Grown Ups is a band from Chicago. Their Songs EP is absolutely amazing, it’s flawless. However, I’m not too stoked on their new album More Songs. I’m not going to be negative about it, but personally it isn’t for me. The differences between the two records are so vast. I say grab both releases, but listen to Songs first.
Members of Grown Ups also used to be in Lion of the North, who I’m sure I will be posting about at some point later.
Are You Kitten Me? (Demo ft. Justin Pierre of Motion City Soundtrack)
My good friends in Merchant Ships are signed to Count Your Lucky Stars records! This label is run by Keith of Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) and they’re a great fit for the Merchant Ships dudes. If you want to know all their thoughts on that, go here.
Upcoming releases? I think so.
“For Cameron” EP (self released CD June 2010/ Digital + 10″ Vinyl on CYLS June (digital) + August 2010)
“Bummer Tapes” re-release of Bummer Times on tape w/bonus acoustic songs (released by our friend in MESHKAHKSD before June tour)
The new songs those dudes have put up have been absolutely awesome. I’m stoked on how good they are, and how much they’re progressing. Also, there’s tons of dates on their myspace for their summer tour!
Anyways, you didn’t think I’d leave you without anything to download right? Attached are two copies of Shipsography. One is my personal copy, ripped from the CD-R at v0 quality and I even went through the trouble to add all of the lyrics to each song, so you can read them while you listen. Another is the “scene”/proper release of it, which I uploaded because it’s hillarious someone would go and make a scene release of it. I’d personally recommend downloading my copy.
Also included is the LOLcats demo, which isn’t on Shipsography.
Shipsography (v0/VBR – lyrics included)
Unfortunately, I can’t find any merch from these dudes, but you must catch them on tour this summer and buy their stuff! They put on a great live show and they’re great people to hang out with.
Midwest Pen Pals
Midwest Pen Pals was/is a band from Indiana. It features Jack and Nick from Merchant Ships. They released the Inside Jokes EP, which is super solid and awesome. Apparently they are back (they recently played a reunion show) and will be recording new songs soon. This band is awesome, get into it.
using zshare from now on. if you don’t like it, well, i don’t really care. mediafire kind of screwed me over and there’s nothing i can do about it.