Pg. 99 was a punk rock band from Sterling, Virginia, a town on the outskirts of Washington, D.C. They are considered one of the pioneers of screamo. The band formed as a six-piece in late 1997 and later expanded to an eight-piece. They would occasionally enlist the services of an additional musician or two for a live song but were never more than an eight-piece composed of two singers, three guitarists, two bassists and a drummer. Pg.99 was known for their intense live shows.

Majority Rule

American emo-hardcore band from Virginia, active between 1996 and 2004.

Perhaps its because I've been listening to them near non-stop for so long now that it's all just blurred together, but at the time of my writing this, I can't seem to recall the moment I was first turned on to Baltimore's Wildhoney. Fortunately, everything else about them is immensely memorable. Effortlessly combining wall-of-sound power with delicate passages and gorgeous vocal melodies, Wildhoney simply have a wonderful knack for balancing blasts of distortion and dense textures with beautiful pop tunes and chiming guitar work. So it's with a great deal of elation that I am announcing that we'll be releasing a new EP for the band later this year!

The EP — which the band is currently recording right now — will serve as the follow-up to their debut full length album, Sleep Through It, released earlier this year through Deranged and Forward! Records along with 2014's Photobooth Records effort Seventeen Forever (which is where we initially got hooked on them, and is a great place to start if you've never listened to them before). When pressed to describe the direction of the new material, guitarist Joe Trainor simply states,"the [Topshelf] EP we are working on now is very uptempo and noisy" — which is fucking fine.

The group formed in late 2011, aiming to write pop songs with the energy and malcontent of hardcore punk, but without its entrenched masculinity — drawing influences from '60s girl groups, '80s post punk, indie pop, and shoegaze. The five-piece has since become one of the loudest — and sweetest — bands in its hometown of Baltimore.

Skip school with Post Pink. Shoplift some colorful plastic junk; detritus of western capitalism pedaled by a bigoted multinational corporate franchise. Grab all the free samples. Ride the display bikes around wal-mart until you get kicked out or have to run away. Post Pink is bad, but only in the best way. Their songs sound like the older kids in high school teaching you how to look cool when you spit, wear cat eyeliner, and make out. This Baltimore quartet is Sam Whitelaw of Crimson Wave, David Van McAleer, and both Angie Swiecicki and Emily Ferrara of Big Mouth. Post Pink is the Ferris Bueller to your Cameron Frye. Sounds like crashing some rich jerk's convertible and actually getting away with it. "I Believe You, OK" is the band's over-before-you-know-it 8 song Sister Polygon Records debut.


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