Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Liberty Madness - ST (Kink/Sengaja, 2011)


This album would have made my Best Of 2011 list, if I hadn't just found about about them in January or so of this year. I don't even know where I heard about them (though I can probably narrow it down to "somewhere on the internet"). Fast and tight melodic hardcore with that similar start/stop style to old NOFX, RKL or Satanic Surfers. And of course some style of their own.

They're offering the album free from their website. Or follow the link below.

Liberty Madness - ST (320 kbps)

Edit 11/28/2013: Seems their website and download are gone, but they're now here on bandcamp.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Peaceful Meadows - No Justice, No Peace (Allied, 1998)


This is one of the first bands that I had in mind when I thought about starting this blog. I've never heard anyone talk about them and I think this album is totally overlooked.

I'm pretty sure these guys were from the San Diego area and were peers/buddies with The Neighbors, who were also pretty great and under appreciated. Both The Neighbors and Peaceful Meadows started out as pretty basic, fast punk bands, but evolved into something more. I have Peaceful Meadows' first album, "Maximum Party," but I don't remember much about it despite liking this one so much. I thought there were 5 people in the band at that point, but maybe I'm wrong. I do remember this album being a big change in improvement anyway.

On "No Justice, No Peace," the 3 members of Peaceful Meadows blaze through 16 songs of tight and melodic punk that straddles the hardcore side. They also provide a hyper cover of Cringer's "Kill My Boss" which is the poppiest moment on the album, but fits in with their other song titles like "Dull Razor Belief System," "Corporate America #1," "Hypocritical Punk" and most succinctly, "World Of Shit." I'd compare this album with the 2nd Christ On A Crutch album or maybe Life Sentence. Each really fast with a sense of melody, but not really sounding like most other bands.

I should revisit their first album again. They also have a split 7" with Stink that I need to rip someday for the unreleased song.

Peaceful Meadows - No Justice, No Peace (vbr 0)

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Soggy!

These guys are pretty badass:

Soggy - Waiting For The War

Crazy Detroit style rock from France. You gotta love a singer who looks like an actual microphone. More info and a download for their only album can be found here: