Bands like theplagueofstars, imtooskinnytowearthesepants, and thisbookstoresmellslikeananarchistbookstoredontyouthink are bringing back the shit we used to love! Like, remember when band’s albums sounded like they were recorded on a boombox set in the middle of their practice space? Classic. Or how about when every band was adamantly anti-capitalist but also happened to all look like skinny heroin chic models? That was my shit!
There’s a tape-only label from Jackson, Michigan called poetsdontdiebecausetheirpoemsliveon that you can get a lot of these new band’s releases. It’s run by a guy who just goes by eitherorxoxo and if you mail order one of his releases he will insist you become penpals.
One band you’ve definitely gotta check out is lookihavealotofthingsineedtoexpressbutihavealonghistoryofbeinghumiliatedforstandingupformyselfsoimustproceedwithcautionwhenimakenewfriendsbecauseitendtoattractpeoplewhoexpoloitmykindspirit. They’re from Eau Claire, Wisconsin and sound exactly like a mix between lightfusegetaway and Kodan Armada. You’re gonna love it!