Tuesday, September 25, 2012

grey gordon fourfourfour cassette

I couldn't think of a better way to end the more than a year long drought of releases on Midwestern Decline than with Grey Gordon's first physical release.  fourfourfour consists of four tracks recorded on September 25 in as many hours on a four track recorder.  Grey and I duplicated 25 tapes one by one in my basement, did the layout, and printed the j-cards just hours after the songs were recorded.

It's good to be back.

To order a copy of the tape, send $5 via paypal to edgegrey@gmail.com.


Saturday, November 5, 2011

Close Only Counts Update

Fort Wayne pop-punk champs Close Only Counts are finally finishing their full length "Do Bad Things" which should be released before the end of the year.  In the meantime, they've put out a free acoustic EP entitled "The View From Down Here" which includes an acoustic version of "She's Lying I'm Dying" and a cover of Saves The Day's "You Vandal"  Support those dudes and download this.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

News Update

The comp, damien johnston, close only counts, and other releases are all still coming out.  Logistics, and saving for a baby have gotten in the way a bit but I'm too stubborn to let it get me down.  More news soon!


New 260 grinding metallic hardcore, how's that for a description.  Featuring dudes, myself included, who are already in a few bands (Parasitic Twins, Na'Kay, Daisycutter) playing fast and pissed.  How's that for a description?  We recently recorded eight originals and two covers that should be out in tape form in the near future.  The recordings were done with Geoff at The Ensomber Room, who is always an awesome dude to work with and we're glad he could make time for us.  Dude's been working on some really great stuff including the latest Macabre record!

We've got two songs posted on our facebook profile, and we're looking forward to writing and playing more shows.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Life After Death (Ex Iceberg, Karloff)

With Karloff on indefinite hiatus and Iceberg currently split up, some of the dudes from each band decided they still had something to say and have come back even stronger with their new band Life After Death.  Taking their name from the Biggie Smalls record and telling tales of the hardships of the daily grind, the bleak outlook is matched with an attack informed by Hatebreed and Crowbar.

You can listen to their debut EP "Respect is Collected" at their stereokiller site.

Also, find them on facebook here.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Close Only Counts In the Studio

Close Only Counts studio update from Eric Pennycoff on Vimeo.

Close Only Counts working on "Do Bad Things".  Out soon.

April News (Comp update, reviews, new stuff, and more)

Just a bit of quick news to catch everyone up on what's been going on with MXD lately.

The compilation I mentioned a little while back is finally starting to come together.  I originally wanted to have all of the tracks by the end of February, but punk rock time is a very real thing, and I'm still waiting on a few of the songs to get to me.  So far I have tracks from Picked Clean, Chaotic NeutralParasitic Twins, Disconnected, Cloud Rat, Kata Sarka, Karloff, and Na'Kay. More bands will be announced soon, and as soon as I get everything together I'll post details on the release.  This should be out by late spring/early summer for tour time!


Parasitic Twins got their demo reviewed at Devd Formats, a blog written by Damien Johnston, who I believe also runs or has a hand in the excellent Seattle based Dead Accents label.  Damien had some nice stuff to say about the tape, and he also happens to make some noise of his own.  Check that out here.


Coffin Maker posted a rough demo of a track from their upcoming cassette on their bandcamp.  The cassette should be out sometime in late summer or early fall and will have 8 new songs.