From Richmond VA, share members with the bands you'd expect them to, this was their first full length and was released in 2008. They play a perfect blend of early LA style hardcore punk mixed with that thrashy Deep Wound sound and some awesome Circle Jerks-esque lead bits (especially in the title track). Fast as fuck at times and always insanely catchy. Perfect recording too. Listen to We Still Aren't Impressed and try not to slap a cunt.
My boy Cian Nugent e-mailed this to me today, so that I could inform the world of the ease with which one can scam their way into the Irish cultural phenomenon that is "leccy picnic":
"A proper lad gave this to me outside electric picnic, and he said it worked for him.
It's a piece of rubber. The real one is material."
Click the image to view the uncanny forgery in all its glory. If what Nugent's lad says is true, come September 2010 we'll all be able to watch J Mascis pummel Mundy into the ground to the sound of Basement Jaxxxxxx, yipped off of our shits.
Someone please fucking follow Chris's new blog. After a week of me being the only follower he's started following himself. I don't know how or why but there you go, I don't know why he posted a blank post either.
blew my mind when I first heard it. Especially this song:
I don't think I've heard that song since I was a kid, still know all the words, haha.
This compilation had Discharge, Sham 69, Agnostic Front, Earth Crisis, Vision of Disorder, Snapcase and Misfits. These were still my favourite two songs;
So good, haha.
This fucking song:
is off a compilation I can't find a picture of online that I'm pretty sure came with an issue of Metal Hammer in 1999 that had Neurosis and Silverchair on it too, because I got this album on tape in Bali in 2000 after hearing this song. So ridiculous. Best solo I've ever heard though, one of the first things I learned on guitar.
I got this compilation in Port Douglas in Australia on that same holiday and it genuinely changed my life.
It has the best Rancid song (Poison), a ridiculously good Vision song (Close Minded), one of the best Osker songs (Panic), one of the best Dwarves songs (Better Be Women), two of the greatest songs ever written (fucking Guilty By Association and Hold it Down), one of my favourite Bouncing Souls songs (Kid) and shit by Zeke, Agnostic Front, Refused, ALL and NOFX. Incredible.
This was definitely still my favourite song and is still one of my favourites ever:
Here's two more videos from Halloween, thanks to Lam. The first is Empty Threat and the second is Start To Sink, followed by a cover of Ready to Fight.
We're playing in the Lower Deck with the Shitty Limits on the 21st January, and then again with Middle Class Disaster on the 29th. We'll finally be getting out of Dublin and playing Galway on the 12th of April.
Mass Effect 2 is coming out at the end of this month so I'm currently replaying the first one. Just came across these action figures that DC Direct are doing, which is weird, since Dark Horse is doing the comic book series. Anyway, I was excited to see this badass new lad in the back there, but pretty disappointed to see boring old John Shepard and not Martin Macnamara Shepard. I will be getting all four anyway.
Just found a bunch of old skating videos on my hard drive I haven't watched in a year or thereabouts, so good. Just watched the Zero New Blood video from 4 or 5 years ago, forgot how good it was. Soundtrack with Motorhead, Minor Threat, CCR, The Only Ones, Sham 69, Iggy Pop, The Velvet Underground, The Coral, Shocking Blue and The fucking Saints. YES. Jamie Thomas is so good.
Gonna watch Almost - Round 3, Flip - Really Sorry, The Search for Animal Chin, and The Bones Brigade Video Show now. Might even watch fucking Gleaming the Cube.
Snow is class but after watching Slacker tonight with Crispy I really miss wearing shorts.