Entries for December, 2013

Vintage VHS Find: In The Black Hearts of Men in Dayton, Ohio

Although there are legions of ill-timed, short run bands in the record books, You Indie recently uncovered this and figured we’d share it, because You Indie’s Tim Anderl was in the band.  More importantly, a bunch of actual musicians were also in the band, including Matt Thomas of Morning Again and Brother Von Doom, Sara [...]

Side Flip Static make Dixon Ave. available for download

Once upon a time, in the mid ’90s, a bunch of dudes from Kettering, Ohio, got together to celebrate their worship of Superchunk and The Replacements.  This wouldn’t normally be the kind of thing that would be significant, except for the fact that those dudes went on to play in Mouth of the Architect, Motel Beds, Cherry [...]

BELLS≥ release video for “No More Water”

As is typical for BELLS≥, the video for “No More Water” came together through a combination of mutual appreciation and friendship. “We have some very talented friends and are very fortunate to collaborate with them when we are able. This particular project presented itself at the perfect time”, explains guitarist Stephen Shodin. When director Michael [...]

Vintage VHS Find: Waking Kills The Dream in Dayton, Ohio

Waking Kills the Dream was the band of ex-Morning Again vocalist Kevin Byers and12 Tribes guitarist Matt Tackett.  During the era captured here, J. Bird, now of Neon Warship, played drums, a couple dudes from Etherea, and Joe Anderl of The 1984 Draft rounded out the lineup. Similarities to Poison the Well, Boy Sets Fire, [...]

Top 10 of 2013: Peeps from Orbweaver, Soreption, Thrawsunblat, Immortal Bird

Randy Piro of Orbweaver Miami psychedelic noise conjurers, Orbweaver released Strange Transmissions from the Neuralnomicon EP, a five-track mind eraser that was recorded at Miami’s Pinecrust Studios with Jonathan Nunez of Torche at the controls and mixed/mastered with Brian Elliot at Mana Recording Studios (Hate Eternal, Cannibal Corpse, Goatwhore, Exhumed), earlier this year. The band’s [...]

You Indie Feature: Bernie Worrell of BWO, Parliament Funkadelic, Talking Heads

Once upon a time, in this kingdom, two great and powerful wizards shared a meal. One wizard turned to the other during the feast and thanked him for creating powerful tools with which he had delighted and transformed the kingdom. Pondering his remarks, the other wizard responded, “No, THANK YOU!” This is a remarkable tale, [...]

Vintage VHS Find: The Minus Tide in Dayton, Ohio

This Amazon review pretty much sums it up: “How disappointing it must be to the metal heads and hardcoresters that a six people formerly of indie rock/screamo bands from West Virginia can come into their watered down genre of metalcore and be better than any of them. The Minus Tide’s talent, songwriting creativity and willingness [...]

Vintage VHS Find: Radio Berlin in Dayton, Ohio

In the early ’00s Dayton got a visit from You Indie’s favorite Canadians, Radio Berlin.  Multi-instrumentalist Jack Duckworth (now of Soft Riot) was no stranger to Dayton as he visited, and DJed for the Bettawreckonize.com launch party we’d put together at Knights of Columbus just years prior. For those not in the know, The Vancouver [...]

Mayyors, The Mall, Blasted Canyons dudes form band

Mark Kaiser (Mayyors, Mt.St.Mtn.) working on this new band with some quality bros and will start playing and recording fresh after the new year.  He is joined by Matt from Blasted Canyons/Castleface Records and Adam from The Mall. They’ve been recording rough practice takes with our cameras and recording devices and Adam keeps sneaking them [...]

Spartan Records to release States’ Paradigm on vinyl

Spartan Records is excited to announce that they’ve partnered with States to release their brand new album Paradigm on limited edition vinyl!  The label has been big fans of the band since the beginning, so they are thrilled to offer three very special vinyl variants of the album. 100 – Transparent Royal Blue with Silver Glitter 200 [...]