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Snowing – Fuck Your Emotional Bullshit

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Yes that is a picture of 5 of the same vinyl, the combination of alcohol and extreme fanboyism. The item in question is the band Snowing and their 7” EP Fuck Your Emotional Bullshit and as you can probably tell by the title it’s really emo.

My obsession with this band started as a young’un where, before I discovered the wonders of blogs and all that, my main source for new music was the ‘similar artists’ function on Last fm. God knows how but I ended up on Snowing’s page to find they had broken up and all that was left was a eulogy, some free music and some pictures of the sweaty US garage gigs that I’d always dreamed of going to.

The first track ‘Sam Rudich’ went on. It was perfect. It was a combination of the twinkly technicality I’d heard with bands like ‘American Football’ driven with a relentless momentum. This is matched by harsh vocals that sound like they’re being screamed through a hail of tears. The fact that it sounded as though it was recorded for zero money, live in a garage somewhere in the Midwest just brings honesty to this recording that makes the energy so genuine and so, in a way, moving.

The lyrics continue this explosive honesty. They make no attempt to dress their sentiment up in pretty metaphors. These words scream at you with the intensity of a drunken diary entry. Personal but not to a degree that it shuts the listener out; what angst-ridden youth wouldn’t want to scream ‘I’ve been wasting this fucking year on the idea of getting up and moving on’ at the top of their lungs. The lyrics in ‘Kirk Cameron Crowe’ especially reveal themselves like a perfectly formed poem that was never meant to be read, fragile but powerful.

So you can see the reason why drunk and armed with too much money I bought not just one but five copies of this record. Plus, did I mention, it came in 5 pretty colours. That was cool too.

You can buy this vinyl here

Any other snowing fans out there? Comment!

Will.

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3 responses »

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  2. Damn, that’s raw as fuck! Sort of reminds me of Cutting Pink with real instruments.

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