Monday, July 23, 2012

We have moved to a new location

Pungent Sound (Formerly known as He/Sheattle) is making some big changes. First off, the name of the blog was changed a little while back so we have moved to a fancy new location. Second, we have a new team member, the mighty Zardoz, who will soon be adding his blood, sweat, tears (and hopefully other bodily fluids as well) into the mix, along with his fantastic collection of and vast knowledge of the sort of music that should tie nicely in with what has been built up here these last several years. Thirdly, you can now follow Pungent Sound on facebook, so if you don't feel like going through the hassle of adding the new location to your reading list on blogger, you can just click the 'like' button on the Pungent Sound facebook page and stay updated that way.

Big thanks to every one who has been a part of the 36,390 page views we've accumulated throughout the years. For updates, re-ups, requests, etc. be sure to check out the new location. The best is certainly yet to come...

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Thrones / Behead The Prophet N.L.S.L. - Split 7"

How better to celebrate the midway point of the month of July than with a gloriously noisy split 7" by two amazing bands? First up we have the mighty Joe Preston solo project Thrones plowing through a cover of Blue Oyster Cult's "Blackblade." The b-side consists of three solid screamy rockers from Behead The Prophet N.L.S.L., who were lead by former Mukilteo Fairies vocalist Joshua Plague.

Thrones/Behead The Prophet N.L.S.L. - Split 7" (with sleeve and insert scans)

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Portal - Zantopoulos

Portal were an experimental instrumental band formed in the late 90's by members of the first incarnation of the band Vermilion. Portal's instrumentation, from what I can remember, consisted of guitar, bass, casio keyboards and a Boss drum machine - all used in conjunction with various effects pedals. Zantopoulos is an EP that was self-released on CDR by the group in '99 and was named after a former childhood classmate whose last name sounded like that of a futuristic city.

Zantopoulos (with artwork scans)

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Take One For The Team - Pounder Payed In Quarters

Take One For The Team were a pop punk band from Bothell, WA that existed in the early 2000's. Their sound can best be described as an amalgam of some of the better known pop punk bands of the time (New Found Glory, Blink-182... etc) with vocals very reminiscent of Saves The Day. Members of the group went on the play in bands such as Evora, Sunday Best and This Providence.

Pounder Payed In Quarters (with album artwork scans)

Saturday, May 26, 2012

The Cripples / New Luck Toy - Split 7"

Today's download features 4 slabs of down home Northwest punk rock. The Cripples return with two more tracks of their trademarked style of abrasive synth punk. The first track "Deep Throat" is slightly faster paced than the version that made it onto their album Culture. The 2nd track is called "Hospital" and was recorded in 1996 by an earlier incarnation of the band. Rounding things off are New Luck Toy with the songs "Wedding Dress" and "Timothy of Today"

Enjoy! (contains sleeve and insert scans)

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Mukilteo Fairies / Las Mordidas - Split 7"

Here are three more tracks from everbody's favorite grindy noise punks: Mukilteo Fairies backed by one track by Las Mordidas (which featured members of bands such as Ignition, Fury, Circus Lupus, Monorchid and Skull Kontrol)

Mukilteo Fairies/Las Mordidas

Friday, April 27, 2012

The Finks - Children Of The Finks (cassette)

The Finks were a hardcore street punk band that existed in the later part of the 90's. I know next to nothing about these guys other than that were awesome to see live and that (I think) they broke up sometime in the Spring of '99. This is a 10 track cassette they released that was passed on to me by a friend a long time ago.

If you happen to know anything about this band or what any of the members ended up doing afterwards feel free to leave a comment and help fill in the story.

Children Of The Finks