Monday, February 28, 2011
The Embarrassing Rex started out on Eiffel Trousers Records, but I think this album was released on Grunshop Records. The band later changed their name to The Embarrassing Wrecks for reasons I am unaware of. This band delivered your typical catchy pop-punk songs about girls and high school. I believe I saw them a few times in NJ before they finally called it quits in 2000. I'm not really sure if anyone in the band went on to do anything else. Their Angelfire website is still online if you want to check it out:
Friday, February 25, 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
This release is a bit of a mystery to me. I am not quite sure how or where I found it, but it was probably due to the fact this band was on the Traffic Violation Records 6 Band Split EP. Here is information I found online regarding this bands history:
"A garage, or rather basement, band from Long Island, New York who played out with other Traffic Violation Records bands from 1993-1997.
Kempleton was the first band to be booked at the eventually legendary Cedar Beach shows in Mount Sinai, New York thanks to fellow Mount Sinai High School friends Alesandra Bellos and Sean Fredrick Keane who were invited to sit in on a North Shore Youth Council meeting discussing the new initiative.
Disbanded in 1997, two of the founding members reunited in 2003 to form a creative collective that works to facilitate expression between geographicly dispersed peers. This soon to be not-for-profit organization can be found at http://www.kempleton.com."
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
The Microwave Orphans will always be one of those bands that people are familiar with but do not fully understand. The albums they realeased really cannot even begin to explain who this band was or what they were about. The music over the years remained consistant, even considering the numerous memeber changes over the years. The true essence of this band was their live performance (as I briefly explained in a previus post). To my knowledge, this EP was the last material they released prior to forming The Repercussions. Enjoy!
Friday, February 18, 2011
I apologize for the lack of updates as of recent. The time my daily routine exhausts sometimes prohibits my ability to focus on enjoyable tasks, like updating this blog, but I will try and be more consistant. Anywho, Splurge is one of those bands that always will remind me of where I grew up. Lyrically, they depict the Long Island that is eternally embedded in my mind. An overcrowded sandbar with everything anyone could ever want and everyone always looking for something to do. High energy, melodic pop punk. Enjoy!