ARTIFACTS UPDATE: Unearthing Rare Releases From the Past

current coliseumCurrent – Coliseum
(1993) (emocore)
Detroit, MI 🇺🇸

un real anos tapeUn.Real РA̱os Tape II
(late 90’s) (shoegaze)
Puerto Rico 🇵🇷

asylum kids solid principlesAsylum Kids – Solid Principles
(1982) (new-wave)
South Africa 🇿🇦


len bias show your workLen Bias – Show Your Work
(2004) (math-rock)
Washington, DC 🇺🇸

cold cold heartsCold Cold Hearts – S/T
(1997) (riot grrrl)
Washington, DC 🇺🇸

driven how to be a punk rocker freakDrIvEn – How To Be A Punk Rocker Freak
(1997) (pop-punk)
Halifax, NS 🇨🇦

kobie leavin townKobie – Leavin Town
(2001) (pop-punk)
Akron, OH 🇺🇸

blindside hope risesBlindside – Hope Rises
(1993) (shoegaze)
Melbourne, VIC 🇦🇺

the walking abortions child labourThe Walking Abortions – Child Labour ’94-’97
(mid 90’s) (teen-punk)
London, UK 🇬🇧

Top 5 Albums/EP’s That DON’T Suck [September 2021]

the violent hearts everything and nothingThe Violent Hearts – Everything And..
(power-pop) (new-wave)
Bristol, UK 🇬🇧

dolmens the gospel toughsDolmens – The Gospel Toughs
(noise-pop) (post-punk)
Bangor, Maine 🇺🇸

getaman Geri D̦n ve Nefes AlGetaman РGeri Don Ve Nefes
(melodic-hardcore) (Emo)
Istanbul, Turkey 🇹🇷

kayak weather blueKayak Weather – Blue
(dream-pop) (shoegaze)
Cookeville, Tennessee 🇺🇸

grave saddles you thought you were coolGrave Saddles – You Thought You Were..
(indie-rock) (bummer-punk)
Hemet, California 🇺🇸

Oh hi. It’s me. I’m back. Did you have a nice summer? I hope so. Mine was ok.

There were a lot of great releases this summer I’m sure. I wouldn’t know. I was too busy being cool and not obsessing over new music. I’ve proven to myself that I can step away from it and the world doesn’t fall apart. There is still this nagging itch somewhere within me though, that says “what if you missed out on a really great album?”. To that voice I would like to say, please leave me alone.

So yeah, it’s time to get back to work. I think I’m going to go back to doing top fives instead of tens. That way you’re really just getting the cream of the cream of the crop, and it’s less work for me which means I can spend more time on other projects. You can always rummage through the SCRAP HEAP if you’re hungry for more of the less creamy of the cream crop. Let me tell you this: If you’re growing a crop of something right? and what you’re ending up with is cream? You ain’t no fucking farmer bro. Cream is such a disgusting word. Why would you name a band that?