Wednesday 30 September 2015


GenresPunk / Rock / Post-Rock / Emo / Screamo / Hardcore / Skramz / Emo-violence
Related artists?.
CountryGlasgow SCOTLAND
Years Active2004-2010
Song: "Any Excuse For A Waste"
Album: "In Silence We Will Slow Dance"
Year: 2005
Label(s): Self Released / Art For Blind
This post's artist is from the August 2015 Mix. This is track #9.
You can download: the September Mix#9 right here or get the new October 2015 Mix#10 here.
For fans ofThe Pax Cecilia, City Of Caterpillar, Envy, Portraits Of Past, Ice Hockey, Lakmé, Circle Takes The Square, Tristan Tzara, Amanda Woodward, Kaddish, To Dream Of Autumn, OsoLuna, Battle Of Wolf 359Swan Of Tuonela, Foxmoulder...Who Calls So Loud, Itto, Captain, Your Ship Is Sinking, The Saddest Landscape, The Assistant, Danse Macabre, Old Soul, Young Mountain, Coma Regalia, A Day In Black And White, Kodan Armada, Nous Étions, Altar Of Complaints, The Flying Worker, We Had A Deal and Angel Eyes aka PROPER SCREAMO.

MESA VERDE were a truly under appreciated band. They were on the cusp of being great but there was one tiny thing lacking (I don't even know what it was), and the band instead only reached 'really fucking good' status. The use of dual screams and a dizzying array of instrumental sections from serene and atmospheric to chaotic and driving are absolutely flawless. Fans of the bands mentioned above should get a kick out of MESA VERDE. The music is always amazing and very mature, and that's with me including the band's first demo titled 'In Silence We Will Slow Dance', which happens to house my favourite song named "Any Excuse for a Waste". This 2005 self-released EP was limited to something like 100 cassettes and was followed up with the 'Amor Fati' cdEP in 2006. This release is a bit more controlled but doesn't abstain from knocking you the fuck around, with "Clarity with Distance" being a great opener, "MRB" being fucking fantastic and the epic and spacey "Dance Dance Dance" which rolls through almost 12 minutes of mad Battle Of Wolf 359 feels. Hot damn what a record. Last came 'The Old Road' 12"LP. The instrumental opener "A Deep Sleep Without Dreams" is a nice start that blends Sed Non Satiata with Pelican. "For the Tree that Fell" the band takes a harsh, German emo-violence turn that reminds me of Danse Macabre with a short, warbly vocal section that Locktender must have jammed a million times before incorporating their vocals. "When the Canary Dies Run Like Fuck" begins heavy as all hell with nods to The Flying Worker! and quite possibly Orchid. "No More Bad Future" follows the same lines with the short, spastic cluster bombs of noise. "Post-Youth" is the closer and at 13 minutes in length it's no wonder. MESA VERDE also released a posthumous song "In '64" on a compilation called 'Make Yer Ane Comp II' in 2011 which while decent isn't necessarily mind blowing. It does remind me a lot of The Saddest Landscape as well as We Had A Deal and results in as a much quieter outing than all previous releases. So yeah, download the discography cuz this band is definitely worth your time.


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

2005 - In Silence We Will Slow Dance cdrEP

2006 - Amor Fati cdEP

2008 - The Old Road 12"LP

2011 - Make Yer Ane Comp II compilation (contributed "In '64")


(2005) MESA VERDE - "Any Excuse for a Waste" (from 'In Silence We Will Slow Dance')

(2006) MESA VERDE - "MRB" (from 'Amor Fati')

(2008) MESA VERDE - "No More Bad Future" (from 'The Old Road')

(2011) MESA VERDE - "In '64" (from 'Make Yer Ane Comp II')


MESA VERDE out of print mp3 discography download / additional links

(download here)


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