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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Boxer - “Contempt”
Boxer - “Weight”
Conditions - “Wonderful Lie”
Full Of War will be out in a few days. Buy it. It’s so good.
Down To Nothing - “Serve And Neglect”
Never there, never care
Ask for help you laugh you sit and stare
Serve and protect, you abuse and neglect
Talk down to me like your god’s gift I don’t owe you any respect
Don’t let them fool you they’re no friend to you
They’ll walk across your face to just get to you
Don’t care about you or me
Give up so easily
No getting through to them
Nothing for them to see
Stabbed in the face and in the chest and get nothing at all
But you can get three years for writing on a fucking wall
I can’t believe all the things you waste your time
Investigate a pointless case to cover up the city’s real problems
See through you, don’t trust you
Abuse your power put them down to keep your ego higher
Got to make up for everything you never were
Won’t give you anything
Don’t deserve what you get
You don’t know a fucking thing it’s time you got your facts straight
We don’t owe a fucking thing and we won’t be the ones to pay
Don’t know a fucking thing
We don’t owe a fucking thing.
Worn In Red - “Let It Gnaw”
Banshees was released recently on No Idea. Check it out. It fucking rules. They’re seriously one of the best bands in Virginia.