Monday 23 September 2013


GenresPunk / Post-Hardcore / Metalcore / Screamo
Related artistsTigershark and Sea Of Storms.
Country: Somewhere, USA
Years Active: 2001-2005
Song: "Flux Capacitor"
Album: "Tuned To Drop Dead"
Year: 2003
For fans of: Back When, Crestfallen, Llynch, Litany Of The Whale, Botch, The Minor TimesExamination Of The, Majority Rule, Neil Perry aka PROPER Screamo.
This post's artist is from the August 2013 Mix. This is track #8.
You can download the August 2013 Mix right here.

THE SETUP played a great mixture of melodic hardcore, screamo and metalcore. 2 vocalists yelling/screaming back and forth combined with very quick palm-mutes and breakdowns is a recipe for success in my book of sexy-ass ways to get my attention.

There really isn't much to explain regarding their style. Check out the embedded songs below which I had to upload because this band is so unknown - they will give you a quick and rather obvious indication of their style. I should point out that using 'metalcore' in the description was intentional, as THE SETUP definitely falls in to this category. But this in no way is meant as a disservice to the band, as they masterfully execute metallic-tinged post-hardcore songs with breakdowns amass.

The band's only full length came as their crowning achievement, 'Tuned To Drop Dead' which encapsulates many of styles propagated by Init Records in the 2000s. If you are a fan of smart, melodic-yet-heavy hardcore/screamo/punk, THE SETUP just gave you about an hour of heavyen (that's "heavy" and "heaven" together, for you slow-witted and justly confused individuals).

I was in contact with these guys after they started Tigershark, and to my knowledge one of the members passed away - which terminated any future musical endeavors from the band(s).

The discography is up for download until the link expires. Get on that shit.


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

2002 - ...And We Shall Call It Today cdEP
2002 - Serotonin Split 7" (out of print, but buy it from my distro HERE)

2003 - Tuned To Drop Dead cdLP

2004 - Schematic Of A Waking Life Split cdEP
2004 - Wow, Owls! Split 7" (out of print, but buy it from my distro HERE)

2005 - Back When Split 7"


(2002) THE SETUP - "King Of Concepts" (from 'Serotonin' split)
(2003) THE SETUP - "From Detroit To The West End" (from 'Tuned To Drop Dead' cd) 
(2005) THE SETUP - "Anywhere But Baltimore" (from 'Back When' split)

THE SETUP out-of-print discography mp3 download


  1. Welp... this ones down :( Bummer. You think you can reupload it, pretty please?

    1. Here it is!!JRlTSZpb!vIAgmYanU5YNZ63ZBNPgC7_mgim-t2Rx94_ScQWlhRU