James. Dude. RVA. Musician.

1. Obsessive tweeter.
2. Occasional blogger.
3. Obsessed with music.

I play guitar for Venomspitter. I love my friends but I feel like i'm becoming more reclusive by the day.

 

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Venomspitter - untitled instrumental rough track

So hey guys, some of you may know that i’m in a new band called Venomspitter. Others of you probably had no idea. Either way, i’m in a new band called Venomspitter. I’m posting this because people have asked me what we sound like. This is a rough instrumental track from a practice recording. We’re recording a new ep later this month but since that hasn’t happened yet, we just have roughs. I was going to wait until the real ep was finished but fuck it. Our first show is on the 20th at Bandito’s with our friends in Cut The Architect’s Hand and Seraph. We’re also playing on May 13th at Strange Matter with Cult Leader (Deathwish, ex-Gaza), Yautja (Forcefield Records), Unsacred and Prisoner. Should be fun. Anyway, feel free to check out the song. I’ll post the actual ep when it’s done. Thanks to anyone who cares.

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FIAD - “How It Ends”

Many of you are well aware of who Conditions are/were. Many of you are probably unaware that before Conditions, there was FIAD. When Conditions first started, a few songs from their set were FIAD songs that they brought over, including “Illuminati,” “A Knight In Shining Amore,” “Fine Young Firecrackers,” “In Light Of Silver And Black,” “Verse” and a few others. This demo was from a period of time when Brandon was off doing stuff with some of my ex-bandmates in Scarlet. Guitarist Jason Marshall (who would return to guitar for Conditions) moved to vocals and these songs surfaced. This is one of the songs that Conditions didn’t end up playing although I kind of wish they did. This was a solid collection of songs and a sign of what was in store.

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Venomspitter - “Monument (instrumental rough version)”

Since i’m posting stuff that i’m involved with, here’s a rough instrmental version of a song by my band Venomspitter. We’re recording our ep this month and we have our first three shows coming up soon. You can get details on our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/venomspitterva. Thanks.

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Null - “No Peace”

So, my friend Matt Webster hit me up and asked me if i’d be interested in playing guitar for Null. I said yes. If you’re into hardcore, check this out. You can download this for free at the Bancamp page. http://nullhardcore.bandcamp.com/

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Venomspitter - untitled instrumental rough track

So hey guys, some of you may know that i’m in a new band called Venomspitter. Others of you probably had no idea. Either way, i’m in a new band called Venomspitter. I’m posting this because people have asked me what we sound like. This is a rough instrumental track from a practice recording. We’re recording a new ep later this month but since that hasn’t happened yet, we just have roughs. I was going to wait until the real ep was finished but fuck it. Our first show is on the 20th at Bandito’s with our friends in Cut The Architect’s Hand and Seraph. We’re also playing on May 13th at Strange Matter with Cult Leader (Deathwish, ex-Gaza), Yautja (Forcefield Records), Unsacred and Prisoner. Should be fun. Anyway, feel free to check out the song. I’ll post the actual ep when it’s done. Thanks to anyone who cares.

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Swamp Thing - “I Never Knew”

We’ve had a bunch of great bands here in Richmond, and we still do. Swamp Thing may be one of the best bands this city has ever seen. Fuck you fight me.

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Springtime - “Here Now”

Sometimes my friends make me proud and do incredible things. This 7” was released by Tiny Engines not quite half a year ago. If you’re into something that sounds like a mix of Swiz, Dag Nasty, Title Fight and earlier End Of A Year/Self Defense Family, check this out immediately. The digital version even comes with an awesome Fugazi cover.

http://tinyengines.bandcamp.com/album/south-hill

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Caretaker - “Mass Migration”

In case you missed the memo, my band Caretaker has a new record out called You Are Loved and you can pick it up at our Bandcamp page.

http://caretakerva.bandcamp.com

Hands held in the dark.
A touch that doesn’t soothe.
Silence sings psalms to the great emptiness inside our hearts.
Turn away your face, once wreathed in light.
Now wears a smoky veil.
Your name a vapor trail, just a fading shadow begging to be forgotten.
Guilt has corrupted these hearts now exhausted, so grim and cold.
We are dying – forsaken in each others eyes.
This is our bittersweet climax.

You Are Loved, by Caretaker

My band Caretaker just released our first record. We’re pretty excited about how it came out. Do me a huge favor and check it out. We’d definitely appreciate it! Thanks!

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Caretaker - “Unwritten Letters”

Hi. This is my band. We have a new record called You Are Loved and we’re pretty stoked on it. Check it out.

Where were you as I cried out?
How could you take what wasn’t yours to take?
As my hope breathed it’s last breaths – where was your light?
Where were your answers?
Where were you when I was all alone?
How could you ignore?
How could you turn away?
How long must I wait marred in disbelief until you answer for taking what wasn’t yours to take?
With all the famine, all the disease, how long until you make me believe?

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Mayfair - “Forever 21”

Some friends have a new record coming out in July. This song was released the other day. Check it out.

Ex-Race The Sun and Love & Reverie, if that means anything to you.