slipknot, etc. Theatrics, impact, adrenaline is the basic foundation right? Quick release, or 18 min doom metal jams. Adrenaline exists in all extremes. It is an energy that you don't even necessarily need all 5 senses to appreciate. I went to school that had a program for deaf kids so YES, I grew up in school with deaf skateboarder kids who were equally into punk rock, had all the t-shirts and posters in their school lockers. They were even MORE into P.I.L than I was. I asked one of them, naturally ".. how do you hear the music?" Dude said "... I hear the bass, the vibration.. " i.e. THE ENERGY. That's all I needed to hear. I get it. Vibration creates energy, and gets you UP.

Like sex.

Rock music is sexual. That's why it was forbidden early on, and censored, and STILL censored in come cases. Aspects of the industry will always be threatened. Whether it be via traditional rock channels, or excursions around said channels. And perhaps that is a good thing. FEAR sells music. Maybe that will never change? The transmission of ideas will always threaten people. More so now. And yeah, Statto is right, lyrics are not needed. It is the act alone of being visible, or receiving of an energy that scares people still - or creates happiness for an audience. Vibrations maaaaaaan. As an aside, Alexisonfire was top 40 pop music in Canada. It was very interesting to witness. Within "extreme musics", there as aspects of more popular black metal that I consider pop music. The second somebody puts a band poster up on their wall, pop. No? I first saw images of Siouxsie Sioux & Robert Smith in Smash Hits Magazine before I even heard the music at all as a child. The images alone create curious energies, ya know what I mean? Energy can do somethings in people's lives ha.

Just some thoughts.
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Energy.

I listened to a lot of Nathan Gray related stuff this past weekend. Every now and then, I still check out what is going on within Boysetsfire / Nathan Gray related music. Some great songs were created in this realm imo, and i still consider myself a fan to some degree. In 2000 / 2001, we'd listen to "After the Eulogy", bands like Shiner, Hum, and Position Chrome, Panacea cd's at work. It was fun. Interesting time. I heard about 9/11 while working a shift that same morning as it was happening. Working in that environment and the music we'd listen to during the shifts, albums like "After the Eulogy" reminds me of those very specific times. Forward to 2020, covid quarantine listening, End Hits Records posts the live recordings of the anniversary release gigs. Appreciative energy. Delivered and received. Props!




https://endhitsrecords.bandcamp.com/albu...-in-berlin
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Setlist:

00:00 After The Eulogy
03:02 Requiem
06:54 Closure
09:58 Pure
12:02 My Life In The Knifetrade
16:50 Deja Coup
19:33 Eviction Article
23:40 Cutting Room Floor
27:18 Cavity
30:18 Full Color Guilt
34:00 Bled Dry
35:48 One Match
38:57 Release The Dogs
42:00 Rookie
46:46 Empire

https://nathangraymusic.bandcamp.com/alb...king-title
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01 - The Happy Victim's Creed (0:00)
02 - The Invisible Hand Holds A Whip (05:02)
03 - Goat Mockery Ritual (08:37)
04 - Tennessee (14:11)
05 - Trash Talk Landfill (21:57)
06 - The Unraveling Hegemony Of Grasping Fears (28:00)
07 - The Unraveling Free At Last (30:27)
08 - The Unraveling Live From The Fresh Corpse (31:55)
09 - Empty Tenement Spirit (33:12)

https://pyrrhonband.bandcamp.com/album/g...ithout-end
https://pyrrhonband.bandcamp.com/album/abscess-time
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