Monday, July 27, 2009

It List: Monday

Cassettes on Fire/Caution Children/Pianos Become the Teeth/Zwounds/Jubilee (1919 Hemphill): Although they refer to themselves as a "screamo" band, Cassettes on Fire seem to be a tad more diverse than such a label would imply-- in fact, they even sound like they might be inspired by some of the more extreme metal subgenres, although it would probably be inaccurate to stick this group with any of those labels since they still come off as more devoted to hardcore and groups like Isis, etc. Still a lot better than you might expect, however. Tourmates Caution Children are similarly better-than-expected, with soaring melodic influences and even some instrumental parts that lean in a slightly ambient direction. Again, not the most amazing thing in the world, but certainly solid and more adventurous than many similar groups. Still hard to take anything called "screamo" very seriously, though.
Cool Out (The Cavern)

Bad Ass Jazz (Amsterdam)
ADD-- Mayhem Mondays (Fallout Lounge): Stefan Gonzalez and DJ Meco Seco spinning all vinyl sets of hardcore, thrash, grindcore, death metal and more.

VNV Nation/War Tapes (Granada): What's that? Do I want to hear a band that sounds like Mike Ness joined the Pet Shop Boys and decided to cover the ten worst Nine Inch Nails songs? Tell me more. Oh, they also do a raved out cover of "Paint it Black" thats so bad it would make Meat Beat Manifesto blush? Um, can I just listen to the Pet Shop Boys instead? You can call me a pussy or whatever, I don't care.


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