Monday, March 7, 2011

Friday, February 11, 2011

Roswell Project/Stickfigure Carousel

Alright everyone out there in the blogosphere (is that a word?)- As I'm transferring over many of the posts to the new It Follows Blog, I'm coming across comments I've missed in the last 2 months are so, thanks to those of you who've said something, its nice to hear from other hc/punk kids (regardless of age, hell I'm 32 now).

Specifically, a blogger named Kieth who posted on the Roswell Project/Stickfigure Carousel post; I would love to contact you, but your profile is set to private so I can't contact. So, if you see this, shoot me an email: or

Thanks to any and all for help with this and thanks to everyone who's ever checked out the blog, shared a link, downloaded, enjoyed the songs, bought a record because you heard something here, or found songs/bands you'd been looking for, I know what a great feeling it is. What We Want lives on via the new blog which is getting old posts obsorbed in with new ones. Thanks Again, Jon.

It Follows Music Blog
It Follows Music Blog

It Follows Music Blog

Thursday, February 10, 2011

What Was old was new and then old... and is New Again...

New Blog, Again, back with a real vengeance.

It Follows Blog is a new blog, taking the best of What We Want and expanding. Lots of posts already rolling out, so give it a look... live Inside Out stuff, Life In Pictures, 411, New Direction, Former Members of Alfonsin, and lots more. Check it out, spread the word...

Monday, January 25, 2010

411 - "Discography?"

Here's something I've been wanting to do for a long time; a complete (to my knowledge) 411 post (The "Thoughts That Feed the Fire" 7inch was one of my earliest posts here). Sometimes when you're excited to do something, less is more... so here we go:

Four One One was a Southern California melodic/post-hardcore band from the early 90's. Featuring a host of musicians from many varied bands (Farside, Triggerman, Rocket From the Crypt, Speak, & No For An Answer to name a few); the band meshed together mid-tempos of another kind with lyrical content that forced the listener to take notice; and agree or disagree; form an opinion of some kind.

Big drums, a very well blended guitar/bass attack, and those signature Dan O vocals, but being sung/spoken in a way that really shows what he's capable of as a frontman.

Since hearing "Under Fire" on KSPC some 15 years ago & having a friend dub me the "This Isn't Me" album on tape, I've been hooked. Easily one of my favorite hardcore/punk bands. As I prepared to post the lp & re-post a better rip of the 7inch i literally stumbled upon the Suburban Voice comp after looking for years & then the Sign Language & Purgatory comps which I hadn't even known existed. Download and enjoy.

Download Includes:
"Thoughts That Feed the Fire" 7inch
"This Isn't Me" LP
"Flesh (live)" from Suburban Voice Comp. 7inch
"Life Minus Me" from Sign Language 3x 7inch Comp
"Mad At Myself" (GI cover) from the Headstart to Purgatory Comp CD
"Heartbeat (live)" unreleased track from Spanky's Riverside, CA likely '91 or '92
"State Violence_State Control" (discharge cover) NEWLY ADDED

Full scans of the 7inch, LP CD booklet, Suburban Voice Record, Sign Language Comp. covers & 411's page from the booklet, Purgatory comp. cover & little 411 blurb.

Jake Jacobs, enjoy! Jed Butterfield, where ever you are, thanks for dubbing that tape for me!

Four One One - "Discography?" (DOWNLOAD)

JUST ADDED: "State Violence-State Control" (Discharge Cover) DWONLOAD --Thanks to xdowntimex for the info and download link. For now its the whole comp. In the future the track will be added to the 411 download.

A Few Extras from the guys over at xSTUCK IN THE PASTx

Live Set for download over at Stuck In the Past

A good Dan'O interview from last year can be found HERE There's also some nice old MRR ads that inc. the 411 shooter ( i will pay handsomely for a shirt) HERE

ANOTHER BONUS, this one comes from the fine fellow over at the xSHIRTSx blog; amazing 411 shirt collection (and some nice NFAA stuff too): HERE

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Wunami - Demos / Tour Info. / Interview

Wunami are a hardcore influenced instrumental rock band from Southern California. Not to draw comparisons, because they're never fair in these kinds of situations; but think Explosions in the Sky, Russian Circles, If These Trees Could Talk, and you'll have a very general idea.

I've been meaning to post some Wunami stuff since their first demo; but with them setting out on their first little trip (tour) of shows away from home, now seemed like a great time.

What you get here is their first demo "2034", 2 tracks from when the band was still establishing a line-up and finding their place in things. The second demo is their "Pointless" demo which is still available from them in a really nicely silk screened fold over cover of the image you see in this post (with the awesome artwork of Andrew Gomez IV). The Pointless Demo is 3 songs that feature the band starting to hit their stride. Songs that build from quiet to crashing, return to quite and then go on another direction. A typical Wunami song will cross the 10 minute barrier, giving a lot of time for the listener to travel with the band through the soundscapes that they create.

Wunami are heading out December 28th to play around the West Coast for a few days, you can get more info. from their myspace HERE. They also have their newest material posted on their profile; which is planned for an upcoming 12inch Split ep release.

Wunami - Demos (DOWNLOAD)

Additionally, I did a small interview with drummer/guitarist Matt on the eve of their departure for tour. It follows below:


Who's in Wunami?
Wunami is Matthew Gonzales, Eric Ramirez, Juan Pena, and Jordan Pappas.

How did Wunami come to be?
I'm going to try and not make this answer anymore convoluted than it has to be. For the most part, Wunami evolved out of its members long-time friendships. I've literally known Eric since before I can remember, and met Juan soon after that. Jordan I met through my old band Time For Change. I had always played music separately from them, for some odd reason, and somewhere along the line we linked up. There was never any big idea like: "I want to start a band that sounds like this!" or "I want to start a band named this!" Instead, we got together and played what we played--it all just sort of happened. And for the record, the name Wunami has no real meaning. It's an old inside joke that we chose to use because, unlike all of the other cool sounding names we were throwing around, it WAS us.

What influences the band?
Honestly, we create for the sake of creating. I don't see much difference between us writing songs and someone else writing poetry except that, for us, music is the medium. It's all a form of self-expression. It's something I think everyone should do, no matter their own personal skill level, as long as they put their heart (or whatever you want to call it) into it. And in that sense, style becomes irrelevant while Everything (with a capital E) becomes an influence. It's all very literary in both form and function. We try to present something that evokes the aspects, values, and emotions of our lives that, hopefully, others can relate to and find meaning in.

Who am I kidding? The truth is we're driven by our own lingering fears of responsibility. Up tha punx!

Releases so far? Releases in the near future?
We've done two demo's, the second of which has perfect artwork by Andy Gomez and is available on our webstore for 3$ and 1$ at our shows.

Also, we've recently recorded a fifteen-minute song that we're going to try and release with the awesome local band Epicose after we get back from tour. It's streaming on our myspace right now. I'll see about getting it up somewhere with better quality.

You guys are heading out on a small tour tomorrow, excited? Nervous? Think it will be different from touring with past bands?
I have no clue how this one is going to go. I don't tend to get very nervous about these sort of things though. We're taking a trailer so hopefully we don't hit any snow. (why did that rhyme?)

What do you guys hope to achieve with the band?
I can't speak for everyone else in the band but, for me, it's hard not to be ambitious about it. I have all the same superficial wants and dreams as everyone else about success and admiration but I try to suppress/ignore them. What I really want is to make better songs--I want a growing experience... Cheesy, I know.

Anything else you'd like to add?
Check out our tour dates and come see us. We're broke! Check out the hand-screened shirts we sell for almost no profit. Available in any size (and color) regardless of what the store says.

Also, this might be out of left field but Jon you're a rad dude. The world would be better off with more like you... *high five*

Thanks to Matt & all of Wunami. Check them out on tour & download the demos: Wunami - Demos (DOWNLOAD)