Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Born on 22/11/08 at 14:59.

Sunday, November 16, 2008


Discharging energizing themes, strongly relying on a solid rhythm section and striking melodies, Thumbnail raised their way within the alternative rock scene, although for less than six years. It was in late 1995 that Thumbnail first assembled, by that time with a lineup consisting of Justin Sinkovich (guitar, vocals), Jason Morris (guitar, vocals), Steve Schmidt (bass), and David Burns (drums). Signing their first record deal by the end of 1995, Thumbnail reissued Thumbnail, their first self-titled album for the Cargo/Headhunter Records label in the midst of 1996. Red Beat, the band’s long-awaited second album, hit record stores in 1996 still on the Headhunter logo. During the following years, the group eventually disbanded, and it was only in 2001 that File 13, the Philadelphia-based record label co-founded by Burns, decided to revitalize Thumbnail’s themes by releasing That Static, an album created three years before its official release. Invigorated by a significant reaction to the new album, Thumbnail eventually entered an extensive touring season.


Transistor Transistor started in a cluttered basement in Derry, NH, during 2001. With nothing better to do than commit petty acts of vandalism, and practice all the time, the band got going quickly. By 2003 the band had toured relentlessly and worked with bands such as Wolves, Light the Fuse and Run, Daughters, Hot Cross, and Mannequin. Transistor Transistor has taken on many shapes and sizes through multiple tours and a handful of splits and e.p.’s, but has never compromised its pact with Satan. After a great European tour in early 2004, the band found it necessary to regroup and move forward with the lessons learned from the first couple of years of being a band. Having a solidified line-up, and working in Boston, MA, the band found new life and focus and began writing a new full-length record. In 2005 the band will release “Erase All Name and Likeness” its first proper full length. The band feels proud of the hard work they put into writing these songs, having explored new songwriting possibilities, and defining themselves with this new recording. While not leaving behind any of it’s love for loud driving music, Transistor Transistor has grown to be a heavier, more complex, and more dynamic band capable of writing destructive rock only hinted at in their earliest material.

Put Down The Bible, Pick Up The Bottle


Great hardcore from Florida. True North feature members of TWELVE HOUR TURN, STRIKEFORCE DIABLO, PALATKA.

Put Your Nightlife....


Early 80s-influenced hardcore / punk band. Formed in Toronto, Canada in 2001.Career Suicide have made a name for themselves playing purist hardcore punk influenced by the genre’s pioneers as well as drawing heavily on influences spanning first wave punk and savage 60’s garage from North America and the UK.


Caligari began in the summer of 1998 after the demise of the bands Floodplain, and Saqqara.



Azure were a pretty cool German emo band. They did a great split with Cerulean. Here is the 7".



In the early ’90s there was a great emotive hardcore band called Sinker. They had a song on the 3/12/93 compilation 7” that came out on Ebullition. When Sinker broke up the members formed two new bands called Amber Inn and Indian Summer. Great ’90s emotive hardcore. One of the bands that helped to define the genre. Passionate singing and delicate melodies combined with a strong sense of rhythmic energy. Amber Inn hits the highs and the lows with a style that uses volume diversity to great effect. Pulsating and always emotionally charged.