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Supa Gsus -Supa Gsus CS

Supa Gsus – s/t CS (2004?, self-released): It’s been a while, but I’ve got a lot of new stuff ripped.  Some of it comes courtesy of Simon once again, like this thing I’ve been sitting on for a while, partially because … Continue reading

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Close Talker – Demo

Close Talker – Demo CDR self-released, 2011):  When BOILERMAN was on our US tour in 2011, we played at a really fancy bar in Richmond, VA.  A couple other bands played, one of which were CLOSE TALKER.  All I knew … Continue reading

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The Thumbs/One Leaf – split 7″

The Thumbs/One Leaf – split 7″ (Snuffy Smile, 2001):  Another excellent split 7″ released by the mighty Snuffy Smiles in Japan.  Say what you will about the format, but this label has made a habit of releasing splits that are … Continue reading

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The Wayouts – Better Days

The Wayouts – Better Days CD (Harmless, 1998):  Emo can be really bad and there was a lot of it in the 90’s.  But, if you look hard enough, there was a lot of really cool stuff going on.  One of … Continue reading

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Highway 66/Slinky split 7″

Highway 66/Slinky – split 7″ (Backspin, ?):  Thanks to the excellent Shane from Spinout 360 Records I have a Florida history lesson for you today.  This solid melodic punk split 7″ is loaded with 90’s Floridian goodness. You may remember … Continue reading

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Thirsty Chords/Infro split 7″

Thirsty Chords/Infro – split 7″ (Shirafu, 2010):  My last roommate spent two years in Japan before moving back to Chicago.  When he took up in my apartment, he put his records and stereo in the living room.  It had a been … Continue reading

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Crestfallen – s/t 7″

Crestfallen – s/t 7″ (Seven Lucky, 1995):  Sorry for the huge lapse in posting.  I could blame the Boilerman LP or the recent spurt of activity with my label, but I shouldn’t be making excuses.  Anyway, I’m back and will … Continue reading

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Motel Blonde – 3 Song Demo

Motel Blonde – 3 Song Demo CD (2004, self released):  I always liked the band the GC5.  I mean, I liked them in that tangential way that I feel has sort of gone by the wayside since everything ever has … Continue reading

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Hip Kid Records Downloads

This is half-cheating, but I’ll be back with a real post tomorrow.  But, I figured since I did rip a good deal of this stuff by hand, this merit’s a mention here.  What I’m trying to say is that I … Continue reading

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The Matics – s/t CD

The Matics – s/t CD (World, 2005):  The Matics were a solid band from Chicago in the very early 2000’s, maybe late 90’s.  I first witnessed their melodic brand of Chicago punk at the release show for The Arrivals’ “Exsenator … Continue reading

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