Monday 29 December 2014


GenresPunk / Rock / Emo / Screamo / Hardcore / Skramz
Related artistsVi Som Alskade Varandra Sa Mycket, Book Of Right On, The Bravo Team, Song Of Zarathustra, The Infinity Dive, The Book Of Dead Names and Cardinal Sin.
CountryMinneapolis, Minnesota USA
Years Active1999-2000
Song: "Lacking"
Album: "The Vida Blue split"
Year: 2000
Label(s): Blood of the Young / Technicians of the Sacred
This post's artist is from the December 2014 Mix. This is track #4.
You can download the December Mix#12 right here or get the new January 2015 Mix#1 here.
For fans of: Mustaphamond, Kodan Armada, Caught In The Fall, The South, SaetiaInkwell, Honeywell, (early) Alexisonfire, Bright Calm Blue, Twelve Hour Turn, Spirit Of Versailles, The FictionFour Hundred Years, Sleepytime TrioThe Book Of Dead NamesIndian SummerI Hate MyselfThe Exploder, You And I, La Mantra De Fhiqria, Slender Loris, Anger Is Beautiful and Congratulations aka PROPER SCREAMO.

KHAYEMBII COMMUNIQUÉ were a very important American screamy hardcore band from the late 1990s that I first heard about after picking up their 'The Vida Blue split' 10" in the early 2000s. This band was one of the first to mix screamy hardcore with some precise and melodic clean singing that isn't too far off from the juxtaposed stylings of Kodan Armada or Alexisonfire's first record. They also had a hefty helping of raw emotion and incorporated very poetic lyrics.

These guys played a lot like the earlier emo aka screamy hardcore bands with lots of pretty bits sprinkled into the midst of chaos and sing/scream vocals. Not to say they should be likened, but I've got to mention it. Sure, some guy blasted me for comparing Alexisonfire to KHAYEMBII COMMUNIQUÉ, but seriously listen to "AM1200", "The Des Moines Tapes" or "Better Times are Better Left Dead" and tell me they don't have similarities, especially the clean vocals mixed in with screaming. You'd be hard pressed to. I know a lot of bands employ this strategy, but this comparison is really close when referring to Alexisonfire's early material. The South is probably the best band to compare the screamier stuff to, but they managed to pull it off with much more cohesiveness and proficiency. They also have I Hate Myself's almost western sounding instrumental slower jams which really help the songs chill out after such grueling blasts of abrasive screaming.

Seriously if you've never jammed these influential lads from the US then you are doing yourself a disservice. You'd also be a little nutty if you didn't check out Mark Shaw's new band Vi Som Alskade Varandra Sa Mycket who will be doing a split with KHAYEMBII COMMUNIQUÉ in the near future which is supposed to include unreleased songs!


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

1999 - Khayembii Communiqué 7"EP

2000 - The Vidablue split 10"LP

2015 - Vi Som Alskade Varandra Sa Mycket split?


(2000) KHAYEMBII COMMUNIQUÉ - "The Des Moines Tapes" (from 'The Vidablue' split)

(2000) KHAYEMBII COMMUNIQUÉ - "Better Times are Left Dead" (from 'The Vidablue' split)

(2000) KHAYEMBII COMMUNIQUÉ - "Lacking" (from 'The Vidablue' split)

(2000) KHAYEMBII COMMUNIQUÉ - "The Death of an Aspiring Icon" (from 'The Vidablue' split)

(1999) KHAYEMBII COMMUNIQUÉ - "AM1200" (from 'Khayembii Communiqué')


THE KHAYEMBII COMMUNIQUÉ out of print mp3 discography download

(download here)

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