TV Generation & The Sinema – Live at Uncle Lou’s, Orlando FL 7″ (DCxPC Live Vol. 2)

TV Generation & The Sinema - Live at Uncle Lou's, Orlando FL - DCxPC Live Vol. 2

DCxPC strikes back with another volume of the live split releases. I had an opportunity to write about the first edition, so the DCxPC decided to send a second volume for review. For those who somehow missed my previous review, DCxPC was one of the first ones who adapted live streams during the pandemics, but they also decided to went a step further and started publishing their live streams as 7″ records. All the proceeds from sales are going to the venues that are probably suffering the most during the quarantine, so DCxPC decided to help out those venues located in Orlando, Florida. This time, all the proceeds go to Uncle Lou’s, which also hosted this live stream. The locals are claiming that Uncle Lou’s is probably the best DIY venue in Orlando, so the cause is even more important.

This second edition consists of TV Generation and The Sinema. TV Generation opens up this interesting live split release with their dynamic version of streetpunk. The group exists since 2006 and went through various incarnations and includes previous and current members of The Jodones, The Sudakas, Ludovico Thugs, Notre Damn, Dean Road Riot, Rushmore FL, Pop Suicide, Swift Knuckle Solution, Slac Deal, Delta City, Urban Disturbance, Addict Attack, The Belligerent’s, Free Fall, If Ever, Society’s Downfall, & The Bubble Boys. Their set includes two original compositions and Drinkin’ About My Baby, originally performed by The Damned. TV Generation delivers such an interesting mixture of streetpunk and classic punk rock, decorated by thoughtfully arranged chord progressions, vividly hearable basslines, and energetic rhythm sections. The band continuously floats between a melodic American approach to streetpunk and a more robust British punk rock sound. I solely enjoyed their sincere performance, which unquestionably takes the best of both genres, and the group sounded pretty decent from scratch to finish.

The other side unveils a singular composition by The Sinema. Their approach to sound is entirely different comparing to the TV Generation. The Sinema offers such a remarkable blend of post-hardcore, math-core, screamo, metalcore, and indie, but you may also stumble upon some other elements along the way. The group nurtures such a mathematically precise performance that occasionally descents to carefully assembled chaos. Perhaps The Sinema decided to contribute to this split release with just one composition, but their style unveils several genres blended all together into a colossal slab of dissonant tones, robust guitar shreds, and detailed rhythmic acrobatics. Their style instantly reminded me of groups such as Bloodlet or Deadguy, but you may hear other, more modern elements hidden in their energetic performance. Just like with the previous volume, DCxPC has done tremendous work with this edition as well. The cover artwork carries all the necessary information about their work, info about the bands, tracklist, while the inlay carries the story about this volume. The physical release also comes with stickers and a unique postcard. These one-of-a-kind postcards were drawn by Mr. P’s (Call The Dead / DCxPC) daughters. Head over to the DCxPC website or Bandcamp page for more information about ordering.

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  1. […] DCxPC strikes back with another volume of the live split releases. I had an opportunity to write about the first edition, so the DCxPC decided to send a second volume for review. For those who somehow missed my previous review, DCxPC was one of the first ones who adapted live streams during the pandemics, but… Read More TV Generation & The Sinema – Live at Uncle Lou’s, Orlando FL 7″ (DCx… […]

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