Chaos Is – Ep

Band – Chaos Is (Website) (Bandcamp) (Facebook)
Release Title – Ep
Medium – mp3
Label – (Self Released)
Style – Screamo/Hardcore
From - Erstein, France

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Here is a challenge, listen to the first three seconds of this album and try not to get pumped.  Chaos Is.. amazing.  This five piece from Frances gives us five songs that reignite the fire of screamo. I’m sure that we all make plenty of mistakes each day but skipping over this album may be your biggest mistake of the whole week!


I WAS A COSMONAUT HERO – Self Titled

Band – I WAS A COSMONAUT HERO (Bandcamp) (Facebook)
Release Title – Self Titled
Medium – Mp3
Label – Self Released
Style – Post-hardcore
From - Besançon, France

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You know how you know that something is great?  You listen to it over and over again and after a thousand times you still find yourself wanting to listen to it.  This is how I feel about I WAS A COSMONAUT HERO.

I was instantly reminded of Men As Trees when I started listening to this album but that is were comparisons end.  I don’t know how to say this without sounding like an asshole but I love when non-english bands sing/embrace their native language.  For post-hardcore/emo/whatever bands it comes off as more sincere.  I don’t know what the lyrics are on this record but I can follow the emotions.


Bâton Rouge – Fragments D’eux Mêmes

Band - Bâton Rouge – (blog) - (bandcamp)
Release Title - Fragments D’eux Mêmes
Medium – Twelve Inch
Label: (Bakery Outlet Records US) – (Pure Pain Sugar EU)
Style: post-hardcore; emo
From: Lyon, France
1. Tous Seuls
02. Sur Un Banc
03. Cloaca
04. Que Les Fils
05. Ca Colle A La Peau
06. Des Chemins Balisés
07. Aérosols
08. Collecter Les Sons

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Bâton Rouge’s Fragments D’eux Mêmes is by far a favorite of mine from 2011. Baton Rouge features members of Daitro and 12xu, but I am honestly a bigger fan of this outfit than either of those two. That may sound like a bold claim, but just give this record a spin (or a downloaded listen) and you’ll see where I’m coming from. Imagine a a calmer Daitro with a little bit of Fugazi and a lot of A Day in Black and White.

 


Child Meadow – Crispy BBQ Tofu Burger

Band – Child Meadow (Website)
Release Title –  Crispy BBQ Tofu Burger
Medium – Twelve Inch
Label – (Protagonist)
Style – Post Rock/Screamo
From - Toulon, France

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  1. Mai
  2. Juin
  3. Juillet
  4. Aout
  5. Ete
  6. Septembre
  7. Octobre
  8. Prelude
  9. November
  10. Suite
  11. Interlude
  12. Automne

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Child Meadow is a rad screamo band from France.  At one point last year I felt like a bunch of rad screamo bands were coming from Europe but this year the tides have turned in the favor of America.  Maybe Child Meadow is ready to take it back for Europe.  These Twelve tracks give us solid screamo, high energy and lots of screaming.