Tag Archive: hardcore

I love my job. Not many people can say that. Why do I love it, you ask? I do nothing but listen to Earbits all day, which provides me some serious time to peruse the up and coming music that we are constantly adding. From Metal to Jazz, and everything in between, I am ever-impressed by the catalog that our music department is building. Frankly, it’s getting ridiculous.

What does this mean to you?

Sometimes you’ll find your favorite songs by listening to the radio, sometimes you just need to pointed to the right station.  Here’s a list of some of the best songs on Earbits Radio this week, organized by channel.  Click on the track titles to listen.

Bluegrass: Cornmeal— “Midnight”

Cornmeal is a Chicago-based bluegrass band with a unique take on the traditional genre.  “Midnight” is the first track from the band’s 2003 album Tales From Magic Stone Mountain.

House: Color Theory— “Drive You Home”

Pendulum Swings—Expire’s Bridge Nine Records debut— is about as hardcore as an album could be.  No song title contains more words than the album’s name, and none of those 12 songs breaches the 2-min mark.  There’s intense energy beginning with the opening screams on “Just Fine,” and an uncompromising relentlessness for the remainder of the album.  The songs are angry, depressed and in-your-face.  Hardcore.

This is part of our ongoing series about getting your music played on the radio.  To read stories about the successes and failures of great bands that have tried getting music on the radio, check out our list of related articles.  To get radio airplay, click here to submit your music to Earbits Radio.


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Maya Over Eyes

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Last Friday, comedian Rob Delaney posted a screenshot of the New York Times website on his Tumblr account. The picture showed the Times’s front page article, which featured the headline “Fugazi Rises Again, In Online Archive.”  Delaney included the following paragraph:

I took a screen shot so that in case an editor at the NY Times was like, “Why the fuck is this on our front page?” and took it down, I would have proof that Fugazi releasing bootlegs was, for a moment, the most important story in the United States of America.

I thought emotionally-charged heavy music had fallen off the musical map ever since “emo” became a dirty word, but there’s a whole new crop of emotional post-hardcore (yes that is a euphemism for “screamo,” basically) bands that are young and extremely popular.  I found out about Touché Amore, an LA-based hardcore group, a couple of weeks ago.  I bought tickets to their 11/13 show at the Echoplex because I liked their latest album, Parting The Sea Between Brightness And Me, so much.  Luckily I bought tickets early, because the show eventually sold out.  Apparently more people than I suspected are still listening to this type of music.  And it’s much better than it was 10 years ago.

I watched a video where Damian Abraham of Canada’s premiere hardcore group Fucked Up covers his young child’s ears as he says his band’s name.  Apparently he doesn’t have the same political correctness when dealing with other children.

The recently released video for the first single off the band’s impressive new album David Comes To Life, “Queen of Hearts,” features a children’s choir from Ontario.  The band is absent from the video, and the children perform the song in its entirety in a classroom, led by a strict teacher as if they’re rehearsing for a rapidly approaching theatrical performance.  High-pitched yells from angry pre-adolescent males dominate the video, even masking Abraham’s gruff screams (which play in the background for most of the video).  The boys sit at desks and face the girls of the class, who eventually sing the part of the song’s original guest singer, Cults’s Madelline Follin.