Saturday, December 6, 2008

La Dispute

Okay, seriously, I have not been so impressed/excited with a new hardcore band/album than the one I'm posting now since... well, Risk Revival or Native's debut. This album reminds me of a cross between Mewithoutyou and Hot Cross' later material. It's fucking incredible and I listened to it on repeat throughout my entire overnight shift (eight hours).

I highly recommend you listen to this with a good stereo system and/or headphones. Don't let anything distract you either. It's that good.

Check them out here. and support them. Go to their shows and buy their merch.

I made their album available to download but I will probably take it down soon. So good. So so good.

Somewhere at the Bottom of the River Between Vega and Altair

Thursday, November 13, 2008


This is the last band I am posting for the day. Again, some files may be password protected. I am not giving you the password, but you should be able to transfer them to your i-pod. If you have a Zune or some phone you listen to music from, then you are screwed.

This band is incredible. They resemble Moving Mountains.

I am not Romeo, You are not Juliet 2004

Walk into the Light and Reach for the Sky 2006

Years 2008

Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate)

This band reminds me of American Football and Mineral. But that's me... =(

Really good stuff. I put their EP and their new 7" in one file. If you can't play the EP on i-tunes without a password, you should be able to play it on your i-pod without a problem. If there is a problem, buy their music. If you don't want to deal with passwords, purchase their material. They are on tour now.


When the Sea Became a Giant & Year of the Rabbit 2007-1008


So it has been a long ass mother fucking time since I have posted in my blog, and I apologize. I have been incredibly busy with my life.

However, I am going to make up the last couple months with some amazing progressive indie music that is layered and epic.

First off is Mimas. You should know by now that I am terrible at explaining music or even comparing bands, but I hope by now you trust my musical taste and listen and support this band from the UK.

The Worries 2009

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


We are not dead! I will put up some more stuff soon! I have been extremely busy with work my multiple jobs and busy ass life. No worries!

If you live in Chicago, come party with us on Halloween. Native is playing is our basement. If you want directions, shoot me an e-mail. Its not going to be a huge thing. But it will be super fun I am sure.


Monday, September 29, 2008

Noah and the Whale

I saw this band play at the Empty Bottle the other night. I had a real good time and really enjoyed this band. The bassist/keyboardist wore a funny looking hat. My gf yelled "You're hat looks like a VAGINA!!!" Probably the best heckle ever.
Either way, if you like happy folk with ukuleles, fiddles, trumpets, clapping, and different percussion instruments, you will really enjoy this band.

Noah and the Whale | Peaceful, the World Lays Me Down


This file has their split material with A Day in Black and White, their 7", and An Estate.

Navies | Discography

Monday, September 22, 2008


There is a lot that I am missing here. Hopefully you guys can fill in the blanks. I am keeping my eyes out for the new album entitled, Canopy Glow.




Floating World

Murder In The Red Barn | Unreleased

Some nice lad sent this to me over gmail. I compressed the songs into a zip folder and made it available for you Achilous readers. If you don't know who Murder In The Red Barn is, I made a post on them earlier this year. Scroll down, read up and download away. =)

Murder In The Red Barn | Unreleased

Sunday, September 14, 2008

El Ten Eleven

Simply put, this band is one of the catchiest instrumental rock groups out today. A two piece that combines programming and live instrumentation to create a rich and original musical experience. The duo uses elements of dance, prog rock and math rock to create songs which make the listener feel awake, uplifted and enthused. Download the jams then go buy all their stuff and see their shows, you won't be disappointed.

El Ten Eleven (2005)


Every Direction is North (2007)


These Promises are Being Videotaped (2008)


For Fans of: Ratatat, Minus the Bear, etc

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

31Knots | Worried Well

Here it was! The new album from 31Knots. It's grand. ENJOY
buy it. you heard the man!

Monday, August 11, 2008


Here we have one of the most entertaining bands of the emotional hardcore, screamo, emo, skramz, whatever genre (you can define it). Since they decided to get back together recently I thought it would be a good idea to showcase most of their work before the new record comes out. Comprised of members of La Quiete and Neil On Impression they offer pure melodic hardcore brilliance. Listen to everything here immediately I think you'll be impressed. Be on the lookout for the new record (which I've posted the unmastered version here) sometime this year...BUY IT!

Raein (2002)

Il n'y a pas de Orchestre (2003)

Doden Marscherar at Vast 7" (2004)

Split 7" w/Funeral Diner (2004)

Split 10" w/Daitro (2004)

The Harsh Words as the Sun - 3 way split w/Lhasa & Daitro (2004)


Nati Da Altri Padri (2008!)

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Youth Pictures of Florence Henderson

"Unnoticeable in a Tiny Town, Invisible in the City" is the debut release from this Norwegian outfit. They bring a blend of post-rock, lofi, emo and electronica to their well crafted songs. Definitely a record that should be listened to from start to finish, preferably on headphones. The songs are long but not overdone and tend to move around from ambient to full on rock. Be on the lookout for their follow up release some time this year!


For fans of: Sigur Ros, Gregor Samsa, Cats and Cats and Cats, etc.

Monday, June 30, 2008

The Jazz June

Here is the discography from post hardcore geniuses The Jazz June down to the collection of 7"s and comp tracks and the compilation from their slew of reunion shows a couple years ago. This band is many things, part emo part indie with post hardcore roots. Some of the best stuff I've heard from the genre, honestly listen to all of this stuff if you even have an interest in late 90's indie jams, you WILL NOT be disappointed. DON'T LET MY EXCUSE FOR A DESCRIPTION SCARE YOU AWAY...DOWNLOAD AND ENJOY!!!

For Fans of: The Get Up Kids, Moneen, Spy Versus Spy, Braid, The Kidcrash

They Love Those Who Make the Music (1997)

The Boom the Motion and the Music (1998)

Breakdance Suburbia (1998)

The Medicine (2000)

Better Off Without Air (2002)

The Scars to Prove It (2007)

Friday, June 27, 2008

Fight Amp

Young Widows canceled their show at Dudefest this year. It totally bummed me out. This band, however, totally replaced them. Well, for me at least, because I never heard of them before. Mix Sweet Cobra with Young Widows and you will have Fight Amp. They rocked the 21+ venue. Fuck, this album is heavy. They have a babe guitarist too!

Hungry For Nothing

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


So... last Thursday night, I went to a house show. Which is something I rarely do, especially in the summer. I met some cool dudes, and spent most of the time on the porch smokin' and talkin' and drinkin' and eatin'. Yeah yeah, well... I heard some tight jams from the porch and went to the basement. This band was fuckin' SWEET. Bass driven harcore/emo/punk with incredible guitar work and drums. Again... fuck descriptions. They reminded me of a combination of Off Minor and Hugs. Bassist did vocals as well.

I bought a shirt and a CD and scooted. I encourage you to do the same. This band was fantastic. The Recording is fantastic as well.

Native's myspace

We Delete; Erase

Monday, June 16, 2008

A Day In Black And White

I heard about this band after reading that their first full length was reminiscent to City Of Caterpillar's s/t album. This is when I purchased albums, so I did. My Heroes Have Always Killed Cowboys is still one of my favorite progressive indi/punk albums. Their previous material is a bit more to the point with heavier abrasive elements, and post-Cowboys material has more of an melodic softer sound with jagged chords intertwined to create a solid structure of whatever post genres you want to label. Punk, indi, hardcore... whatever. Some part of my body is always moving when I listen to this band.

The only files I am missing here are their split 7"s with Golden Birds and Silent Reminder. Leave comments and enjoy.

Oh yeah, this thread is dedicated to my room-mates of Park ave. Good times with dart-guns, mongoloids, Mario Kart, fire works, the list goes on and on....

Daniel Morse | Guitars and vocals
Ian Thompson | Drums
Mike Petillo | Bass
Aaron Leitko | Guitar

based out of:
Washington, DC

Level Plane

Black Castle & Navies [Splits]

My Heroes Have Always Killed Cowboys


Friday, June 13, 2008


This band is truly a blessing to listen. Music to smoke a blunt and just relax to. They are in the same lane as June of 44 and Slint.

Joe Goldring | Guitars
Kevin Thomson | Bass/Guitars
Yuma Joe Byrnes | Drums
Pete Simonelli | Vocals

End Note 2004

Output Negative Space 2006

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Off Minor

No other band is like Off Minor. Here is all their stuff including their new album. If you want a description, google em. =)

The new album is fantastic. Leave comments and enjoy.

Problematic Courtship 2002

The Heat Death Of The Universe 2002

Innominate 2004

Killie & My Disco [Splits] 2006/08

Some Blood 2008

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

The Holy Shroud

I am pretty sure this band only has one member from his/their previous band, North of America. Correct me if I am wrong. "The band's combination of dissonant, snaking guitars, off-kilter melody, and pummeling rhythmic sensibilities" would have been lost for not Hot Cross' invitation on their tour.

This band is still considered active but I am doubting another actual release from them. I sure hope I am wrong.

This file linked below has both their full length and split 7" with Hot Cross, both released on Level-Plane records. Also, my power went out at the last fucking second of the upload. When the power came back on and I restored my session, mediafire said the file was successfully uploaded. Tell me if it lied to me. =)

Ghost Repeaters & split with Hot Cross


I was introduced to this band through an old room mate about two years ago while watching one of the Burn to Shine DVDs. They're the only thing I remember besides this amazingly shitty band whispering "AK Forty-seven, AK Forty-seven, AK Forty-seven...." Well yeah, I love hearing about new bands as awesome as this, even in this case, where I am completely late.

This is another crazy awesome trio out of Washington DC. They formed in early 03' and have two members from Faraquet. They released an EP under Dischord records, which was followed by their full length.

If you are into Faraquet or Smart Went Crazy, you will like Medications. Enjoy.

Medications 2004

Your Favorite People All In One Place 2005