Freitag, 29. April 2016
Mittwoch, 5. August 2015
You know Tom DeLonge, formerly of Blink 182? He was the guitar player who wanted Blink to become a serious band, as opposed a band who sings about picking your nose. The other guys in Blink never wanted to get serious so DeLonge started side-project band after side-project band chasing his muse. He was never able to pull it off and he left Blink in frustration last year.
Well, Belly Up is the band he was always trying to sound like.
Hailing from Burlington, VT and formerly known as Uppercut, Belly Up's name change and new lease on life produced remarkable results. Sonically, I'm reminded of A Day To Remember, minus all of that band's metalcore trappings, as well as Face To Face with a dash of Jawbreaker. The songwriting is fresh and the playing is electric. Belly Up has a classic punk sound without degenerating into a nostalgia trip. Very impressive.
Now, we just need one of the hotshot ATX promoters to bring Belly Up down here. I can't wait to hear more from this dynamic band. Highly recommended.
Dienstag, 23. Dezember 2014
Sonntag, 21. Dezember 2014
Freitag, 19. Dezember 2014
Mittwoch, 10. Dezember 2014
Back for more. You know the deal with these. Let's do this!
Bart Simpson, The Simpsons intro, Borat Sagdiyev, Grandpa Simpson, Brick Top, Marge and Homer, Grandpa Simpson, Inglewood Jules, Bart Simpson, Grandpa Simpson, Jay and Silent Bob, Grandpa Simpson, Shreveport's Finest, JD from the Lench Mob, Grandpa Simpson, Todd Flanders, Soldier at Ft. Springfield, Turkish and Tommy, Bart Simpson, The Simpsons outro.
Death From Above 1979 - "Trainwreck 1979"
Brutal Truth - "Dementia"
50 Cent and Lil Kim - "Magic Stick"
Sick Of It All - "Maladjusted"
Burnt by the Sun - "You Will Move"
High on Fire - "10,000 Years"
Earth Crisis - "Broken Foundation" (live)*
Powerman 5000 - "Organizized" (live)*
System of a Down - "B.Y.O.B."
THE HELL - "It's THE motherfucking HELL (you dick)"
King810 - "Desperate Lovers"
Madball - "D.I.F.M.M./Show No Fear"
The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza - "I Bet Heaven Looks A Lot Like Talledega"
Nasum - "Scoop"
Megadeth - "This Was My Life"
* both songs recorded live at the 1996 Ozzfest in San Bernardino, CA.
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Fuck... I'm Dead
Bring On The Dead
Like the title of the post implies, Crucial Chris requested this about a month ago (maybe longer), I fell asleep at the switch, but I'm feeling much better now. Anyway, here's what's likely the best release ever on Razorback Records, although that label did release the early Ghoul albums. Fuck... I'm Dead is from Australia, uses a drum machine, and totally kills your ears with the most intense grindcore this side of Insect Warfare. Check it out!
Fuck... I'm Dead - Bring On The Dead
Today, I've got another surprise for you, courtesy of the Tony Soprano of the music blogger family, Buddyhead's Travis M. Keller. Miami's Heavy Drag plays an interesting blend of psychedelic sludge/grunge but with a "beautiful music" spin on the whole thing. My mental picture of "LSD" is yacht-rock icon Christopher Cross tripping balls out on Lake Travis, maybe Lake Conroe. The point of this is, in spite of the familiar sounds of the song, Heavy Drag is a disorienting take on rock music. I mean that in the nicest and best way possible.
The "LSD" single was released on Buddyhead Records last week. Click here to purchase said record from the Buddyhead website. In the meantime, click below to hear the song "LSD" from Heavy Drag. If there's any justice in this world, Heavy Drag will play next year's Austin Psych Fest. We'll see if it actually happens or not.
Greetings, weirdos! Brian No Funeral here and I've got another treat for you today, pulled straight from the bowels of the Capital City (a.k.a. Austin, Texas).
Say hello to local troubadour Sean Showalter. Showalter plays an interesting mix of gospel, folk, and blues that has been refined by three years of playing the open mic/songwriter circuit here in Central Texas. You're probably thinking to yourself, "Oh great, more crap like Bob Schneider." You couldn't be further from the truth. Showalter avoids the Armadillo World Headquarters trappings (look it up if you don't get the reference) and guides his music into more original territories. Showalter's music is best described as though Travis Meeks from Days of the New carried a serious Delta Blues influence. It's cool stuff.
Showalter was kind enough to gift us with his latest single, "It Takes Love." Recorded in his South Austin home, "It Takes Love" highlights what is possible when a dude with his acoustic lets it all hang out. Click on the link below to download "It Takes Love." More info as it becomes available. Look for a follow-up article in the near future.
Sean Showalter - "It Takes Love"
Dienstag, 25. November 2014
Samstag, 8. November 2014
Mittwoch, 29. Oktober 2014
To those suckers who missed the first one which was apeshit awesome enough, RTJ2 is straight blowing out the stratosphere, this is one of the best albums in 2014, and possibly one of the best albums ever. GET IT!
Dienstag, 28. Oktober 2014
Greetings, weirdos. This edition of the No Funeral Podtape is companion/conclusion to last month's all-Texas episode. Yep, all of the bands on this episode are also from the Lone Star State with the usual samples from The Simpsons.
Samples (in order): Moe and Barney, Simpsons Intro, Grandpa, Apu, Apu, Bart, Grandpa, Barney, Barney, Apu, Apu, Bart, Apu, Apu, Apu, Apu, Apu, Apu. Apu, Apu, Bart, Apu, Bart, Apu, Bart, Bart, Bart, Bart, Snorky the Dolphin, Grandpa, Bart, Bart, Grandpa, Apu, Simpson Outro.
Tracklist (in order):
Feign - "Dig" (Mudvayne) - We Are Triumphant Nu-Metal Sampler - W.A.T. (Houston)
Iron Age - "Dispossessed" - The Sleeping Eye - Tee Pee Records (Austin)
Nothing More - "This is the Time (Ballast)" - Nothing More - Eleven Seven Music (San Antonio)
Mammoth Grinder - "Devoured By Fear" - Extinction of Humanity - Relapse (Austin)
Blood For Master - "Walk on Water" - Blood For Master - self released (Austin)
Ancient VVisdom - "Look Alive" - Deathlike - Prosthetic (Austin)
Bowel - "No Escape" - Ploughers of Land and Sea - Skum Records (Houston)
Puncture - "Gag Rule" - Puncture - Century Media (Arlington)
Skrew - "Feast" - Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame - Metal Blade (Austin)
Oceans of Slumber - "God in Skin" - Aetherial - self-released (Houston)
Nazi Gold - "Rhythm" - A Message of Love - Super Secret Records (Austin)
Sea of Thousand - "Cut Yourself for Fun" - The Church of Total Collapse - State of Mind Recordings (Austin)
Mindless - "Mock Execution" - Planet of Pestilence - To Live A Lie (Austin)
Disfigured - "Survival of the Dead" - Blistering of the Mouth - Comatose Music (Austin)
Dienstag, 7. Oktober 2014
Donnerstag, 2. Oktober 2014
Dienstag, 30. September 2014
Here we go, it's time for No Funeral PodTape Vol. 4. Just like last time, this PodTape is exclusively using samples from The Simpsons. Now, you're probably thinking to yourself, "If you're using Simpsons samples again, then what's up with Hank Hill?" Well, what's up with Hank is Hank is stoked for Vol. 4 of the PodTapes because this one is all bands from Texas. They're mostly from Austin but the whole state is represented. Stay tuned for more ignorance and, if you have any questions or whatnot, feel free to hit me up on the No Funeral Facebook page.
Samples (in order):
Homer, The Simpsons theme song (intro), Dr. Nick, Grandpa Simpson, Bart, Bart, Lisa, Apu, Homer and Mindy, Ralph Wiggum, Rex Banner, Homer, Dr. Nick, Homer, Young Ned Flanders, Lisa, Apu, Edna Krabappel, Groundskeeper Willie, Groundskeeper Willie, Lisa, Homer, Krusty, Apu, Moe, Groundskeeper Willie, Homer, Apu, Grandpa Simpson, Groundskeeper Willie, Marge, Apu, Homer, Homer, Lisa, Nelson, Apu, Homer, Apu, Groundskeeprer Willie, Little girl at Springfield Elementary School, Dr. Nick (Bye Everybody), The Simpsons theme song (outro),
Tracklist (in order):
[BAND - "SONG" - ALBUM - RECORD LABEL (HOMETOWN)]
The Sword - "Dying Earth" - Apocryphon - Razor and Tie (Austin)
50/50 - "Gator Mutilation" - Skate Gore EP - 625 Productions (Houston)
Bitter End - "Panic/Climate of Fear" - Climate of Fear - Deathwish Inc. (San Antonio)
Insect Warfare - "Mass Communication Mindfuck" - World Extermination - 625 Productions (Houston)
American Sharks - "Demon with Glass Sword" - American Sharks - The End (Austin)
Chest Pain - "Wage Against The Machine" - debut EP - To Live A Lie (Austin)
Pretty Little Flower - "The Story of Ricky" - Devious Persecution and Wholesale Slaughter - Six Weeks (Houston)
Fire From The Gods - "The Capitalist" - Politcally Incorrect - self released (Austin)
Power Trip - "Crossbreaker" - Manifest Decimation - Southern Lord (Ft. Worth)
At The Drive In - "One Armed Scissor" - Relationship of Command - Grand Royal (El Paso)
Bickley - "Calling All Punks" - Kiss the Bunny - Fearless (Houston)
Hatred Surge - "God Complex" - Human Overdose - Iron Lung Records (Austin)
Dead Horse - "The Lark Nest" - Peaceful Death and Pretty Flowers - Metal Blade (Houston)
Burnt Skull - "God Hole" - Sewer Birth - 12XU (Austin)
Seeker - "Pale Death" - Unloved - Victory (Dallas)
DSGNS - "Thousand Yard Stare" - WSTLND - self released (Austin)
Bloody Knives - "I Want to Be the One to Blame" - Disappear EP - self released (Austin)
Pantera - "Revolution Is My Name" - Reinventing The Steel - Atlantic Records (Arlington)
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