Friday, August 30, 2013


it's been a very very long time since i listened to notaword, but this song is a total winner. clear get up kids / jimmy eat world intentions, but what a perfect emo pop song. no-one does this kind of thing any more.

Friday, June 28, 2013

sea of cortez

some minor obscuremo band that gained minor notoriety with 4 people by being on the same label as ambassador 990 and then that label got sick of emo and the sea of cortez lp disappeared forever. at least, that's how i remember it, it was a long time ago and my mind is clouded. here's a song off some comp cd called "libations unlimited: pheonix 97-99". this is a cool song either way.

uranium 9 volt

what was this band doing on lookout?

made for tv movie

i know some of you like the words that go with the music, but i really have no clue why i even have this cd. i always loved this song though. if you like chune / hum, then this is well up in your zone.

Sunday, June 16, 2013


i know very little about gregor, so i suppose that makes them a fine candidate for this blog. they featured people from current, they released a 2 song 7" (shaolin temple / grafitti fist), and a demo that contained two of the songs on the 7" and two other tracks. the music sounds like calm, with a little of the slow ordination of aaron stuff mixed in. really, really good. here's a song.

Saturday, May 04, 2013


bailer were fucking good.

Thursday, May 02, 2013

open letters - perfect pages

open letters were one of the prime bands from the norwichmo days of 2002/2003, along with other greats like long live. open letters played melodic screamo, lots of piercing shrieks and grooving / spazzy melody. two (at least?) vocalists, a lot of falling over. miss those innocent days. thanks dan, gav, james, rob and stewart. 6 songs on here, good memories. they had another cdr i am sure, maybe it's still here.

download here

Friday, March 08, 2013

emergency! action boys

these guys loved braid. this is a pretty cool song though. 7" was on dead tank. i am not aware of any other releases.

Friday, March 01, 2013

chocolate kiss

now here's an under-rated band. it was 2 or 3 people from car vs driver, and they had quite a few releases, i seem to have 4 different ones. not all of them were great, but they did produce some excellent songs. the les boom boom cdep was probably their best release for me. here's some of their music, it flies about as under the radar as indiemo gets. enjoy.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

firebird suite - waiting for you to come back from barcelona

this song came to mind for some reason earlier today, so i figured i should upload it. there is a lot of good stuff on the firebird band 'archives' cd, but this song is a personal favourite. definitely the best song written by any post-braid band as far as i am concerned.

heck, while we're at it, this is pretty killer too. total kolya / van pelt vibes here.

Thursday, January 24, 2013


while we're doing the japan thing, how about this killer emo-pop song from lovemen. prime bounce. saw these guys play live in the late 90s in winchester and they were incredible. at one point we did a mosh pit can can.

wall - the way to life

wall was a pretty cool band on snuffy smile in the late 90s. they were a fit with bands like lovemen and three minute movie i guess. the lp "a silent voice wanders the sea of contradiction" was a bit braid-y in places, and quite downbeat and meandering in others. it's worth tracking down if you're obscuremo as fuck. here's a song...