The Dauntless Elite – More Bloody Bad News

It’s a pleasure to be coming back to the Dauntless Elite after so long. They’re a band I’ve always thought of fondly, but leafing back through my record collection I realise I’ve not actually heard anything from them since 2004’s Security? Apparently I’ve not picked up any of their records since then. I also remember […]

Ed Wood – The Violent Years

The low-budget genre director Ed Wood is much-beloved of fans of so-bad-they’re-good films, particularly those involving cheap monsters and wonky flying saucers. The man was so widely recognised for his complete lack of filmmaking talent that he was posthumously awarded with a Golden Turkey Award for being the worst director ever. The only comparable artist […]

Sharks Come Cruisin – A Past We Forget That We Need Know

When I first read about and heard Rhode Island’s Sharks Come Cruisin I mentally slotted them into place alongside American punk bands who play a spin on Irish folk music, ala. the Dropkick Murphys or the Real Mackenzies. I am prepared to admit that this was stupid and wrong. Actually, Sharks Come Cruisin are more like… hmm. […]

Banquets – Top Shelf, Bottom Shelf

It’s a little hard for me to write about Banquets. This–I will explain for the benefit of newcomers–is because a little over a year ago I reviewed an EP of theirs. Then, a few months ago, I reviewed a split that they released. You may notice that the tone between those two reviews shifts a […]

Ghost Robot Ninja Bear – self-titled LP

It’s a source of some pleasure for me that, even as I wind up Nostalgia For Infinity’s lengthy stint as a full-time music reviewing site (if you can call 2/3 reviews a week “full time” – although coming from just one guy, I suppose the description is fair), I’m able to return to artists I’ve […]

Stand Your Ground – Despondenseas

Okay, straight up. You know it and I know it. Despondenseas is a terrible name. In the leagues of puns, it sinks below the sort of material your dad might come out with. “A dyslexic man walks into a bra.” Oh god! We’re almost talking teen poetry on LiveJournal sort of territory here. Earlier today I […]

Tin Armor – Life of Abundance

Question 1: Do you like these lyrics from Ohio’s Tin Armor? We’re living a life of abundance the squalor of rentals aside We cherish our things and live beyond our means to the tune of our paychecks demise We’re living a life of reluctance the impulse under the influence aside We hold on to our peace […]

Luther – Siblings & Sevens

Apparently Philly bands are a thing right now on NFI. There’s no intentional pattern to it, folks, I’m just writing about what I’ve been sent. Still, recently we’ve had reviews of Empire! Empire! and Hightide Hotel, and to the output of that state we can add Luther. They’re band with not much of a story. This […]

Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) – Home After Three Months Away

The impressively-named Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) have only been reviewed in the briefest of forms here on NFI: they contributed a single song toward a split with Into It. Over It. It wasn’t much to base an opinion on a band around but it was a gentle and melancholic piece of music that […]

Hightide Hotel – Nothing Was Missing Except Me

Just last weekend I published a review of Snowing’s I Could Do Whatever I Wanted If I Wanted and much of what I said about that record could be broadly applied to Hightide Hotel’s Nothing Was Missing Except Me. Both bands, in fact, hail from LeHigh Valley Philadelphia, and odds are good that they’ve shared more than a few […]