Thursday, 27 February 2020

RESI NOTH

BandRESI NOTH
GenresPunk / Rock / Post-Rock / Hardcore / Post-Hardcore / Post-Metal / Metal / Metalcore / Metallic Hardcore / Screamo / Skramz / Emo-violence / Grindcore
Related artists: Post Teens, Towering Inferno, UV-TVWonderland, Ortrotasce and Warmline.
CountryFlorida U.S.A.
Years Active2006-2012
Song: "Coma Berenices"
Album: "Resi Noth"
Year: 2011
For fans ofRuhaeda, Adaje, The Usual, Funeral Diner, Eyes Of Verotika, Robots Don't Cry, Neil Perry, Storm The Bastille, Olive Cotard, Yotsuya Kaidan, Sometimes Walking, Sometimes Running, Kilgore Trout, Swan Of Tuonela, PG.99 and The South.
Label(s): Self Released / Drugged Conscience
This post's artist is from the January 2020 Mix. This is track #3.
You can download: the February 2020 Mix#2 right here or get the new March 2020 Mix#3 here.

Are you a member of Twin Cities Screamo on that shitfactory called facebook? Well goddamn that community has the best, most obscure, most active and most straightforward screamo posts, and it's where I found out about RESI NOTH from Florida. Their dark, abrasive and unsettling take on screamo reminds me most of Ruhaeda, one of the most overlooked bands of the genre from the early 2000s.

The band seemed to be kicking around from 2006 to early 2012 or so and released just a four-song split, an LP and an unreleased track. The 'Manatee split' was the band's first release and is very sick as well as very screamo. Opening with "Last Days", the snare is prominent and driving, with an excellent, destructive transition at 45 seconds and a very Neil Perry conclusion at the one-minute mark. "Plague Gods" is next and plays it out a bit longer, with a slightly slower section and incredible climax as well as a sick title. "Jeremy" has the band going all-out for the first 1:23 in epic German emo-violence fashion and closer "Crouching Tiger Hidden Fuck Off" is not only hilariously titled but a fucking banger that brings to mind Tunes For Bears To Dance To and Robots Don't Cry. Seriously that's a sick release that I can't believe I hadn't heard.

Their 2011 cdr full length 'Resi Noth' is even darker, leaving some of the screamo. "Lost Days" is the opener and has incredible drumming that'll have you spinning, and that Swan Of Tuonela-esque second-half is exceptional. Perhaps my favourite RESI NOTH song is next, "Coma Berenices", a 4:48 travel through hell on lightspeed drums. There's a sick, haunting, section that starts around 1:40 that acts a trippy break from the cacophony of its two bookends. "Into Triangle",  and "It's a Mirage" are short, effective bursts, "Aokigahara", "Flee to the Deserts" and "The Color Of The Variable Out" (with it's terrifying wolf howl) are slightly longer but very engaging, but "Wailing Walls Of Miami-Beach People" and closer "Feral (Instrumental) are overly long and bloated (despite the former's great ending). From what I can only assume is the same session came "栄光の架け橋 aka Bridge of Glory" as digital "unreleased song" on the band's Bandcamp as their sole release. It's 5:27 in length and would have been a fitting/proper closer on the LP, but alas fans were forced to wait six years for its release.

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DISCOGRAPHY
Click )==>here<==( to download the band's complete discography in mp3 form.

2007 - Space Manatee split cassette/7"

2011 - Resi Noth cdrLP

2017 - 栄光の架け橋 (Bridge of Glory) unreleased digital single
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(2007) RESI NOTH - "Plague Gods" (from 'Space Manatee' split)

(2007) RESI NOTH - "Crouching Tiger Hidden Fuck Off" (from 'Space Manatee' split)

(2011) RESI NOTH - Coma Berenices" (from 'Resi Noth')

(2011) RESI NOTH - "Flee to the Deserts" (from 'Resi Noth')

(2011) RESI NOTH - "The Color of the Variable Out" (from 'Resi Noth')

(2017) RESI NOTH - "栄光の架け橋' (Bridge of Glory)" (from '栄光の架け橋 (Bridge of Glory)')

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RESI NOTH additional links

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Monday, 24 February 2020

***PODCAST #39 - A few weeks w/Tom McCone***

From August until December 2017 I lived in New Zealand. Whilst there I helped create a band with a few Dunedin folks that wanted to play screamo. Tom and I did a podcast while I was there. Then I fucking peaced, lol. In early February 2020 my good friend Tom McCone traveled to the great white north with his partner Bethany and they stayed with us for just over two weeks. It was awesome. I'm still in Tom withdrawal as they have been gone for almost a week now and I miss having someone amazing to talk to in the basement while doing music stuff. Luckily, we did this podcast one of the first few days he was here, and we'll do a third one in May before he heads back to New Zealand. This podcast is pretty short (??? minutes). Podcast #39 is available to stream and/or download for free via this link.

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MERCHANT SHIPS - "You Don't Need Luck " (Tom)
- "Elä Sinä Minusta" (Dave)


2
BRONEKOT - "1 1 1 1" (Tom)OLD MAN GLOOM - "Skullstorm" (Dave)
L'ANTIETAM - "Boxes" (Tom)
OLAM - "Razorblades as Neckties" (Dave)


3
MAY - "El Manjana" (Tom)
RATS INTO ROBOTS - "The Strength of the Base of the Pillar" (Dave)
AMULETS - "Know Your America - Part I" (Tom)

~Dave

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PODCAST #39 linked here
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Thursday, 20 February 2020

WIND IN THE TREES, THE

GenresPunk / Hardcore / Metal / Metalcore / Metallic Hardcore / Math Metal / Mathcore / Grindcore / Noise / Experimental
Related artistsLilu Dallas and The Heads Are Zeroes.
CountryBaltimore, Maryland U.S.A.
Years Active2018-present
Song: "A white light in autumn"
Album: "a gift of bricks from the sky"
Year: 2019
For fans ofFrontierer, Letters In Binary, Enkephalin, Ed Gein, Kiss The Sky Goodbye, Egarra, Secondgradeknifefight, Me And Him Call It Us, Black Nail, Machinist, Warsaw Was Raw, Discordance Axis, Daughters, .gif from god, Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganza, Dillinger Escape Plan, Destroyer Destroyer, Thumbscrew, Knut and Euclid C Finder.
Label(s): Middle Man Records
This post's artist is from the January 2020 Mix. This is track #4.
You can download: the February 2020 Mix#2 right here or get the new March 2020 Mix#3 here.

THE WIND IN THE TREES are an incredible three-piece mathy, experimental hardcore/metal band from Baltimore. They released their debut LP 'a gift of bricks from the sky' in 2019 on Middle Man Records to much acclaim, especially within the mathcore community. The album consists of 13 blows to the head, complete with chaotic pummelings and post-concussion mind-fuckery just to make sure you don't forget about it the next day. Drawing comparisons is difficult in an Indiana-Jones-treasure-switcheroo kind of way, but a general sweep of relatively similar bands would find parts of Frontierer, Euclic C Finder, Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganza, Discordance Axis and Daughters, which is some pretty ridiculous company.

Following a haunting introduction with "Fever dream", "Sleepwalking into a burning house" then runs a condensed marathon on your goddamn face. The instrumental transition at 50 seconds is a nice slowdown that creates a massive, swelling midsection that tips just before 1:30. This is followed by "Death walks beside you", an absolutely brain-shattering slice of grindy, mathy, screechy mayhem. "A smile unfurls" blows me away at the 50-second mark with a spectacular climax that would probably ruin my life if I saw it live. "I become darkness" is stellar, as well as "I become the end" and its ridiculous late 80s computer lazerbeam sounds that fire across the one-minute mark that I can't get enough of, and also make the Frontierer comparison pretty darn obvious. "Hellhoud" has a mindtrip of a riff for it's final third, again very Frontierer and Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravangza. Closer and one might argue long track "Blinding miscalculations" passes the three-minute mark and delves into new territory. Specifically, the very anthemic and engaging guitars as the first minute concludes, which lead the song through to its very epic and satisfying end.

I saw somewhere that the trio is working on new material, so I'm fucking stoked.

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DISCOGRAPHY

2019 - a gift of bricks from the sky cassetteLP (stream/buy here) [buy tape from ZBR distro here]

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(2019) THE WIND IN THE TREES - "A smile unfurls" (from 'a gift of bricks from the sky')


(2019) THE WIND IN THE TREES - "Hellbound" (from 'a gift of bricks from the sky')

(2019) THE WIND IN THE TREES - "I become darkness" (from 'a gift of bricks from the sky')

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