all things old school: July 2012

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

REMAIN - As Sharp As Knives

Location: Nederlands
Release: Not Just Words, 2005 (out of print)

Another Not Just Words Records release (#13), lost in time.. a co-release with Light The Fuse Records.

Featuring ex-members of The Dead Scenestars and Spirit 84. REMAIN delivers a solid, honest, pissed off and anger fueled hardcore. Expect no hypes, expect no fake poses on this debut 8 song 7".

Strongly recommended for fans of Floorpunch, Judge and A Chorus of Disapproval.

While you are here don't forget to check their full-length "Out Of Anger". 

DOWNLOAD (new link!)

Tuesday, July 17, 2012


Two local bands are touring europe for the next 30 days, so if you have the chance go check 'em out!!


Saturday, July 7, 2012

DIEHARD YOUTH - 4 Years The Hard Way

Location: Tehachapi, California
Release:  Specimen 32, 2004 (out of print)

You can't talk about IN CONTROL without mentioning DIEHARD YOUTH... actually you can. The fact is that they were tourmates, made guest appearances in each others songs, they were around the same period (1999-2004) and so on.. I believe Tehachapi is near Oxnard.

Other similarity is their music composition and writing, fast posi-core with some melodic thrown in here and there. Fun Fact: Andy Diehard had an obsession with a '99 motion picture called Boondock Saints, a movie about a righteous bodyhunter duo, which were used as skits on their records.

In Four Years The Hard Way you can check all their out of print vinyl releases, demo versions of some songs that were re-recorded in their last and best album "Without The Kids We Would Be Dead", songs from compilations, splits, a slew of covers (Cro-Mags, Gorilla Biscuits, 7 Seconds, INFEST, Minor Threat and... YOUNG MC) and a few Boondock citations, total of 35 songs:

1-4 [split 7" with Line of Scrimage]
5-11 [self titled 7"]
12-14 [split 7" with Flames Still Burns]
15-18 [split 7" with UpSide Down]
19  [Anger Management 7" comp]
20 [Prevent This Tragedy 7" comp]
21-35 [Demos and COVERS - Andy's selection]

Andy Diehard - vocals
Dave-hard - guitar
Rick or Without You - guitar
JJ - drums
Mike Warrior - bass

After 2004, Andy began a new hardcore project called With or Without You, which is also done. He also used to run a brand called BUST! Streetwear, supported by several cali bands.

PURCHASE (last copies!)


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