Saturday, February 27, 2010

Hardcore Jollies

Funkadelic - Hardcore Jollies

They said it best on this album... "If you got funk, you got style". Go on wit yo bad self!

Funkadelic - Hardcore Jollies

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Vordr - III

Vordr play black metal influenced by the bastardization of punk, and thrash metal. Similar to other current bands Bone Awl and Malveillance (among others), but different enough for me to pay attention. I've really enjoyed everything Vordr has put out so far, which is a hard thing to do these days.

Vordr - III

Monday, February 22, 2010


Scattered Thoughts has made it to 100 posts! Thanks to everyone for taking time to check out this blog. As always if you see anything here that you like please try to buy it, go to a show or otherwise help support the artist. Theres alot to do so without further delay, here we go.....

For the 100th post, I've decided to post a whole bunch of stuff that I feel are worth at least checking out. Hopefully this will serve as a better look at the types of things to come from this blog in the near future.

001. Artist A Day is a cool site that features a new artist/art piece every day. They have an igoogle option if you use that.
002. I like to read some of the more odd articles on Wikipedia. This one is about Toynbee Tiles, which can be seen in many cities across the globe, including a bunch in Philadelphia.
003. Cloud Archive is from the Bay Area in California and play an amalgam of ambient drones, post rock, electronic soundscapes and alot more. My brother also happens to be the driving force behind the band. Maybe I am biased, but Cloud Archive has been in constant rotation since the first time I heard them.
004. Mary Anne Kluth is a San Francisco based artist and my soon to be sister in law. Again, maybe I'm biased but I love the art work. Regardless of the relation, I'd still follow her work, and I think that you should too.
005. Erode And Disappear is the awesome new side project of Kevin and Justin of Northern Liberties. Similar in sound, E&D have more intensity in the sound. Joy Division meets 90's Touch & Go would be a good starting point sound-wise. I got to see them this past weekend, and simply put I was blown away.
006. I've been playing Bubble Spinner for about a year now. Its still not getting old. I love this game.
007. I've been listening to audio books lately while working or walking around town. Here is some classic reading, A Tale Of Two Cities.
008. This month's Juxtapoz has an awesome article on Gentle Giant Studios.
009. Acts Of Sedition are an Oakland, Ca hardcore punk band. They've been compared to everyone from Tragedy and Dystopia (don't hear it) to Caustic Christ or Neurosis.
010. Speaking of Acts Of Sedition, they've put together an awesome guide to the East Bay.
011. Gimme Something Better was a good read, but I love reading the extra stuff on this site.
012. Slime City is a great splatter horror film. Here is a trailer.
013. Maximum RockNRoll Has been going strong since 1982.
014. Snakepit is another zine that I love reading. Ben, the guy behind it also has an awesome podcast. Check it out.
015. Spiderghost Pressgang is the zine & record label run by Sammy Winston. You know that name from bands All Bets Off, Ramparts, & more recently Gracy Alley. Sammy started the label to focus on local talent, putting out records for heavyweights Trash Talk, Sabertooth Zombie, Lifelong Tragedy, among others; and zines for Ross Farrar (Ceremony), Tyler Densley (Lewd Acts), & Winston himself + more.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Illiteracy Will Prevail

Fecal Matter - Illiteracy Will Prevail
Fecal Matter was a short-lived band from Aberdeen, Wa that formed in late 1985. Started by friends Kurt Cobain, Dale Crover, & Greg Hokanson after Cobain's audition for the Melvins was unsuccessful. Hokanson left shortly after and the duo recruited Buzz Osborne and Mike Dillard to the fold. This demo was their only recorded output.

Fecal Matter - Illiteracy Will Prevail

Thursday, February 18, 2010

The House That Dripped Blood

The House That Dripped Blood is a 1970 horror anthology of four tales directed by Peter Duffell. Starring Christopher Lee, & Peter Cushing among others and carries the tagline "TERROR waits for you in every room in The House That Dripped Blood."

The House That Dripped Blood

Seafaring Pyramids

Fungi Girls - Seafaring Pyramids
Fungi Girls come from Cleburne, Texas. I'm not sure where that is, but I know that when they play music it deserves to be noticed. Simply put Fungi Girls play a sort of shoegaze mixed with surf and garage rock. Theres other elements that come into play, but you have the idea. This record is the only thing I've heard from them, but I'll definitely be looking for the rest of their output.

Fungi Girls - Seafaring Pyramids


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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Chaos In Tejas Lineups

Both 4 & 5 day passes for Emo's are sold out. Get your tickets fast if you're planning on going.
5/27: Thursday at Red 7 ($16) (all ages) (buy tickets
X (Australia) 1:00-1:45
the Spits 12:05-12:45
Ty Segall 11:20-11:50
Grass Widow 10:35-11:05
Wild Thing 9:50-10:20
Bad Sports 9:05-9:35

5/27: Thursday at Emo's (outside) ($18) (all ages) (buy tickets)
Crow (japan) 12:15-1:00
Talk is Poison 11:30-12:00
Wasted Time 10:50-11:15
Kyklooppein Sukupuutto (Finland) 10:05-10:35
Nerveskade 9:30-9:50
Mind Eraser 8:45-9:15
Mother Of Mercy 8:00-8:30

5/27: Thursday after party at the Broken Neck (2:30am-4am) ($5) (all ages) (4701 red bluff)
Kyklooppein Sukupuutto (Finland)
Arctic Flowers (ex deathreat/signal lost/the observers)
the Altars

5/28: Friday at the Mohawk ($12) (all ages) (buy tickets)
the Ponys 11:00-12:00
A-Frames 10:00-10:40
Jeff the Brotherhood 9:15-9:45
Woven Bones 8:30-9:00

5/28: Friday at Emo's (outside) ($25) (all ages) buy tickets)
Bastard ( time reunion) 1:00-1:45
Subhumans (england) 12:00-12:45
the Marked Men 11:00-11:45
Walls 10:15-10:45
Rival Mob 9:30-10:00
Kim Phuc 8:45-9:15
Vaaska 8:00-8:30

5/28: Friday at Beerland (21+)
Toxic Holocaust 12:15-1:00
Ashdautas 11:30-12:00
Axeman 10:45-11:15
Iron Age 10:00-10:30

5/28: Friday after party at the broken neck (4701 red bluff)
World Burns to Death
Slang (Japan)

5/29: Saturday morning breakfast show 10am at Thunderbird Coffee (2200 manor road)
Iron Lung

5/29: Saturday day show at Trailer Space (FREE)
Ghost Knife-6:30-7:00
Jeff Burke from the Marked Men's new band-5:45-6:15
Mind Spiders (members of the Marked Men)-5:00-5:30
Teenage Cool Kids-4:15-4:45

5/29: Saturday at Emo's (outside) ($20) (all ages) (buy tickets)
Poison Idea 1:00-1:45
the Pist 12:00-12:45
Slang (japan) 11:15-11:45
Masshysteri (sweden) 10:30-11:00
Morpheme 9:50-10:15
La Urss (spain) 9:05-9:35
Deskonocidos 8:20-8:50

5/29: Saturday at Emo's (inside) ($15) (all ages) (buy tickets)
Inquisition (columbia) 12:15-1:00
Bone Awl 11:30-12:00
Volahn 10:45-11:15
Twin Stumps 10:10-10:30
Viper 9:30-9:55

5/29: Saturday at Red 7 ($12) (all ages) (buy tickets)
Leatherface 12:10-12:55
Dead to Me 11:15-11:55
Lion Of Judah 10:30-11:00
Ninja Gun 9:45-10:15
Shanghai River 9:00-9:30

5/29: Saturday at the Mohawk (outside) ($12) (all ages) (buy tickets)
Quintron and Miss Pussycat 10:45-12:00
Box Elders 10:00-10:30
Psychedelic Horseshit 9:15-9:45
Ratas Del Vaticano(mexico) 8:30-9:00

5/30: Sunday at Emo's (outside) ($20) (all ages) (buy tickets)
Rorschach 12:05-12:50
Bastard Noise (Wood,Connell and Nelson) 11:10-11:50
Morne 10:10-10:50
Gehenna 9:20-10:50
Yellow Tears 8:45-9:05
Mammoth Grinder 8:00-8:30

5/30: Sunday at Beerland ($10) (21+)
*special guest* 1:00-1:45
Toys that Kill 12:15-12:45
Young Offenders 11:30-12:00
Wild Thing 10:45-11:15
the Hex Dispensers 10:00-10:30

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Bryan Ray Turcotte

Bryan Ray Turcotte is best known for the book Fucked Up And Photocopied. He has more recently put out the book Punk Is Dead Punk Is Everything. Punk Is Dead exposes the lasting impact of Punk on visual culture worldwide. Hundreds of flyers, photos, set lists, vintage fashions and other ephemera from all of your favorite bands are jammed into this menacing volume. Here are some excerpts from the book.

Make sure to check out the Bryan Ray Turcotte art show during Chaos in Tejas.

Human Meat...Tossed To The Dogs Of War.

World Burns To Death - Human Meat...Tossed To The Dogs Of War
I believe this is the first proper release (after their demo) from Austin, Tx own World Burns To Death. If you have not heard them yet, WBTD play a brand of hardcore punk influenced by both Japanese hardcore and Scandi D Beat punk. This 7" along with The Sucking Of The Missile Cock LP are 2 must haves.
World Burns To Death - Human Meat...Tossed To The Dogs Of War

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Don't Cry

Yellow Tears - Don't Cry

Yellow Tears play noise/power electronics and put this record out in 2009 on the Hospital Productions imprint. Musically speaking there is alot of drone mixed with power electronics on this 12".

Yellow Tears - Don't Cry

Grass Widow

Grass Widow - S/T

Grass Widow are 3 ladies from San Francisco that play lo fi garagey surf rock. Like a band on Slumberland doing a surf song. Whatever they're doing works for them, and I can't wait to see them at Chaos In Tejas.

Grass Widow - S/T

Monday, February 8, 2010

Heavy Days

Jeff The Brotherhood - Heavy Days
Jeff The Brotherhood are like garage rock for coked out hipsters... and thats all I'll say about that.

Jeff The Brotherhood - Heavy Days

Var Del Av Stan

Masshysteri - Var Del Av Stan

This is the first LP for Swedish punks Masshysteri, put out by Feral Ward. It sound like if The Avengers covered X (L.A.). That is to say heavily influenced by Dangerhouse records and the 1980s Los Angeles scene.

Masshysteri - Var Del Av Stan

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Untold Wait

Morne - Untold Wait
Another band from Boston, but this time they play metallic crust. I guess most if not all of you already know who they are. Featuring members of Filth Of Mankind, Disrupt, & Grief. This is their latest offering brought to you by Feral Ward. Its actually a re-recorded version of their demo + 1 new song.

Morne - Untold Wait

Get Your Mind Right

Waste Management - Get Your Mind Right

Debut EP from this newish Boston band featuring members of other current Boston bands. 10 short blasts of raw, stripped down, early 80's inspired hardcore bringing to mind early Agnostic Front, SSDecontrol or Cause For Alarm.

Waste Management - Get Your Mind Right


Wasted Time - Futility
Wasted Time play fast and ugly American 80's styled hardcore. Like if Poison Idea was from Boston. The 10 tracks on Futility are the best to date for Wasted time. This LP rages hard.

Wasted Time - Futility

Condensed Humanity

Talk Is Poison - Condensed Humanity
Talk Is Poison were a 90's hardcore punk band that played a style of hardcore that was not unlike Citizens Arrest. I remember the first time I saw this band. They played at 924 Gilman, and I remember being absolutely floored. I've been hooked since. This is an LP put out last year by Prank that is a collection of is all the 7"s remastered.
Talk Is Poison - Condensed Humanity

Raw Life

The Rival Mob - Raw Life
NYHC styled hardcore played by dudes that live in Boston. Its almost like they tried to mix Breakdown with Bad Brains. Sometimes heavy, sometimes fast.

The Rival Mob - Raw Life

Saturday, February 6, 2010


Volahn - Dimensiónes Del Trance Kósmico
Volahn are a black metal band from southern california. They take influences from early Dodheimsgard and Blut Aus Nord, Les Legiones Noires, Ulver, Xibalba, as well as Ashdautas and the other Black Twilight related projects from Long Beach area in California. A soild record that stands out as one of the best of recent times.
Volahn - Dimensiónes Del Trance Kósmico

So I Must Take From The Earth And Make It My Own

Bone Awl - So I Must Take From The Earth And Make It My Own

Raw punk influenced black metal from Northern California. All you really need to know right there. If you haven't heard of this band you must be living in a cave. I posted one of their tapes Not For Our Feet last year. You should check that out as well.

Bone Awl - So I Must Take From The Earth And Make It My Own


Walls - S/T
Featuring members of Cold Sweat, Iron Lung, Society Of Friends, ect; Walls play angry lurching hardcore. Like Rorschach mixed with Cherubs or something. This is their follow up to 2007"s self released 7".

Walls - S/T

Cold Storage

Iron Lung - Cold Storage
Cold Storage is a compilation of past Iron Lung releases. Included are the Life.Iron Lung.Death LP, splits with Teen Cthulhu, Brainoil, Lana Dagales, BG, & Quattro Stagioni, the Demonstrations in Pressure and Volume 7" and 2 compilation LPs. This is a good starting record for someone that hasn't heard them yet, or would like a condensed release.

Iron Lung - Cold Storage

Upon The Gravehill

Gehenna - Upon The Gravehill

Gehenna plays chaotic metallic hardcore not unlike Catharsis, or Unruh. There have been rumors circling this band for a long time, but really who cares about all that. The music is whats important, and Gehenna deliver.

Gehenna - Upon The Gravehill

Link removed at request of the label. You can buy it HERE.

Hell On Earth

Toxic Holocaust - Hell On Earth
The cover art was the first ting I noticed, and was done by Ed Repka. The second thing I noticed was that thrash metal is back. First you had Municipal Waste break through and now Toxic Holocaust is ready to do the same with their signing to Relapse. Hell On Earth is 11 songs of punk influenced thrash metal with song titles like Metallic Crucifixion, & Never Stop The Massacre.

Toxic Holocaust - Hell On Earth

Friday, February 5, 2010

Winston Smith

Winston Smith was made famous to punks all over the world as the guy that did art for Dead Kennedys. His name is a reference to the character of the same name in George Orwell's novel 1984. Smith left the U.S. in 1969 to study art in Italy and, struck by the profound social changes that had occurred during his absence from the U.S., adopted the name after returning to America in 1976. Smith is particularly known for his collaborations with Jello Biafra and Alternative Tentacles, for whom he has done numerous covers, inserts, advertisements, flyers, and logos. He is responsible for the famous Alternative Tentacles logo as well as the well-known Dead Kennedys logo and six of their record covers. One of his compositions, God Told Me To Skin You Alive, was used as the cover of Green Day's album Insomniac.

Cuban Ballerina

Dead To Me - Cuban Ballerina

Dead To Me features ex members of One Man Army, Western Addiction, & Swinging Utters. They play socially conscious punk rock that blends Jawbreaker and Stiff Little Fingers.

Dead To Me - Cuban Ballerina

Who Let The Dogs Out

Psychedelic Horseshit - Who Let The Dogs Out EP
This is the long sold out first 7" from Columbus, Oh shitwave band Psychedelic Horseshit. Fuzzed out, noisy, poppy. What more needs to be said?

Psychedelic Horseshit - Who Let The Dogs Out EP

Introducing Brilliant Colors

Brilliant Colors - Introducing

Awesome noise pop from San Francisco. They've been compared to Vivian Girls, but I think its selling them short to leave it at that. The song writing is solid under the blissful guitars and dreamy melodies. I've been listening to this lately, and now I can't wait to see them live.

Brilliant Colors - Introducing

Thursday, February 4, 2010


Slang - The Immortal Sins
Slang are from Sapporo, Japan & have been playing hardcore for over 20 years! This is their fourth LP, and it was released in 2008. D-beat mayhem with metallic influences, bringing to mind bands like Discharge, Nightmare and Disclose.

Slang - The Immortal Sins

This name is hard to pronounce

Kyklooppien Sukupuutto - S/T
Grounded in traditional Finnish hardcore punk, Kyklooppien Sukupuutto add something to it that I can't put my finger on. It sounds fresh and revitalizing while still harsh and ready to tear some heads off. This is one of the bands I really excited to see at Chaos In Tejas.... I can't wait!

Kyklooppien Sukupuutto - S/T

Monday, February 1, 2010


Ty Segall - Lemons

Garage rock is pretty much the only thing I can think of to describe this. Some bands lean towards the punk side of things (Jay Reatard, ect) but this is pretty straight forward Garage Rock that I'm enjoying more with each listen.

Ty Segall - Lemons

Black Forest

A Frames - Black Forest

A Frames play noisy, aggressive post punk. Like if you crossed Joy Division with The Melvins.

A Frames - Black Forest
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