Genres: Punk / Grind / Hardcore / Post-Hardcore / Metalcore / Screamo / Thrash
Related artists: Welcome The Plague Year, A Life Once Lost, Get Fucked, Neil Perry,
Joshua Fit For Battle, Bessemer Process, Superstitions Of The Sky,
Norma Jean, Tornado Of Knives and Hot Cross.
Country: Philadelphia, USA
Years Active: 2000-2001
Song: "Is That Me, No It's the Other Guy With 20 Arms"
Album: "The Now"
Label(s): Ohnono Records / Robotic Empire
This post's artist is from the March 2014 Mix. This is track #4.
You can download the March 2014 Mix#2 right here.
For fans of: The Great Redneck Hope, Neil Perry, Rats Into Robots, Joshua Fit For Battle,
Phoenix Bodies, Welcome The Plague Year, Black Kites, Caitlyn Bailey,
The Setup, Capacities, Carrion Spring, (old) Death Of Anna Karina,
Get Fucked, Ruptures, Loftus, Orchid and Loma Prieta aka PROPER Screamo.
THE NOW was the greatest supergroup of all time. With only 1 proper 6-song, 9-minute EP, this is the most spinnable release I've ever heard. Never has a release, in its entirety, compelled me to put it on repeat 2-6 times every time I stick the cd/12" in/on the goddamn player. I shit you not, if you've never heard this you are missing the fuck out. Simply put, one of the 5 greatest EPs of all time.
Before reading this, any frequenters of the blog could probably look at the "Related artists" section and come to the conclusion that I love this band, which is obviously apt. Screamy post-hardcore stalwarts such as Neil Perry, Welcome The Plague Year, Hot Cross and Joshua Fit For Battle are 4 of my favourite all-time bands. THE NOW is no exception. My hero Josh Jakubowski's signature metallic screamo/hardcore style is all over this band. There isn't much pretty noodling going on with THE NOW, just crushing riffs and melodic hardcore with gruff yelling/screaming. Neil Perry and the like tend to jump back and forth between chaos and beauty, but THE NOW is the ugly outcast of the family. Don't expect any pretty vocals, twinkly bits or instrumental slow jams. Every song clocks in at 2 minutes or less and is aggressive as shit, but still retains the melodies and song structures that the other Level Plane bands were known for. The bottom line is, if you've never heard of this band before I just made your fucking week.
Click )==>here<==( to download the band's complete discography in mp3 form.
2000/2001 - Unreleased Demo digital only (download here)
2001 - The Now cd/12"EP (download here)
(2001) THE NOW - "We Don't Call Him "Columbine" Because He Wears A Trench Coat, We Call Him "Columbine" Because He Kills People" (from 'The Now')
(2001) THE NOW - "Come On, All the Girls I Know Throw Up" (from 'The Now')
(2001) THE NOW - "Thrill Fuckers (You Broke My Heart But I Kinda Got Off To It)" (from 'The Now')
(2001) THE NOW - "Is That Me, No It's the Other Guy With 20 Arms" (from 'The Now')
(2001) THE NOW - "Who is This 'Jawns' I Keep Hearing About?" (from 'The Now')
(2001) THE NOW - "She's Heroin" (from 'The Now')
THE NOW out-of-print discography mp3 download