Friday, February 20, 2009

Andy's Yellow Alligator - Gets Phat N' Stoopid 7"

Who here has been to Double Decker Records in Allentown PA? If you haven't your missing out majorly! That is without a doubt my favorite record store. They have a 50 cent room which I have gotten a TON of rare and awesome pop punk 7"s from. Here is one of them!

Andy's Yellow Alligator (better known as AYA) was a pop punk band out of Illinois. Well (like all these bands do) they broke up and Chris formed Showoff while drummer Tony Tintari went on to play in Shai Hulud (as well as on Rise Against's original demo).

The group recorded a demo tape in their basement called "Pastor of Muppets" a play on Metallica's Master of Puppets. AYA also appeared on the Underdog Records compilation LP "Achtung Drei" with a song called "12 Hour Julie." They also released a few split 7" records which will appear on the blog eventually! They played with bands such as Mr T. Experience, Slapstick, and Tuesday

The lead singer Chris also was momentarily in Fall Out Boy.

1. They Don't Like Us Anyway
2. Only Girl
3. Dork
4. Once More

Monday, February 16, 2009

Her Candane - Could Be Nothing To Some CD

ARTIST: Her Candane
TITLE: Could Be Nothing To Some
LABEL: Sound vs Silence
YEAR: 2004
GENRE: Emotional Hardcore

I got this CD in one of those lots I used to buy off ebay for my distro. The lot had a ton of emo and indie in it from newer labels. And for a few bucks I got a TV sized box full of them! Most of them are long sold, but I have a few left.

I don't know much about Her Candane. Just that they were featured on some comps. I have read reviews about them being screamo. And I would label them as Emotional Hardcore, I would not put the screamo label on them.

1. Today I Ran Out Of Medication...
2. The New West Mexican Vowel
3. Trail Guides To The New Nowhere
4. Evolve Already!
5. Sex On Locust Ave.