MOTOR BREATH / VON BOOM
CRUST-HARDCORE. VON BOOM is a Swedish band and the line up was coming together for the first time in 1984. The band is still up and running and here on this split they are performing 12 tracks. Fast tempo, stewing rhythms and punk shouting vocals. MOTOR BREATH is dealing with a rawer sound than VON BOOM and they find themself more towards rock 'n' roll. The crust they do is also adding influences from MOTÖRHEAD. As a bonus they do a cover of "diamond and rust", a song made famous by JUDAS PRIEST. A nice split release!
MOUTH OF THE ARCHITECT
quietly (2008/TRANSLATION LOSS)
PROGRESSIVE-METAL. Ohio's MOUTH OF THE ARCHITECT continue to bring a massive, monolithic sound with 8 tracks clocking in at 56 min.. The group's new opus sees a true return to form and a conscious reconfiguring of modern experimental music as a whole. Their brand of slowed down, atmospheric metal with howled vocals brings to mind later-era NEUROSIS, ISIS or even the heavier moments of MOGWAI. Vocal guest appearance from Julie (MADE OUT OF BABIES).
MOUTH OF THE ARCHITECT
the violence beneath (2010/TRANSLATION LOSS)
PROGRESSIVE-METAL. The long-awaited follow up to 2008's critically acclaimed "quietly", "the violence beneath" breathes new life into the post-rock/metalgaze scene with a more cohesive collection of songs and artistry, bringing in elements of TOOL, MOGWAI, MASTODON, ISIS, EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY and NEUROSIS to name a few important ones.
can't kill what's inside (2009/REVELATION)
SXE-HARDCORE. While many of the early '80s pioneers of hardcore had moved along, the scene went through something of a renaissance with a new crop of energetic kids who had seized the power of the music and molded it into something that was relevant to the style of their times. Fast forward to 2008 and the inspiration for MOUTHPIECE's formation comes full circle with the release of "can't kill what's inside: the complete discography". The CD contains 3 additional previously unreleased live tracks and an enhanced portion which includes a 13 song live set recorded live at CBGBs as well as a video for the song "cinder".
MOVIE STAR JUNKIES
melville (2008/VOODOO RHYTHM)
GARAGE-PUNK. This combo is very influenced by the BIRTHDAY PARTY or the GUN CLUB combined with a soft touch of incredible strange exotica rhythms easy listening and surf and a nuance of trash. Slow, moody, mean floor crawler will remind you of everything negative or of a dark sounding record in the Crypt Catalogue, but without leaving with the possibility to refer to this or that band...desperate vocals, moaning organ, trashy distorted guitar MOVE STAR JUNKIES were performing in clubs, squats galleries and in the streets of your city. After listening to this 12 amazing tracks you’ll feel like pushed in the year of 1634 and you are on a big boat and got homesick and ready to die but you have to fight. This is exactly what this album gives to you. Buy this record and become a MOVIE STAR JUNKIE junkie.
this time next year (2010/REVELATION)
POP/EMO-PUNK. With numerous tracks on complations, a LP, two 7"s and a split CD under their belt, THE MOVIELIFE were a household name with great response. This 2nd full-length from 2000 is a harmonious mix of the catchiest parts of pop and emo-punk blended together with a noticeable hardcore edge.
MOVIES WITH HEROES
nothing here is perfect (2007/CI)
INDIE/EMO-ROCK. This debut release is a blend of the ferocious and the fragile, managing to deliver on 2 fronts, simultaneously rocking both melodically and methodically. Like a working class COLDPLAY, or the FOO FIGHTERS with a doctorate, MOVIES WITH HEROES displays the full spectrum of colors. For fans of JIMMY EAT WORLD, DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE and THE KILLERS.
a boy in mans world + now (2009/I SCREAM)
HARDCORE. The New Jersey comedic hardcore metallers MUCKY PUP brought a schizophrenic combination of juvenile humor, political sarcasm and pounding riffs, paving the way for others of their type in the '90s. Now, their 2 most important records are available as one package for the 1st time, totaling 29 tracks of madness.
every good boy deserves fudge (2009/SUB POP)
GRUNGE/ALTERNATIVE-ROCK. Vinyl reissue! 1991 will forever be remembered as the year that alternative-rock broke through to the masses. MUDHONEY are a grunge/alternative-rock band from Seattle, WA. "every good boy deserves fudge", their 2nd album, was issued right in the middle of the whole grunge movement, and while it didn't sell in the vast quantities of some other Seattle bands' albums, it did stir up quite a buzz for MUDHONEY. Some of the band's finest moments are included here. Vinyl version includes coupon for free MP3s of the entire album.
live at el sol (2008/MUNSTER)
GRUNGE/ALTERNATIVE-ROCK. A "take-no-prisoners" performance of one of the best rock bands of the last 2 decades! Shot live in Madrid, Spain in 2007 with 6 cameras, and the band playin' the best and toughest hits of his career ("hate the police" and all those) and a few of their most recent songs.
superfuzz bigmuff (2009/SUB POP)
GRUNGE/ALTERNATIVE-ROCK.Rock 'n' roll got a badly needed revitalizing overhaul with Seattle's grunge explosion of the late '80s, and MUDHONEY was there to make sure it got done right. Although nearly eclipsed by the success of such bands as NIRVANA and PEARL JAM, MUDHONEY was arguably the most important grunge band of all. Their "touch me i'm sick" defined a generation of disenchanted middle-class malcontents bored stiff by the predictable mire that rock 'n' roll had become. "supperfuzz big muff" compiles the band's rare early 7"s in one convenient package. Twelve essential tracks here, and they all rock mightily. Vinyl version includes coupon for free MP3s of the entire album.
the lucky ones (2008/SUB POP)
GRUNGE/ALTERNATIVE-ROCK. Nearly 20 years on and MUDHONEY are still going strong. With "the lucky ones", the band release their 8th studio album, coming a full 2 decades after the classic "superfuzz bigmuff". "the lucky ones" is a lean, punchy affair with almost nary a digression into the sort of dirge-blues nod-offs that have appeared on more recent releases. Instead, the 11 tracks here are tight, raw, and marked by insistent thumping rhythms and taught chunky riffs, laying the groundwork for one of the band’s most straight-ahead rock albums in years. This is how garage-rock should be done and there isn't a band around who do it like MUDHONEY. LP includes a MP3 download card.
vanishing point (2013/SUB POP)
GRUNGE/ALTERNATIVE-ROCK. 25 years in, "vanishing point" decisively affirms that, even in an age where only the newest of the new can survive (and even then, only for a few weeks at best), MUDHONEY still have plenty to say and more to offer. These are songs written from the rare vantage point of a band who went through the rock n' roll meat-grinder and not only lived to tell such a tale, they came out full of the wisdom and dark humor such a journey provides. "vanishing point" is filled with dread, psychoanalysis and nuggets-on-fire riffs; the sort of real, uninhibited rock music that is harder and harder to locate these days. With "vanishing point", Mudhoney makes it easy. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
MUKEKA DI RATO
Acabar com voce (2002/SOUND POLLUTION)
HARDCORE. Acabar Com Voce means "Destroy You" and this raging HC from Brazil will! 14 songs that capture the band's amazing energy and power. All the trademarks of great Brazilian HC: energetic speed, catchy brutality, and some great sing-a-longs in a gutted out way. This is their third CD and first released outside Brazil. There is a good chance they will hit the U.S. for some live gigs next year. Check the picture page and see what your in for. These guys rock like fuck; everyone in Brazil knows it. Now it's time for you to catch up