Sunday, February 28, 2010

Today In The Mail: A Reason To Smile

About a week ago I was doing my rounds of ebay looking up bands I have been enjoying as of late, surprising enough I listen to music other then Blacklisted. When I looked up Fury Of Five two records came up and one happened to be a buy it now for 12 bucks it was even listed as 90's rock. The seller clearly had no idea what they had. I felt my heart skip a beat as I quickly clicked the buy it now button and felt like the luckiest man on the Earth.

Fury Of Five - No Reason To Smile (Green) (Out Of 200) (Gain Ground Records)

Monday, February 22, 2010

Today In The Mail: Panic Day?

Today I got three packages in the mail today. Two held Panic items and one held a bands demo who had perked my intrest by saying they sounded like Panic on b9. The shirt was from Ebay, the two Panic 7"s (and the other 7" were from a b9er) and the tape was from said band, Overlooked. I am now only missing the Back To School Jam cover for the Panic - S/T 7" and tests for both.

Overlooked - 2009 Demo
Panic - S/T (White) (Out Of 200) (Bridge Nine Records)
Panic - Dying For It (Blue/Yellow) (Out Of 400) (Bridge Nine Records)
Empty Promise - S/T (Self Released)

Monday, February 8, 2010

Today In The Mail: With All The Stones I Throw

Today the other half of my Blacklisted - Eccentrichine order came from Six Feet Under Records, this was the record half. I've already listened to this 7" quite a few times through and I couldn't imagine a better complement to the new LP (No One Deserves To Be Here More Than Me). The record has two new songs and two that are from other records, these rerecordings are A full band version of P.I.G. from No One Deserves This More Then Me and an acoustic version of Wish from Heavier Than Heaven, Lonelier Than God. I really like the reversal on these songs, seeing as they both appear the opposite ways on their respective albums. Now onto the two new songs, Stones Throw is a great build up to start the record out. I am very into the duel vocals on this song, and on the new record I really think her voice goes very well with his. The other new song is the title track to the record, its a bit faster song with real repetitive feel to it but again its great. I never feel like they take it too far and I think a lot of people think Blacklisted has become some sort of copy of other bands, I personally think they have just grown into the band they have always been progressing into. Oh and this blog is mostly about what the shit looks like and what ones I got so I guess I should talk about that... the records themselves are all really awesome looking. I think the colors they chose really complement the art of the record perfectly. As you can see in the first picture I got another record today, It is the New Found Glory / Dashboard Confessional split 7" I was very excited for finally hear this the other day after waiting forever and having twitter confirmation forever ago that New Found Glory was to cover one of my favorite Dashboard Confessional songs, Saints And Sailors. The other cover they did, Swiss Army Romance is pretty good also. The only thing that surprised me were the Dashboard songs, they were rather slow I hadn't realized they sounded like that now. Either way I am really glad I got a copy and didn't have to pay 17.00 bucks with shipping. Ha.

Blacklisted - Eccentrichine (Dark Red) (Out Of 606) (Six Feet Under Records)
Blacklisted - Eccentrichine (Beer With Red Splatter) (Out Of 305) (Six Feet Under Records)
New Found Glory/Dashboard Confessional (Pink) (Out Of 500) (Epitaph Records)

A. Side and...

B. Side of..

Blacklisted - Eccentrichine (Cream/Green With Red Splatter) (Out Of 103) (Six Feet Under Records)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Today In The Mail: Added Bliss

From the first time I heard the New Blacklisted album (No One Deserves To Be Here More Than Me on Deathwish Inc) I knew it was going to become one of my favorite records of last year. I was never that big on Blacklisted before this record, I liked them and dug a few songs a lot but never to this level. And I guess its one of those things, something makes you look at the whole collection under a different light. I find myself semi-obsessed with this band. Listening to the new album somewhere around 100 times since I first heard it in mid December. And the rest of the discography quite a bit. They have been my top artists for almost every week since mid December, achieving as high as 500+ plays in one week alone. Now me having no job, and nothing really to do I am sure is helping this but its something strange to think I can not get bored of this record even listening to it 20+ times in a row (as I have on more then one day). I guess I am just stuck on this record. The day it went up for order I wasn't too sure how it would be so I slacked on ordering it so I guess Ive payed the price (but not too bad I would think). Now onto todays package, I picked up this record (on the second rarest color) for only 26 bucks off ebay. Now I just have to find the other three versions, to satisfy my lust.

Blacklisted - No One Deserves To Be Here More Than Me (Orange And Green Mix) (Out Of 319) (Deathwish Inc Records)

The other package that came today was a Print, I've realized a lot as of late how much I like prints. I only have a few and would be very into getting more. This print that was designed and printed by Screenin 4 A Change and goes with an EP called Eccentrichine on Six Feet Under Records that goes along with the Blacklisted record I had come in the mail today. Perfect timing I guess, but timing off since as I said it goes with the EP and it didn't come today. I've been waiting for a month to hear these songs. And not so much as being impatient to have the records but really wanting to hear the songs. 2 of them are from the same sessions as the LP, one is a full band version of a song already on the LP (The P.I.G.(The Problem Is G.)) and lastly an acoustic version of Wish from their last LP, Heavier Than Heaven Lonelier Than God. We can only hope tomorrow brings this to me.

Blacklisted - Eccentrichine (Print) (Out Of 103)

Today In The Mail: In The Last Week(s)? who knows

I've been doing just about nothing so I have no Idea why I have not updated. Whatever, who cares. The first record I got in the last few weeks was Panic - Dying For It on Bridge Nine Records. I've always liked Panic but it seems in the last few months I've had a spurt of interest in collecting them and tracking down different versions of the records. I lucked into this on ebay for cheap, and when I say cheap I mean I won this for under 3 bucks. Must have been my lucky day. I almost missed the auction too but luckily I woke up to an email about it.

Panic - Dying For It (Green) (Out Of 150) (Bridge Nine Records)

The second package I got in the last week was my Six Feet Under Records New Years Sale grabs. All are records I was meaning to buy (The Mongoloids records lower on that list), and I couldn't pass them up for 3-5 bucks a pop. Most of these are decently rare too so it was a pretty good score for around 20 with shipping.

The Mongoloids - Assorted Music (Black/White/Grey) (Out Of 254) (Six Feet Under Records)
The Mongoloids - Time Trials (Mustard Yellow) (Out Of 708) (Six Feet Under Records)
Justice - Live And Learn (Grey) (Out Of 175) (Six Feet Under Records)
Mother Of Mercy - III (Red/Black) (Out Of 325) (Six Feet Under Records)
Dean Derg - ...Raus (White) (Out Of 310) (Six Feet Under Records)