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.