December 28, 2011
255's, Be My Doppelganger, best of 2011, Billy Raygun, Caffiends, Candy Hearts, Criminal Culture, Dear Landlord, Direct Hit!, Dopamines, Geoff Useless, iron chic, jetty boys, Killtime, Lipstick Homicide, music, No Intention, Pacer, Prozacs, Rock N Roll Television, rumspringer, Run Forever, Shang-A-Lang, sister kisser, Spraynard, sundials, Teenage Gluesniffers, The Queers, THE WILD, Tit Patrol, top of 2011, unwelcome guests, Wax Phantom
I love split records, you get two bands for the price of one. There’s a lot of really great records on this list.
- Jetty Boys/Be My Doppelganger
- Direct Hit/Tit Patrol
- Candy Hearts/Sister Kisser
- Billy Raygun/Lipstick Homicide
- Iron Chic/Pacer
- Dopamines/Dear Landlord
- The Queers & Killtime
- Caffiends/Rock N Roll Television
- Prozacs/No Intention
- The Wild/Run, Forever
- Wax Phantom/Criminal Culture
- Unwelcome Guests/255’s
- Teenage Gluesniffers/Geoff Useless
December 5, 2011
Indie, Music, Pop Punk, Punk, Reviews, Rock
music, Orphan Choir, punk, records, review, Reviews, Salinas Records, unwelcome guests
Salinas Records is here to give us a dose of Unwelcome Guests with an added bonus of Orphan Choir. The two sides of this record just three songs but you get two bands out of it. I know that’s a lot of numbers but it all adds up pretty well. The Unwelcome Guests side is the better side here but they have the unfair advantage of having two songs to Orphan Choir’s one. But don’t sell Orphan Choir short, they bring plenty to the table, if you like either of these bands or melodic punk in general feel safe picking this one up.
‘I Wanna Be Inspired’ Unwelcome Guests give us one of their melodic punk songs here, vaguely reminds me of a slowed down Hot Water Music, without the raspy dual vocals.
‘I Wanna Get Drunk Tonight’ A rock song, about getting drunk. What more do you really want? Sounds like a great idea to me.
‘Burning Ash Again’ The Melodic punk continues with this side, just one song but it fits the record perfectly. A slow heavy song that I’ll be listening to a lot.
1. I Wanna Be Inspired (Unwelcome Guests)
2. I Wanna Get Drunk Tonight (Unwelcome Guests)
3. Burning Ash Again (Orphan Choir)
September 19, 2011
Country, Folk, Indie, Music, Pop, Pop Punk, Punk, Reviews, Rock
Annie Saunders, Art of the Underground, Country, folk, Indie, music, pop punk, poppunk, punk, records, review, Reviews, unwelcome guests
Art of the Underground is here to hook up with a pretty rad split from Unwelcome Guests and Annie Saunders. The Unwelcome Guests side of things is, as always, great. I can’t get enough of listening to them now a days, they do everything great.
‘Stumbling Onto The Truth’ A fucking great pop rock song from the Unwelcome Guests open things up here, this song is so good I’m not sure if it was good to open with, it may be hard to top this.
‘Just Around The Corner’ Well how do you follow up a melodic pop rock song? Unwelcome Guests do it with a fast loud almost country song. This will rock your face all and make you wanna drink whiskey while you pick it up off the floor.
‘Awww Shit’ An acoustic song that rules pretty fucking hard.
‘I Ain’t Marching Anymore’ More acoustic good stuff. This song is a little less rock and a little more folk but still really good.
- Stumbling Onto The Truth (Unwelcome Guests)
- Just Around The Corner (Unwelcome Guests)
- Awww Shit (Annie Saunders)
- I Ain’t Marching Anymore (Phil Ochs) (Annie Saunders)
Get Annie Sanders / Unwelcome Guests from Amazon HERE
February 18, 2011
Indie, Music, Pop Punk, Power Pop, Reviews
255's, Indie, Kiss of Death records, music, pop punk, poppunk, power pop, punk, records, review, Reviews, unwelcome guests
Kiss of Death Records puts out yet another great record. A split with a band that I really like and one I’ve never heard of. A three song split is a little weird and uneven, but that’s ok, I’ll take any new Unwelcome Guests tunes any way I can get them. Turns out this is a great record all the way around, the Unwelcome Guests songs are up to snuff, and by that I mean they’re really great, this band is just too good. And the song by The 255’s is really good; it kind of surprised me how good it is actually. If you’re a fan of pop punk, indie rock, brit pop, Samiam, Superchunk, Mega City Four, Weakerthans or any of that type of stuff you should be picking this one up.
‘Just The One’ This song reminds me of the bands ‘The Painter EP’, which rules because that record is fucking awesome. Needless to say this song is too, another quality indie punk rock song from this band.
‘Patience’ A high energy pop rock song that rules almost as much as the first song
‘Caffeine’ I’d never heard of The 255’s before this, I enjoyed the hell out of this song. A lot the same style of the Unwelcome Guests, which makes this a great split. This song is catchy, a little poppy, almost like a good brit pop song. Which makes since because I believe they are from over there, or so I think I heard. You can be assured I went on a hunt for more 255’s after hearing this.
1. Just The One
December 24, 2010
Delay, North Lincoln, One Reason, Potboiler, Salinas Records, The Ergs!, The Measure [sa], Thousandaires, unwelcome guests
Name: Salinas Records
Web Site: http://www.salinasrecords.com
Notable Releases/Bands: Thousandaires, Delay, The Measure [sa], Unwelcome Guests, Potboiler, The Ergs!, One Reason, North Lincoln
Salinas Records is a punk record label that’s been around for a little while. When I say punk label I don’t mean you can buy the newest Casualties album from them, but instead you’ll find something much better. They go more the indie/pop punk route of things, just over twenty five releases and most of them are pretty damn quality. They do a fair amount of splits along with EP’s as well as some full lengths, one way or another you’ll get your money’s worth out of them. If you’ve got a record in your hand you haven’t heard before and see the Salinas name on it, there’s a fair chance that you’re getting something good out of it.