Record of the Day #10 – Trap Them, Sleepwell Deconstructor

I’ll have to keep this one brief, like the actual record itself. Trap Them’s debut LP Sleepwell Deconstructor clocks in at just over twenty-one thunderous minutes, twelve tracks of gritty hardcore punk/grindcore/hardcore. However you want to classify it, it shreds, a devastating record produced by Converge’s own Kurt Ballou. This thing is fierce, and its a record… Read More Record of the Day #10 – Trap Them, Sleepwell Deconstructor

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Record of the Day #9 – Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties, Bittersweet

I don’t buy many seven-inch records, and I’ve wondered often about why that might be. I think it’s a matter of quantity, knowing perhaps that I’d rather sit down and listen to a record for a full half hour than for only ten or fifteen minutes. I like the size of a twelve-inch record also… Read More Record of the Day #9 – Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties, Bittersweet

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Record of the Day #6 – Dads, American Radass (this is important

I started buying vinyl records way back in 2013 and started off by picking up a few essentials, and a few under-the-radar additions. American Radass (this is important), if I remember correctly, was the fourth record I ever bought, purchased on a whim from the new extinct Distrosauras Rex. Distrosauras Rex was a very small… Read More Record of the Day #6 – Dads, American Radass (this is important

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Record of the Day #3 – Enter Shikari, Take To The Skies

Earlier this year I sought press approval for popular UK festival ‘Slam Dunk,’ and was eventually rebuffed in my approach. I wasn’t necessarily disappointed to be missing the festival itself, but I was disappointed to miss the chance to see Enter Shikari play their classic debut album Take To The Skies in full. It was something… Read More Record of the Day #3 – Enter Shikari, Take To The Skies

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Record of the Day #2 – The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die, Between Bodies

The World Is A Beautiful Place and I am No Longer Afraid To Die have never been a band afraid to push the envelope. Even their very name seems a challenge to the listener, an obstacle of sorts to overcome as a way to gain a greater appreciation for the music produced under the moniker. With… Read More Record of the Day #2 – The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die, Between Bodies

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A Lonely Ghost Burning – A Bounty Of Beautiful Songwriting

Although not as directly relevant to the content on this site as the Alternative Melodies strand of A Lonely Ghost Burning, the Beautiful Songwriting compilations are well worth a look as well. They’re worth a look more so if you’re a fan of slow, haunting, mostly-acoustic tracks that rely mainly on a great voice above all else.… Read More A Lonely Ghost Burning – A Bounty Of Beautiful Songwriting

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A Lonely Ghost Burning – Alternative Melodies Aplenty

A Lonely Ghost Burning‘s Alternative Melodies series of compilations seeks to promote the work of artists primarily from the genres of rock and indie, with the many sub-genres covered also. Each release boasts a selection of songs rife with heart and energy, dynamic and anthemic, from the finding-its-feet feel of the initial Alt / Punk moniker to the streamlined… Read More A Lonely Ghost Burning – Alternative Melodies Aplenty

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Record of the Day #1 – R.E.M, Shiny Happy People (12″ single)

I wanted to kick things off with a 12″ single, a single that I love, but perhaps shouldn’t as much as I do. In R.E.M’s extensive discography, no song divides fans quite as much as Shiny Happy People, and listening to the song it’s easy to see why. It’s different, the standout departure on a record… Read More Record of the Day #1 – R.E.M, Shiny Happy People (12″ single)

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Project Spotlight: A Lonely Ghost Burning (Carefully Curated Compilations For An Explorative Audience)

This is less of a review and more of a promotion piece for a project I approve of wholeheartedly. I’ve had the pleasure of writing about the work of A Lonely Ghost Burning for over four years now, observing the evolution of the project during that time. Founded by Jamie Downes in 2013, the project… Read More Project Spotlight: A Lonely Ghost Burning (Carefully Curated Compilations For An Explorative Audience)

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