April 28, 2011
The Irish instrumental band Enemies released a 7″ single for Record Store Day. The 2 songs are just as good as anything on the band’s full length (maybe even a little catchier…). This was probably my favorite Record Store Day release this year, and they still have copies of it for sale. If you’re unfamiliar with the band, check out the video below of them playing the song “Robert Reid” from the release, and see what you’ve been missing.
April 28, 2011
What a good bunch of guys. Iron Chic just put their latest releases bundled up on their bandcamp for free download. If you have somehow missed this band, for shame. Get this, and while you’re at it get the rest of their music. It’s all for-fucking-free and awesome. Not Like This, their full length from last year, was my favorite of 2010. The band boasts former member(s) of Latterman, their sound is a reminiscent of them but more apathetic and grown up. They’re putting out some of the best music in the genre so, GET INTO IT.
April 27, 2011
Whaddup ya’ll. Today I bring you the demo from Portland, OR’s Zoogirl. They’re a little mathy emo group and they’re awesome. Check it out if you’re into cool mathy, catchy stuff.
April 21, 2011
Heyo! I’m a little drunk. So what if it’s only 6:30!? There’s some awesome stuff that you should know about.
First off, Cattle Drums has their Boy Kisser Sessions + 3 up for free download. If you don’t have this already, I highly suggest picking it up. I hype this band a lot, but only because I think they’re really great.
Second, Big Kids has posted 4 new songs from their upcoming full length “Phone Home”. They are all up for free download, and they all fuckin’ rock. According to my count, this band will have released 2 full lengths, 2 splits, and one EP, all in the same year. That’s pretty impressive. Support this band in any way you can. They are the nicest dudes ever.
We’ve decided to post the Lautrec Discography. I’m not sure why we’ve been sitting on these tracks for so long, but I’m pretty sure we’ve never actually posted the whole thing. So, here you go. Enjoy it. Pick up the the tape if you feel like it.
Lastly, we should have lots of new stuff added to the distro in the next few weeks. We’ve got lots of records to trade, so if you feel like picking up any of our stuff in return for your awesome releases, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cameron/Black With Sap
April 18, 2011
Love those dudes.
April 12, 2011
I am not entirely sure what to say about this album. Small Brown Bike are a band that’s basically reached cult status in the No Idea Records-esque punk/post-hardcore scene. When I was at the Fest 8, I met people who flew from all over the globe to see the band play a reunion set. After splitting up in 2004, they’ve reunited and released a new full length. If you are familiar with the band, this album will seem like a natural progression. It feels more modern, but it’s still very much like the old stuff. If you don’t know Small Brown Bike, picture the middle ground between gruff, emotive punk like Hot Water Music and more intense emo/post-hardcore bands like Castevet (or CSTVT, stupid damn name change). Yeah, that’s all I got. Check it out. There’s a reason these guys are so influential.
April 4, 2011
Dikembi are a new band from Gainesville, Florida. I read somewhere that they have members of Wavelets, but don’t quote me on that. This 4 song EP is awesome for a number of reasons. First of all, they play some really catchy tunes that are a combination of pop punk and noodley emo. It’s nothing revolutionary, but it’s really well done and they keep it interesting (something that more bands along these lines should take note of). Secondly, the song titles are all clever play on words on players from the Chicago Bulls and weed lingo. What’s better than that? Lastly, it’s free. Get on it.