Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Take Courage - Black Is The Colour, None Is The Number

Another one from some local lads, no abbreviations attached to this lot but worth your time regardless.  This tape is super limited to 20 copies, I picked one up at a show last week but the band still have them available, maybe the fact that it is recordings from a lineup that is only 50% of the one they are right now, maybe it's because people don't know enough about them?  Either way this should have sold out in a day.  Recorded earlier this year, this was apparantly meant to be released on 7" bu the band wanted to record new songs with the new lineup so gave this recording the limited release on tape and put the tracks up for free download on mediafire (which you should get now).  Musically I'd say they're somewhere between This Is Hell and Raise The White Flag, fast and heavy yet pissed off and punk as fuck.  They really impressed me at Hevy fest this past weekend, I definitely see a band with a new lease of life, the next 7" should be killer.

The tape itself is classic Fist In The Air, (I say classic because the SK CD's were sprayed in  metric fuck tonne of different colours) it's sprayed with black and copper paint and resembles a plasterers radio if he was also a grafitti artist.  No lyrics or anything, you've just got a front cover and a list of the songs, job done.  Go order a copy from FITA Records.

Withdrawal / Mellowharsher - Split [Eradicate]

Got a few cassettes through the post/at shows these past few weeks so I'm going to post about them, I've noticed a lot more bands put out tapes and they're definitely more collectable than CD's.  This one is a split between Withdrawal (Canada) and Mellowharsher (California).  The bands couldn't be more apart musically, Withdrawal are fast, metallic and brutal holy terror stuff and Mellowharsher is pretty much indie shoegaze stuff.  It's a strange mix but one that is welcomed, I knew what Withdrawal were like after hearing their 7" and pretty much got this on the strength of those guys, the Mellowharsher side is real good, something I can imagine replacing bands like Bossk in my library now they're gone.

The tape itself I think is sprayed green, looks like the actual cassette was unscrewed and one half was painted which is a nice touch, the same with the back part of the case.  It's on Eradicate Records, never heard of them and can't find anything on trusty google about the label, seems they put out 2 records before this one.  Don't know how many were made, I'm sure as always, someone will fill me in.  According to the insert Withdrawal are doing a split with Rot In Hell, looks like my Withdrawal and Rot In Hell collection is about to get a little bigger.  One of the tracks they put on this tape is from the forthcoming split, nice teaser.

Edit, I like how the color scheme of this tape goes wll with the colour scheme of my blog, I'm in a hippy kinda mood today it would seem.