Friday, August 24, 2012

I will no longer be updating The Art of Insurrection. Enjoy the material uploaded on Mediafire while it lasts, and long live democracy and freedom! Cheers!

Friday, January 13, 2012

"Jewelry" by Micachu: (8.2) One of my new favorites, Mica's freshman album is a chaotic jungle of found sounds, synthesizers, and shifting rhythms, yet it is always in control and comes back together. Highlights are "Sweetheart", "Golden Phone", and "Curly Teeth". (Download:

"Third" by Portishead: (9.1) Portishead was quickly becoming one of my favorites bands before I left Springfield, and this (their third album, if the title didn't give it away) album shattered my previous thoughts about the band. It took a couple listens, but it came around. The songs start out frustrated and lack-luster, but just as the song is about to close everything comes together for twenty or thirty seconds of magic. (Download:

"People That Can Eat People Are the Luckiest People in the World" by Andrew Jackson Jihad: (8.7) What can I say, I've seen this band live twice and it's the gushiest people-love folk punk in existence. They're slightly more optimistic, but otherwise could easily pass for The Smiths of our generation. (Download:

"Purse Seine" by Blackbird Raum: (8.1) This was truly a sound that I'd always wanted to hear, but could never find, and then one day I stumble across this California folk punk group. The winnder in this album is hands down "Ars Groetia". (Download:

"Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust" by Sigur Rós: (9.2) Another band that I've been listening to for a number of years, and just like Portishead, when I heard this release I had to completely reconsider everything I'd known about them. For once their songs had been given life, and excites melancholy.

"Nice, Nice, Very Nice" by Dan Mangan: (9.4) This is not the kind of music I'd ever find myself falling in love with, and Dan Mangan is just a lovable musician with real talent! It's definitely the honesty in his songs that captured me, and paired with that perfect indie-meets-country sound. I haven't had a chance to really listen to his new stuff, but it didn't sound exciting. (Download:

"Assemble the Aviary" by Dovekins: (8.6) A Boulder band, these kids really put together a solid album with this one. There are some sounds and songs that just don't interest me, but the album explores a handful of sounds, many of which are very interesting.

"Salvation is a Deep Dark Well" by The Builders and the Butchers: (9.0) Their self-titled album was amazing, and this one was simply something out of this world, or rather something that could've been the score to Cohen Brothers' True Grit. Highlights of this album (I'll limit myself to 3): "In the Branches", "Vampire Lake", and "Devil Town" (though most people would probably put "Barcelona" in their top 3). (Download:

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Files Removed from Mediafire

The folks over at New Prejudice distro (Mark Smith, specifically) took the liberty of removing albums on a number of music blogs, but more specifically only albums which they sell. If you'd like the continued sharing of anarcho-collectivist punk music to thrive as it should, then stay away from the profiteers over at New Prejudice.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The Pine Hill Haints - Those Who Wander

  1. You Will Never See Morning
  2. Merry Widows of Joe Cain
  3. My Heroes Have Always Been Wolves
  4. Don't Wait for Six Strong Men to Carry You to Church
  5. I Ride and Old Paint
  6. All My Rowdy Friends are Dead
  7. Last of the Natchez Shakers
  8. Where the Soul of Man Never Dies
  9. Ol' Suzanah / Camptown Races
  10. I Never Will Be There
  11. If You Don't Keep Score You'll Never Lose
  12. Banshee's Wail
  13. Goodnight Irene
A very solid Haints album! It has all the right fixings with a bit of extra trim that's always surprising. This is some of their earlier work, preceding their more publicised albums "Ghost Dance" and "To Win or To Lose". If you don't know the Haints, I highly recommend them.

Genre: Alt Country, Folk Punk
Year: 2004
Country: USA

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Barefoot Surrender - 4 Shots EP

  1. Forgot My Name
  2. Gal Who Made You Strong
  3. Laredo
  4. Sky Burnin' Red
Genre: Folk Punk
Year: 2009?
Country: USA

This album is a MUST HEAR. Great group of kids from Nashville, TN. Banjo, washboard, guitar, mandolin, washtub bass... what's not to love in a traveling, street performing folk punk band with heavy old-timey influence? Photo and album courtesy of Heart Full of Napalm. They have a new album out as well; details on how to order are on their website.

Utah Phillips - We Have Fed You All a Thousand Years

  1. The Boss
  2. We Have Fed You All a Thousand Years
  3. Sheep & Goats
  4. The Timberbeast's Lament
  5. Dump the Bosses Off Your Back
  6. The Lumberjack's Prayer
  7. Mr. Block
  8. The Preacher and the Slave
  9. The Popular Wobbly
  10. Casey Jones (The Union Scab)
  11. Where the Fraser River Flows
  12. Bread and Roses
  13. Joe Hill
  14. Union Burying Ground
  15. The Two Bums
  16. Halleluja, I'm a Bum!
  17. Solidarity Forever
  18. There is Power in a Union
Genre: Protest Folk
Year: 1984
Country: USA

The man himself who stood up to bosses, foremen, strike breakers, police, and all other forms of abusive hierarchy.

Friday, June 18, 2010

The RAG Issues 2 & 3 (Zine)

Great zines put out by the RAG anarcha-feminist collective in Dublin, Ireland. Get connected with feminist and anarchist issues locally and internationally.

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