Ribbon Fix – Camp Fire Dares The Sun CD (Grafton Records)

There aren’t many emo recodings who survived the test of time, but luckily for Ribbon Fix, ongoing emo-revival entirely totally works in advantage of Camp Fire Dares The Sun, the full-length album released back in 1998. Just compare this full-length with some contemporary releases, and Camp Fire Dares The Sun could easily pass as one… Read More Ribbon Fix – Camp Fire Dares The Sun CD (Grafton Records)

V/A – Continent Tapes Vol. II (Dr. Skap Records)

Recently I wrote a review about Continent Tapes, a various artist sampler released by Dr. Skap Records. The label managed to gather, assemble, and release a compilation featuring 50 European punk rock bands just before the pandemic spread across the globe. If you thought this project was courageous enough, wait until you hear this one.… Read More V/A – Continent Tapes Vol. II (Dr. Skap Records)

The Holdout – The Things That Brought Us Here (Grafton Records)

After writing a review for their second album a while ago, I was so curious to hear the first record by The Holdout, an emo/indie band from Portland, Oregon. I fell in love with the sound of this trio almost instantly. Each composition included on that record was top-notch, in my opinion. Their debut, The… Read More The Holdout – The Things That Brought Us Here (Grafton Records)

The Holdout – Won’t Be Leaving Here Today LP (Grafton Records)

I have to admit I was looking forward to listening and writing about this release. I was instantly hooked as soon as I heard a couple of the compositions. It took a while until a vinyl record arrived in Thoughts Words Action headquarters, but it’s finally here and let’s jump straight to the point. Won’t… Read More The Holdout – Won’t Be Leaving Here Today LP (Grafton Records)

Tired Radio / Neckscars / American Thrills / Nightmare For A Week – Split 7″ (Engineer Records / Sell The Heart Records)

Here’s another one from the Engineer Records batch that arrived in Thoughts Words Action headquarters about two weeks ago. There’s a pretty much good reason why I left this particular release for reviewing in a new year. Also, there’s a pretty good reason why this release ended up on our Top Releases Of 2021 list.… Read More Tired Radio / Neckscars / American Thrills / Nightmare For A Week – Split 7″ (Engineer Records / Sell The Heart Records)