Carcinogen - Demo (1992)


As promised here is the Carcinogen demo. This is Dystopia before they were Dystopia, so I hope you enjoyed that post. This is the foundation on which Dystopia built their unique sound, but differs in the fact that it leans more towards punk influenced death metal. This is awesome I mean really awesome, perfect crossover between punk and heavy metal for sure and done in a much different way than you are thinking when reading crossover, no element of DRI exists in this recording. The sound could be a little better and I am embarssed that it is not my own copy of the material, but I feel as though if anyone did appreciate the Dystopia post this will be appreciated just as much. Anyway get your pile of drugs that you bought with your christmas money and the six pack your friend left because he had to get away from his parents right after he//she opened their gifts sit back and listen to some tunes!

Better check eBay, this is LONG OOP

Peep this video for a killer cover of Venom-Buried Alive!!



 This weeks theme was Christmas tunes and crust tunes!  Talk about a smelly Christmas!

1. King Diamond//No Presents for Christmas
2. Eyehategod//I Am the Gestapo
3. The Vandals//My First Christmas as a Woman
4. The Ramones//Merry Christmas (I Don't Wanna Fight Tonight)
5. Tragedy//Conflicting Ideas
6. The Flaming Lips//Christmas at the Zoo
7. SSD//Jolly Old St. Nicholas
8. Defiance//I'd Rather Fucking Die
9. Blondie//We Three Kings
10. The Ergs!//We're Gonna Have a DEVO Christmas
11. Coliseum//Goddamge
12. Mojo Nixon//You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch
13. Showcase Showdown//Merry Christmas I Fucked Your Snowman
14. Appalacian Terror Unit//Armageddon Will Not Be Brought By the Gods (But By Men Who Think They Are)
15. SATAN//Christmas Time in Hell
16. Fear//Fuck Christmas
17. Sepultura//Murder (THIS ONE FUCKED UP SORRY)
18. Easy-E//Merry Motherfucking Christmas
19. Ókind//Jólakötturinn
20. Descendents//Christmas Vacation
21. Parasytic//Feast of Fools
22. Alex Chilton//The Christmas Song
23. The Sonics//Don't Believe in Christmas
24. Contagium//Morbid Intentions
25. Pansy Division//Homo Christmas
26. Fucked Up//David Christmas
27. After the Bombs//War Mongerer
28. Mr. T Experience//Merry Fucking Christmas
29. The Kinks//Father Christmas
30. Nausea//Here Today
31. Christmas in the Stars//What Do You Get a Wookie for Christmas (When He Already Has a Comb)?
32. Run DMC//Christmas in Hollis
33. Nifelheim//Claws of Death
34. Weird Al//The Night Santa Went Crazy

Dystopia - Dystopia


I'm bending the rules a little bit here, but its crust-mas so who cares! This is the final chapter in the outfit of Dystopia's releases and it is nothing short of killer. Heavy down-tuned anthems of being depraved, drug addled, and miserable. These themes are not the only negativity embodied throw in hatred for EVERYONE and all technology and you have yourself a top-notch album. If you know this band you know what your getting yourself into heavy, down-tuned flowing sludge/punk. If you enjoy this and are looking for similar material the drummer is in a handful of new bands, Ghoul , Asunder , and Carcinogen (Dystopia before they were dystopia, don't worry I will upload there only demo in the next couple of weeks because it rules!). Don't miss this album download and do yourself some hard drugs!



CAT PARTY 12-15-10!

1. The Association//Windy
2. Ol' Dirty Bastard//Shimmy Shimmy Ya
3. Human Sexual Response//Jackie Onassis
4. Government Warning//Fat Nation'
5. People Under the Stairs//Hang Loose
6. The Aquabats!//Knowledge (Operation Ivy)
7. The Sedatives//Superstitious Minds
8. Cannibal Ox//Invisible
9. For Science//Leeloo
10. Southside Stranglers//Too Much TV
11. Deathreat//Since Day One
12. Chixdiggit//My Restaurant
13. The Proletariat//Splendid Wars (said wrong title, my bad)
14. Septic Death//Terrorain
15. Giorgio Moroder//Underdog
16. Kakka Hata 77//TV Vahivaltaa
17. Dead Prez//Happiness
18. Pinhead Gunpowder//Porch Song
19. The Drop Nineteens//Winona
20. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony//Thuggish Ruggish Bone
21. The Mopes//Do The Hairball
22. The Measure (SA)//Power Lines
23. Iron Age//Dispossessed
24. Sam Cooke//Bring it on Home to Me
25. Doc Hopper//Zapruder Frame 313
26. GG King//Adult Rock
27. Clipse//The Funeral
28. Joey Ramone//Don't Worry About Me
29. Frogball//Workaholic
30. Crazy Spirit//Slimy Leech
31. Willie Alexander//Mass Ave
32. The New Warden//Patron Saint of Perpetual Sausage
33. Sage Francis//Slow Down Ghandi
34. Muck and the Mires//Hypnotic
35. Uniform Choice//Straight and Alert
36. RJD2//Let the Good Times Roll
37. The Soviettes//Number One is Number Two
38. The Spaceshits//Backseat Boogie
39. Meat Loaf//Hot Patootie




Ghetto Girls 7":
1. Ghetto Girls
2. Union Suit
3. Wooden Nickels

Party Garbage Split 7":
1. Byron's Song
2. Uncultured Swine
3. Posi-Summer Song

Popular Science 7"
1. Popular Science
2. Painted in a Corner

The Closet Fairies were a pop-punk band with garage-y influences from Boston, MA.  They shared members with seminal MA pop-punk outfit Witches With Dicks along with The Serious Geniuses, Brain Killer, The Lazardos, and currently The Maine Coons.  This band never had a proper full length, which is quite a shame because this stuff is fantastic.  My favorite of these three 7" is the Ghetto Girls one.  Man, that song is amazing.  Also the B side has a great, ripping secret track on it.  Popular Science is the brand new, posthumous release from Shock to the System, and definitely worth picking up as it is among their best work.  Certainly more garage-y then their other stuff, in a very good way.  This band also has a track on a Dangerous Intersections comp, an AOTU single, and a tape demo, and if you want to sell me them or know of any other things they've released let me know.  I got to see this band once (with The Ergs! and For Science even!!) and then they broke up shortly after. Check this stuff out if you've never heard them, because you will like it.  FFO:  The Dickies, WWD, Scared of Chaka, The Credentials


Backstabbers Incorporated - Kamikaze Missions


Backstabbers Inc. is a local band from NH, where the writers of this blog hail from. I'm not sure how many people know about this band (hopefully alot) but they mix genre's like its their fucking job and with this album it comes to their high point. After this album and a couple tours the singer took off to join a former guitarist of BSI in Trap Them who I'm sure plenty of people know about also, the drummer for this session left after the recording to join Unearth, The Red Chord and plenty of other bands. But, enough about the history. This album RIPS from start to finish and engages the listener the whole time. I actually don't have the first track anymore (due to a this CD rip being old, and lending my brother the CD and it being ruined) luckily it was just some ambiance which did in fact add to the album so my apologies! I have a recent interview with the guitarist lying around somewhere that I will upload. The band is still together and consists of the two brothers who play guitar and sing, Nick(waranimal) on bass, and Jonah (ALWLWAD, Ramming Speed) on drums. This is a fantastic combination of crust, grind, and punk which does not disappoint. If anyone is interested in anymore albums I have a few kicking around that I could upload after (just comment!)  

I got to see their "last" show in Boston which had almost every ex-member present and it was one of my favorite shows of all time, they still rip today especially with their drummer who is phenomenal! And I guess they have a new album coming out in the future? The video below is a new song.

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This weeks Cat Party is brought to you by VINYL, the NEW way to listen to music!

This week was Vinyl Week at WUNH, but that isn't really different than most episodes of Cat Party.  However, there were THREE turntables instead of TWO, and since we are but lowly, feeble minded cat DJs, there are a couple screw-ups.  WHOOPS.  HAPPY LISTENING!


Devo//Timing X
Devo//Wiggly World
Dawn of Humans//Ener
Dawn of Humans//Destroy
Zero Boys//Civilizations Dying
Social Circkle//On the Run
Furdidurke//Native to a Noxious Glow
Bone Thugs-n-Harmony//For the Love of Money
Against Me!//Y'all Don't Wanna Step to Dis
Laura Stevenson & The Cans//It Ceases to Be "Whining" If You're Still "Shitting Blood"
Dystopia//My Meds Aren't Working
Disclose//Atomic Biological Chemical
Lifetime//(The Gym Is) Neutral Territory
Coroner//Masked Jackal
Doom//Means to an End
7 Seconds//We're Gonna Fight
Big Eyes//Since You Left
The Men//Lazarus
Poison Idea//Feel the Darkness
The Hex Dispensers//O-B-I-T
The Hex Dispensers//Tentacles!
Neurosis//The Web
The King Khan and BBQ Show//Waddlin' Around
The White Wires//Roxanne
Corrosion of Conformity//Hungry Child
Rudimentary Peni//Poppycock
Rudimentary Peni//Cosmic Hearse
Off With Their Heads//Fuck You, You T-Shirt Necktie Wearing Motherfucker
Death//Rock-n-Roll Victim
Mental Rescue//Side A of their "New Age of Terror" 7"
No Fucker//Side A of their "Conquer the Innocent" 7"
Surf Nazis Must Die//I Am Angry
Hunchback//Red is the Color

Also, if you are in the Dover, NH area on December 16th COME SEE CAT PARTY LIVE!! (kinda).  Myself and DJ FANCY are DJing a punk night at the Dover Brickhouse from 9-1am.  Come out and dance with us!  21+.


Dr. Dooom - First Come First Served


Dr. Dooom is a moniker of Kool Keith the rapper who got his start with the Ultra-Magnetic Mc's who wrote some of the best underground hip hop in the mid 80's. Keith went on from this band do his solo career starting with Kool Keith and then branching off to Dr. Dooom, Dr. Octagon, and Nogatco Rd. He intertwines all of these personalities on his albums. This is his first album as Dr. Dooom and as much as I hate genre's i believe this embodies the Horrorcore hip hop tag. Rumor is that Dr. Octagon is his persona when he smokes PCP and writes his material, there is defiantly some drug use going on in this album due to the level of bizarreness in the lyrics, beats, and overall theme and flow of the album. The first five track are the stand outs of the album, while Apartment 223 is the best track for sure. Check this out even if you don't listen to hip-hop it might be right up your alley!
If you like this check out the Ultramagnetic MC's, Dr. Octagon, or Company Flow. Keep good hip-hop alive, fuck Mikki Nimaj!!

OOP, but check here to buy it!


Like B Movies? So Do These Guys!!!

Here is a link for the holy grail of B Movie downloads. DO NOT click if you have a slow computer due to the amount of embedded youtube videos and the all the posts being on one page. You can download the Plauge Dogs, Accion Mutante, and America Pt II.

Recommendations from the link include:
Plague Dogs
A Boy And His Dog
Fall of New York:2019
Dead Beat At Dawn
Fight For Your Life
Accion Mutante

Those are my personal favorites but, you can find most on netflix if your anxious about downloading if not DOWNLOAD AWAY!!!

Population Reduction - At The Throats Of Man Forever


Here is Population Reduction a grind band from San Francisco, CA. This band has been gaining popularity as of late, getting added to a few festivals every now and than. If you like early Napalm Death, Terrorizer, or Nasum give these guys a shot. This was the seven inch they put out before their LP "Each Birth A New Disaster" which KILLS and is still available through Tank Crimes so if you like this and want more of their material buy that because it blows this out of the water. That being said here we have At The Throats Of Man Forever the bands first 7" after their self released CD-R Demo. Ripping grind with good lyrics about weed and killing hipsters (it beats thrash about pizza and beer bongs!) If anyone is interested I have this on CD with a live radio set, the demo, and comp tracks so if you like this and want more LEAVE A COMMENT. Other than that pack up a bongload and put on some raging grind!!
I also got to see these guys in SF for a benefit show that the Capitalist Casualties dropped from and, they killed it for sure. Funny mother fuckers for sure and they make a lot of noise live for only being a two-piece!

Buy Their Newest Material!


CAT PARTY 12-1-10


1. The Ergs!//It's Never Going to Be the Same Again
2. Burzum//My Journey to the Stars
3. The Maine Coons//H.L.I.I.G.T.F.Y.T.F.G.
4. mc chris//Neville
5. Not On Tour//What Comes Outta Your Mouth
6. Girls//Alright
7. Death//Infernal Death
8. Rites of Spring//Deeper Than Inside
9. Diarrhea Planet//Ghost With a Boner
10. D.R.I.//Violent Pacification
11. Chixdiggit//Quit Your Job
12. Merchandise//Worthless Apology
13. Metal Christmas//Run Rudolph Run
14. Arrivals//The Power Won't Be Staying On For Long
15. Choke Up//We All Know
16. Raw Power//State Oppression
17. The Men//Sketchy Pussy
18. Jawbreaker//Outpatient
19. Direct Control//Fake
20. Nasum//Time to Discharge
21. Tunnel Rats//Cover Band
22. Atlas//Delerium
23. Converge//Last Light
24. The Muffs//Oh, Nina
25. The Rival Mob//Face to Face With Your Excecutioner
26. Parasytic//Ire of War
27. Blatz//Berkeley is My Baby and I Want to Kill it
28. Marvelous Darlings//I Don't Wanna Go to the Party
29. Saw Throat//Indestroy (PT 4)
30. Tilt//Libel
31. Deep Wound//Video Prick
32. Entombed//Revel in Flesh
33. Replacements//Merry Go Round
34. Archers of Loaf//Harnessed in Slums
35. Crass//Systematic Death
36. Minutemen//Monuments
37. Pissed Jeans//False Jesii Pt 2


Kung-Fu Monkeys - 1/2 Baked CD-R (2009)

1. Super Trouper (ABBA)
2. The Punisher Suite Prelude - The Pleasure Principal
3. I Touched the Face of Man
4. Disappearing Rose
5. The Things That Grow Inside Your Skull
6. But Then Again...
7. Thanks Mike
8. I'd Like It So Much Better
9. The World I Discovered Amongst the Dust Beneath the Bed
10. Nudie Suit Made of Bees
11. Persephone Please
12. Alice, After the Fall
13. Sunshine Tonight Love Theme

The Kung-Fu Monkeys (not to be confused with LOS Kung-Fun Monkeys, a ska band) are a surfy bubblegum pop-punk band from New York. They sound like a Beach Boys/Buddy Holly split played at 45 rpm.  It's awesome.  Fun, bubbly, surf pop that just makes you feel good.  This burned CD, limited to 20 copies, is a bunch of demos and rare cuts that I believe are generally from their upcoming full-length.  These songs are really stripped down versions of what The KFM usually play, but are still really awesome.  Standout tracks for me are Persephone, Please and Disappearing Rose.  These songs aren't as surfy as typical of this band, and are more like a poppier and less psychedelic The Zombies.  Oh, also, they cover ABBA. Check it out, and if you like it, find the rest of their stuff because its all wonderful.  Also, check out The Marshmallows while your at it for another dose of cavity inducing pop along the same lines.  FFO:  The Beach Boys, Buddy Holly, Ohio Express, 1910 Fruitgum Company, Undertones, Modern Lovers


CAT PARTY 11-24-10



Lemuria//Chautauqua County
EL-P//Everything Must Go
Pregnant//You Give it to Me
At the Gates//Under the Serpents Song
The Measure [SA]//Ruby is a Punk
Negazione//Qualcosa Scompare
Cock Sparrer//Droogs Don't Run
Husker Du//Afraid of Being Wrong
Man...or Astroman?//Mystery Science Theater 3000 Love Theme
Brujeria//Leyes Narcos
Dead Milkmen//Beach Party Vietnam
Blanks 77 & Showcase Showdown//Sexual Healing
King Diamond//Tea
Bratmobile//Flavor of the Month Club
Shitty Limits//In Your Shoes
Deicide//Blame it on God
Ringers//Lame Jokes and Sneers
Cult Ritual//Leather
Onslaught//Angels of Death
Buzzcocks//Noise Annoys
Unnatural Axe//The Creeper
Ted Nugent//Cat Scratch Fever
Buzzoven//At a Loss
The Crumbs//Dead Boys Too
Fugazi//Give Me the Cure
Possessed//Seven Churches
Radio Birdman//Non-Stop Girls
Deep Sleep//Real Time Blackout
Nasum//Idiot Parade
Real Kids//Do the Boob
Tyvek//Future Junk
Bathory//In League With Satan
DMZ//Mighty Idy
Monikers//Slanted Houses
Eyehategod//White Nigger
Lifetime//(The Gym Is) Neutral Territory
Crass//Do They Owe Us a Living
Bruce McCulloch//Daves I Know
Hamiltons//Class Operation
Doc Hopper//Sunny Girlfriend


Mean Jeans/White Wires Split 7" (2010)

White Wires Side: Born on a Saturday Night (Mean Jeans)
Mean Jeans Side: I Remember How (White Wires)

This 7" was released on the White Wires/Mean Jeans Euro tour this year from the German record label Ptrash.  Each side consists of one band covering a song from the other band.  The Mean Jeans version of the White Wires song "I Remember How" is far superior to the White Wires "Born On a Saturday Night" but both covers are neat.  Both these bands are two of my favorites playing music currently and you should totally check it out.  Great garage-y Ramones inspired punk rock.  FFO:  Ramones, Mummies, King Khan and BBQ Show, Marked Men


Iron Monkey - Our Problem


Iron Monkey is a killer UK sludge band with a disappointingly short catalog. This is some of the heaviest sludge and roll around. The only two LP's I know of consist of this one and their self-titled(if you know of or have anymore material drop me a line!).  The vocals are a bit on the hardcore side but, that isn't necessarily a bad thing. Their releases were extremely hard to find for a while until Earache re-issued a double CD with both of their LP's on it. If you like drugs, sludge, or punching your steering wheel while driving CHECK THIS OUT. This sounds like smoking weed out a of a skull with eyehategod in a dumpster while shooting dope with buzzoven and having the melvins do lines angel dust off a Black Sabbath LP in a dirty back alley behind a dive bar.

Buy The Double CD





Lemuria - Superchunky, Lemonheads-y, Dino Jr-esque 90's indie pop love.  JUST LISTEN TO THAT NEW SONG FOR CHRISSAKES.
The Young Leaves - Probably one of the best bands from MA right now.  Do you love 90's indie rock like Archers of Loaf or Dinosaur Jr. or The Lemonheads?  SO DO THEY.
Dan Webb & The Spiders - Garage-y Indie Pop.  I've never seen them, but I bet they'll be fun.
Save Ends - New band from Boston!  Female fronted poppy-punky stuffy.

Billy Raygun - NH's best pop-punk band ever.
Brave Little Abacus - Experimental, noisy, fun and energetic
Shire - Fast, Acoustic fun stuff!

Cheeky - What the Heck (2009)

1. Look At You
2. Two Faced Basket Case
3. & 4. Pt. 1 - Is This Normal? & Pt. 2 - This is Not Normal (ripped as one track)
5. Get Off My Back
6. Can't Stand the World
7. Train Wreck
8. You'll Never Get it Right

Cheeky was a FANTASTIC poppy-punk band with rock 'n roll influences from Brooklyn, NY.  They combined really snotty/goofy vocals with sweet riffs and fun, well written songs.  They almost have a riot grrl feel to them, but way poppier and fun.  The songs all seem to be fairly negative and insulting, which is great against the happy sounding backdrop.  Real sarcastic sounding.  This record has a lot of attitude.  My favorite track(s) on this short but sweet record is the two-parter, Is This Normal?/This is Not Normal. I think the drummer does a lot of the back-ups and they compliment Kate's, the singer, lead vocals well.  I only got to see this band once, and I hadn't heard any of their material.  They blew me away but broke up shortly after I saw them.  They were so goofy and awkward in between songs, then just started shredding and looked like they were having the time of their lives.  Members from this band are in the excellent rock 'n roll band BIG EYES, and the 90's influenced BIG SODA now.  Also, Kate was in the Replacements-esque USED KIDS, who are certainly also worth checking out.  FFO: Angry Samoans, Bikini Kill, Descendents, Replacements

Their awesomely great 7" CHOKE ON A CHEESEBURGER is up for download off of the Quote Unquote Records website, and is HIGHLY recommended.  The song writing isn't as good as this record, but the songs are more fun and possibly more classic.  YOU NAMBY PAMBY!

Alleged Satanic Ritual Abuse (A.S.R.A.) - The Way Of All Flesh


ASRA is a little known grind band from NY. I found out about them due to their tour with Gridlink a couple years back. I saw them in MA and they were just as intense as this recorded material. They are far more than just a grind band they are a fantastic combination of sludge, grind, power-violence, and metal. You can hear the obvious cues they take from their influences Discordance Axis, Crossed Out, Assuck, and Brutal Truth. Check this out if grind is your jam, if not still give it a shot it will not bore you. Unfortunatly right after their mini-tour with Gridlink the band broke up, and all that is left is their recorded material.

Buy This CD
eBay for the LP


The Maine Coons - Gebo Single Series Flexi EP (2010)

1. H.L.I.I.G.T.F.Y.T.F.G.
2. Hey Dickhead
3. My Kinda Luv

The Maine Coons are a two piece pop-garage-punk band from Boston.  They share members of the fantastic Closet Fairies, also from Boston.  This record is on a 7" flexi disc, which is a little ridiculous but kind of neat because it has a limited amount of times you can listen to it before it starts losing sound quality. The drummer plays guitar and sings while an organ player plays along and helps with harmonies.  It is very minimal and lo-fi, but works wonderfully.  Out of these three songs, I think I like Hey Dickhead the most.  It's short and fast and to the point and a ton of fun, like the rest of this record.  FFO:  Nobunny, King Khan and BBQ, Mark Sultan, The Mummies, Harlem.

They have a link to their full length album here: MAINE COONS - S/T

G-ANX (discography)


Here we have a little known band from Sweden whose style blends d-beat, crust, grind and thrash and brings it to a whole new level. This was a CD put out by sound pollution in either the mid to late nineties or early two thousands. The band went through a complete line-up change in after their first two seven inches. The second line-up change recorded an LP than never saw the light of day but, you can hear some of this songs on this discography.  Do not miss this band it is a wonderfully diverse blend of everything the punk world has to offer!

OOP, Check eBay


Cat Party 11-17-10

This weeks episode of Cat Party is up for listening on the WUNH archives!  LISTEN NOW!!!



The Pains of Being Pure at Heart//Everything With You
Toxic Holocaust//Exxxecutioner
Marvelous Darlings//Friend of a Friend
Dead Milkmen//Big Lizard in My Backyard (REQUEST)
Blockhead//My First, Last Irish Russian Drinking Song
Darkthrone//Graves of the 80's
Dag Nasty//Can I Say
The Arrivals//Blank State
Asra//Burning Proletariat
Dillinger Four//I Was Born On A Pirate Ship
Buddy Rich Big Band//Mexicalinose
The Bananas//Gentrification for Dummies
Cro-Mags//Seekers of the Truth
Sex Bob-omb//Garbage Truck
Midnight//Black Rock 'N Roll
Big Soda//I'm Wrong
7000 Dying Rats//Strippers on Ecstacy
The Potential Johns//Past Due
House Boat//My Life Hurts
Pentagram//Too Late
Bloody Gears//End of the Line
The Ergs!//Workage
Cold As Life//My Own Worst Enemy
Shook Ones//Bird On Ice
The Queers//Don't Touch My Hat
Bolt Thrower//Rememberance
DYS//Girl's Got Limits
Not On Tour//Cut All Cords
Groucho Marxists//Side Opener
Dopamines//Public Domain
The Pillowfights//Get Outta Here

It's Marathon Week at WUNH, so please support independent radio and donate something.  You get cool prizes!  Local radio is nothing without listener support.  Thank you for listening and keeping student and local radio alive.  HOW TO DONATE!!

Also, WUNH will be having a show this Friday to help support the marathon.  The cover is a $5 suggested donation, and the lineup includes local psychedelic rockers MMOSS and garage rockers THE NEEDY VISIONS!  Also playing, MANY MANSIONS!



Suicidal Supermarket Trolleys


Here is an album on Profane Existence that seems out of place but, in a good way. Suicidal Supermarket trolleys lean more toward a street punk sound rather than a heavier crust which one would think of when thinking of PE. The sides on this album were recorded at two different years the first being in 93 the second in 95. This record is awesome raw and catchy with snotty vocals the way I like my street punk and I don't particularly care for street punk. They do a great Circle Jerks cover of When The Shit Hits The Fan. I don't know much about the availability of this record due to me finding it locally for 10 bux, but I have seen it in other shops for up to 40 bux.Give this record a shot because it will grow on you for sure and you'll be looking for it before you know it!

No repress as of yet, go out to your local record store and start hunting or try eBay
PE -Check here for a repress in the future or try to board maybe someone wants to trade!

Show Review - Vaccine, Punch, Loma Prieta, Bastardswine @ Anchor's Up 11/14

So I thought I'd review a show I went to the other night since this blog is supposed to be all about music promotion.  I went and saw Western Massachusetts's heaviest/fastest current band VACCINE along with San Francisco's PUNCH who are on tour with LOMA PRIETA, also from San Francisco.  Also on board were locals, BASTARDSWINE, and DRAIZE who unfortunately had to drop.  I was bummed out that Draize had to cancel due to a medical issue with their drummer.  I was really looking forward to seeing them again after missing their set at the Mob 47 show the other day.  Draize has a new record out that you should all go buy.

Bastardswine started the show off right with heavy, Crossed Out influenced powerviolence.  They had a pretty huge reaction, which was awesome.  It's good to see younger kids into this kind of music along with all the other more popular kinds of hardcore.  They were missing their singer, and were a little sloppy because of it, but they still played like crazy.  They played a good chunk of songs and ended with what seemed like an unfinished song without vocals.

Loma Prieta was next after a long wait.  They played heavier sounding screamo kinda stuff.  Like Pageninetynine or something, but with a darker atmosphere.  I wasn't really into this band, although they did have great energy.  They played a little sloppy and their music was all over the place.  They also played a really short set which was kind of awesome.

Punch really surprised me.  I enjoyed all the recorded material from them enough, but was really interested to see how they'd be live.  Playing fast powerviolence influenced youth crew hardcore, they had a commanding energy and had the entire room moving by the second song.  They played a ton of songs off all their records.  The singer still had a foot cast on from their last tour, so she wasn't too active, but the rest of the band was jumping all over the place.  Great set.

Vaccine closed the show with their brand of heavy powerviolence.  Their set was probably about seven minutes long and was just relentless.  They are so tight and play so hard.  The music sounds exactly like the records live.  My only complaint was the singer may have lost his voice, because the vocals sounded off and less intense.

Anchor's Up is a pretty awesome place to see a show, and they have a killer record store above them.  You should check in out sometime!


The Marked Men - On b/w The Other Side 7" (2010)

1. On
2. The Other Side

The Marked Men are one of my favorite bands of the last ten years.  They play fast garage-y punk rock and roll and are fantastic at it.  This record features two songs posthumously released a couple months ago, and recorded last Christmas.  Tim Kerr from The Big Boys did the absolutely fantastic artwork.  If you've listened to The Marked Men, but not these songs, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR.  I don't really have much to say about this band, other then that I think they have no bad songs.  Catchy hooks, great melodies, creative songwriting, and somehow it never gets stale.  If you like this, check out High Tension Wires, Mind Spiders, and The Potential Johns, which are all other projects by the members of this band.  LISTEN TO THIS.  FFO:  Awesome music, Chinese Telephones, The Kinks?.


The New Warden - Up On Moody EP

1. Up On Moody Getting Wrecked
2. The Best IHOP in America
3. Disinformation
4. Patron Saint of Perpetual Sausage

The kind fellas from Boston, MA, The New Warden, sent us their new EP entitled Up On Moody.  It's a very well recorded burst of Midwestern pop punk inspired punk rock.  The New Warden are definitely fans of The Lawrence Arms and Dillinger Four and if you like those bands or any of the recent wave of Midwestern Larry Arms-core (Iron Chic, RVIVR, Dopamines, Copyrights etc) you should LOVE this.  They utilize their two singers quite well, although some vocal parts sound a bit goofy.  It's all in fun, however, because this EP has so much energy to it.  They have fantastic anthem-y parts and harmonies that make me like this kind of punk.  I'm not typically to keen on bands like this but I'm liking this.  I think they have more fun with this sub genre then a lot of the current bands doing it do.  New Warden certainly has a poppier style that certainly takes influence from 90's pop-punk bands like NOFX or later Descendents.  They also have a self-aware dorkiness to them reminiscent of the best Weezer songs.  Plus, their name is an Arrested Development reference.  What's not to like?  Disinformation is a definite standout track for me.  FFO: Get Bent, Dillinger Four, Lawrence Arms, Dopamines.


Jesu - Opiate Sun

Two decades ago Justin Broadrick was in Napalm Death playing fuzzed out hyper grind for the time. Fast forward to 2009 and he has spearheaded his musical endeavors in a new direction. Godflesh was the precursor to this band (Jesu being the last name of the last track on the last Godflesh album), and this picks up where that last Godflesh album left. If you know Jesu you know the vocals are for the most part clean with droning guitars and electronic noise pulsating through the background. This album is more in the Godflesh direction of organic drums rather than a drum machine and heavy guitar work leaning away from the electronic side with the clean vocals. The only complaint I have about this album is that it is too short. FFO: Godflesh, Sunn O)), Torche, Rwake etc. etc.

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The Vicious - Igen

1. Igen
2. Masshysteri
3. Crucifying Me
The Vicious were a band from Sweden from 2004-2007.  They shared members from DS-13 and The (International) Noise Conspiracy and went on to form Masshysteri, which is also the name of a track from this 7".  They played awesome X inspired punk rock with harsher vocals and great melodies.  The songs are wonderfully catchy amidst a sense of brooding and doom saying.  Some of the songs are in Swedish and some are in English, but it really is easy to feel what they're singing about.  A lot of themes of alienation and the like, fairly typical for punk.  For fans of: X, The Observers, Red Dons, Masshysteri, first wave punk.  Anyways this record is awesome, and I'll probably put up another 7" of theirs tomorrow and maybe some Masshysteri stuff in the future.  By the way, the artwork and layout are TOP NOTCH.  The Vicious and Masshysteri have a really fantastic hand-made style to all their artwork.  Check it out:

The tracks are separated in the download into a Side A folder and a Side B folder, but the individual songs are all separate.  BECAUSE I LOVE YOU.
Finally, here's a neat video:



I promised to post mp3 of the Condensed Flesh performance on this weeks Cat Party SO HERE IT IS:


It's about 21 mins long and RAW AS FUCK.  I ripped and amplified the audio from the archived show, and since I really don't know how to do those kinds of things, its probably not the best quality.  But that's OK because it sounds pretty good to me.  

1. Asphyxiating in a Cosmic Abyss//Afterlife Denied (Eternal Anguish)
2. Familiar Looking Ghosts
3. Odysseys Through Paranoia
4. Assassins in our Midst
5. Untitled I
6. Untitled II

Thank you CJ, Jason, Brendon, and Phil for playing, and thank you Chris Bovio and Spencer Watkins for helping us set it up!  Also, thank you WUNH for giving us a means to do this and for being psyched on it.  Expect more in the future!



The Sw!ms - Ride of the Blueberry Winter

The Sw!ms//Ride of the Blueberry Winter

I'd like to share one of my favorite bands that I've recently gotten into, The Sw!ms.  They play psychedelic pop-punk, that really is incomparable to anything else.  Sharing members of An Albatross, they take that kind of off-beat style of playing and smash it into influences like The Zombies but more poppy.  They use a bunch of synths and keyboards and are REALLY into nerdy fantasy themes, so if that's appealing to you to then check this out.  Anyone into 60's psychedelic pop and modern pop-punk-esque rock should really be into this band.  The song "Sara Jean" is a really great slower paced song, and "Blood in the Lanai" almost has a Muppets feel to it if that makes any sense.  Unfortunately they are on hiatus for an undetermined amount of time.  They have several other releases, but I have not heard them yet.  Fantastic album art also, but I wish the lyrics were printed in the sleeve.  For fans of:  The Zombies, MMOSS, An Albatross

1. C'moff It
2. Blood in the Lanai
3. We Need...Lava
4. Clean Escape
5. Sara Jean
6. Depth Charge
7. C'mon Day
8. Yub-Yub
9. Knitting and Knitting
10. Vermillion Archer
11. What Place of Man
12. Truffleberry Wine
13. Be My Lava Valykerie
14. Feast of Flames
15. Lose
16. Upstate Milkmaid

Here are a couple videos for the song "Vermilion Archer" and a song not off this album entitled "Pile of Features."

Pile Of Features (Extended Cut)

The Sw!ms(are takin a break) | Myspace Music Videos



Cat Party 11-10-10

This is the first post on our new shiny blog.  We will be posting playlists, media, show postings, videos, etc.  All of this is in an effort to promote bands we think are good and deserve recognition.

Here is the playlist for Cat Party on 11-10-10.  This was a special show because we had a live band in the studio, a Cat Party first, and the first band on WUNH in a couple years apparently.  Dover metal punx, CONDENSED FLESH, came and killed it.  It went very well, and in the archive you should be able to hear the broadcast.  One of us will rip the audio and post that up here later once we figure out how.  Anyways, here is what we played and an archive of the entire show.  I, DJ FEAST, ran this entire show by myself while DJ FANCY helped set up the band, and CJDJ UNDER SIEGE played drums in the band.  So these are all my choices.  Remember, it only lasts for a week so listen now!


The Vicious//It's All a Lie
Hüsker Du//Don't Want to Know if You Are Lonely
Cheap Time//Showboat
P.S. Eliot//Tangible Romance
King Kahn and The Shrines//Welfare Bread
Cheeky//Is This Normal? pt. 1 and 2
New Creases//No Spark
Dirt Bike Annie//What's Happening, Hot Stuff?
Boris//No One's Grieve
The Thermals//Pillar of Salt
Archers of Loaf//You and Me
Paintbox//Singing, Shouting, Crying
Indian Summer//The Valley Spirit Never Dies
Guitar Wolf//Kung Fu Ramone
Government Warning//Arrested
Clorox Girls//Frightening Girl
Mogwai//Friend of the Night
Chinese Telephones//Live Like This
Pinhead Gunpowder//On the Ave.
Poison Idea//Made to be Broken
Annihilation Time//Bald Headed Woman
Get Bent//To a Buddy at War
Magnetic Fields//No One Will Ever Love You
For Science//Salutations
Sabertooth Zombie//Campaign
Fucked Up//Baiting the Public

PART 1   (starts about 5 mins in)