Back with another giveaway! This time one winner will receive @arvidthemusic’s new t-shirt and the cassette version of his excellent album goodnightdaydream. Just tag a friend in the comments or share this post to enter. Winner chosen this weekend!
The Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame: Sony Walkman⠀
Roughly half of all the people alive today were born after the Walkman was introduced. Thanks to Guardians of the Galaxy, though, almost everyone knows what a Walkman is. But if you weren’t there in 1979–80, you don’t know what a head-spinning revelation the thing was, how radically it changed the way music was played and consumed, or the stunning speed with which it became seemingly ubiquitous. Read all about it in our Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame. LINK IN BIO @sony #walkman#sonywalkman#consumerelectronics#electronics#cassettetapes#70s#consumerelectronicshalloffame
Tape coming from longtime friend Stuirt @rat_sk8s and it is indeed vermincore. Cartoon rats driving hot rods and oozing all sorts of secretions (don't worry it's not rockabilly) and Master Splinter from TMNT's degenerate cousin using illicit streetfighting techniques to beat up Mickey Mouse for being such a capitalist knob and send his huge bulbous head straight through a McDonald's window and then skateboarding with Quarter Pounders as elbow and knee pads and Mickey's disembodied domepiece as a helmet. It's suitable skate music and that's likely the M.O. but it doesn't suffer from any of that Hallmark after-school special youthful squeakiness that tarnishes a lot of music that winds up being energy for energy's sake with all the grit or rawness of a wax apple. You can bleed to this or pick your nose and collect the snot for a paper maché piece of a dolphin that looks somewhere between a dried date and a penis. Raw, ragged, and totally off the rails shredded vocal punk-infected trash hardcore with rawk swagger, a healthy fun-to-pissed ratio that is pretty empowering and energizing and full of the kind of adult snot that comes with finding yourself jaded and bitter and saying "fuck it" and shooting a bottle rocket out your ass to break your own tension, thrash elements both at cruising velocity and in some moshier breakdownier parts and little rhythmic trip-ups that evoke less male mating rituals and more spasming larvae under a microscope pretty stoked to be slowly rotting out an old Crunchwrap Supreme. Stuffed up in a tidy lo-fi garage sounding package and all that sewery murk that you hear from a lot of contemporary NYC bands. Check em out at teasesucks.bandcamp.com . A treat! #hardcore#punk#hardcorepunk#tapes#cassettetape#cassettetapes#pdxpunk#pdxhardcore#punks#punx#skatepunk#recordreview