My Cassette Collection #7: MC12 A COMPILATION
This was a tape i picked up at a distro that was at a gig I was putting on. It’s really cool, full of really intense, rad lofi punk music. Honestly, I haven’t listened to it as much as I should have. Will make it a point to listen to it more.
My Cassette Collection #6
From my late teens, I have been incredibly invested in music that has a lot of revealing elements. I found myself to be quite a self-deprecating, double-thinking, sometimes self-hating youth and those feelings are quite isolating, and leave you searching for people to connect with who also feel very similar to yourself. In music, you can find connection between yourself and other people over very similar feelings and is one of the primary reasons why people bond over music. There were times that anxiety, depression, frustration with my existence peeked so high that it was music like OLD GRAY that helped me sort of mourn, exorcise and let go of my feelings just long enough for it to have mattered.
I’ve always thought that most music represents a mood of sorts, and with screamo/skramz/post-screamo/powerviolence/whatever, it always struck me as music to release the pent up feelings we have inside us, like a caged bird. Bands like this always made me wanna start a band like it and express myself in a similar way, but it didn’t quite happen and I find it hard to truly scream but I like that I have music like this to help me through emotionally rough times.
This album in particular is "An Autobiography", but i will list my favourite songs of theirs, in general.
FAV TRAXXX: “Her Tongue Was Tattooed On The Back of Her Teeth”, “At The End of the Day”, “Our Hearts Remain The Same”, “Wolves”
My Cassette Collection: #1, #2, #3
These are the first three tapes from the tweet punx band/project QUARTERBACKS, aka Dan Eagle: ‘Loveseat’, ‘Quarterboy' and 'Sportcenter’. The best way to describe his sound is by imagining the Violent Femmes at their fastest and most fun. His lyrics are often about love; well meaning stories about friends, his opinions on love as a concept, and just little thoughts. They’re quite delicate and considered and show his humanity. One of my favourite songs in terms of lyrics is “KNICKS”, which is a simple little ode about taking care of a friend when they are feeling blue and lonely, which is rly cute.
In terms of packaging and quality, DDW (DOUBLE DOUBLE WAMMY) do a brilliant job, and make me quite jel. They all feel like full products and don’t seem like something you can pick holes for being DIY in an amateurish kinda way.
FAV TRACKS: DON’T WANNA (‘loveseat’), CENTER (‘quarterboy’) and BACK TO BACK (‘sportcenter’)
We’ve still got copies of both the Oh No! Yoko tapes and the Bloodsport (my solo work)/Videosforpictures split EPs
Please check ‘em out
With luck, these fuckers will finally be made by the weekend. THE WEEKEND. Or at the very most, the end of the weekend. I’m sorry it’s taken so long, everybody. Printing is hard. And it is our first one, so cut us a little slack.
In the meantime, you can still download the EP for free regardless.
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We are very pleased to be putting out the first physical release by Liverpool based lounge surf band Beach Skulls, on tape, limited to an exclusive 30/30 copies.
1. All Right Island
2. The Waves
3. Grey Today
4. Grey Tomorrow
2. Summertime (george gershwin cover)
Preview the EP:
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