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Saturday, December 25, 2010
Sunday, December 19, 2010
What happened to After School Knife Fight?
This is brief history of what happened to After School Knife Fight. But really, it's mostly about two people (Brandon Velestuk and Kevin Smart) since they moved to my city after Kamloops. My impressions indicate that both are pretty embarrassed about the band.
Jacen Beers has probably disappeared but I remember a VLV thread about fixed gear bikes that linked to something he posted.
Brandon Velestuk was in an awesome band called the Dirt On (suggested "Swan Dive") and has since been not too active with music. The band had a lot of interesting guitar work and was sort of mathy and different. He does lots of design work (Gigposters) and has done work for Metropol.
Kevin Smart has been the most musically active and his projects include:
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Pay the Pipers
Pay the Pipers.
Brent entered a Budweiser contest and is riding on us to keep his joke "band" in the contest, who have found themselves in the big finals against only a handful of others in the country. To quote the man himself
Basically, go tick "LIKE" at http://www.bandofbuds.com/market/washington-dc
Then go add this profile: http://www.facebook.com/roddypipers and we'll keep you updated with actual content in real time
And expect something fun from CMHWAK for Christmas.
Friday, November 12, 2010
CMHWAK Launch Contest Results
The results are in. I copied the member list to a text file and used http://random.org to randomize it using atmospheric noise. #1 means winner, so that makes the winner user "h_crescenzo". I've sent you a message to get your shipping details, etc. I hope you don't live somewhere crazy because your name makes it sound like you do. But I guess I can't be picky. Everyone else, you can see how close you were to winning in the screenshot. Sorry that it cuts off partway through, I didn't want to bother making multiple screenshots. This contest was fun and I'd love to do more.
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Revisit: Jupiter Lander - S/T
Jupiter Lander is an "old fashioned" emo-band from Leeds, England. I don't know how big and famous they are out there, but whoever hasn't heard them yet really really should. Unfortunately they disbanded in September 2008, but they managed to release a 7" and an EP before their death.
Their music is more towards the "happy" sound, somewhat The Pine-ish. They build up towards a climax, breaks it down into twinkly guitar parts with desperate singing which then builds up towards the end and every instruments just fits perfectly in every tone until they hit the last one. You know, the usual! I love this stuff, and I'd advise everyone who can to buy their 7" if they get the opportunity. It has some sweet artwork as well.
This is their myspace, and check my blog for downloading.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
News: Recent news in the CMHWAK forums
- Sugartown Cabaret (Amanda Woodward/Aussitot Mort members) has put out a new CD that's only $6. http://initrecords.bigcartel.com to pick that bad boy up.
- Loma Prieta have put pre-orders up for two hoodie designs. Pre-orders for clothing? Yep, they did it. Check it out at http://lomamerchstore.bigcartel.com/
- I Hate Myself are playing a show this Thursday. It's a pre-fest show at Boca Fiesta in Gainesville. I will kill anyone who is lucky enough to go to this.
- There are rumors of a Life Is A Fight reunion this summer, straight from the band themselves.
- That's Punk is putting out a The Pine CD-R that the band has supposedly consented to. It's over at http://www.thatspunk.net/records/store/.
- And CMHWAK TV has the interview posted below in this blog with Loma Prieta.
CMHWAK TV EPISODE #1 : INTERVIEW WITH LOMA PRIETA
Check it out here :
Make sure to pick up the copy of their new record "LIFE/LESS" @ http://discoshuelga.bigcartel.com/ , definitely one of the best hardcore records i've ever heard.
if you didn't catch the amazing set that night, please check out the live video here :
More CMHWAK TV to come.....stay on the look out!
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Band: Delo Truda
The main reason I'm posting this is because this band is still young, despite it's formation in 2008, and still a lot of people haven't even heard about them. Give them a try, you won't regret it!
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Interview: Ed Warner's Cage
MANUEL: Hello, could you please introduce yourself, your band name, band members and what type of music you play?
ED WARNER'S CAGE: Ok, I'm Jerome, ED WARNER's singer and guitarist. The band's name is taken from...
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
"¡Corea es bueno!" as one of their local fans would say. Corea is (obviously) from Spain, I'm pretty sure they are still together. Before I heard their music, I saw a live picture of them showing one of the members playing a synthesizer. At that moment I knew I would love these guys. And in fact they do rule, they play a post-rocky brand of screamo, if your a fan of long build ups and cool background tones, you will probably enjoy Corea. They have done a few Europe tours, I'm not sure if they have done any America tours yet. Plain and simple, check these guys out, especially if your a fan of Envy. If your not a fan of Envy, do it anyway. You can read more about them on their myspace, if you know Spanish.
Saturday, October 9, 2010
CMHWAK Launch Contest - Win an OOP 7"
Alright, posers. We're going to start this off right. I have an extremely underrated out-of-print Fieldtree "Fleas in his Collar" seven inch on Winter Records from 1995. I'll mail this out to the winner of a little CMHWAK contest. I made the original form of this contest way too complicated. So now it's as simple as this:
1) Get a Blogger account and click that "FOLLOW" button to the right.
I'll put the names into a list and randomize it. Then I'll mail this record anywhere to the reader who wins. No duplicate accounts.
This contest will close on November 10 2010 at midnight. Tell your friends, reblog, etc. The more people that participate, the more I'll be inclined to do future contests.
Friday, October 8, 2010
Revisit: Lion Of The North
Band: Orion Pax
A youtube video from the Love Lost But Not Forgotten reunion:
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Revisit: Little known and under appreciated... LINCOLN
Their discography includes:
Two Headed Coin: Split 7” w/ Hoover, (1993, Art Monk Construction - AMC#1)
S/T 7”, known as “Watermark”, (1993, Watermark)
S/T 7”, (1994, Art Monk Construction - AMC#7) - Lincoln’s final recordings, with a slightly different Line-up.
Tour: Celeste goes north!
Dates and locations (Stay tuned for venues and such for the TBA dates, I'll try to update as much as I can)
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Revisit: Arroyo Seco
Despite this being just a demo tape, this is superb stuff, with specific and extremely melodic 90' emo tone followed with quite chaotic vocals. Six songs with roughly 20 minutes of tunes and an excellent booklet with lyrics. Only this demo was recorded, although there are rumors on the internet that there was a scheduled Arroyo Seco/The Pine split, with songs that never saw the light of day. But let us not be greedy and just enjoy this masterpiece.
Monday, October 4, 2010
Interview: Will Killingsworth
Will Killingsworth is a prolific musician who has shared his talents in Orchid, Bucket Full of Teeth, Ampere, Failures, and Vaccine. The following is the result of an interview with Will Killingsworth that I did in April of 2008 for a now out-of-print zine. Enjoy.
"I've been using the same guitar for about the past ten years now, which is a GIbson SG from the 90's that someone before me modified with a new pickguard which enables it to hold regular P-90 pick ups. I've just realized recently how important the P-90s are to the sound I've been getting for years, and that their clarity has allowed me to get away with some of the more dissonant/weird chords I use sometimes and have it not sound like mud. So, getting the guitar with them in it was really a happy accident I feel. That guitar was used for every track on Orchid, Bucket Full of Teeth, and Failures records. For Ampere I usually use the SG on one track and then a Gibson S1 from the 70s on another track, it has a thinner, cleaner sound, that really lets the notes shine through, but on it's own can be a little weak sounding.
For amps, I've gone through several changes, so I guess I'll go through them in stages....
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Revisit: Yossarian Is Drowning