Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Direction from Austin, TX were around in the mid 90s and their output is limited to this 7" and a split 8" with another TX band called Anomie (not to be confused with the French emocore band), which I unfortunately do not own. Released in 1995 on Ballyhoo Withdrawal, Direction was a fairly obscure band outside of Texas, but undeservedly so, this is one awesome 7". Whether your 90s interests lean more to the political side or to the chugga chugga side, there should be something here for everybody. After the band broke up, members moved on to New Year, who released a 7" on Moo Cow Records as well as a split 7" with a band call 1066.
Direction - Flatline 7"
Sunday, February 2, 2014
Bu today's post is about the 5th Foundation from my collection. This Foundation originated from New Jersey and were around in the late 90s. Their sole 7", released in 1999, was the second release on a NJ label called Dead Alive Records, which was around for 4 years or so but managed to crank out 30+ releases during that time. The label renamed itself Manic Ride Records afterwards and continued for a few more years before finally folding. NJ's Foundation was short-lived and I have no idea what the band-members did before or after. They also contributed a track to Dead Alive Records' first release, a compilation CD (a benefit for ABC No Rio), other than possible demo's that's it. Anyways, this 7" is filled with solid manic hardcore with dual (even triple) vocals which give it a crust/grind-like edge. It sounds like this band would've raged on stage. Good stuff, so check it out.
Foundation - Fear Of Life EP 7"
Sunday, January 12, 2014
This tribute album was released by Snoop Records out of Germany in 1994 and features bands from the USA, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Norway and Australia. Bands include Sick Of It All, Only Living Witness, Big Drill Car, NRA, Motorpsycho, Alloy and Gigantor. This compilation was also a sort of benefit for Artists United For Nature, an artist-based non-profit organisation for preservation of nature. I don't know however if it has any relation to the project of the same name that did the cheesy 'Yes We Can' single in 1989, a project similar to Band-Aid.
Anyways, what's nice about this comp is that the bands chose songs to cover from all stages of Hüsker Dü's career. I'll be honest and say I am not really into Hüsker Dü all that much, let alone have intimate knowledge of their discography, but this compilation is pretty cool, it's got a wide range of styles and most bands do a decent job. So give it a chance.
Case Closed? comp CD
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Anyways, if anybody has their other stuff (especially their split with As They Die on Moosestyle Records, from 1999), please leave a comment.
4 In Tha Chamber - Unstable Foundation MCD
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Trial By Jury - 1991 demo
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Unfortunately my copy doesn't come with an insert, sorry. And even worse, my copy is in pretty rough shape, I tried to clean up the sound as best I could, but don't expect great sound quality, sorry about that!
Chilmark - Mosaic 7"
For those interested, I don't have Chilmark's 'Driftwood' 7", but someone posted it on youtube:
Sunday, November 24, 2013
here. Unfortunately those are the only 2 recordings this band ever released to my knowledge. This CD was released on the awesome Life Sentence Records, at a time when every release on xLSRx was an instant buy. I haven't kept up with the label after around 2000, but in the 90s, they released pretty much nothing but awesome records. Anyways, Triphammer... Like the demo, this is incredibly heavy mid-tempo metalcore, 7 songs with an average length of 6+ minutes, and not one dull second among them. Anyways, if you haven't checked out this band yet, please do, you won't regret it. More requests coming up soon.
Triphammer - s/t CD
Triphammer - s/t CD