Con Hour 20

Welcome to the 20th, Twentieth installment of Vincent’s Condescension Hour. I am Vincent. This summer is going to be crazy for music. Some release Tuesdays are stacked with bands that I am so incredibly stoked for. It’s gonna be a great summer for metal, so expect that. These are some records that I found lately and I feel obligated to share with you:

1) Monuments’ “The Amanuensis” - Progressive Metal / Djent (2014, Century Media

2) Tyrant of Death’s “Ascendancy” - Extreme Industrial Metal (2014, Self Released)

3) Origin’s “Omnipresent” - Technical Death Metal (2014, Nuclear Blast Records)

4) Volumes’ “No Sleep” - Progressive Metalcore / Djent (2014, Mediaskare Records)

5) Livio Gianola’s “Otro Sitio (A Palette Of Latin Colors) - Flamenco / Guitar-Based Latin (2014, Europe-Amstel Records)

Djent is a total fad. It’s kinda lame and pretty predictable and sometimes I feel silly when I’m so on board with it as a genre/musical style (just like how I kinda renounce Pop Punk / Hardcore now). I can talk about Animals As Leaders for forever and I feel like such a fanboy. But whatever, it’s great music to me and that’s all that matters.

Meanwhile, I can’t believe I have guitar idols now. Feels weird. Like I’m betraying myself

Let’s take a moment and appreciate how amazing Space Chords is and will always be. The battery may fluctuate, but this is a constant.

The Story So Far Confront Security Guard To Protect Crowdsurfers At Warped Tour

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Parker Cannon and Will Levy of The Story So Far jumped off-stage in Montreal to fend off a security guard after seeing fans being aggressively mishandled.

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yo, hell yeah

I got a guitar yesterday, the modestly priced Cordoba C5. I hope she’ll get me through this next week of scary freelancing.
Here’s to trying to get out just playing church chords and the intro to “Pollen and Salt” and “New American Classic”. Why can’t I just be awesome now and play CHON songs already!?

I got a guitar yesterday, the modestly priced Cordoba C5. I hope she’ll get me through this next week of scary freelancing.

Here’s to trying to get out just playing church chords and the intro to “Pollen and Salt” and “New American Classic”. Why can’t I just be awesome now and play CHON songs already!?

Con Hour 19

Welcome to the nineteenth installment of Vincent’s Condescension Hour. Man, Spotify is changing up how I find music. I also finally got a turnable with a decent system running with it. I’m finding so much cool stuff and I’m spending a lot of my free expenses on music! Happy times. These are some records that I found lately and I feel obligated to share with you:

1) Kidkanevil’s “My Little Ghost” - Downbeat / Electronica / Instrumental Hip-Hop (2014, Project Moon Circle)

2) The Honey Trees’ “Bright Fire” - Dream Pop / Folk / Indie (2014, Self-Released)

3) Wreck And Reference’s “Want” - Doom Metal / Drone / Experimental (2014, Flenser Records)

4) Glasser’s “Interiors” - Electropop / Experimental / Indie (2013, True Panther Sounds)

5) Snarky Puppy’s “We Like It Here” - Instrumental Fusion (2014, Ropeadope)

I saw a dear friend, James Maa, after a prolonged absence at one of Saosin/Anthony Green Reunion shows. He asked me what I’ve been listening to. It’s hard to describe but a lot of Flenser’s discography is resonating with me, at least making me feel something from music I haven’t in a while. I’m excited to check out more on the label and more like it in general. I urge you to do the same.

ps. 90’s Music by Kimbra is awesome. And I love how How To Dress Well has been labelled as “Glacial Neo-Soul”. 

Stop Molesting Women At Concerts

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Luke O’Neil at Bullett Media has posted an article called Stop Molesting Women At Concerts following Rockfest this past weekend. Read the full piece here or a snippet below after the jump.

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yes. 

Shout out to theangelawong for drawing me. what can i say? i love da beers!

Shout out to theangelawong for drawing me. what can i say? i love da beers!

Might be cliché to play Ella, but had to showcase this steal of a system. Post-grad gift to myself (and @calebollivant by association).

Con Hour 18

Welcome to the eighteenth installment of Vincent’s Condescension Hour. I’ve graduated! Thanks to all the friends I made there and my family along the way; I am the man I am now because of all of you. And without taking any days off, I’m in it now, working! So hopefully, now that my formal education is over, I will have more time to release and consume content. These are some records that I found lately and I feel obligated to share with you:

1) Structures’ “Life Through A Window” - Progressive Metalcore / Hardcore (2014, Sumerian Records)

2) Rivers Of Nihil’s “The Conscious Seed of Light” - Technical Death Metal (2013, Metal Blade Records)

3) BADBADNOTGOOD’s “III” - Jazz / Electronic / Fusion (Innovative Leisure, 2014)

4) Tune-Yards’ “Nikki Nack” - Indie / Experientmental (2014, 4AD)

5) Destrage’s “Are You Kidding Me? No” - Progressive Metal (2014, Metal Blade)

South Paw Brewing presents Catharsis IPA. 5.73% ABV in 12oz and 22oz bottles. Available this Saturday, April 19th 2014.  (at South Paw Brewing)

South Paw Brewing presents Catharsis IPA. 5.73% ABV in 12oz and 22oz bottles. Available this Saturday, April 19th 2014. (at South Paw Brewing)