Besides: Cheap Girls - The First Collection

Posted: Sunday, November 14, 2010 by Fashion Munx in Labels: ,

Cheap Girls continue with each successive release to become one of my favourite bands and each time I see them perform cement their place as a "must see" live act. They don't do it with any drastic ssong-writing changes or special tricks and gimmicks, they do it by simply writing some of the best pop rock being made today. I've collected all of their compilation and 7" material spanning 2008 - 2010, except for their first EP of which only 100 copies were made and I sadly do not own it. If you've never heard the band this should serve as a good introduction as it features music recorded in and around both their LPs. Enjoy!:



1. I Know, Right?
2. Parking Lot [Pink Couch Session]
3. Dim Lights
4. Sunnyside [7" Version]
5. That's The Reason
6. Brand New Hairstyle [Smoking Popes cover]
7. The Same Thing
8. Until The Next Time [Dramarama cover]
9. Better Thoughts Instead
10. Modern Faces [Alternate Version]
11. Kerosene [Bad Religion cover]
12. Hey Hey, I'm Worn Out [Bathroom Tapes]
  • Tracks 1, 2 & 12 are not commercially available.
  • Tracks 3 & 4 originally appeared on the split 7" with Above Them. All In Vinyl 2010. This version of "Sunnyside" is an outtake from the Find Me A Drink Home sessions.
  • Track 5 originally appeared as a vinyl only bonus track to the Find Me A Drink Home LP. Los Diaper 2008.
  • Track 6 originally appeared on BMP 3: 3,00 Years Of Beautiful Tradition From Moses To Sandy Koufax. Bermuda Mohawk 2008.
  • Tracks 7 & 8 originally appeared on the split 7" with Failures' Union. Art of the Underground/Bermuda Mohawk 2009.
  • Tracks 9 & 10 originally appeared on the Art of The Underground Singles Series 7". Art of the Underground 2009.
  • Track 11 originally appeared on Germs of Perfection: A Tribute To Bad Religion. 2010.

Bootleg: Bars of Gold - Live Bootleg 3.21.09 (The First Show)

Posted: Thursday, November 4, 2010 by Fashion Munx in Labels: , , ,

I just got back from Fest in Gainesville and it was by far one of the best weekends of my life. One of the bands I only got to somewhat see at Fest was Bars of Gold. How did I somewhat see a band? I was half passed out due to exhaustion during their set. Bars of Gold feature the singer and drummer of a band I miss dearly - Bear Vs. Shark. Those looking toward Bars of Gold for the manic energy or startling originality of BvS might be a bit disappointed but that isn't to say the two bands don't have their similarities. Yet, it is hard to deny that Bars of Gold have their own unique sound and aren't enjoyable in their own right. Anyways, the band has a bootleg of their very first show so I thought I'd share it in case there is any BvS fans out there that didn't know about them or anyone just looking for some good new music, they recently put out a 12" so you all should check it out. The sound quality here is far from the greatest but I tried to do some minor touch ups and it should give you an idea of what the band is about: