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Gifts From Enola – From Fathoms

Posted May 19, 2009, 11:15 p.m.

Gifts From Enola – From Fathoms

Post-rock has predictably reached its stage of full saturation, becoming the self-loathing cliché that wasn’t hard to see coming. Bands are unfairly and mockingly compared ... read more

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Atmosphere – When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold

Posted June 29, 2008, 10:26 p.m.

Atmosphere – When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold

While When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold brings Ant and Slug closer to full-blown mainstream success, it's an album that's not ... read more

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Swordplay – Cellars and Attics

Posted May 30, 2008, 12:57 a.m.

Swordplay – Cellars and Attics

When I first met Swordplay I was, for argument’s sake, half-sober. As the night wore on, I was far from it. Swordplay, real name Isaac, ... read more

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Haram – Drescher

Posted May 6, 2008, 12:58 a.m.

Haram – Drescher

It’s pretty ridiculous to look back on the career of Pg.99 and sort through all the bands that came out of their existence and their ... read more

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Austin Lucas – Putting the Hammer Down

Posted March 10, 2008, 4:56 p.m.

Austin Lucas – Putting the Hammer Down

To be completely honest, I know more about Austin Lucas than I do about his current residence in The Czech Republic, which doesn’t attest too ... read more

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Wyclef Jean – Carnival Volume II: Memoirs of an Immigrant

Posted Feb. 12, 2008, 8:41 p.m.

Wyclef Jean – Carnival Volume II: Memoirs of an Immigrant

In 2001, Nas released Stillmatic, a direct play on his first album Illmatic, and an indicator that he was still on top of the rap ... read more

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The New Dress – Where Our Failures Are

Posted Feb. 3, 2008, 8:19 p.m.

The New Dress – Where Our Failures Are

The New Dress certainly knows how to make a first impression. Twenty seconds into Where Our Failures Are the tandem sings out, “I’m setting of ... read more

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Attica! Attica! – Dead Skin / Dried Blood

Posted Jan. 22, 2008, 4:31 p.m.

Attica! Attica! – Dead Skin / Dried Blood

If Disney were ever to make an animated movie that involved the protagonist turning Congress into an alcoholic shitshow, then taking his magic carpet over ... read more

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Various Artists – Keep Singing!

Posted Jan. 20, 2008, 3:33 p.m.

Various Artists – Keep Singing!

Keep Singing! is another benefit compilation brought to you from the great folks at Exotic Fever Records; in this case the proceeds are going to ... read more

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Sage Francis – Human the Death Dance

Posted Jan. 10, 2008, 8:37 p.m.

Sage Francis – Human the Death Dance

After 2005's A Healthy Distrust Sage Francis cemented himself as one of hip-hop's biggest heroes as well as one of it’s most despised figures. Francis ... read more

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Defiance, Ohio – The Fear, The Fear, The Fear

Posted Dec. 27, 2007, 8:09 p.m.

Defiance, Ohio – The Fear, The Fear, The Fear

Defiance, Ohio are somewhat of a punk rock abnormality, having released a slew of records in a short amount of time, yet still maintaining the ... read more

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The Catalyst – Marianas Trench

Posted Dec. 7, 2007, 2:44 a.m.

The Catalyst – Marianas Trench

When The Catalyst made a stop in D.C. over the summer, Mass Movement of the Moth’s drummer perfectly described the band: “Welcome to Headbanging 101 ... read more

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Woods – At Rear House

Posted Dec. 5, 2007, 6:56 p.m.

Woods – At Rear House

It may seem a bit unproductive to review an album that came out in the early stages of this year, but that’s part of what ... read more

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Antlers – Antlers

Posted Nov. 22, 2007, 6 p.m.

Antlers – Antlers

While taking a risk at such a lofty statement, Antlers is the reason to keep listening to independent music. Not that the band are the ... read more

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Meneguar – Strangers in Our House

Posted Nov. 11, 2007, 7:59 p.m.

Meneguar – Strangers in Our House

Let’s be completely honest, Meneguar is an overrated band. But what’s wrong with being overrated? Refused, Converge, Nirvana, even The Beatles are overrated, and I ... read more

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Pink Razors – First Degree

Posted Nov. 8, 2007, 5:33 a.m.

Pink Razors – First Degree

Pink Razors is a pop-punk band from Richmond, Virginia that plays a fast and catchy form of music comparable to Latterman. The band has released ... read more

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The Mock Heroic – Dignified Exits

Posted Oct. 29, 2007, 12:41 a.m.

The Mock Heroic – Dignified Exits

Contrary to popular belief, screamo isn’t dead. Granted, it could very well be crippled and unable to be even a shadow of it’s former self, ... read more

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Newspapers – Lakeview EP

Posted Oct. 16, 2007, 3:57 p.m.

Newspapers – Lakeview EP

Before even listening to Newpapers’ Lakeview EP, everything about them screams, “Hate me.” It could be the fact that their album cover seems to be ... read more

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Pash – The Best Gun

Posted Oct. 10, 2007, 1:22 p.m.

Pash – The Best Gun

There are two basic guidelines to follow when being apart of the D.C. punk scene: the first is that it is absolutely necessary to be ... read more

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New Idea Society – The World is Bright and Lonely

Posted Sept. 25, 2007, 3:20 p.m.

New Idea Society – The World is Bright and Lonely

For The World is Bright and Lonely, New Idea Society’s Mike Law walks a fine line between poetry and prose. The lyrical structures are simple ... read more

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Hi Ho Six Shooter! – Empire

Posted Sept. 20, 2007, 1:45 p.m.

Hi Ho Six Shooter! – Empire

I’m not going to classify Hi Ho Six Shooter! as a gimmick band. Granted they play shows with bandannas wrapped around their neck and sing ... read more

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Dear Tonight – We're Not Men

Posted Aug. 30, 2007, 8:18 p.m.

Dear Tonight – We're Not Men

It’s been three years since Brooklyn’s Dear Tonight released their debut EP These are Wires. Since then the band has toured regularly, went to Europe ... read more

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Loser Life – I Have Ghosts and I Have Ghosts

Posted Aug. 14, 2007, 10:46 p.m.

Loser Life – I Have Ghosts and I Have Ghosts

Loser Life comes from a place called Bakersfield, California, an area the band has numerously described as “the armpit of California.” This is what Loser ... read more

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Graf Orlock – Destination Time Tomorrow

Posted July 31, 2007, 11:12 p.m.

Graf Orlock – Destination Time Tomorrow

First and foremost, I would just like to state that Graf Orlock, or as tourmates Comadre jokingly refer to them, Crap Orlock, kill it live. ... read more

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Against Me! – New Wave

Posted July 23, 2007, 12:26 a.m.

Against Me! – New Wave

There have been a few instances that I’ve gotten pretty pissed off at bands. When Modern Life Is War told the audience that it was ... read more

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Souvenir's Young America – September Songs

Posted July 8, 2007, 7:33 a.m.

Souvenir's Young America – September Songs

Originally released as a limited run of 100 cassettes, Perpetual Motion Machine has decided to repress a small number of September Songs in preparation for ... read more

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Christian Brady – Christian Brady

Posted July 8, 2007, 7:31 a.m.

Christian Brady – Christian Brady

For those that don’t know, Christian Brady is the bearded frontman for Mass Movement of the Moth, and this is his self-recorded cassette that his ... read more

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Sleigher – Worst Songs

Posted July 8, 2007, 7:30 a.m.

Sleigher – Worst Songs

As their name would make you believe, Sleigher slays, and they do so as a totally improvised, two person unit. Self-recording the music at their ... read more

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Various Artists – Underground Hip Hop Essentials Vol. 1

Posted July 8, 2007, 7:29 a.m.

Various Artists – Underground Hip Hop Essentials Vol. 1

It hasn’t been until recently, with my discovery of artists like Ghostface Killah, that I started listening to hip hop again. I was excited when ... read more

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Willy Mason – If the Ocean Gets Rough

Posted July 4, 2007, 10:36 p.m.

Willy Mason – If the Ocean Gets Rough

Listening to Willy Mason, it is hard to remember that the voice being projected through the speakers belongs to a youth barely twenty-two years old. ... read more

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Tulsa Drone – Songs from a Mean Season

Posted June 24, 2007, 6:29 p.m.

Tulsa Drone – Songs from a Mean Season

As I sit on my bed and listen to Songs from a Mean Season, I am twenty hours removed from having all four of my ... read more

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Building Better Bombs – Freak Out Squares

Posted June 5, 2007, 10:25 p.m.

Building Better Bombs – Freak Out Squares

Init Records is one of the most underappreciated record labels releasing music today. Documenting some of the Midwest's most important punk bands, from The Spirit ... read more

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The Orangeburg Massacre – Moorea

Posted May 15, 2007, 3:44 p.m.

The Orangeburg Massacre – Moorea

To be honest, I really didn't want to do a review for this CD. I got it the mail, looked at it, and immediately knew ... read more

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Defiance, Ohio / Environmental Youth Crunch – Split

Posted April 22, 2007, 4:16 p.m.

Defiance, Ohio / Environmental Youth Crunch – Split

This split basically had to happen. Environmental Youth Crunch loves the environment. Defiance, Ohio loves friendship and family. Both bands love punk rock and it's ... read more

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Her Breath on Glass / Championship – Split

Posted April 15, 2007, 5:10 p.m.

Her Breath on Glass / Championship – Split

As much as people don't want to admit it, independent music is based on trends just the same as mainstream music. Five or six years ... read more

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Permanent – Sink|Swim

Posted March 28, 2007, 2:10 p.m.

Permanent – Sink|Swim

One of the best indicators of rating how good a band is is if you can feel your heart pounding as you listen to them. ... read more

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Coke Bust – Demo

Posted Feb. 22, 2007, 5:01 p.m.

Coke Bust – Demo

It's an odd thing to look back on the things that helped shape us such as the music we listen to and just how long ... read more

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Destroy Nate Allen – Awake O'Sleeper

Posted Feb. 13, 2007, 5:05 p.m.

Destroy Nate Allen – Awake O'Sleeper

I'd like to start off this review by stating how much respect I have for Nate Allen. Just like G.G. Allin was committed to being ... read more

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Sleeping Pilot – Panic Sex

Posted Jan. 23, 2007, 2:39 p.m.

Sleeping Pilot – Panic Sex

I've never had panic sex, and I don't really want to. It's not really a term that can have many happy endings. There are really ... read more

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The Milkman's Union – Oh Boy

Posted Jan. 16, 2007, 9:10 p.m.

The Milkman's Union – Oh Boy

Young talent can be dangerous thing to praise. On one hand, you have a young musician whose musical prowess is undeniable and you want to ... read more

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Ghost Mice – Europe

Posted Dec. 20, 2006, 6:04 p.m.

Ghost Mice – Europe

"To speak of money and music in the same sentence is a fucking travesty. I'd rather keep losing money, rather keep scraping by than be ... read more

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Woods – How to Survive In/In the Woods

Posted Dec. 14, 2006, 6:51 p.m.

Woods – How to Survive In/In the Woods

How to Survive In/In the Woods isn't the easiest CD to review, because to put it bluntly, it's not the easiest CD to listen to. ... read more

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In First Person – Lost Between Hands Held Tight

Posted Nov. 27, 2006, 1:10 a.m.

In First Person – Lost Between Hands Held Tight

A few months ago in Scene Point Blank's Mid Year feature I mentioned that Paramnesia Records had been the record label of the year up ... read more

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Gabriel Garcia – Crucifix My Baroquen Heart

Posted Nov. 14, 2006, 3:06 p.m.

Gabriel Garcia – Crucifix My Baroquen Heart

I've always been interested in the correlation between hardcore and indie pop or folk music. Hrishikesh Hirway, playing under the moniker of The One AM ... read more

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Sparrows Swarm and Sing – Untitled II

Posted Oct. 15, 2006, 1:16 p.m.

Sparrows Swarm and Sing – Untitled II

I was able to listen to Untitled II on my way up to visit friends at James Madison University, about a two hour ride north ... read more

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Jefferson Third – This is Only a Test

Posted Oct. 4, 2006, 3:19 p.m.

Jefferson Third – This is Only a Test

Oh the joys of a local band starting to make it big! I've been a friend of two members of Jefferson Third since I was ... read more

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Wrong Day to Quit – Vicissitudes

Posted Sept. 11, 2006, 8:42 p.m.

Wrong Day to Quit – Vicissitudes

It's a fact of life that hardcore bands, especially those involved with the late 90's screamo era, love to break up. They play a tour ... read more

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Hope and Anchor – The Wait and Wonder

Posted Aug. 23, 2006, 4:25 p.m.

Hope and Anchor – The Wait and Wonder

I had the privilege of seeing Hope and Anchor on the final show of their tour in D.C.. It was a very personal and emotional ... read more

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Divider – At Twilight

Posted July 30, 2006, 1:42 p.m.

Divider – At Twilight

A few days ago I found out that I had Bell's Palsy - the muscles that control the right side of my face are so ... read more

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Mass Movement of the Moth / The Catalyst – Two Thousand And Six Six Six

Posted July 17, 2006, 4 p.m.

Mass Movement of the Moth / The Catalyst – Two Thousand And Six Six Six

Released by two stellar labels, Perpetual Motion Machine and Electric Human Project, Two Thousand and Six Six Six is a split between two up and ... read more

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Mass Movement of the Moth – Outerspace

Posted June 29, 2006, 1:47 p.m.

Mass Movement of the Moth – Outerspace

Mass Movement of the Moth is a band doing it the right way. Playing together for years and making a name for themselves in the ... read more

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