I originally planned for these reviews to be my last but I doubt it will be.I don't intend to update much anymore as there hasn't been a whole lot I can say about recent releases.Also,the internet tires me.If I get the urge I may return here to endorse something fantastic but for now I don't plan to make this a habit.Below are the last few new releases that I've picked up all nice and summarized.Thanks for reading and hopefully listening.
Malady - s/t CD
This is the release all the City of Caterpillar and pg.99 fans waited so anxiously for.I can honestly say this is a good effort,but I can see how many people may have been dissapointed.It's not spectacular but they definately succeed and gaining a new sound.I like this because it doesn't fall into the recycled screamo formula and doesn't have too much reflection on the members' past bands.Malady have a relaxing indie rock vibe with an interesting melodic approach.Even though there isn't many tracks that stand out against others,it's a good listen straight through.
the Blood Brothers - Crimes CD
I keep listening to the song 'crimes' about "junk island" and it reminds me of this cd.I was not at all impressed.This album basically fulfilled my predictions of them turning their style into pure twisted flowery sing-alongs.The whole cd reminds me of a really fucked up opera,there is hardly any fast pace to it or any harsh vocals anymore.Johnny's voice can be compared to that of a five year old now, more than ever.It seems they took the melodic parts from Denver Max and the Shame and wrote an entire album based on it.While I admit some of the song beats are addicting,so is most of what I hear on the hip-hop channel.This disapointed me,and I know a billion teenage girls disagree with me.
(for it's sheer addicting flowery qualities)Peacock Skeleton
Takaru - There Can Only be None CD
Not bad at all.A band that does not stand out a whole lot musically with all the other melodic/grind bands,but has much more to them than meets the...ear.There is a lot to like abotu Takaru's short energy-filled songs,just not a whole lot of originality to be commented on.The thing that sets them apart first from bands in that genre would be their lyrics:great messages involving social and world politics.It's good to know they have something to say in their short,energetic 1 minute songs.I recommend this and their live performances.punk rock.
Have at it Hoss
I don't need no instructions to know how to rock
the Assistant/This Ship Will Sink/Takaru - 3 way split 12"
Red Tape records
Quality 1 sided record.All the bands have great songs,not one bad track in the lot.And some (Takaru like usual) have links to places you can find out more abut what the issue is they are talking about.Every song on this includes lyrics and an explanation.These are also in excellent packaging.I know the person who put these together had a lot of work cut out and came through quite well.Three cardboard sheets banded together with string and each sheets with a lyrics sheet glued to it.Also with handmade covers,a great homemade feel!You need to pick one of these up,you won't be sorry!
This Ship Will Sink - George Bush Could Fuck Up a Peanut butter and Jelly Sandwich
Breather Resist - Charmer CD
Jade Tree records
This blew me away.I always loved Breather Resist for the heavy chaos and with their last 7" I should've expected something this amazing.Every song is unique and the album just sounds spectacular.The lyrics aren't especially impressive but they fit the sound and style I suppose.I've been able to listen to this straight through so many times.Finally a band that knows how to add to their sound without changing it into watered down shit.
As Far as Goodbyes Go
Midas In Reverse