Saturday, November 6, 2010
This is Blue Monday's first 7" I believe. The earlier material is by far the best from this band. This and the second 7" I recommend to anyone out there.
This is Mainstrike's s/t 7" put out by Crucial Response. Mainstrike was a band from the Netherlands and is one of the several noted youth crew bands to come out of Europe in the past twenty years or so. Good stuff.
This is the Steel Nation 7" put out by A389. This band has gotten worse since this release, but this and some of the other earlier material are pretty good.
I picked this up along with the Where It Ends zine from Deathwish. This is the 3rd press of Dedicated to Babies... I still need to get a copy on White from the 2nd press. It's amazing how popular this band still is despite not touring at all really. Great band regardless.
I was happy to finally get a copy of the Lights Out LP from Sean Youngblood. I heard one of their songs on the Revelation Generations compilation. I immediately was intrigued, dug a little further and was defiantly in to it. I would describe them as a dirty style of hardcore, taking it's attitude from punk but still a pretty hard band.
This is the record release version of Iron Age's Constant Struggle, limited to 195 copies. I got to see this band finally and I'm kind of indifferent about it. It wasn't bad but it wasn't great either. Apparently that's the way it is usually from what I've been told.
This was the big release for the Showcase, Sacred Love's 12" EP. I haven't listened to this yet, but it looks pretty cool. The screen printed cover came out really well and the artwork is cool. These are numbered out of 100 and there were plenty left so I'm sure Sean will be putting them in the webstore soon.