Walter Schreifels Solo
Home Recordings 06
Arthur Lee EP
Walter Sings the Hits Live
Walter Schreifels music has saved my life in more than one ways. His work with Gorilla Biscuits, Rival Schools and Quicksand have saved my life from the drab, the mundane and the depressing things that fills peoples minds as they grow older. It's needless to say that he is easily my favorite musical artist and, as I know having "heroes" in the hardcore scene is a faux pas, he is honestly a person I'd enjoy to model my life by. Gorilla Biscuits got me to want to get more involved in "the scene", Quicksand expanded my view on hardcore and heavy music in general, and Rival Schools was the band that made me want to dedicate my life to doing what I want and not what others expect. It's needless to say then that I would love his solo work. Up there is 2 bootlegs and an EP.
The first upload is just some recordings he did at home that he put up on youtube and someone recorded it onto mp3 format. Whoever you are out there I would enjoy to shake your hand someday. The recording quality is sometimes something to get over (you can hear his dog walking in some of these, I mean this is literally just him playing at home). Some you might recognize as Gorilla Biscuits and Quicksand songs, and a few others that he's written. My favorite from this boot is "The Distance". It has a bit different recording quality which makes me think its not of the same sessions but to me its the deepest. Do not miss out on this.
The second upload is I believe an actual EP that he has released that I'm sure someone could find to buy if at all possible. It's completely worth the money. The recording quality here is a lot better but some of the songs lack the same depth and intensity that he does when he plays just on the couch. For me these definitely seem a little bit poppier and upbeat. Maybe a bit more for the person light of heart. Standout track is "Summertime", which incidentally is the darkest song on this ep.
The last thing is an entire live set, composed of his solo songs, a few Rival Schools songs, a GB song, a Quicksand song and I believe a Walking Concert track or two. It's 40 tracks and pretty big so I had to put it on Megaupload but if it comes down request it I'll put it back up. A lot of the tracks are just filler times that he talks during. Luckily they're in seperate tracks so its easy to skip them if you listen in the car or something. Something fun to listen to that sort of mixes it all together.
I hear rumors of a full length someday but I have no real news on it.
http://www.myspace.com/walterschreifelsmusic might have some updates.
I don't have time till probably tomorrow night to put it up but expect all 4 Rival Schools albums (United by Fate, the collaboration with Onelinedrawing and both Unreleased LPs) up sometime in the future.