Friday, January 29, 2010

The Ponys

The Ponys - Turn The Lights Out

Turn The Lights Out is the third album from The Ponys, put out by Matador Records. It sounds like if Spiritualized did a collaboration with a indie garage band. Wierd description, but it turns out good, I swear.

The Ponys - Turn The Lights Out

Swamp Tech

Quintron and Miss Pussycat - Swamp Tech

Quintron is a one man band and Miss Pussycat is a puppeteer/hand percussionist/singer. Together they make music for dance parties that hipsters and punks would go to. Take that however you want.

Quintron and Miss Pussycat - Swamp Tech

A few things

I'll be posting a few more things later today, but for now I wanted to just mention a few things.

1. I'm about 120 pages into reading Burning Fight: The 90's Hardcore Revolution In Ethics, Politics, Spirit, And Sound, and I must admit that I'm enjoying it. Its good to see it not only covers the NYCH styled hardcore, but has interviews with people like Adrienne Droogas, Martin Sorrondeguy, Scott Beiben, Mike Kirsch, ect. Seems pretty well rounded. We'll see what I think once I'm done.

2. ATTN: Philadelphia. There is a benefit show for Nick Poot tonight (Jan 29th 2010). For info on the show check out If you can't make the show, but would like to donate to help pay some medical bills you can paypal money to nickpootbenefit at

3. Don't forget to leave a comment if you download something, find a broken link, or have a request. I'll do my best to get back to you as fast as I can.

The Spits

The Spits - S/T (Wheelchair LP)

Good and straightforward punk rock n roll. I like this band live better than their records, but if I had to listen to one it would probably be this.

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The Marked Men - Fix My Brain

Awesome poppy punk from this Texas band. Featuring members of The Potential Johns, The Reds, and more notably The Riverboat Gamblers. This is their third album, and my favorite of theirs.

The Marked Men - Fix My Brain


Leatherface - Mush

Jack Rabid, music critic and publisher of the music magazine Big Takeover, once listed Leatherface's 1991 release Mush as one of the fifty greatest punk albums of all time. If thats not reason enough to download this, then I don't know what is.

Leatherface - Mush

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Throne Is Melting

Man Is The Bastard: Bastard Noise - Throne Is Melting

Released in 2001 on John Wiese's label Helicopter . Throne Is Melting collects recordings made at different times with various lineups between August 1999 and October 2000. Its varied sound palette (from doom ambient to all-out harsh noise assault), track lengths (from two to 20 minutes), and origins (studio, live, mail collaboration) make it an excellent choice

Throne Is Melting

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Share The Love 2

Here are some more blogs that I enjoy. Take a second and check them out.

Monster Size Monsters is Adam Wallacavage's blog. If you don't know who he is, you should definately check out this blog. If you do know, you're probably already following.

Bad Year Media is a blog run by a bunch of friends from the Philadelphia area.

Very Small Records was a label I followed/admired since probably 1990. Before this label was Lookout! which I'm sure you have at least heard of.


Rorschach - Autopsy

Rorschach always seemed like the odd band out. They were like a metal band that had something to say. They didn't really fit in with my idea of what hardcore was during the time. They certainly weren't tough guy type stuff, but they also didn't really fit with the crusty hardcore bands either. Rorschach's Autopsy is a Discography of sorts including the Remain Sedate LP, Protestant LP, split EPs with 1.6 Band and Neanderthal and four compilation tracks. I think the only things missing are the Live In Italy '92 LP and the Needlepack 7".

Rorschach - Autopsy

War All The Time

Poison Idea - War All The Time

This is the second LP by Poison Idea , who are one of my favorite american hardcore bands. I feel like this record get overlooked because it's the follow up to Kings of Punk, but I feel like it deserves more attention. So here you go blog world.... War All The Time.

Poison Idea - War All The Time


Crow - A Sacrifice For The Vicious Dominant And Bloodsheded Justice EP

This is a tour only 7" released by Prank Records, so obviously its hard to find. Sacrifice is the follow up to the Bloody Tear LP which should be easy to find in the larger distros.

Crow - A Sacrifice For The Vicious Dominant And Bloodsheded Justice EP

Saturday, January 23, 2010


Inquisition - Magnificent Glorification Of Lucifer

Inquisition is a Colombian black metal band, now living close to Seattle. This is their second full length album, and according to some it is among the best of the decade.

Inquisition - Magnificent Glorification Of Lucifer

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


X - Aspirations

I would try to tell you about X (Australia), but this article says it so well that I thik it should be shared.

X - Aspirations

No Hope In Here

Bastard - No Hope In Here

Bastard were a late 80's Japanese hardcore punk band from Tokyo. They released an EP, some compilation tracks, and an LP. Members went on to play in Judgement, & Forward.

Bastard - No Hope In Here

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Tejas Chaos on the internet

So I'm sure by now you're heard the announcement of Chaos In Tejas 2010. Keep checking back here as we'll be posting something from each band playing the fest.

Philly Squatter Movie

Check out this documentary about squatting in Philadelphia, filmed by James Fattu.

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Part 3
Part 4

Things Viral

Khanate - Things Viral

Khanate was an extreme doom metal supergroup that brought together James Plotkin and Alan Dubin, two members of the defunct band O.L.D., as well as Tim Wyskida (of Blind Idiot God and Manbyrd), & Stephen O'Malley (of Burning Witch and SUNNO))) fame).

Keeping some similarity to O'Malley's previous band Burning Witch, Khanate produced songs that usually exceeded the 10 minute mark, characterized by extremely slow tempos, harsh layers of feedback and vocalist Alan Dubin's torturous shrieking. This is their second album, and one of my favorites.

Khanate - Things Viral

Monday, January 18, 2010

Henry Rollins

Henry Rollins - Get In The Van: On The Road With Black Flag

This Grammy winning audio book is composed of journal entries that Rollins kept while he was lead singer of the band Black Flag from 1981 to its breakup in 1986. Other text includes reminiscences of times when he had yet to start, or had lapsed in, his journal-keeping.

Get In The Van

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Share the love.

Just wanted to take the time to share some blogs I enjoy.

Digital Fanzine Preservation Society - Download all kinds of zines in pdf foramt.

I was going to write about Soylent Green, but The Evil Eye just did (and def better than I would have anyway). Check it out, and check out the rest of his posts as well.

METRO/SEA - Artist, Punk, Graphic Designer Blog.

And now for something completely different

Early Worm - Genesis Breyer P-Orridge And Thee Early Worm

The legendary and never before heard 1968 recordings of Genesis P-Orridge and friends, transfered and mastered from the original tape, sounding better than the actual first (and only) pressed acetate from the Porridge With Everything Archives. Recorded in a roofspace attic during the summer of 1968 by Genesis P-Orridge and friends, and later pressed to a single acetate in 1969, this recording is probably the most documented (yet never heard) missing piece of musical history in the legacy of Coum Transmissions, Throbbing Gristle, and Psychic TV.

Early Worm

Saturday, January 16, 2010


So I just got back from seeing Pentagram, and all I can really say is WOW. I mean I know they are great, but those dudes put on a really energetic show at their age. The opening bands were all pretty good as well. In order were Serpent Throne, Solace, & The Gates Of Slumber. All in all a great show. I'm going to bed.

Vol 1

Sleep - Vol 1

The first time I heard Sleep I didn't like them. I thought they played slow because they weren't good enough to play fast, which was what alot of the bands around them were doing. I was young, and my tastes have changed ALOT since then. Obviously now I "get it" and while not their best record, Vol 1 is probably my favorite of theirs. It definately opened a new era in my listening habits. Hopefully it can do the same for someone else. So, enjoy some Sleep blog readers. Oh, and don't forget to leave a coment. I'd love to hear from the people all over the world reading this. It's really blowing my mind that there are people in India, and Romania, ect reading this blog. Thanks for taking the time to read and stay tuned for more.

Sleep - Vol 1

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Geekologie ran a story a couple days ago about a Star Wars Burlesque Show going on in Los Angeles. Characters include Boba Fett, C3P0, Darth Vader, Stormtroopers, Princess Leia, and even Jabba the Hutt. I bet alot of nerds are booking trips to L.A. as we speak. Full story here:

In other news Weedeater vocalist/bassist Dixie Dave Collins has shot is big toe off while cleaning a shotgun which will obviously delay recording plans and a few shows. Full story here:

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

We're Back!

As you can see Scattered Thoughts is back with a new layout, and along with it a new format for the blog. We'll keep posting music, but we'll also have interviews, and write about movies, art, books, and really anything else I find interesting. I'm also looking for contributors. Have something you think should be posted? Send it in, theres a good chance it will make it in the blog.

Before I sign off I'd like to thank Justin Miller over at Haunt Love Design for the art. He's done some great work, you should go check it out. I'd also like to say congratulations to my brother on his recent wedding announcement. He has a blog with his fiance that I just stumbled across the other day. Self described as "What we looked at on the internet today.", I think it is definitely something you should see at least once.

I'll be back soon with downloads, photos, reviews, interviews and more. Check back soon.
The downloads on this website are posted for evaluation purposes only. Obviously, if you find something that you like you should also at the very least look into buying it as well. If something on here is yours and you would like it removed, please contact me. I'm not trying to rip anyone off... just share some things that I've enjoyed.