Posts Tagged ‘post-hardcore’

June 16th, 2011 - 1:00 pm § in Freelance Work

Listen to The Fordists’ Debut Album – Arts Desk – Washington City Paper

Local post-hardcore trio The Fordists are readying their debut full-length, and it’s streaming now on Bandcamp. via Listen to The Fordists’ Debut Album – Arts Desk – Washington City Paper. Sweet stuff from a D.C. post-hardcore trio. Watch You by The Fordists[...]

August 25th, 2010 - 12:09 am § in Blog

Interview: Native’s ‘Moves’

I interviewed a couple of the guys in Native with my friend and classmate Tanveer Ali for one of our classes at Medill. Take a peek at the video and listen to their lastest album, Wrestling Moves after the jump: Native interview from Leor Galil on Vimeo.[...]

December 27th, 2009 - 11:04 pm § in True/Slant

The Best Overlooked Albums Of The Aughts

The new year is almost here, and with it comes a maelstrom of “End of the Year Lists.” Here on Ex-Spectator, I’ll be rolling out a few “End of the Year”/”End of the Decade” lists. Today’s list: The Best Overlooked Albums of the Aughts. A while back I started an ongoing feature called[...]

October 26th, 2009 - 12:38 pm § in True/Slant

Here comes the argument

Gothamist’s John Del Signore has a fantastic interview with Fugazi wailer and guitarist Guy Picciotto as he tours the country supporting Vic Chesnutt. In it, there’s a quote that some Fugazi diehards may put more emphasis on than a majority of the rest of the chat: The band may do someth[...]

October 22nd, 2009 - 1:06 am § in True/Slant

Overlooked in the Aughts: Beauty Pill – The Unsustainable Lifestyle

Overlooked in the Aughts is an ongoing feature focusing on some of the best albums from the 2000s that haven’t quite received the attention they deserved. Today’s post: Beauty Pill’s The Unsustainable Lifestyle. Dischord in the Aughts was something many of the label’s ardent fans never[...]

August 31st, 2009 - 1:55 am § in Perfect Lines


It seems that the Seattle Times‘ Andrew Matson has stumbled upon the formula that came to fruition in popular culture a bit over half a decade ago: “random genre/culture/thing/idea/word” + “emo” = combination of the former two concepts! Back when emo first really hit it[...]

June 17th, 2009 - 1:19 am § in Perfect Lines

Interview with Justin Pearson

It’s been a long while since I last featured an interview by an individual to be featured in the forthcoming book, America Is Just A Word. I’m pleased to present some snippets of the first part of an ongoing interview I’m conducting with Justin Pearson, a man who’s energy can[...]

June 16th, 2009 - 12:27 am § in Perfect Lines

Let's Make A List: An America Is Just A Word Update

I’m happy to announce another addition to the America Is Just A Word roster of voices involved in the book. Chris Leo, frontman of The Van Pelt, will lend his voice to the evolving narrative. The Van Pelt were a part of the post-hardcore/emo scene in New York City in the mid 90s and were [&hel[...]

May 1st, 2009 - 4:56 pm § in Perfect Lines

Cave In Reunion Show

That’s right! The Massachusetts post-hardcore metal maelstrom known as Cave In is doing a reunion show. So far, it looks like it’s just one show, at Great Scott in Boston. Tickets went on sale this morning at 10 am and sold out. I’m currently trying to grab frontman Steve Brodsky f[...]

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