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Hers Never Existed

Here’s a seven inch record by Oakland band Hers Never Existed. This came out around 1998 on Big Mama Records (I put 1999 in the tags – sorry). They also put out a couple lps and at least one comp s...

Los Cincos

From the pallid, jangly melodies submerged within the final recordings of Honeywell there surfaced a more realized model of the members’ psychedelic, garage rock inclinations. Los Cincos, rooted in...

Ettil Vrye / Tipping Canoe – split lp

This was requested. It’s been posted elsewhere in the past. But here it is here. But wait! Probably don’t download it yet, because I don’t have the track names. I swear that I remember this coming ...

Ruhaeda

I think it’s funny when people go on to describe Mohinder’s music as being symptomatic of the tensions and paranoia arising within Silicon Valley’s technological and economic ascent. I’m not one to...

Sinaloa – Demo

One time I ordered the Ettil Vrye/Tipping Canoe split lp, and the guy with the stash, Pete from Ettil Vrye, also threw in the demo tape of his new band, Sinaloa. I was excited to hear the new band,...

Flesh Colored Christs

On an historical and somesuch note, Flesh Colored Christs existed in San Diego for the Spring of 2001. They put out a few demo tapes, plus this anthology tape of everything: five songs (plus, side ...

This Machine Kills – demo

We almost named this band Christ on the Bus. This Machine Kills is the first band I ever played in. I believe it was 1998. Brett (Not for the Lack of Trying, Stephen Hero) and I began playing toget...

Arroyo Seco

As I mentioned I’d promise I’d post, here is the Arroyo Seco demo tape. Six songs in total. I’m sorry, but I don’t remember where or why I got this (possibly reviewed it for HaC, possibly heard abo...

Quest for Quintana Roo

I was standing outside the garage known as the Biko House, and I heard someone screaming. So I rushed inside, only to discover the screams coming from a nerdy-looking blonde kid on guitar. No...

Countervail

I saw Countervail many times at the pickle patch. They were from Ventura, about 30 minutes south of Goleta, so they came up a lot. I always looked forward to seeing them. What I remember from the s...

Founded 2005. Over the years I've posted writing, comics, ringtones, and stuff about maps, bikes, programming, pinball. And I had a robust music blog mostly about '90s hardcore punk (category = music).