Cementing The Seams

The Plot Sickens


Giant Peach are an indie pop/rock band from Long Island who are currently on tour with For Serious This Time.  I've been listening to these guys for a while but I just noticed they put up some new tracks bound for a split tape with FSTT.  Anywho, Giant Peach play pop/rock in the vein of bands like Pavement and Helium (in a sort of broad, reductionist way) with dueling male/female vocals.  I think this will be extra great around September.

I don't feel the need to justify this to anybody.  Suffice to say that it is the perfect follow up to "Black Sun/Fake Gold" and Gasmask Terror are unfuckwithable.  Get on it!

FFO: Skitkids, Ripping, Wailing, Shredding

Man this is awesome.  No frills, just all around fantastic pop-punk from two little known-bands who have got their shit correct.  Lipstick Homicide is a female-fronted band from Iowa that offers up some feel-good bike riding jams for hot summer days. Pretty kitschy, straight forward jingles, but catchy as all hell.  Billy Raygun...  I don't even know, their side is so god damn good. Dillinger Who?

FFO: Bad Banana, Dillinger Four, Lemuria, Ambulars,

      I'm posting this for finality, for closure.  A while back (a year or more, I guess) I ran across french alt-rock group Daria because their most recent LP "Open Fire" had been mixed by J Robbins, who had posted one of the tracks on his studio's myspace page.  I couldn't find more than a couple other songs, nor the album to download, so this record became somewhat of an elusive snipe to me.  I could have bought the cd but paying the exchange rate on top of international shipping for a cd, well you get the picture.  Anyway, I would occasionally look for this on google, blogs, and make requests for people to upload it on torrent sites and the like.  My attempts were all for not and my feelers eventually retracted.  Today though, I decided to do what I was sure would be a fruitless search, but much to my surprise, Daria had built a bandcamp site, AND put the whole album up for free download!  So here I am, still listening to it for the first time and I'm pretty jazzed, but having a hard time staying excited about this.  It's good, but a bit more 90's post-metal than I expected.  It sounds like it was mixed by J Robbins (bonus) and really the songs are all pretty fucking catchy.  Mostly it reminds of riff heavy alt-rock bands like Clutch and Hundred Reasons.  Screw it this rules.  Today is awesome

FFO: Helmet, Clutch, Traindodge, Hundred Reasons

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