NATO COLES & THE BLUE DIAMOND BAND / YOUR PEST BAND split 7"
Nato Coles might be standing on top of your car right now playing Springsteen songs on his acoustic. Then again he might not. But he is probably playing a show somewhere. These 2 songs Nato and the Blue Diamond Band offer up are a couple of barroom stompers. Yeehaw! Your Pest Band (Japan) have toured the states and if you were luckily enough to bare witness you know they destroy it. YPB's Blending of musical styles is completely unique, and their live show flat out kicks ass. Yeah I said "kicks ass", so what, they do.
Perhaps the four nicest people on planet Earth? Being in the same room with the Worthwhile Way folks just makes you feel like there's still a little kindness out there to throw around to your fellow man, and or women. They have the showmanship and charisma to take the meanest punk scowl and turn it into a smile. Almost as disgustingly cute as Hello Kitty, but equipped with the claws to shred any beard toting burly a new one. These four rad individuals from Japan have recorded, "Love Is All", their first full length offering for A.D.D. and Eager Beaver Records (Japan). 12 tracks on the LP version. Comes in four different split tone variations. The CD version is also available and it contains a bonus track that's not on the LP.
550 pressed on split tone vinyl (100 maroon & gold, 151 green & gold, 163 red & dark gray, 136 maroon & black)
Jesse Thorson (Slow Death, Falling Angels, Legendary San Diego Chargers) is back with his new gang Lil' Happiness featuring Paddy Costello from Dillinger Four, Annie Sparrows from the Soviettes, and Falling Angels guitarist Dan Johnson. The 3rd single to come out in a series of six.
OIGCORE is alive and well in the form of Shit Creek. Four new working class anthems from the dudes who work more on their facebook posts than they do at their jobs. But being locked in a small bathroom recording Rancid covers for youtube is hard work. It's also hard work drawing the same comic badly over and over again. Hard work is writing rule books for the punk rock lifestyle. Almost as hard as recoding four punk records in less than a year. Yeah, that just happened.
From the ashes of Arcade Inferno, and 1987 Motherfucker comes Dave Haberkorn's latest batch of catchy tunes. 6 songs total. Featuring members of Too Many Daves, Dukes Of Hillsborough, and Vaginasore Jr. These lovable mutts have the punk rock pedigree. So adopt them into the family with open arms. And if they piss on the wall, or in your fridge in the middle of the night it doesn't necessarily mean you want to give them up for adoption.
Unfun recreate what it sounds to get the shit kicked out of you in a small bathroom by a really tight wizard. Pummeling relentless, and somehow magical all at the same time. The great Muhammad Ali once said "He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life". Muhammad Ali the band don't play it safe and with risk comes reward. Brilliant lo fi meanderings that bring to mind the sounds of Hickey, Bent Out Of Shape, and even Superchunk. This split is essential for pop punk fans who crave something other than auto tuning, and pro tools magic to make them sound pretty. This is ugly in all the right ways.