Band: CURL UP AND DIEGenres: Punk / Hardcore / Grind / Thrash / Post-Hardcore / Metalcore
Related artists: The Weirding Way, Puig Destroyer and Poison The Well.
Country: Las Vegas, Nevada USA
Years Active: 1998-2005
Song: "Damn Girl, That Shit Is Deep Like The Ocean" &
"God Is In Heaven, All Is Right With The World"
Album: "We May Be Through With The Past..." &
"...But The Past Ain't Through With Us"
Label(s): Status Recordings / Revelation Records
This post's artist is from the March 2014 Mix. These are tracks #1 & 16.
You can download the March 2014 Mix#2 right here.
For fans of: Creeper, Furnace, Rats Into Robots, The Abandoned Hearts Club, Deadguy,
Bleeding Kansas, Converge, Knut, Botch, The Bled, Minor Times, Engineer,
Poison The Well, Lavotchkin, The Ocean, The Expectorated Sequence,
Trainwreck, Kowloon Walled City, The Minor Times, His Hero Is Gone, (early)
Hopesfall, Ed Gein, Zann, Llynch, The Hope Conspiracy, Achilles, Canyons,
Every Time I Die, Old Man Gloom, Heavy Heavy Low Low, Daughters, and
Jeez, I had a hella time trying to find a song for the mix. This band had way too many ear-shattering tracks to choose just one, especially when 2 of my favourites are so different in style and length. Yep, did you notice there were 2 songs by the same band? One of the most epic songs ever written coupled with an amazing shotgun blast of sludgy post-hardcore and grind/trash. These were some eclectic dudes so I'll talk briefly about each album.
'1998' has 2 songs that really bridge the gap between the band's first EP and later material. The songs have some subdued moments and the vocals get closer to the style honed on the 2-part EP in 2003. Meh.
'Unfortunately We're Not Robots' is the weakest outing by the band, in my opinion. The songs sound muddled and poorly constructed when compared to the 3 releases listed below. The tracks vary from ridiculously short songs (many hovering around 1 minute) but even so, it kind of just plods along without many album-defining songs. It's like an infant compared to the teenage years of the next 2 EPs and the adulthood of the final LP. It's a decent album and all, just not great by CURL UP AND DIE standards. Actually, after listening to this again it's almost really good - but doesn't have the hooks or epic feel of the final material.
'We May Be Through With The Past...' & '...But The Past Ain't Through With Us.'
Listening to this CURL UP AND DIE while reviewing this reminds me again of why I do this. This band was so incredible and their music has been a part of my life for over a decade that listening to it makes me feel so damn happy to be alive. That's the sign of some pretty sweet musack, John Cusack.
Click )==>here<==( to download the band's complete discography in mp3 form.
2000 - The Only Good Bug Is A Dead Bug cdEP
2001 - 1998 7"EP
2002 - Unfortunately We're Not Robots cd/12"LP
2003 - We May Be Through With The Past... cdEP
2003 - ...But The Past Ain't Through With Us. cdEP
2005 - The One Above All, The End Of All That Is cdLP
(2005) CURL UP AND DIE - full live set (Montreal)
CURL UP AND DIE out-of-print discography mp3 download