Update 2014

With the start of 2014, it is already shaping up to be a busy year for us at Down For Anything Records. With the Lake Effect In Effect documentary almost done being filmed, tracks from the compilation to accompany the DVD are beginning to roll in. Though behind schedule we will have an early 2014 release with an amazing release show for the Erie kids.
We are excited to be handling the cassette tape portion of the upcoming Human Animal split with Buffalo’s Wreckage. (Ex Buried Alive, It Dies Today) Head 2 Wall Records will be releasing the split on vinyl.
Human Animal/Crooked I
Both bands recently released a new 7″ record of their own. Be sure to stop by their Estores and grab one along with new apparel they have.
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And finally it looks like we well teaming up with Energy once more in 2014! We will have more info on that soon enough! Until then check out video of them playing an acoustic version of their track “They” off the recently release EP “New Worlds of Fear” available now on limited edition cassette or CD:
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Hopefully you’ll be able to pick up a copy once these guys hit the road again.

As always you can download most the Energy discography for free by visiting their bandcamp.

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Top Albums of 2013

Below is a list of top albums of 2013 from different people in the hardcore world, whether they be from bands that we have/will work with or just friends of ours here at Down For Anything Records.

Matt “Whitey” Yocum – Down For Anything Records
10. Bad Religion – True North
9. Seven Sisters of Sleep – Opium Morals
8. Mongoloids – Mongo Life
7.Eternal Sleep – Dead Like Me
6.Night Sins – To London or the lake
5. Deafheaven – Sunbather
4. Energy – New Worlds of Fear
3. Incendiary – Cost of Living
2. Rotting Out – The Wrong Way
1. AFI – Burials

Cory Beaumont – Down For Anything Records
Eminem – Marshall Mathers LP 2
Joe Budden – No Love Lost
Nipsey Hussle – Crenshaw
Game – OKE
AFI – Burials
Meek Mills – Dreamchasers 3

Jason “Tank” Tankerley – Energy
10. Nine Inch Nails – Hesitation Marks
9. OFF! – Live At The 9:30 Club
8. Lenny Lashley – Illuminator
7. Modern Life Is War – Fever Hunting
6. A.F.I. – Burials
5. Bad Religion – Christmas Songs
4. Bad Religion – True North
3. Black Sabbath – 13
2. Ghost – If You Have Ghost
1. Ghost – Infestissumam

Cody Webb – Mere Phantoms
10. True Widow – Circumumulabation
9. Comadre – Self Titled
8. My Bloody Valentine – MBV
7. Creem – The Curator 7″
6. Var – No One Dances Quite Like My Brothers
5. Ascetic – Self Initiation
4. Locrian – Return to Annihilation
3. Ash Borer – Bloodlands
2. Merchandise – Total Nite
1. Iron Long – White Glove Test

Reba Myers – Code Orange Kids/Adventures
Daylight – Jar
Drake – Nothing Was The Same
Full Of Hell – Rudiments of Mutilation
Incendiary – Cost of Living
Kanye West – Yeezus
Nails – Abandon All Life
The National – Trouble Will Find Me
Pity Sex – Feast of Love
Twitching Tongues – In Love There Is No Law
Washed Out – Paracosm

EMS – Human Animal/Surprise Attack Records
Depeche Mode – “Delta Machine”
Incendiary – “Cost of Living”
Integrity – “Systems Overloaded” reissue
Kylesa -“Ultraviolet”
Mongoloids – “Mongo Life”
Red Hare – “Nites of Midnite”
Rival Schools – “Found”
Strife – “Witness a Rebirth”
Terror – “Live by the Code”
Twitching Tongues – “In Love There is No Law”

Honorable Mentions: Down to Nothing “Life on the James”, Rotting Out “The Wrong Way”, Take Offense “United States of Mind”

Cruel Hand – “Vigilant Citizen”
Discourse – “Curse of Consciousness”
District 9 – “South Bronx Memoirs”
Eternal Sleep – “Dead Like Me”
Go Deep – “Counseling”
Gut Feeling – “s/t”
Madball – “Rebellion”
Path to Misery – “Disarmament”
Pelican – “Deny the Absolute”

Cassie Staub – Run, Forever/Blood Red
Pity Sex – Feast of love,
Waxahatchee – Cerulean Salt,
Tegan and Sara – Heartthrob,
Collapse – Disarm EP,
Wild Moth – Over, Again,
Places to Hide – Almost Nothing,
Cloakroom – Infinity,
Nona – Through The Head,
Swearin – Surfin Strange
Adventures – CLear My Head With You

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Lake Effect In Effect

We at Down For Anything Records are excited to announce that we have teamed up with Erie film maker Tommy Shannon to release “Lake Effect In Effect: A Documentary on the Erie Hardcore Music Scene”
In this documentary we will be showcasing the early years of Erie hardcore, through the ups and downs to the current day scene. Erie has had a strong music scene for over 20 years giving birth to hardcore legends like Brother’s Keeper, xDisciplex AD, Shockwave, and Abnegation as well as current local heroes, Smoke & Mirrors, Human Animal, xRepresentx and many many more.
This will be part of a 2-disc release, the DVD as well as an album.(track listing to be announced at a later date)You can keep up to date with this project through all our social networking sites as well as here. Until then, check out the trailer for Lake Effect In Effect below.

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Interview with Rotting Out

While trying to release Vol. 6 of the DFA zine we had the chance to interview Rotting Out. Seeing as how that zine never made it to print we didn’t want to waste the interviews. Check out this interview with LA’s Rotting Out. Check out their new album “The Wrong Way” out now.

-Can you give our readers your name and what it is you do in the band?
My name is Tank, and I play guitar in Rotting Out.

-Can you give the readers a little intro about Rotting Out?

e’re a 5 piece band from the LA area that loves to jam and play shows together! This is our getaway, this is pretty much what keeps us sane and from trouble!

-You released the new album recently, how has the response been?
Response has been great! A lot of support and love from our people, couldn’t really ask for more!

-What are some upcoming plans for the band? Shows? Tours?
We got a tour coming up that starts Aug. 1st. With Take Offense, Minus, And Relentless! Check out the dates and come out to a show! After that we have something towards October that we’re still working on, and other shit towards the end of the year!

-How did you get involved in hardcore music?

Back in middle school I got into punk music and started going to shows in backyards around South Central, Compton, or any ghetto enough spot to have shows where they wouldn’t get shut down! After a couple of years a friend of mine invited me to a show where The First Step, Outbreak and Cruel Hand were playing, pretty much after that was when I started going to a lot more hardcore shows and found out about other dope bands that would play in my town!

-any advice you would give to a younger kid getting involved in hardcore or punk music?

If it feels right, roll with it! Do something that makes YOU happy and never waste your time trying to please anyone, because in the end, someone will always be unhappy with whatever you do!

-What does everyone in the band do for a day job?

The only two dudes that pretty much work on a regular schedule are Jorge and I, he works as a Gardner and I do paperwork for a DMV office. Everyone else has little shit here and there to try and pay some bills.

-Best pizza topping?

-Are any members of the band involved in any other projects right now?
A couple of us actually! Jorge our drummer and I play in a Spanish rock band called Illusion, and Walter plays in a band called Clear.

-Thoughts on all these old hardcore bands reuniting? Into it or total poser move?
Honestly…. That shit happens all the time, it doesn’t really affect me personally! I love playing live all the time, I’m pretty sure I’d be stoked if I got asked to play a show after not playing for a long time, but I can see why some people get a little butthurt over shit like that!

-Tell everyone about the writing process for the songs, how does everything come together?
Come up with some riffs, jam with everyone to see if anyone has any ideas, then somehow shit just starts falling into place, then once we feel like we have a good solid set of songs, we record a record. There’s nothing really “weird” or “crazy” about the process, just a bunch of homies writing a bunch of punk songs!

-What are some of your biggest influences for you when writing new music?
I feel like this band draws a lot from bands like Suicidal Tendencies, Pennywise, Black Flag, Smutt Peddlers, and that good ol’ west coast style!

-I want to thank you for doing the interview, the new album rules, are there any last comments or shout outs for the reader?
Thanks! I’m glad you dig it! Shout out to anyone that ever comes out to our shows, any one the has picked up the new record, and anyone that ever comes up to smoke us out after long days!

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Interview with Incendiary

In a half assed attempt to release Volume 6 of the Down For Anything zine we were fortunate enough to interview NY’s Incendiary. Check out the interview below and follow the links to check out all things Incendiary as well as Closed Casket Activities.

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-Can you give our readers your name and what it is you do in the band?
Hey man, I’m Brendan and i sing in Incendiary

-Can you give the readers a little intro about Incendiary?

Incendiary started in the summer of 2007 and went through a few lineup changes early on but we’ve been pretty solid for a while now. I originally started the band because I wanted to do a late 90s heavy hardcore band and play some local shows on Long Island. I never would have imagined we’d have so many incredible opportunities and experiences, it’s been really awesome.

-You released the new album recently, how has the response been?
We were pretty blown away by the reaction honestly. I think when you spend so much time writing and then recording a record – and it takes our band a LONG time to write for some reason – you start to get deeper into your own world of over analysis and to some extent, doubt. Sometimes you just have to say fuck it, get down what you have, and move on. I’ve met individuals and bands in the past who are never happy with what they are writing and are always scrapping songs, changing things, starting over, etc. 9 out of 10 times, those bands will fail or wind up sucking. Anyway, it felt great to finally get some outside feedback once the record was released and the fact that it was so overwhelmingly positive felt great.

-What are some upcoming plans for the band? Shows? Tours?
In a few weeks we’re doing a weekend with The Acacia Strain which we’re all really looking forward to. I love playing with different kinds of bands so it will be cool to mix things up a bit. After that we’re doing This is Hardcore in Philly then doing a short UK tour in September which will be great.

-How the scene in New York right now?
Really great man. Recently there’s been a ton of new bands coming up and putting out music like No One Rules, High Card, Pilgrims of the Fingertips, etc. King Nine is about to release a full length and Backtrack is the sickest band ever and has conquered the world.

-How did you get involved in hardcore music?
I grew up playing the drums and always loved really fast punk drumming and obviously punk music in general. The first somewhat aggressive band I got into was Pennywise. After that I found about the local hardcore scene and started seeing bands like Subterfuge play as much as possible. After I heard Strife, I was hooked for good.

-Any advice you would give to a younger kid getting involved in hardcore or punk music?

Don’t get caught up in the “genre” game. It doesn’t matter what band sounds like what or who plays with who. I see these kids online arguing about “what” a particular band is: metalcore, hardcore, fartcore, who gives a shit. Listen to what you like and don’t worry about if it’s cool or not.

-What has your playlist been like recently?
Been really into the new California X, ASG, and Power Trip records. I’ve also been listening to stuff like Jawbreaker, Jets to Brazil and the Smoking Popes a lot lately.

-Are any members of the band involved in any other projects right now?
Actually no I don’t think so. ALL INCENDIARY ALL THE TIME BABY

-Thoughts on all these old hardcore bands reuniting? Into it or total poser move?
If people will come see you and you have fun doing it, more power to you. I’ll be honest though, I think this whole 2 Black Flag bands at the same time is straight up embarrassing and pathetic.

-Tell everyone about the writing process for the songs, how does everything come together?
Brian or Bobcat usually come in with a few parts already written and then we’ll hash it out as a band and try to build on that. I write all the lyrics once we have at least the framework of a song together.

-What are some of your biggest influences for you when writing new music?
Well it always varies but recently I’ve written a lot of stuff as a reaction to living and working in New York City and seeing some of the shitty aspects of living in a human zoo. I also turned 29 this year so I’ve also focused a lot on getting older and the feeling of looking back on past experiences with a different perspective. A lot of the material on Cost of Living is about our generation as a whole. Technology has fundamentally altered the way we evolve and the notion of automatically being better off than the generation before you is, I believe, completely out the window.

-I want to thank you for doing the interview, I loved the new album, are there any last comments or shout outs for the reader?
Stream our new record on Spotify and if you like it, pick up a copy from Closed Casket Activities. Thanks to everyone that has already checked it out regardless of how you got it and thanks to you Matt for the kind words and interview!

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Energy update

Tank gives a little update for Energy with latest releases and news on the upcoming EP, New Worlds of Fear.

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