Sunday 22 May 2016


GenresPunk / Rock / Hardcore / Emo / Screamo / Skramz / Indie
Related artistsLord Snow, Ten Thousand Leagues, Coping, iwanu ga hana, Torture Love and Brighter Arrows.
CountryChicago, Illinois USA
Years Active2008-2010
Song: "Slider"
Album: "8 Songs"
Year: 2008
For fans ofWolverines, Encrypt Manuscript, Alta, Beau Navire, Ghost Town, L'Antietam, Mans, Daniel Striped Tiger, Sleeper Wave, Wolves, The Discord Of A Forgotten Sketch, Wild Guess, Youth Novel, Logs and Lion Of The North aka PROPER SCREAMO.
Label(s): Self Released / Guesthouse Records / Kid Sister Everything / Black With Sap
This post's artist is from the March 2016 Mix. This is track #10.
You can download: the May Mix#5 right here or get the new June 2016 Mix#6 here.

I find it quite difficult to describe this band. They've got some pretty obvious LAUTREC sounds but putting it into words is not the easiest. Let's give it a try:
- guitars are distorted but never crazy, and tend to have a light layer of space dust on them
- drums are unreal, as this is pre-Lord Snow for Erik
- very playful bass that does an excellent job of bounding around the perimeter of each song doing its own, dancey thing
- a single vocalist straddling somewhere between a scream and a yell
- the amalgamation of these things creates a balanced and very unique sound that comes across as sunshine jazz screamo, a genre I just created, as it is never dark or depressing sounding and is much jazzier than your typical screamy hardcore

Could I say more? Probably. I remember commenting that I liked Lord Snow more than LAUTREC and that somehow got blown out of proportion to the extent of something like, "Dave doesn't like LAUTREC", which is definitely not an accurate statement. LAUTREC differs from Lord Snow on almost every level but they are both excellent bands, Lord Snow just does more for me cuz it's fucking batshit crazy.

Do yourself a favor and head over to the LAUTREC bandcamp linked here where you can download the entire discography for free. The 7 releases below are misleading, as only '8 Songs', the 'Lautrec' 7" and 'discography new ones' house all of the tracks recorded by the band. So, in essence, you only need to download those three in order to possess the entire discography.

*post-post note: I just had Wolverines come on my playlist and the instrumentals are very, very similar, so definitely check out that rad band, too!



2008 - 8 Songs cdrLP (stream/download here)
2008 - 4-Way split cdEP (w/The Reptilian, Boy Problems & Osceola) (stream/download here)
2008 - Compilation 2008 cdEP (split w/Native, Mans & Lion Of The North) (stream/download here)

2009 - Ghost Towns split 7"EP (stream/download here)

2010 - Lautrec 7"EP (stream/download here)
2010 - A Discography cassetteLP

2011 - discography new ones digitalEP (stream/download here)


(2008) LAUTREC - "Slider" (from '8 Songs')

(2008) LAUTREC - "Pushin' for the Cushion" (from '4-Way' split)

(2008) LAUTREC - "Word Problems" (from 'Compilation 2008')

(2009) LAUTREC - "Caypo" (from 'Ghost Town' split)

(2010) LAUTREC - "Ton-Ton Sleeping Bag" (from 'Lautrec')

(2010) LAUTREC - live at Strange Light

(2011) LAUTREC - "Pulling Books" (from 'discography new ones')


LAUTREC additional links


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