Sunday 26 May 2013

May 25th - DAITRO closes out European screamo week

This post's artist (DAITRO) is from the April 2013 Mix, this is track #20.

I don't know how many more times I can try and describe this sound or say 'European screamo' before I start losing readers. I'll keep this as short and concise as possible.

DAITRO is dirty and DAITRO is beautiful. They play passionate post-hardcore that dabbles in fast, hectic parts and slow, drawn-out melodic passages that are littered with high pitched screaming - sometimes from two alternating vocalists. They have very DIY packaging and releases in general, with very limited releases that include extensive booklets filled with articles written by the band. My favourite releases include the 'Laisser Vivre Les Squelettes' and the split 10" with Raein because of the packaging and swirled coloured-vinyl, which includes the song 'Un Bateau Ivre' (The Drunk Boat) that starts with a screeching onslaught of bouncy/dirty screamo, but later turns into a breathtaking slow drum build that climaxes after a few minutes into an epic breakdown. This was the song that got me in to DAITRO and perfectly captures their bipolar sound. Unfortunately they broke up late last year. DAITRO was amazing and sounds similar to bands like Amanda Woodward, Aussitot Mort, Kaospilot, Louise CyphreDeath of Anna Karina, La Quiete, Raein, Sed Non Satiata and Yage. That wasn't all that concise. Meh.

*for an excellent history of the band, check out their last website post, linked ==>here<==

2002 - Daitro cd/cassette

2003 - Des Cendres, Je Me Consumme cd/10"EP

2004 - Split w/Raein 10" *** Split cd w/Raein and Lhasa (DAITRO/Raein contributed the
           same songs for both splits)

2004 - Compilation - This is Your Life 2x12"LP (contributed 'Des Visages Et Des Muscles')

2005 - Laisser Vivre Les Squelettes cd/12"LP (stream on bandcamp here)

2005 - Compilation - Emo Armageddon 12"LP (contributed 'Vivre Ici')

2007 - Split w/Ampere 7" (PURCHASE HERE)

2007 - US Tour 7"

2008 - Split w/Sed Non Satiata cd/12"LP (stream on bandcamp here)

2009 - Y cd/12"LP (stream on bandcamp here)

*There are also 4 discography cd with various combinations of the releases, but pretty much all of those are out of print as well.

DAITRO - Les Vivre Les Squelettes (audio link to bandcamp)

DAITRO -  Un Bateau Ivre [the drunk boat] (audio link to youtube)

DAITRO Bandcamp Page

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