Thursday, August 26, 2010

Andy & Zeus - Here We All Are video

Andy & Zeus - Here We All Are from Andy & Zeus on Vimeo.

Here's another music video for Andy & Zeus, with slightly higher production values than the video for Luna Sea. The song is Here We All Are and it's on the EP available in an earlier post. Das Münz! helped to conceptualize, shoot, and edit it (in addition to appearing in the video), and the other supporting roles are played by our good friends Scot Oxholm and Wassaic. Shot on Hi-8 in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. No promoters were hurt in the making of this video. Enjoy!
*UPDATE 9/7/2010 - moved to Vimeo and replaced with a higer quality file.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

FYA - Demo

EGS009: FYA - Demo

FYA was probably the last band I was in that would be considered "hardcore," and was definitely the last band I sang in. Formed within a year or two of Outlast's dissolution by Chris Raymond (at the time also playing with Down But Not Out and formerly in Outlast with me), DFJ (of Mind Eraser, Mental, every HC band in Boston, I think), and myself as an outlet to explore Infest-inspired HC. Listening to the demo now it seems like we missed the mark, though we probably came a bit closer with our MKII lineup. The original lineup recorded this demo (with Chris playing both bass and guitar parts) with the guy from Japanese Torture Comedy Hour in a barn in Central Massachusetts somewhere (Littleton maybe?). We played a couple shows in CT but we were never a really serious band and we eventually drifted apart. A couple years later DFJ and I reactivated the band with Zac Davis (FFG, Hassan i Sabbah, Lambsbread) and Zack Wilson (AN, Chas. Mtn, Andy & Zeus) on guitars, and Rob Burnett playing bass. We played a lot of shows (including a micro-tour with Think I Care, and the last 97a show) but we never recorded. Which is too bad, because this is the era most people seem to remember. The original demo included a 'dub' taunting Chris Morgado, but we left it off the MKII reissue. Pat Whittle had the MKII demo, so that's what you're getting. If anybody has the original demo, or knows how to get in touch with Chris Raymond, drop me a line!

Track Listing:
1. Scenery/Leader
2. Holemate
3. Human (dis)Grace

download: sendspace

Outlast - Demo 1997

EGS008: Outlast Demo 1997

Outlast was the first hardcore band that I was in. As I remember it, we stayed up practically all night before our first show (at the Rat, in Boston) making these demo tapes. Everything was done on a 4 track and the guitars were plugged straight in with no amps or anything. Pretty raw. One of the guitar players (I won't say who) wasn't present at the session, so the other one played both parts. My bandmates went on to be in FYA (coming soon), Squaw, The Trust/Down But Not Out, Suicide Nation, Chas. Mtn, Gary War, and probably some other projects. I don't remember much about that first show except that Hands Tied were supposed to play, but didn't show up. Luckily, Pat Whittle did show and he bought one of our tapes. And he kept it. And a couple weeks ago he came over to my apartment and we plugged a walkman into my computer and ripped it. Not much else to say about this, I'll let it speak for itself.

Track Listing:
1. Intro/Sets Me Apart
2. Respect
3. Bros Before Hoes
4. Committed

*LINK UPDATED 7-18-2011*
download: sendspace