Lizards Have Personalities/Adaje Split

Band – Lizards Have Personalities (Website) (Bandcamp) (Facebook)
Band – Adaje (Bandcamp) (Facebook)
Release Title – Split
Medium – Mp3
Label – Self Released
Style – Split/Screamo/Hardcore
From - Memphis, Tennessee, USA (Adaje)
From - Lawrence, Kansas, USA Lizards Have Personalities)

Track List -

  1. Adaje – Ladder for a Step
  2. Lizards Have Personalities – Dear Girl Lying in the Middle of the Road, You Could do Better
  3. Lizards Have Personalities – Sanc Kingdom’s Collapse
  4. Adaje – Kanga Wu Pouch


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Check out that cover art, judge the book by the cover, rad art, rad split.  I love Lizards Have Personalities so listening to this was a no brainer.  Their two tracks have everything that I desire and I am surprised that they haven’t written any stinkers, they continually get better and better.
Adaje knocked me off the chair with their two tracks, deeper vocals sometimes mixed with high pitched screaming.  Amazing lyrics that make me want to hate the world all over again.

Bonus, each band has a slowed down ambient musical part with yelled vocals over it which is always my favorite kind of jam.

Waxeater/JabberJosh – On Deck (2010)

Band – Waxeater (Bandcamp) (Facebook)
Band – JabberJosh (Bandcamp) (Facebook)
Release Title – On Deck, Split
Medium – Seven Inch
Label – Useless World Records
Style – Punk/Rock/Brothers
From – Bloomington, Indiana, USA (Waxeater)
From – Lawrence, Kansas, USA (JabberJosh)

Track List -

  1. Side A – JabberJosh – Why the Fuck would you Re-Issue Frampton Comes Alive?
  2. Side B – Waxeater – A Quiet Place Alone Away From Everyone I Hate


Info -

Two Years ago I put this record out and it was by far the most successful record that I did on my short lived label.  Successful for my label meant that I didn’t lose most of my money on the release.  But that isn’t the reason why I put out records of my friends bands anyways.  Either way this record was the best sounding thing I put out and it still rules hard.  JabberJosh is a sweet two piece of brothers that player some solid stoner punk.  Waxeater play heavy stoner rock/post punk stuff that you most likely will get down on.


Lizards Have Personalities/¡Silencio, Ahora, Silencio!/Todos Caerán/Book of Caverns Four Way Split

Band – Lizards Have Personalities (Website) (Bandcamp) (Facebook)
Band - ¡Silencio, Ahora, Silencio! (Website) (Bandcamp)
Band - Todos Caerán (Website) (Bandcamp) (Facebook)
Band – Book of Caverns (Bandcamp) (Facebook)
Release Title – Four Way Split
Medium – Tape
Label – (Ghosts and Demons) (A Mountain Far) (Romantic Songs)
Style – Split/Emo/Screamo/Indie
From – Lawrence, Kansas, USA (Lizards Have Personalities)
From – Madrid, Spain (¡Silencio, Ahora, Silencio!)
From - Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (Todos Caerán)
From - Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (Book of Caverns)

Track List -

  1. Lizards Have Personalities – Je suis fait d’ombre et de marbre
  2. Lizards Have Personalities – Prolomea
  3. ¡Silencio, Ahora, Silencio! – Dr. Jon Dee
  4. ¡Silencio, Ahora, Silencio! – Sin Dolor No Hay Presencia
  5. Todos Caerán – The Gernsback Contiuum
  6. Todos Caerán – The Fragments of a Hologram Rose
  7. Book of Caverns – Marial Bai
  8. Book of Caverns – Champion City


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Lizards Have Personalities gave me this tape when I booked them in town during the summer.  Unbeknownst to me at the time I would be holding onto something that I would be listening to over and over again that summer.

I am usually afraid of picking up splits with multiple bands and especially ones that I haven’t heard of yet.  There is just usually a high percent chance that one band will ruin the record by being a complete stinker.  Luckily for us all the songs are totally rad.

Lizards Have Personalities pull a reversal and sing in French (I believe) in their first song.  This is rad because most non English bands seem to be singing in English now a days so its cool to see someone doing the opposite.  I obviously picked up the tape from them so I can tell you that I love the tracks.

SAS, from Madrid plays Screamo/Hardcore, their tracks are fast and loud and very emotional.  I can tell what they are saying at times but since I don’t know Spanish I don’t know what it means.  I assume they are saying “We are a super rad band that you will start to follow now.”

I had just picked up After Dark from Todos Caerán a few days before I got this tape, so I hadn’t been able to listen to it.  If I had I would have been stoked that they are on it.  Everything by them so far is so amazing.  After dark has to be one of the best records of last year.  Amazing screamo/emotional hardcore.

Book of Caverns is a band that I can never say right and it annoys me of how dumb I am.  I always end up saying books of caravans.  I’m a fucking idiot.  They were the biggest surprise for me of 2011, I got their split with damages a while before and spun it a bunch then got distracted and forgot about it.  This tape reminded me of their glory.  Their vocalist has a unique voice and I love that kind of stuff.  Sounds like a mix of spoken/cried/pleaded.  Post-hardcore at its finest.