2010年5月31日月曜日

かきつけ-6/5出店します。

こんばんは。風邪気味の片桐です。

inthenaMEofloveの深井さんから、ありがたい事にdistro出店のお誘い頂きました。
お暇な方は是非来てみてください。
zineを中心に新たな入荷がありましたので、楽しんでもらえればと思います。

以下企画詳細。
2010年6月5日(土曜日)下北沢ERA (http://s-era.jp/)
inthenaMEoflove PRESENTS "MONOCHRONICLE RELEASE TOUR FINAL"

OPEN 17:30 / START 18:00
ADV 2000YEN / DOOR 2300YEN(D代別)
with FLYER 1800YEN(D代別)

inthenaMEoflove (Guest: SAX 根本潤氏 from Z / hununhum、Vocal waka嬢 from SeaMeal)
http://www.inthenameoflove.jp/

season
http://www.myspace.com/seasonweb

the north end
http://www.myspace.com/64thnote
http://www.64thnote.jp/

room
http://www.myspace.com/musicinroom
http://ip.tosp.co.jp/i.asp?i=room_dog

sewi & DARK DAG VILAIN KISTE(京都)
http://www.myspace.com/sewikyoto
http://3rdrecords.com/


今回のライブは、
当日フライヤーを持参し受付にて提示すると、
前売り予約の有無に関わらず、
チケット料金が1800円になります

前売り料金より200円割引となります。
inthenaMEofloveは
昨年のOVUM主催企画の告知として配布されたフライヤーの
文章内容、及び姿勢に賛同しています。
今回はその時の料金システムを参考にしています。

http://ovum.jugem.jp/?month=200908
OVUMのブログ


宜しくお願いします。

片桐

2010年5月22日土曜日

Cursive - Such Blinding Stars for Starving Eyes (SOLD OUT)


Cursive - Such Blinding Stars for Starving Eyes ¥790 *SOLD OUT

片桐氏に「写真撮り忘れたから、何枚か撮って送って」ってメールしたら、こんなふざけたもの送ってきやがったので、すいませんこれでお許しください。

97年にCrank!からリリースされたCursiveのファースト・フルレンスです。これ以前に7"を数枚出してますが(編集盤で聴けます)、アルバムとしてはこれが初。まだアヴァンギャルドな要素を取り入れる前の、剥き出しのエモーションをぶちまける彼らの原点がよく見てとれる1枚です。

ボーカルは半分ぐらい呟きか絶叫。といってもIndian Summerみたいなちょっとインテリっぽいエモーショナルさじゃなくて、ひたすら冴えない高校生活を送ってた地味系の男子が、その鬱憤とした感情を洗いざらいぶちまけたようなネガティブすぎるエモーショナルさ。黒歴史エモと僕は呼びたい。でも、本当に鬱屈としてるんだろうなってのは凄い伝わってきます。

Cursiveの中でも特にキャッチー「じゃない」方のアルバムなので、入門辺としてはどうかとは思うんですが、ある意味これが一番ヤバイ1枚。冴えない学生生活を送ってきた人、もしくはその真っ只中で燻ってる人、どっぷり漬かれますぜ。

"Vermont"


(笹川)

2010年5月14日金曜日

かきつけ-5/30出店します。


malegoat
SEGWEI
Detrytus
こんにちは。片桐です。
大学で溜まったストレスを解消するかの様に、よく八王子のsenseless recordsに行ってビール飲んで、土屋さんとようすけさんに、あ〜だ。こ〜だ。愚痴ったりしてるんですが。
この企画は急遽決まった様で、malegoatのようすけさんのはからいで、distroの出店をする事になりました。

初めての出店なので正直、僕達ビビってます...
でもまぁ僕達2人ともただの飲んべぇなんで勢いでいこうと思います。

malegoatもsegweiもdetrytus本当にカッコ良くて、しかも3バンドとなれば何かしらのサプライズがある気がします!
こんな楽しそうな企画に、初めての出店が出来て本当に嬉しいです。

もし料理なんかも持って行ってもよければ、何か食べ物作って行きたいと思います。
一応食べられる物を作って行きますので。

宜しくお願いします。

片桐 楽弥

2010年5月11日火曜日

The Pine - Days Slipping By (SOLD OUT)



The Pine - Days Slipping By ¥1,100 *SOLD OUT

(Alone Records AL-056)


何度かアナウンスしていたThe Pineがやっと届きました。
ジャケットのデザインからインナーにまでメンバーのこだわりが感じられ、決してフォロワーとは思わせない説得力があり、
紙質の選び方や表のジャケットのイラストは流石の一言。

音の方はと言えば、突如走り出す心地良い疾走感とその上に乗っかるヘロッヘロなボーカルがなんとも。
90年代のエモーショナルなバンドが蘇ったのかと思わせてくれます。
色々な所で囁かれているEvergreenは勿論。僕の主観なのですが、Broken Hearts Are BlueのBecause I Amなんかを思い出しました。
最近90年代のエモを聴き始めた人にも気に入ってもらえると思います。
色々な人に聴いてもらいたいです。
宜しくお願いします。


MYSPACE   http://www.myspace.com/thepineband
オフィシャル http://www.staticpulse.com/pine/


(片桐)

Swing Kids "7 inch" shirt (SOLD OUT)



Swing Kids "7 inch" shirt ¥1,950 *SOLD OUT
Size: Small
Body: Hanes

Swing Kids "10 inch" shirt (SOLD OUT)

Swing Kids "10 inch" shirt ¥1,950 *SOLD OUT
Size: Small
Body: Hanes

2010年5月9日日曜日

かきつけ-Noise Incident

相も変わらず、言い訳ばかりの製作と諸々の書類整理に疲れフリーライブへ。

Noise Incident 多摩センター 三角広場 特設会場

THE JIMMY
行った時にはもう終わっちゃってたので、申し訳ないです。


DUSTPAN
本日初見のバンドで、正にハードコアしてるなって感じで、僕のハードコアのイメージってこんな感じだなぁって。
途中から見たので、曖昧な感想。


DEATHLIKE SILENCE
まわりの前評判を聴いていたので、期待していた。音は名前通り邪悪。
メンバーの人が皆優しい人でそれも好感が持てた。ギターの人の両手に刻まれた十字架とペンタグラムの傷。色々なカルチャーがあるのだな。


DAYBREAK
晴天の会場が曇り空に変貌。(勿論褒め言葉です。)哀愁メロディック。
音源で聴いてみたいなぁ。


TRIKORONA
相変わらずボーカルの小山さんがイカレ過ぎてて、晴天の多摩センターにいたカップルと親子連れは目が点。
野外の公共施設でも面白さを感じる。迷い込んだ子供の将来を案ずる。


満州候補者
こちらも初見。尋常じゃなかった。なんなのだ。多摩センターが90年代のワシントンDCかカナダの図書館の様に見えた。
こういうバンドに出会えるライブってものは良い。todoriもしかりnanana!も僕ギャーもまた然り。知らな過ぎる。


IxCxE (Incredible Chimpo Ensemble)
Z周辺の人達( Z, HUNUNHUM, TABLE, CRYPT CITY, ex-GEGEGEGE QURTET)の本日限り(もしかしたらやるそうな。)のバンド。こちらもネモジュンさん本人曰く、Shotmakerという通り、90年代の異様なスメルが出てて、ネモジュンさんがUniversal Order of Armageddonのボーカルに見えた。好み。こういうものが好き。


THE HAPPENING
抵抗食の方々のバンドだそうで、ボーカルの人はグレースの人だったらしい。(友達曰く。)
相変わらず声が良い。スターバックスの歌。とても良い。色々気になった事はあった。


DANCE WITH ME
ボーカル氏のイケメンMC振りに嫉妬。アンコールで花火はちょいと反則。
よけいな事はいらない。カッコいいってこういう事。途中から来た高校生2人組が目を輝かせていたのが印象的だった。
2人がどっぷり浸かったら面白い。


っとまぁ変わらない休日。いつもと同じ。それなりに充実している。
応援してくれている人も多いので、当分このままやっていくつもりです。
また明日からちょっと頑張ってみます。
ではまた。

おまけ

撤収後、多摩センターで行われたTRIKORONA小山氏による暗黒舞踏

(片桐)

2010年5月8日土曜日

The Hated - Desmond Outcast and the Transplanted Heroes (SOLD OUT)

The Hated - Desmond Outcast and the Transplanted Heroes ¥600 *SOLD OUT

84年から90年までメアリーランドを拠点に活動し、Rites of SpringやMoss Iconなどと共に「エモ」の元祖の一つとも評されるThe Hated。彼らの解散後97年にリリースされたアコースティックEPを入荷できました。

Rites of SpringやEmbrace, Husker Duなど、所謂「エモ」の先駆けとも言われる素晴らしいバンドたちの中でも、抜群のメロディーセンスと疾走感を持っていたのがこのThe Hated。
カントリーからの影響を感じさせる脱力感のある切ないメロディーと、スラッシーな疾走感のコントラストが抜群で、Moss Iconと共にEvergreenやOrdination of Aaron, Plunger, Chino Horde, The Pineなど多数のバンドに影響を与えたようです。90年代のHeartattaCkを読むと、ほぼ毎号何かのバンドの比較対象として出てきます。。。


このEPはそんな彼らの一番最後の作品で、解散後97年にTroubleman Unlimitedがリリースしたもの。解散間際の89年にギターボーカルのDanとギターのErikの2人だけで録られた作品で、全てが終わった後の様な枯れた哀愁を漂わせる2曲を収録しています。楽しかった夏が終わったときに聴いたら泣いてしまいそうな1枚。お薦め品。myspace

"Two People Blue"


(笹川)

2010年5月3日月曜日

Calculator interview

アメリカは西海岸出身のポスト・ハードコア/激情バンド、Calculatorのインタビューです。「おいおい、つかCalculatorって誰よ?」って人が大半だと思いますが、僕的にはここ最近の若手バンドで1番ビビッ!と来たバンドでして。American FootballとかGhosts & Vodkaみたいなキンセラ系のバンドの影響を強く感じつつ、ボーカルは良い意味で洗練されてない素人くさい絶叫、というコントラストが新鮮ですっかりハマッてしまったわけです。
元々このインタビューは僕たちが現在制作中のZineに載せる予定のものだったんですが、彼らのサポートになるようにとオリジナルを先にここでアップすることにしました。僕ら自身初のメールインタビュー、しかも英語ということもあり若干不慣れな点もあるかと思いますが、楽しんでいただけると幸いです。インタビューに答えてくれたRamezとJeff、どうもありがとう。

(English) This is an e-mail interview with CA-based post-hardcore/screamo band, Calculator. For those who have never heard of them yet, they are young talented 5-piece band that plays unique blend of post-hardcore and screamo - imagine technical and beautiful guitar works of American Football and Ghosts & Vodka mixed up with raw and aggressive vocals a la Comadre or Suis La Lune. This interview was originally for our upcoming fanzine, but we decided to upload the original text in here before that for people outside Japan. Thank you Ramez and Jeff for answering my questions!

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First of all, tell me a brief history of the band.

Ramez: Me (bass), Jeff (vocals), and Chris (drums) met in middle school and were always good friends since then. We all joined a program called Youth and Government, a mock legislature and court, which is where we met our guitar players, Nik and Chris. At that time we were all in different awful indie, ska, punk bands; you name it. One October day in 2007 they all jammed without me and wrote a song now called “2012.” Soon after that they asked me to join on bass and we began to have garage practices, write songs, and play shows. Many of those early songs were never heard more than once.
After we felt comfortable with a good amount of songs we recorded our first six-song EP, arguments. After that we began to play a lot more shows and began working on a split with our friends Moldar, who we met through the music scene. After that release we did our first short bay area tour and had an absolute blast. After we returned we were suppose to do a split 7” with short lived screamo band John Cota, but that fell through due to time constraints and money issues. We instead released the songs digitally for free.
Then came the time for all of us to go off to college. We made the decision to all go to school and continue the band. We are still striving to be a better band every day even if we aren’t practicing every week. We just released our first piece of vinyl through Melotov Records and are very proud of it. We plan on writing a full length and touring the US this summer. We hope to journey over to Japan and Europe some time in the future, but who knows what will happen.

How did you get into hardcore? Is there a particular record/band/show/whatever that changed your outlook on music?

Ramez: I initially got into punk when I was about 11 or 12 years old. My cousin took me to the local record store and I bought my first punk CD. She got me into punk bands like Alkaline Trio and Bad Religion. From there I began branching out to more old school 80s hardcore from Minor Threat to Dead Kennedys. That turned into an appreciation for all the types of music I know enjoy today from American Football to Orchid and anything in between. I’d say the record that most changed my outlook on music was Goddamnit. I listened to it everyday for a long period of time and it was just so new and cool to me.

Jeff: I've grown up listening to punk. Ramez, Chris, and I had a friend, who's dad was in T.S.O.L, so obviously he was into some punk as a kid. At the time, I thought he was super cool, so I started listening to some punk bands and eventually through progression, I started listening to more and more things. However, I do have a very specific show that I went to that changed my outlook on music. A couple of years ago I went and saw Horse the Band. Initially I went to see just Horse the Band, but man, that band was blown out of the water by Comadre. That show was my first exposure to screamo/emotive hardcore or whatever you want to call it. That band blew my very closed mind and opened me up to a whole new type of music.

Yeah, I saw Comadre twice in Japan, and they just blew me away both times. By the way, You're all teens, don't you? In Japan, the majority of the bands and audience are 20s. How about your scene?

Jeff: Yea we are all under the age of 20 at the time of this interview. I personally see a wide range of ages of people that go to the shows, but I also have seen a trend in hardcore - people becoming jaded or getting tired and bored of the scene. Our scene, at least in the United States, needs some help.

Oh, I didn’t know that. What reason do you think that people becoming jaded of the scene?

Jeff: The scene is incredibly fragmented in the United States. Everyone seems to have found their specific niche of aggressive music that they like, which kind of closes them off to other types of aggressive music. This in turn doesn't allow for the cohesion necessary in a scene.

I think that these kind of strict guidelines, and lack of community because everyone is so restrictive, kind of defeats a lot of the feelings of community so integral to punk rock. This in turn probably makes everyone get bored quickly.

However, I do write this as I am pretty young, so I have no idea why I will possibly get jaded, and if I am already jaded, more jaded.

I think you have very unique sound - sometimes it reminds me of emotive hardcore bands like I Hate Myself and On the Might of Princes, but sometimes it reminds me of Kinsellas' bands like American Football and Cap'n Jazz too. Overall really original. What's your influence as a band?

Ramez: As a band, I know we are all influenced by several of the Kinsella’s bands, like the ones mentioned above. We all love American Football and Cap’n Jazz.

Jeff: Yea, like I said, Comadre vastly effected the music I listen to and the music I want to make. However, none of us are limited to that kind of music, we have a large variety of influences.

Ramez: My personal influence isn't so much from other bands, but from life; my personal experiences.

Tell me about "These Roots Grow Deep" lp. Is it your discography so far, right?

Ramez: These Roots Grow Deep is a collection of two years of music released and unreleased. It is our first vinyl release and we thought what better way than this. The CD that comes with it includes old demos that weren’t widely spread and thought would be fun to include.

Why did you choose record format, not CD or something?

Ramez: In the past couple of years, the only reason I bought CD's was to immediately upload the music to a computer. I'd throw it away pretty soon after. I always felt like this was a waste of money and there was no need to keep the cd. I'd also spend a lot of time listening to music on the computer and it would take away from the experience, I'd be focused on other things - vinyl forces you to sit down and listen to the music without distractions and it has a nice physical component. It is also a good way to fund our band if you are really into it.

It’s a physical format that you can buy, a piece of the band that you can hold in your hands.

Yeah, that’s true. It’s funny that record is now popular again after all these dead years. So, what records do you currently put the needle on?

Ramez: Yeah, it’s a almost as if we’ve progressed so far that we cant go any further and develop a new format so we took a few steps back. I hope that vinyl never dies. Currently I have been spinning a lot of Funeral Diner, Ampere, Envy, Dangers, and way to much Promise Ring.

I think it’s interesting that you release this record through Melotov Records, cause majority of their roster are far heavier/noisier than Calculator. Why did you decided to work with her?

Ramez: Well when we initially wanted to do a vinyl release we knew we didn’t have the money ourselves to front it so we began contacting various labels we wanted to work with. We got various responses positive and negative and ultimately chose to work with Mel because of her initial interest in our music, her DIY ethic, and overall outlook. Big ups to her! She rules. Check out all her other releases!

How important is it for you to keep it DIY? If bigger labels like Equal Vision approach to you, would you sign to them?

Ramez: DIY is a very important ethic to me. Even if a bigger label approached me I wouldn’t blindly sign with them. Maybe if I ever decide to take this band to a different level it would be a different discussion, but I would never compromise my music for business.

Do you know Japanese bands?

Ramez: We don’t personally know any Japanese bands, but have heard of many really rad bands such as Endzweck, heaven in Her Arms, and of course Envy. All really amazing bands!

How come do you upload all of your music online for free?

Ramez: We upload all of our music for free for the sole purpose of spreading our message and our music to the farthest reaches of the world. We believe that digital music should be free. I doubt people outside of CA alone would know anything about us if it wasn’t for the Internet. We want people to hear are music and if they like it they’ll buy a copy or a shirt or something to support us.

Yeah, maybe I couldn’t find you if you didn’t uploaded all the stuff by yourself.
Tell me about the lyrics. Is it more of personal stuff than political stuff?


Ramez: For me it’s more on the personal level. I write about things that affect my life. It’s not to say that these things aren’t political because many things we talk about are. We try to have a mix of both. Our main goal is to express our views, our emotions and spread our messages in the most fun way possible.

Jeff: My lyrics personally deal with both at the same time - the personal is the political.

So the lyrics are usually written by two of you?

Ramez: Yeah, Me and Jeff usually write most of the lyrics, but its an open forum for anyone to bring what they have written. Chris, one of the guitar players, has written many of the sing-alongs we scream.

Tell me other dope bands in your scene!

Ramez: Colorchromatic, Moldar (RIP), John Cota (RIP), Deers! (RIP), Dangers, Comadre, Matsuri, Summer Vacation, Beau Navire, Loma Prieta, Punch, Graf Orlock, Ghostlimb, Ordstro, Touche Amore

Thanks!