Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Chokebore - Black Black LP (1998)

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It's July, it's been cold and dreary all day, and I haven't updated for a bit.

Here today is an entry that I have been meaning to do for a while. Despite having only discovered them within the past couple years, Chokebore have quickly become a favorite of mine and definitely the "go-to" band for a while.

I can't think of one punk-related record that I've genuinely contemplated more than this one. Although somewhat poppy in its composition — tracks like "The Perfect Date” are rife with hooks — there are few happy moments to be found on this record. This record might sneak up on you. You might find solace in its desolation. If you find yourself relating to this music, there might be something wrong. A heavy, relentlessly sad album that is likely to stay with you for a while.

This was Punk In My Vitamins #22. Chokebore were previously associated with AmpRep. Troy was also in Dana Lynn. For fans of Unwound, Lowercase, and other heavy, noisy leaning slowcore. But really, you're not likely to find another band like this.

Chokebore - Black Black LP MediaFire