Monday 26 October 2015


GenresPunk / Screamo / Hardcore / Skramz / Emo-violence
Related artistsKaospilot, Manhattan SkylineAltaar, Amulet, Blockhead, Lash Out, One Tail, One Head, The Goodtimes, Killl, Montee, Chronic Heist, Musika 77, Tar...Feathers and Skarnspage.
CountryOslo NORWAY
Years Active1997-2006
Song: "Electric Yesterday"
Album: "Ride Paranoia"
Year: 2002
For fans ofTransistor Transistor, Refused, The Blood Brothers, Yusuke, Utarid, Uragano, Wolves, Daniel Striped Tiger, Danse Macabre, Encyclopedia Of American Traitors, Orchid, St. Alban's Kids, Snoras, Trapdoor Fucking Exit, Since By Man, Short Hair, Dominic, Desperado, Manhattan Skyline, Iscariote and Kaospilot aka PROPER SCREAMO.
Label(s): Dim Mak / Coalition Records / Primitive Records / Dance Of Days Recording Coalition / Scorched Earth Policy / Das Syndikat Records / Fallen Angel Records / Funtime Records / Columbia / Gold Standard Laboratories / Swell Creek Records / Wakusei Records / Bachelor / Carmen Diablo Records / Plastik Culture Records / Golf / Motor Music
This post's artist is from the October 2015 Mix. This is track #4.
You can download: the October Mix#10 right here or get the new November 2015 Mix#11 here.

JR EWING, for the better part of their career, were a sweaty mix of The Blood Brothers sass and Kaospilot heaviness. The European driven sound was straight outta Norway during their prime from 2000-2002 that shifted with the release of 'Ride Paranoia' and deviated further when 'Maelstrom' dropped in 2005. The former sound was heavier and rooted in Orchid and Refused (with the very early stuff being reminiscent of sludgy, metallic hardcore like Iscariote), while the latter shifted towards post-hardcore and accessible rock that I truly don't believe was fitting for the band. The vocals in particular were stronger on previous releases with screaming or talking, and the singing isn't hashed out enough to make a positive impact, so instead they detract from the experience making the final JR EWING album released a dud and probably not worth your time. But those early albums, 'Calling in Dead', 'The Perfect Drama' and 'Ride Paranoia', hoooo boy, they are 100% in need of your ears.


Click )==>here<==( to download part of the band's discography in mp3 form (available for download are highlighted in black.

1997 - Break split 7" (got this? please upload for sharing!)

1998 - Integritas.Consonantia.Claritas. 7"EP (got this? please upload for sharing!)

1999 - Evaluating Pathetic Sacrifices (SYC split) 7"
1999 - The Singles Collected cdLP (got this? please upload for sharing!)

2000 - Calling in Dead cd/12"LP

2002 - Ride Paranoia cd/12"LP
2002 - The Perfect Drama cd/10"EP
2002 - This Machine Kills split cd/7"/12"EP (got this? please upload for sharing!)
2002 - Laughing with Daggers cd/7"EP (got this? please upload for sharing!)

2005 - Maelstrom cd/2xcd/12"LP (got this? please upload for sharing!)
2005 - Fucking & Champagne cdsingle (got this? please upload for sharing!)


(2000) JR EWING - "Stars Over Night" (from 'Calling in Dead')

(2000) JR EWING - "Render" (from 'Calling in Dead')

(2001) JR EWING - "The Ludovico Technique" (from 'The Perfect Drama')

(2002) JR EWING - "Electric Yesterday" (from 'Ride Paranoia')

(2002) JR EWING - "Laughing with Daggers" (from 'Ride Paranoia') (official music video)

(2005) JR EWING - "Change is Nothing" (from 'Maelstrom') (official music video)

(2006) JR EWING - "Big Exit" (pj harvey cover)


a couple of JR EWING out of print releases download / additional links

(download here)


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