Friday, January 22, 2010
Utarid were a screamo band from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Members of the band went on to play in the bands i/am/rain, Kias Fansuri, Elisabelle Tears, Killeur Calculateur and Orbit Cinta Benjamin.Throughout their existence they released one 4-track demo, a split with the band Tiala from Tokyo, Australian screamo band Sophora, a split with Am I Dead Yet? And a 4 way split with The Mock Heroic, Am I Dead Yet? and A Fine Boat, That Coffin. They also had a number of tracks across various compilations.
Sophora are a pretty decent screamo band from Australia.
Giants Chair was a band from fall of 1993 to the summer of 1997. Scott Hobart played guitar, wrote words and melodies, sang, and booked shows. Byron Collum wrote and played Bass Lines and fixed stuff. Paul Ackerman wrote and played drum parts and Drove a lot. Giant’s Chair was instrumental in creating the type of midwestern post hardcore/emo sound that bands like Traindodge, Riddle of Steel, The Life and Times, and Shiner have and continue to play (shiner even had a song named after the band). The Giant’s Chair discography includes 2 full lengths and 4 seven inches, most of the stuff was released on Caulfield Records. About 7 years after the band broke up a posthumous release of vinyl only material was released on Caulfield Records. The CD was untitled. The Band Cave In released a cover of the song The Callus on their CDEP Tides of Tomorrow that is extremely well done, however it fails to reach the level of the original. This is the only Known Giant’s Chair cover. All Giant’s Chair releases except Red and Clear (the vinyl version is out of print) are out of print. If you are a hardcore fan and are looking to find some stuff thats out of print your best bet is Ebay, sometimes you can get lucky with Amazon or Half.com as well. If you check ebay periodically you are sure to find the non-Caulfield 7 inches (splits with Boy’s Life an Ethel Meserve). They are the easiest out of print release to find. However if you can find Red and Clear or Purity and Control (both the 7 in. and LP)on vinyl consider yourself lucky. If you find the Purity and Control CD consider yourself extremely lucky, I have never seen it on Ebay or amazon, and I have only seen it once on half. Another alternative is to email Bernie Mcginn at Caulfield Records, he may still have a copy or two lying around of some of the Rare stuff. RELEASES: Hotboy 7 inch record on Caulfield Records Cassette Single on Caulfield from Red and Clear Red and Clear Full Length CD/LP on Caulfield Records Split Seven inch with Boy’s Life on Hit It! Records Split Seven inch with Ethel Meserve on Tree Records Purity and Control Seven Inch Record on Caulfield Records Purity and Control Full Length CD/LP on Caulfield Records Seven Inch B side Collection CD on Caulfield Records Selections (like a greatest hits CD compiling stuff from both LPs. Made just for the reunion show) Former members of Giant’s Chair went on to be in the following bands: Farewell Bend (Paul…Members of Boys life, and Boilermaker too) Volara (Paul… Members of Proudentall too…more recently deceased) http://www.volaramusic.com/ Doris Henson (Byron… Members of Proudentall…active) http://www.dorishenson.com/ Rex Hobart and the Misery Boys (Scott…Country…active) There will be song listings and other things added when I get bored and decide to work on this page some more. (last fm)
Enoch Ardon is a chaotic screamo band from Oviedo, Spain. Named after a Reversal Of Man song.
Where does one start… Cleons Down was a band consisting of members from The Suicide Machines, Roosevelt’s Inaugural Parade, King For A Day, and Tomorrow’s Gone. We exsisted from about the fall of 1995 to the summer of 1997. The sound was a combination of noise,hardcore,indie rock,and everything else that was happening in the 1990’s. Live shows were known for there intensity and chaos that usually resulted in some kind of damage to ourselves and instruments. This band was a bright spark ,in the life of 5 dudes, that was a reflection of the times. 1 guy who moved from Las Vegas to Detroit to follow his dreams of creating music,and 4 other guys who could never understand how he could drink a 40oz of Magnum in one gulp.Anybody remember the “40oz of Emo” stickers? Anyway,all of us still play music to this day! Dudes went on to play in Koufax,The Story So Far,The Bomb,Left in Ruin,and a bunch of other bands.It has been 10 years since the members of this band have all played together,even though we have all remained friends.Cleons Down will be playing one reunion show this fall 2007,simply because we all believe it is time to destroy some shit one last time. (LAST FM)