Top 10 Splits of 2012

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1. Rumspringer/Sister Kisser
2. Peeple Watchin’/Nona
3. Masked Intruder/The Turkletons
4. The Headies/The Boys Club: Imposters
5. Jetty Boys/The Boys Club
6. Mikey Erg/Alex Kerns
7. Dan Vapid and the Cheats/The Jetty Boys
8. The Credentials/Steelhorse
9. Direct Hit!/The Haverchucks
10. Dead North/Strong City

 

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REVIEW: Mikey Erg/Alex Kerns

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This split 7″ has been rumored to come out for years and finally it is here on Asian Man records! I had super high expectations for this not only because of who is on it but because the long wait. Mikey’s side as ‘Flower Tattoo’ a Down By Law cover, and an original that we’ve heard before. ‘Flower Tattoo’ is fucking great, I’ve never been a big Down By Law fan but this is pretty awesome. The other song is ‘Song Against Ian Raymond’ it’s a song you know if you have that Ergquest 7″ (which you should), this is a different version, and honestly I like the other version better but it’s still a great song so there’s nothing bad to say about it. There’s a full band here and I believe it’s actually Mikey doing all the instruments. The Alex side has two originals of his, I’m a Lemuria fan and I really like that demo he put out a while ago but these two songs don’t live up to that at all. They really bored me which was a major bummer. I’ll still look forward to more Alex solo stuff but this one missed the mark. Alex was the full band for his songs on this. Lemuria fans and Mikey Ergs fans most likely bought this the first chance they got, you shouldn’t wait, it’s a one-time pressing of 500 records.

Alex Kerns
1. Responsibility of the Doll
2. Criminal To Be Alone

Mikey Erg
3. Flower Tattoo
4. Song Against Ian Raymond

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Top Movies and Music of the first half of 2012

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I was going to space this out and post it through the week, but fuck it, I’ve got a lot of reviews that need posting. So here’s the top movies and music for the first half of 2012!

Top 10 Movies – First half of 2012:

1. The Raid: Redemption
2. The Grey
3. 21 Jumpstreet
4. The Cabin in the Woods
5. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
6. Jeff Who Lives at Home
7. Haywire
8. The Woman in Black
9. Men In Black 3
10. The Dictator

Top 15 Albums – First half of 2012:

1. John K. Samson: Provincial
2. Rational Anthem: Sensitivity Training
3. Sick Sick Birds: Gates of Home
4. Like Bats: Midwest Nothing
5. Teenage Bubblegums: Learn From Yesterday, Live For Today, Pray For Tomorrow
6. The Hextalls: Rock You To Sleep
7. Gentleman Jesse: Leaving Atlanta
8. Delay: Rushing Ceremony
9. Mean Jeans: On Mars
10. Fear of Lipstick: Seasons
11. Mud Morganfield: Son of the Seventh Son
12. The 20Belows: Late Nights
13. Accept: Stalingrad
14. Batfoot!: Brain Dead
15. The Headies: Meta-Pop

Top 10 EPs – First half of 2012:

1. Mixtapes: Somewhere In Trinsic
2. Prabu Pramayougha: YA!
3. Irish Handcuffs: Stubbs
4. Keystone Kids: things Get Shaky
5. The Bat Bites: Take It, It’s Free EP
6. The Zits: Breakout
7. Crimes: Fluffy EP
8. Muncie Girls: Same Titles
9. American Lies: Listen, That’s Disco!
10. Masked Intruder: First Offense

Top 5 Splits – First half of 2012:

1. Sister Kisser/Rumspringer
2. Dan Vapid and the Cheats/Jetty Boys
3. The Headies/The Boys Club – Imposters
4. Mikey Erg/Alex Kerns
5. Unfun/Muhammad Ali

Top 5 Singles – First half of 2012:

1. Big Eyes: Back From The Moon
2. Smokejumper: Bear Attack
3. House Boat” 21st Century Breakroom
4. Be My Doppelganger: You’re Always Right & Downtown
5. Smokejumper: Saturday Night Bonfire Beach Party

Releases Worth Getting May 8, 2012

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DVD/Blu-Ray:
Gremlins 2: The New Batch
Music:
Mikey Erg/Alex Kerns
Like Bats: Midwest Nothing
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