Friday, May 31, 2013

NFT Classic: Fiasco

Fiasco - Native Canadians (2008)

Fiasco were a young and noisy math punk-like three-piece that recently called it quits without my knowledge.

In honor of my rediscovery of this gem that I found on Myspace five years ago, I decided to do some research on Fiasco. Turns out these guys had a little bit more of cult following in New York than I had previously known. Maybe it had to do with the fact that one of the members of Fiasco was the offspring of Steve Buscemi...

Lucian Buscemi.

The one in the middle.

Similar sounds/acts: Steve Buscemi, Hella, Tera Melos, Good Citizens, Lightning Bolt, The Homosexuals, Fugazi, Minor Threat, and other math rock but not bands.


Fiasco - God Loves Fiasco (2007)

Rough hardcore punk gems.


Saturday, May 25, 2013

NFT's Got You Covered: Orchid!

Various Artists - Epilogue of a Car Crash! A Tribute to Orchid! (2013)

Dog Knights Productions presents a 25 song tribute to one of the most influential and essential bands in screamo, Orchid. Epilogue of a Car Crash, named after the chilling closer from Chaos Is Me, features 24 screamo/hardcore/punk whatever bands assembled from all over the world with the soul purpose of honoring the band that probably got them into this whole skramz mess.

The album includes some familiar names like: Full of Hell, For Want Of, Carrion Spring, Lizards Have Personalities, Foxes, Republic of Dreams, Innards, and Sed Non Saitata (twice!); along with some new names (to me) like: Coma Regalia, Voyage In Coma, Questionable Youth, Lord Snow, Itto, History of the Hawk, Todos Caerán, and many more!

Dog Knights Productions's official site
Dog Knights Productions's Bandcamp

Monday, May 20, 2013


Three Man Cannon - Nelson (2010)

Some gnarly pop punk/indie rock right here. From Philly no less.

Really digging the track, "One Word Mary" - especially the part where the lead singer starts singing in French.

The other tracks are good, too.

The Jezebel Spirit - I Hate it Here (2011)

Almost sort of like Duck. Little Brother, Duck! without vocals but not really.

That being said, half of The Jezebel Spirit (Jon & Phil) are now in Duck. Little Brother, Duck!

Wreck and Reference - No Content (2013)

New 2 song 7incher by the doomed noise metal onslaught, Wreck and Reference. These 2 songs, titled No Content or Content, is a bit more black metal than their previous releases in my opinion... I'm not complaining though. Good stuff all around.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Silver Jews - American Water

Silver Jews - American Water (1998)

Silver Jews were an explorational early 90s to late 2000s indie rock group that thrived mostly on the creative songwriting juices of David Berman. The original line-up of Silver Jews consisted of Berman and Pavement's Stephen Malkmus and Bob Nastanovich - who left after their debut full-length, Starlite Walker but returned for their 2005 album, Tanglewood Numbers.

To many, American Water is the essential Silver Jews album. It encompasses the perfect amount of somber Berman singing with the right amount of story-telling and the right amount of Stephen Malkmus.

Highlights: "Random Rules", "People", "Honky If Your Lonely", "Blue Arrangement", "Smith & Jones Forever"

While this album will never be the Silver Jews album that got me into Berman's stuff, that would be their last album from 2008, Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea, it does feature my favorite Silver Jews song: "Smith & Jones Forever". "Smith & Jones Forever" was the last song that the Silver Jews ever played live - a fact I hope never changes if they ever decide to go on a reunion tour and play something else:

Similar acts/sounds: Pavement, Smog, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, Rites of Spring, Bonny "Prince" Billy, Songs: Ohia, Miighty Flashlight, The Modern Lovers, Calvin Johnson, Guided By Voices, and other 90's indie rock music.

David Berman's Blog
Drag City

Wednesday, May 15, 2013


Scour - Scour (2012)

Scour is the solo project of multi-instrumentalist, Felix Skinner. Skinner also plays in the synth doom/black noise California outfit, Wreck and Reference - which can be heard very clearly through his music as Scour if you are familiar with W&R's stuff.

This self-titled album features 26 songs that start with the letter x. I haven't done much research on the matter, but I'm certain that Scour has more songs starting with the letter x than any other musician/band out there today. (Wreck and Reference) (Scour)

Monday, May 6, 2013



Ginger Alford - Into the Void (2013)

Ginger Alford (Good Luck/Traveling/One Reason) recently went on tour in Europe. She brought these tracks with her:

Feuding Fathers - Trust Me I'm a Father (2012)

Dizzy math rock featuring the bassist of Boyfrndz along with members of We the Granada (guitar) and Daytes (drums).

Cayetana - Demo (2012)

Grrrl punx from Philly. Seems like any new music I find is from the Philadelphia/Pennsylvania area these days.

I'm not complaining.

DL it for free via If You Make It, a great site for finding new things from Philly.