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Me and Him Call it Us

When I first heard Me and Him Call It Us, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I had seen their name tossed around as a RIYL on last.fm for Heavy Heavy Low Low, so I wasn’t expecting much. However, last.fm is doing a huge favor to those listening to HHLL and pointing them in the right direction. Me and Him Call it Us is some of the most intense music of its kind. The only thing that really matches it in intensity could be The Sawtooth Grin or The Number Twelve Looks Like You’s Rosy Red Glasses-era stuff, with bits of The Locust mixed into it. I could also quote someone from AbsolutePunk.net and agree with them completely: “Take Pg. 99, throw in some more double bass, breakdowns and ambience, and you have a kick ass album by these guys. Plus they’re a fucking three piece. Get your hands on ‘Loss’ immediately. It’s such a complete album.”

They are broken up for reasons that aren’t really documented by the internet, so I’ll just leave it at them being broken up and that being unfortunate. Check out their music though.

The (C:) Drive of Love Stories

Demo (out of print) – Download

Loss

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Split w/ The Blue Letter

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Breather Resist

Breather Resist

I am not a fan of metal at all. I hate all the pretentious asses who have bad vocals, long hair, black clothes and act like they’re incredible because they can swing their female-length hair around and play rhythmic guitar solos. However, it would be unfair and hypocritical to say I don’t like certain genres of metal. The truth is, there’s nothing I love more than a good mathcore/tech metal/metalcore band. I love hearing the technical stuff they can play, and bonus points if they can tear faces off from intensity.

Breather Resist would have to be an example of this. Hailing from Kentucky, they played an insane style of mathcore reminiscent of my favorite band ever, Botch. However, they weren’t a Botch ripoff band at all. They created their own crazy riffs and sound that is almost unrivaled. Only In the Morning is some of the most intense 20 minutes of music i’ve heard. Charmer is different, but more progressive I guess. The Full of Tongues 7″, in retrospect, was a huge step towards what they would eventually become. They also have a few 7-inches out with alternate versions of Only in the Morning songs that are really intense.  Of these 7-inches, my favorite is The Second Half.

Unfortunately, their singer left the band. The other members have went on to form Young Widows, which is vastly different from Breather. It’s good, but just not the same.

Only In The Morning

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Charmer

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Splits and EP’s

Patent Cruciform Casket 7″ (2003)

The Second Half 7″ (2003)

Split Session (2004)

Split w/ Harkonen (2004)

Full of Tongues 7″ (2005)

Sorry for the lack of updates recently. I’ve finally got a job now, and I’ve been pretty busy with school. Plus, having a piece of shit computer with 20 some mb left because my external hard drive broke makes it hard to upload stuff to share with you wonderful readers. I’ll have a few coming up today because it’s a rainy sunday, though.

The Jonbenet

The Jonbenet

The whole genre of post-hardcore is pretty much worn down. Very rarely are there bands who set themselves away from the rest of the circle and produce a sound that is entirely their own. One of these bands would have to be The Jonbenet. Their sound consists play a crazy mix of intense riffs along shrill screams, which you could almost compare to The Blood Brothers, but it’s a different sound. It’s awesome.

The album I will be posting from them is their best work, The Plot Thickens. There is not a single flaw on this album, it’s pretty much the way this kind of music should sound. Their second album (entitled Ugly/Heartless, if you wish to look it up), was pretty much a huge variation from the sound on Plot, and it wasn’t in a good way.

Unfortunately, after dealing with no real support from when they tried touring the US, among other things, they scrapped the idea to record new things and are calling it quits with two final shows in their home state of Texas. The last two shows are with fellow Texans and friends At All Cost. It’s a huge loss for their scene, they were a great band, as showed by the potential on The Plot Thickens.

The Plot Thickens.

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I have looked all around for this CD. It’s not at their merchstores on Merchnow or their own at Pluto Record’s merchstore. I’ve also checked Smartpunk and Interpunk. There’s plenty of shirts to buy, though. If you can search around and find a physical copy of the CD, please do so. It’s worth it. And if you go to your local record store and buy it, you’ll be supporting a great band and independent records. Everyone wins that way.