Monday 29 September 2014


GenresPunk / Rock / Emo / Screamo / Sadness :( / Hardcore / Grunge
Related artistsDie Hoffnung, Burnman, Pung, Gunmoll and Stressface.
CountryGainesville, Florida USA
Years Active1996-2005
Song: "Caught in a Flood with the Captain of the Cheerleading Squad"
Album: "10 Songs"
Year: 1997
Label(s): No Idea Records / Fragil Records / Belladonna
This post's artist is from the September 2014 Mix. This is track #13.
You can download the September Mix#9 right here or get the new October Mix#10 here.
For fans of: Four Hundred Years, Twelve Hour Turn, Die Emperor Die, Toru Okada, Saetia, September, Congratulations, D'Amore and Arrow In Flight aka PROPER SCREAMO.

I've had a fucking shitty week, so this seems like karma Kramer.

So they were dicks, apparently. And yes, the majority of their discography is passable. But when I HATE MYSELF hit their stride, holy fucking shit did they saunter and strut (whilst crying, mind you).

I HATE MYSELF played a very original sounding mid-western almost folky/grungy-sounding screamy hardcore with lots of slower pretty (but sad) parts. The lyrics and vocals really steal the show here, with frontman Jim Marburger's dealing with what sounds like some serious depression and they leave a pretty-yet-obtuse impression on the listener. The crooning sounds like Die Emperor Die mixed with Saetia but with a much better grasp of melody and the screamy parts also mirror those same two bands. The music itself lends more to bands like Twelve Hour Turn, Toru Okada and again Die Emperor Die, which is a lulling, dense and dark post-rock meets post-hardcore kinda deal, Like I said earlier I could (and do) easily bypass a good 75% of their material without a hesitation, but the following songs from the following releases really struck a chord with me over a decade ago and still do:

1996 - 4 Songs "One" and "Three"

1997 - 10 Songs "This Isn't the Tenka-ichi-Bud-Kai" and "Caught in a Flood with the Captain of the Cheerleading Squad"

2000 - 2 Songs "Drama in the Emergency Room" and "Darren's Roof"

Stream all of them with the youtube embeds below.

I think I HATE MYSELF broke up after their 2000 release but got back together to record '3 Songs' in 2005 which is by far the band's blandest material, but then again I dug the their earlier material more. Regardless, I'm sure many people will dig a fair number, if not all of their songs. Grab the discography here. Everything except for the Strikeforce Diablo split was transferred from my vinyls to digital format back in 2003.


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

1996 - 4 Songs 12"EP

1997 - 10 Songs cd/12"LP
1997 - Strikeforce Diablo split 7"

1998 - Twelve Hour Turn split 12"LP

2000 - 2 Songs 7"EP

2005 - 3 Songs 12"EP


(1996) I HATE MYSELF - "One" (from '4 Songs')

(1996) I HATE MYSELF - "Three" (from '4 Songs')

(1997) I HATE MYSELF - "This Isn't the Tenka-ichi-Bud-Kai" (from '10 Songs')

(1997) I HATE MYSELF - "Caught in a Flood with the Captain of the Cheerleading Squad" (from '10 Songs')

(2000) I HATE MYSELF - "Drama in the Emergency Room" (from '2 Songs')

(2000) I HATE MYSELF - "Darren's Roof" (from '2 Songs')


I HATE MYSELF out of print mp3 discography download

(download here)

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