There seems to be an extraordinary levels of weddings happening lately so I thought I’d base this weeks Something For The Weekend on the classic saying ‘Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue’. This week we have My Castle, Your Castle (something old), Sorry Eyes (something new) and As We Sink! (something blue). I know the link is strenuous at best for the last one but hey, it’s the music that matters.
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My Castle, Your Castle
For Fans Of: Algernon Cadwaller, Plaids, and Snowing.
My Castle, Your Castle did what almost all the iconic emo bands do – record a few songs, play a few shows, build a cultish following and then split. With that in mind, there isn’t really much to say except just listen to the music. They may have broken up at the tail end of 2008 – although they are reforming to play a one off date with Empire Empire (I Was A Lonely Estate) this winter – but people are still discovering them via word of mouth and Party Wound Productions (who put their discography out in a suitably homely way). Whilst they may not have left behind the largest discography known to man, the handful of recorded material sure makes for some pleasant listening.
&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;a href=“http://partywoundz.bandcamp.com/album/discography-2010-2011” data-mce-href=“http://partywoundz.bandcamp.com/album/discography-2010-2011”&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;Discography 2010-2011 by My Castle, Your Castle&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/a&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;
For Fans Of: Sad instrumental music.
No sooner than they release their debut album (titled ‘Meet Me In Montauk’) Lake Michigan close the door and announce their hiatus… and the birth of Sorry Eyes. Chris has only released one song so far but if this is only the first step then I’m intrigued to see what comes next. Unlike Lake Michigan’s anti-folk/emo leanings, Sorry Eyes in purely instrumental. Strings, synths and ivorys feature heavily, all merging together to create a desolate soundscape. Haunting stuff.
&amp;amp;lt;a href=“http://sorryeyes.bandcamp.com/track/pre” data-mce-href=“http://sorryeyes.bandcamp.com/track/pre”&amp;amp;gt;pre by SORRY EYES&amp;amp;lt;/a&amp;amp;gt;
As We Sink!
For Fans Of: Make Do And Mend, Our Time Down Here, and Hot Water Music.
Raw and driven are two words that could definitely be used to describe As We Sink! Combining the gruffness of Hot Water Music and the bite that american punk often seems to lack, As We Sink! definitely have all the right ingredients to make me a long term fan. Whilst their earlier split with Donnie Brasco featured a more traditional punk rock sound, their self-titled 7" (out on Moshtache Records) shows them take a more melodic direction not disimilar to Make Do And Mend. I really like these guys, and can’t wait until they begin recording their debut album.
<a href=“http://aswesink.bandcamp.com/album/ventures” data-mce-href=“http://aswesink.bandcamp.com/album/ventures”>Ventures by AS WE SINK</a>
Words by Richard Heaven.