long time coming, there is now an official unofficial three shades of dirty myspace page. this short-lived band from MD rose from the ashes of emo-punk pioneers the hated, and produced one of the most rocking/melodic/beautiful demo tapes i have ever heard! you may remember, i shared the "paper roses" EP/demo with you a while back on my blog here.
might be a little behind on this news, but i just found out ernie from token entry, in your face, black train jack, grey area, etc. is in a new band called higher giant. check out their myspace page. melodic hardcore in the vein of, well, everything you thought it'd be! great stuff!
our good friend justin over at mustard relics posted nuisance's "attractive nuisance" EP tape. i first checked out nuisance when their "confusion hill" LP was released on lookout records. the lookout! roster at the time was damn near solid and i was pretty rabid for new music so i picked up the LP as soon as i could. unfortunately, i wasn't entirely impressed with it for some reason and it was quickly shelved after a few listens. i didn't "get it." something always drew me back, though. there were a few undeniable hooks buried within the plodding, stoney rock storm. it took years, but when i finally caught on, it was like i discovered a brand new record. one that sounded great after repeated listens, on roadtrips, and in the kitchen. riffs that slayed nirvana, and hooks that only jawbreaker can better. "confusion hill" was now a completely different monster to me. one that i was now proud of to have somehow cracked the code, which in turn, led directly to my new pursuit of all things nuisance. over the years, i have picked up most of the vinyl for a song, while traveling around the states (save for the sunny-side down lp, if you have a copy to spare, holla!).
this demo is bonafide nuisance in infancy. great to hear this band in early stages!