Lara Korona – Land Unter

Band – (Website) (Bandcamp) (Facebook)
Release Title – Land Unter
Medium – 12″
Label – Moment of Collapse Records, Pike Records & Bear Records
Style – Post-rock/Metal
From – Germany

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Lara Korona isn’t a usual suspect for Every Poets Disease: they play German post-rock. However, with some excellent instrumental breaks, intense vocals (even if I don’t know what they are saying), and interesting musical arrangements Lara Korona is sure to please. This record is a perfectly suited soundtrack for those droning days at work or school where you feel a world apart from the present. The album really progresses with the last two tracks. Lara Korona is on a European tour with the amazing band, Continents. so if you’re in the area, check that out. You’re still in luck if you live in the States though, Moment of Collapse and Bear Records are carrying this album now, so you don’t even have to pay for shipping from Germany! Hop on it.


The Caution Children – Unknown Lands

Band - The Caution Children – (Facebook) (Bandcamp)
Release Title - Unknown Lands – 2011
Medium – CD/Cassette/LP
Label: (Tokyo Jupiter) (Jeremy Records) (Bear Records)
Style: shoegaze, post-hardcore, ambient post everything skramocore
From: Jacksonville/Orange Park, Florida, USA

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This band is a classic example of a band whose recordings don’t do them justice. And that’s not even saying their recordings are bad – they’re just so gosh darn good live. Also, they are super fun goofy dudes who like to dumpster dive for Pizza with We Were Skeletons. This band draws obvious comparisons to Envy, but I don’t think they sound all that much like Envy. Their drummer likes it when they’re compared to Russian Circles, so, in case you were wondering, they sound a bit like Russian Circles.

SUMMER TOUR DATES AVAILABLE HERE

 


¡Silencio, Ahora, Silencio! / Descubriendo a Mr​.​Mime – Split

Band – ¡Silencio, Ahora, Silencio! (Website) (Bandcamp)
Band – Descubriendo a Mr​.​Mime (Website) (Bandcamp) (Facebook)
Release Title – Split
Medium – Seven Inch
Label – (Ghosts and Demons) (Dogknight Productions) (Bear Records)
Style – Screamo
From - Madrid, Spain (¡Silencio, Ahora, Silencio!)
From – Madrid, Spain (Descubriendo a Mr​.​Mime)

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This record had been sitting on my desktop since it came out but I never got the chance to listen to it until right now, bummer for me because this release is really great.  I was pumped on the SAS tracks from the 4 way split that they did last summer or whenever that came out.  Their new songs are equally as rad and sound like they are really developing their own sound.  Descubriendo a Mr​.​Mime also bring us some sweet songs as well so don’t sleep on this record like I did!

 


Suffix/Beau Navire – Split

Band – Suffix (Website) (Bandcamp) (Facebook)
Band – Beau Navire (Bandcamp) (Facebook)
Release Title – Split
Medium – 7 Inch
Label – (Bear Records) (Forever Escaping Boredom) (A Mountain Far)
Style –Screamo/Post-Hardcore
From – Chicago, Illinois, USA (Suffix)
From – Oakland, California, USA (Beau Navire)

Track List -

  1. Suffix – Get Pitted
  2. Suffix – Post Rock is For Lovers
  3. Beau Navire – Space Heaters
  4. Beau Navire – Scattered Trails
  5. Beau Navire – Sanctus Lotus

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I listened to this split like ten times over before I went to work.  When I got to work I spent the whole day in combat over whose side would get stuck in my head the longest.  I believed that in the end the best side would win, unluckily for me both sides rule and this whole record was stuck in my head.  Screamo at its finest from both spectrums.

 


DEERS!/ColorChromatic/мища/Animal Lover/Pansori – Five Way Split(2010)

Band – DEERS! (Website)
Band – ColorChromatic (Bandcamp) (Facebook)
Band – мища - (Bandcamp) (Facebook)
Band – Animal Lover (Facebook)
Band – Pansori (Website) (Bandcamp) (Facebook)
Release Title – Five Way Split
Medium – Twelve Inch
Label – (Bear Records) (Unity Through Harmony)
Style – Five ways of fun
From – Sacramento, California, USA (Deers!)
From – Los Angeles, California, USA (ColorChromatic)
From – Baltimore, Maryland, USA (мища)
From - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA (Animal Lover)
From - Baltimore, Maryland, USA (Pansori)

Track List -

  1. DEERS! – Part One
  2. DEERS! – Part Two and Three
  3. DEERS! – Jeffcore5150IsSoMattDahl
  4. ColorChromatic – Go Deftly
  5. ColorChromatic – That’s So Joseph McCharthy
  6. ColorChromatic – LSDfingerBANG
  7. мища- Metaphor for a Crap Movie
  8. мища- A Movement in Silence & Violence
  9. мища - Waltz
  10. Animal Lover – Rain Queen
  11. Pansori – Transition #1 [5-20-10]

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Happy New Year, I usually have something posted by their point in the day but ugh you know.  This is another rad split that exposed me to some rad bands.  Listen to it when your head stops pounding.


Zona Mexicana

Band – Zona Mexicana- (Bandcamp) (Facebook)
Release Title – Self Titled
Medium – Ten Inch
Label – (Bear Records) (Well Weapon)
Style – Screamo/Math/Emo
From – Purchase, New York, USA

Track List -

  1. Watershed
  2. Rain Therapy
  3. Theme
  4. Waking Up

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Almost daily am I reminded why I should move to the east coast and Zona Mexicana certainly add more fuel to that fire.  They play a mix of math/90’s emo/screamo.  I’d say they sound like a more intense 1994! Or Algernon Cadwaller on speed.

Each song is a free pass at the water park with your best friends.  The songs have a high tempo but there are times where they calm down so you can enjoy the frantic sing alongs.  If you haven’t listened to them yet now is your chance.