Thursday, September 10, 2009

Sinaloa - Chapel & Basement



Sinaloa is a state. Sinaloa is also one of the best post-hardcore / emo / insert inane genre tag here bands that are currently going. Many of you already know all about them and have probably heard a number of their albums and splits since the early 00's.

Earlier this spring Sinaloa made it down to NYC and for the mini tour released a screenprinted version of their Fathers & Sons LP and this cassette which is comprised of all the songs from Oceans of Islands played acosutically. The title of the release is due to the fact that these songs were recorded in a chapel which the drummers father arranged for them to use.

These version of the songs portray, in startling detail, the intimacy that has always laid at the foundation of any Sinaloa song. Their concern for the world around them has always had its roots in hardcore but such a humanistic approach goes much further back to the dawn of mans first questions. The resonant sounds and the acoustic quality of these songs hearkens back to a time when we didnt need to scream our questions, doubts, and fears about the world around us, but instead could have open discourse with the ability to shape things as they arise. Times have clearly changed and while the severity of what goes on around us continues to elevate in every way possible, this set of songs, presented as they are, juxtaposed with these quick moving and harsh dealing times, is a quiet scream for change. When the din of the world drowns out everything, sometimes it takes just a whisper to shatter the noise.

Sinaloa can be found here and here.
Explanations of all lyrics are included not inly in every release that the band puts out, but also on their website.

34 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't figure out why people like this band. Their songs are a practice in tedium. They repeat the same words over and over with no melody. It sounds like a bunch of teenagers trying to summon a spirit after they got goosebumps playing with a Ouija board.

4:31 PM  
Blogger blend77 said...

Ha! well, youre certainly entitled to feel however you like about them. I happen to love them, but subjectivity is a tricky beast. ^_^

5:45 PM  
Blogger gabbagabbahey said...

"Their songs are a practice in tedium. They repeat the same words over and over with no melody" see also: Moss Icon. I think that pretty much explains it.

thanks for this, blend, just downloaded it and am going to check out sometime today.

7:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's up Tim!?! I'm still bummed that I missed that show back this past Spring. It would've been cool to catch up with Luke and all. Anyway, listening to Sinaloa always has a way of making me feel reconnected to things (the HC scene, music, etc.), and that's something that I can't say for many bands out there. Thanks for posting this, man!
Sean M.

12:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yooo Blend good to hear from ya.. I have listen to Sinaloa before cause of my best friend he seems to like them a lot.. Ill check this one out.. Jeremy From DOminican Republic

9:37 AM  
Blogger blend77 said...

Jeremy, if you are listening for the first time you might want to try Footprints on Floorboards, the Ampere split or Oceans of Islands...

this one is the acoustic versions of songs.

Sean!! whatsup!! its been too long!

and hey Gabba!! also too long!

10:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, its been way way way too long.

Dude! I finally got that band started. Right now its just bass, drums, and one guitar. We're in the process of writing our first batch of songs, but so far they're coming out pretty well. Psyched! Fuckin' GO!!!

Anyway, Rorschach is playing a reunion show this Friday night at Santos Party House. Try and make it if you're down.

Sean M.

2:58 PM  
Blogger blend77 said...

Hey Sean, that fucking rules!!! What are you guys calling yr self? and is it with that drummer??

Wow, cant wait to hear a demo! I'll post it up. As for Rorschach, I would LOVE to go!! In fact, I am bummed I am not going, but its because I am leaving for Germany today to go see my friend Mark (Schroeder!).

Lets talk when I'm back. We need to catch up bigtime..

9:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice! Have fun in Germany yo! Definitely give a call when you get back into town. Incidently, Rorschach was straight up amazing!
Sean M.

oh! and we're gonna be looking for a second guitarist if you're interested, or know anyone who might be interested in playing
Mid-90's influenced HC.

10:55 AM  
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1:44 AM  
Anonymous jaysin said...

totally off subject, but putting my band's demo out there. Getting Even.

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?iaykqehnjty

Kind of black flag/blast style hardcore. Check it out.

9:13 AM  
Blogger HampsterStyle said...

Hey Tim, do you have an email I can send a record to you?

9:29 PM  
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