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Alt/Punk 2

Introduction

Available to stream and download for free. Pick your preference: Bandcamp Noisetrade
Released: March 2014 Curated by A Lonely Ghost Burning

Featuring tracks taken from the latest releases of; Bad Ideas / Kissing Booth / Dogbreth / Trampoline Team / Hung Up / Evacuate The Fallen / Growing Up A Ghost / My Sleepless Youth / Accidente / Boys / American Haiku

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Words & Links

Each track included on this compilation has been selected to represent the record it was originally recorded for. A few words about each of those records can be found below along with download/streaming and social media links for all involved.
1

Bad Ideas

So Wrong from the EP Bad Ideas Self Released (March 2014)

Idiosyncratic mix of punk-rock theatrics and breezy power-pop which I portend has a greater than ninety-five-percent chance of instigating repeat listening. As a stand-alone track, So Wrong ups that chance to nigh on a-hundred-percent.

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2

Kissing Booth

Resilience from the EP Kissing Booth Midnight Funeral Music (December 2013)

Just as adept at writing slow, hopeful musings as they are a good melody, dual-fronted Melbourne quartet Kissing Booth have put together a masterfully restrained record that perfectly utilises the talents of both vocalists.

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3

Dogbreth

Too Much Too Fast from the album Sentimental Health Lost Sound Tapes / Plan-It-X Records (Nov 2013)

An oddly kindred spirit of an album, the introverted and understated Sentimental Health is bright, cheerfully naive and of an endearing, affable disposition. More bands like this please.

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4

Trampoline Team

I'm So Popular from the EP Velveteen Dream Pelican Pow Wow Records (February 2014)

Velveteen Dream strikes me as a record on the verge of being acceptable to play in a diner. I mean, it’d probably piss off the majority of the clientèle, but there’s a fun, carefree attitude to its speedy, surf-enthused garage-rock that seems fitting of a place where the staff should be serving on roller-skates. Huge potential.

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5

Hung Up

A Mind's Way Away from the EP A Minds Way Away Save Your Generation Records (December 2013)

The super catchy debut from Michigan quartet Hung Up legitimately ticks all the necessary pop-punk boxes while adding some sparing but well-timed shouts and a believable, not unwelcome touch of vocal and lyrical spite.

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6

Evacuate The Fallen

Touch The Sky from the album The Coast, The Sea Self Released (March 2014)

Combining the melodic nous of Tonight Alive, the slightly heavier intentions of To Paint The Sky and some well integrated electro elements, The Coast, The Sea provides a clear demonstration of Evacuate The Fallen’s crossover potential.

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7

Growing Up A Ghost

Know Better from the EP Do Something Self Released (February 2014)

Rocking some expertly cool and accessible mathy melodies, the debut EP from Cincinnati trio Growing Up A Ghost dazzles with modesty; a musically tight and impressively assured accompaniment for a sunny day.

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8

My Sleepless Youth

Colors from the EP New Streets, To Come Back Home Self Released (November 2013)

Debut record from Italian post-hardcore quintet combines a super distinctive tone to the clean vocals, a clear commitment to the shouty parts and an ear for a melody. It’d likely be considered lazy of me to say that it’s a must for fans of Alexisonfire and From Autum To Ashes, but…

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9

Accidente

Rejas de Color from the album Amistad y Rebelión Self Released (January 2014)

Mainly sung in Spanish and thus serving as hugely compelling proof of the power of superior melodies, the fast-paced sophomore effort from Madrid punk-rockers Accidente is liable to have you singing along, even if, like myself, you are an ignorant Englishman with no notable foreign language skills. Really high quality stuff.

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10

Boys

Sundae Skool from Demo Bloated Kat Records (November 2013)

Attitude-laden, terrifically melodic and high-tempo first recordings from Cincinnati’s Boys, which, accompanied by a shrug of the shoulders and a middle-finger salute, provide the perfect response to life's annoyances.

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11

American Haiku

Shakey Ground from the EP e.p Little League Records (November 2013)

The latest from Denver natives American Haiku is the kind of record many of us probably wish we could pull off; an uninhibited expression of emotion that can gently capture the intimacy of a moment before letting loose on an obstinate train of thought without so much as a hint of whiny self-importance.

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