Friday, February 13, 2009


Thom Yorke is still one of my favourite humans ever!


Totally my new favourite website ...

Head over there and check out all the goodies that I have wasted my entire afternoon on!


Watched this with Coop last night. Best soundtrack in a BMX film ever. First song is Heartache – Converge ... What more can this girl want???

JC de Castelbajac v LEGO


Also check out the designer's site here ... It's really, really cool!

NRWS – New Distances

Ryan Frederiksen (guitarist for Narrows and These Arms Are Snakes) has completed the artwork for the long awaited Narrows' "New Distances" album. Check out the artwork above.

Narrows "New Distances" CD/LP Audio Player is up now featuring songs "Chambered" and "Newly Restored". Be sure to check it out here.

Lastly, check out the live video for "Chambered" by Jodie Cox (the other awesome guitarist for Narrows), Amy Sedgewick, and Gary Napper below.

Via Deathwish

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

My friend Tim ...

has a blog that you can read here.

Tim is awesome!

Monday, February 9, 2009



From the band via the internet :

This has been one of the most important things in our lives for quite a while now.

While it’s sad to see it come to an end, we’re all glad we can look back on some great experiences we have had, and wonderful people we have met throughout the years.

None of us are too sure about how we feel about doing a final show, not ruling it out completely, but sometimes that can come off the wrong way, and none of us want that. if we can do it right, we will do it.

We want to thank everyone who has been a part of this, good or bad. It’s been a pretty crazy trip.

Peace out.

-Sean/Verse (rip)


Friday, February 6, 2009


Blue Murder & Resist Present:


May 7 Zoo, Brisbane
Tickets from the venue 1300 762 545 and Oztix outlets.

May 8 Cambridge, Newcastle
Tickets from Moshtix outlets and

May 9 Annandale Hotel, Sydney
Tickets from Annandale Hotel and

May 10 Tuggeranong Youth Centre, Canberra All Ages
Tickets from Moshtix outlets and

May 13 Corner, Melbourne
Tickets from the venue 03 9427 9198 & Missing Link 03 9670 8208

May 14 Republic Bar, Hobart
Tickets from Red Hot CDs Devonport, Mojo Music Launceston, Ruff Cut Records Hobart, the venue and

May 15 Enigma Bar, Adelaide All Ages
Tickets on sale from Venue Tix, &

May 16 Hyde Park, Perth
Tickets from 78 Records, Mills and



Two of my favourite bands of all time – Hot Water Music and Against Me! – their lead singers touring together. *dies*

You KNOW this will be all kinds of awesome ...


Just got the above sent to me by my friends in Anime Fire. They've got an EP coming out February 28th and I'm stoked to hear it!

There's also a new track up on their MySpace that you should go check out and let them know what you think!

Good dudes, writing good tunes! And that's what I dig...

Thursday, February 5, 2009


Official press release:

Eulogy Recordings will be releasing This Is Hardcore Fest (DVD) on February 17, 2009. This DVD was documented by Floating Boy Media. Includes both live performances and interviews.

“Hopefully these 2 hours will keep you as excited as we are for next year’s festival,” says Joe Hardcore (Founder of This Is Hardcore Fest).

This Is Hardcore 2008 was filmed live at the Starlight Ballroom, Philadelphia PA August 29 to the 31 2008. 3 days of the most stagedives, singalongs and hardcore bands we could fit into a weekend.

With this being our 3rd year we wanted to once again not only outdo our previous efforts but continue to expand on the concept that helped us bring the fest to the light of day. We’ve done our best to fill each day with nothing but pure hardcore, be it legends like NJ’s Vision or reigning kings Blacklisted and Cold World. We are really proud to offer such diversity and excitement to the awesome scene we have going today. It is our hope to shed light on some of the hardest working and up and coming acts growing today as well as some old
favorites coming back into the light.

This Is Hardcore was 1,000 plus kids being able to see the best and brightest and show their support without the interference of barricades or bouncers, yet still have all the bells and whistles of the big club setting. This year has been documented by our good friends at Floating Boy Media and graciously released by the Mighty “Eulogy Recordings.” In releasing this DVD we hope to showcase the amazing scene that we’ve have today and also hope to shed light on the
fest for those of you who couldn’t make the trip. Hopefully these 2 hours will keep you as excited as we are for next year’s festival.

Track Listing:

Death Before Dishonor “Never Again”
Blacklisted “Eye For An Eye”, “That Aint Real Much”
Strength For A Reason ” Looking Back”
Alpha Omega “Devils Bed”
My Turn To Win “Best Goalie Ever”
Vision “The Kids”, “Falling Apart”
Brain Dead “Guilt and Shame”
Poverty Bay Saints (”Six Pack”)
Know the Score “Red Sox Nation My Ass”, “Ex Members Of I Don’t Give A
Fuck”, “Safety In Numbers”
The Mongoloids “Time Trials”
Ceremony ” Throwing Bricks”, ” I Want To Put This To An End”
No Turning Back “Stay Away”
Comeback Kid “Wake The Dead”
Cold World ” Cold World”, “Low Places”
Fahrenheit 451 “Bring Yourself” “Shall Be Judged”
Reign Supreme “Isacariot” “Still Unbroken”
Down To Nothing “Skate or Die”, “Home Sweet Home”, “Smash It”
Trapped Under Ice “Reality Unfolds”, “Skeleton Heads”
Killing the Dream “Thirty Four Seconds”, “Still Unbroken”
Deathcycle “Suffer”
Maximum Penality “Life and Times”, “Acceptance”
Violation “Stranglehold”
Convicted “Cages”
Ensign “Never Give In”
Let Down “Never Again”, “Aggravation”
Paint it Black “Atticus Fink”, “We Will Not”
100 Demons “Never Surrender”, “Forsaken”
Wisdom In Chains “Dragging me Down”, “Land of Kings”
Terror “Always the Hardway”, “Keep Your Mouth Shut”

Running Time: 1 hr, 56 minutes

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


You've probably never heard of them, but DAMN they're good!

Death From Above 1975 + Female Screamo = Spark Is A Diamond


Such a cool band ... You should scope out their new album, Prying Eyes, if you get a chance. So dirty and awesome!

Monday, February 2, 2009


Founded by Ryan Patterson (Black Cross, National Acrobat) over a half decade ago, and since solidified by Mike Pascal and Chris Maggio, Coliseum have grown to become today's quintessential contemporary hardcore/punk band. Successfully melding their progressive musicianship, punk fervor, and vital political/social awareness into one intense vision.

Originally based in straight-ahead hardcore and classic punk, Coliseum have continued to progress with each recorded effort. Before finding a permanent home on Relapse records in 2006, Coliseum released music on both Ryan's own Auxiliary label, as well as on Level Plane Records. Coliseum's first full length for Relapse, "No Salvation", was released in the summer of 2007 and was met by praise from critics and kids alike.

To celebrate the longtime friendship between Coliseum and Deathwish, we are proud to announce the upcoming release of Coliseum's "True Quiet / Last Wave" 7"EP. Featuring artwork by friend John Dyer Baizley (Baroness, Kylesa, Cursed), "True Quiet / Last Wave" gives us the first taste of Coliseum's evolution since 2007's "No Salvation". The hook laden A Side "True Quiet" takes hold with its all too familiar story of self imposed isolation, told to a dc influenced metallic jangle. While the percussively driven B Side "Last Wave" serves as a hair raising commentary on the ethical and economical darkness of our present day. Both songs collectively embodying the honest artistry that defines Coliseum at their very core.

A new Coliseum album is due out on Relapse sometime in the future...

Via Deathwish


San Diego-based metallers AS I LAY DYING have reportedly set “This Is Who We Are” as the title of their upcoming three-disc DVD set. Due on April 14 via Metal Blade, the effort will include live performances, backstage footage, interviews, photos, production videos, and a documentary on the group covering everything from the band’s humble beginnings to the their massive success as one of today’s leading metal acts. The DVD is being directed and produced by Denise Korycki, who also worked on the CANNIBAL CORPSE DVD “Centuries of Torment”.

“This Is Who We Are” will mark AS I LAY DYING’s first release since “An Ocean Between Us”, which came out August 21, 2007 and entered The Billboard 200 chart at No. 8.

AS I LAY DYING was interviewed by Dead Press! on October 30, 2008 backstage at the Academy in Manchester, U.K. on the Taste of Chaos tour. Listen to the five-and-a-half-minute chat below.


OK, so I'm a little behind the 8-ball here, but the lineup is so ridiculously incredible. Anyone wanna give me a free ticket? It's like every year when I want to go to SXSW but never do ... One day...

ANYWAY... You can read the entire lineup for the three days here, but this is what gets me psyched!

* Beirut
* Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band
* Dear and the Headlights
* Felix da Housecat
* Franz Ferdinand
* Genghis Tron
* Morrissey
* Patton & Rahzel
* Paul McCartney
* Silversun Pickups
* The Black Keys
* The Presets
* The Ting Tings

* Amanda Palmer
* Amy Winehouse
* Atmosphere
* Band Of Horses
* Billy Talent
* Calexico
* Fleet Foxes
* Henry Rollins
* Mastodon
* The Killers
* Turbonegro

* Fucked Up
* Jenny Lewis
* Late of the Pier
* Lupe Fiasco
* Lykke Li
* Public Enemy
* Shepard Fairey
* The Gaslight Anthem
* The Horrors
* The Kills
* The Night Marchers
* X
* Yeah Yeah Yeah's

Sunday, February 1, 2009


Unofficially bestowed the title of street artist of choice for the 2008 Presidential Elections, Shepard Fairey took some time out from his new celebrity-like status to do things up in his old fashion ways running around Boston. Despite the frigid cold sweeping Bean Town, Fairey’s work is seen around town including stickers, wheatpaste and murals.

Via Hypebeast