Short But Sweet, Polite And Respectful #28
Endgame marks the final destination for Flowers Taped To Pens as a band. The hype surrounding the group around the Sgarbossa brothers came into being ca. three years ago, as the band published its first full-length named ‘Nice To Meet You, I Hate You’, which was recently rereleased on vinyl via Structues//Agony (US) and Miss The Stars Records (EU), among others. But let’s head back to the actual subject: the music on Endgame could be described as the typical sound of the Californian fourpiece. Most striking are probably the piercing vocals, that stick out of the band’s rough garage sound, digging their way into your ears. Flowers Taped To Pens was founded back in their high school days and now it’s time to weave your hands goodbye.
All ears on Karina Kvist!! Their new Extended Play starts furious and you instantly get an idea how amazing those five songs will be. Based in Bamberg, Germany, the band plays moving screamo resp. emo, whose strength lies in the brilliant instrumental section of the group. This becomes clearest during the extended instrumental parts of the EP, fantastic interlude included! If you like Lilith, Manku Kapak, morla or Dearest you definitely should not hesitate to check out this exciting and highly recommendable project from Upper Franconia.
“Within this deep blue ocean you´ve kept drowning in- the minute you turned away. Within this deep down prison you´ve locked yourself in - will you ever get away?”
We would like to take the opportunity in form of this 4-bands-collaboration to introduce you Unable To Fully Embrace This Happiness from Austria. Based in Klagenfurt, the three-headed emoviolence band contributes seven songs to the split, mentioned above. Against one's better knowledge you could assume that this band shared the stage with bands like Orchid and Pg.99, as their violent and chaotic style strongly reminds me of the golden days of screamo back in the 1990s. Side note: this split is the debut of Béla, Daniel and David! Well done.
“If only one particular kind of oppression is worth being fought your political intentions are nothing but a sick joke.”
Backyard Camping is Liam Pannel doing the vocals and playing guitar, Aubrey Guidry playing bass and Mathew Meyer on drums. Based in Madison, Alabama, the threepiece recorded a two-song-demo a few weeks ago and the result is quite astonishing. Filled with emotions the screamed vocals convey the dark and cryptic lyrics, topping off a solid debut. The band is going to record music for a proper EP and collaborations with some other bands in the near future. Supplies’ guaranteed.
“Black waves crashing. I fear the constant inanity. I fall to the ground and I reach to nothing.”