Wednesday, 7 April 2021


GenresPunk / Rock / Hardcore / Post-Hardcore / Metallic Hardcore / Screamo / Skramz / Emo-violence
Related artists?.
Country: Campinas BRAZIL
Years Active2005-2006
For fans of: Deftones, Endor, Finch, La Parade, Vientre, Viva Belgrado, and Standstill.
Label(s): Self Released

MEIA LUA E SOCO hailed from Brazil and were active very briefly in the mid-2000s. They played a very post-hardcore take on screamo and metallic hardcore, falling somewhere between bands like Deftones/Finch and Spanish screamo/post-hardcore such as Vientre and Viva Belgrado. Their name translates to "half moon plus punch", which was the famous command for Ryu's hadouken in the game Street Fighter 2. They released a demo and two additional songs which were compiled last year on the digital EP titled 'A todos os nossos amigos'.

Some of their songs have a distinct vocal inflection of making a pronlonged scream more and more broken/loud as it goes. That may sound like a weird description, but take a gander at the first 30 seconds of "Lacra o Shopping" and you'll know what I mean. I even spoke about how much I loved it in the Sean Leary of Stormlight/Loma Prieta/Beau Navire podcast (linked here) and recently recorded a song for Apostles Of Eris where I literally tried to do the same thing. Another feature are the clean vocals, but they're kind of hit or miss and bring to mind Endor.



2005 - Demo digital EP

2006 - comp/single tracks


(2006) MEIA LUA E SOCO - "Underground para vida" (digital single)

(2005) MEIA LUA E SOCO - "Lacra o Shopping" (from 'Demo')
(2005) MEIA LUA E SOCO - "Buscar o Céu" (from 'Demo')

MEIA LUA E SOCO additional links


Tuesday, 6 April 2021

PODCAST #62 Maya + Jon + Nathan (Youth Novel)

Ever since Jon Riley messaged me about releasing YOUTH NOVEL's 'Turned around abruptly beside a mirror and jumped at my own reflection' I've been in eager anticipation of every thing the band touched. Following six years of silence YOUTH NOVEL semi-reformed to finish the LP started more than half-a-decade prior, and concocted one of the best screamo albums in recent memory. Check out my talk with 75% of the band in podcast #62 with Jon Riley, Maya Chun, and Nathan Whittle. A few highlights include: the possible next Youth Novel cover songs, the secrets of their bass tone, art explanations, At The Drive In love, a slew of drummers, notes from Korea, bell kits or whatever, what is mathcore?, the future of Youth Novel and "I think you're neglecting the fact that I make very good money". Bands played in this podcast: Big Brave, Lower Automation, Mid-Air Thief and The Darkness. Listen to podcast #62 which is available to stream and/or download for free via this link.

Buy tapes before they're gone:

BIG BRAVE "Holding Pattern" (Jon)

MID-AIR THIEF "쇠사슬 (Ahhhh, These Chains!)" (Maya)

THE DARKNESS "Out of My Hands" (Nathan)

LOWER AUTOMATION "Father's Shirt is a Dress On Me" (Dave)



PODCAST #62 linked here