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Wednesday, 11 November 2015

TRAPDOOR FUCKING EXIT

GenresPunk / Rock / Post-Punk / Screamo / Hardcore / Experimental / Avant Garde
Related artistsLast Match, Pig Eyes, 8 Days Of Nothing, Chronic Heist, Cryme, Nightvision Campers, Pharadox, The Je Ne Sais Quoi, The Members Of Tinnitus and The Skull Defekts.
CountryStockholm SWEDEN
Years Active2000-2008
Song: "Run, Idiot, Run"
Album: "Trapdoor Fucking Exit"
Year: 2001
For fans ofLucertulus, Transistor Transistor, JR Ewing, The Blood BrothersSingle MothersVade, Refused, At The Drive In, Abhinanda∞ (aka Eight), Trachimbrod, Panthers, The Stooges, Black Flag, Fear Before The March Of Flames, Drive Like Jehu, ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, Life In Vacuum and The Death Of Anna Karina.
Label(s): No Idea Records / Bridge Of Compassion Records
This post's artist is from the November 2015 Mix. This is track #9.
You can download: the November Mix#11 right here or get the new December 2015 Mix#12 here.

TRAPDOOR FUCKING EXIT hailed from Sweden and played dirty post-punk/hardcore with abrasive, screaming in the punk vein, all slathered in sass. I'll quickly discuss my two favourite songs and then you can take a gander for yourself, and most likely be pleasantly surprised.

I'm gonna spend pretty much all my time talking about the 2001 self titled debut 'Trapdoor Fucking Exit' because it's the only full album I have by the band and from what I've heard of their later material it's also the best. "Run, Idiot, Run" is my fucking jam. It starts out as being the most driving and truly screams early Drive Like Jehu and a few sparks of Refused while building to that awesome chorus that explodes by 1:30 and then slips quickly into Lucertulus, early Transistor Transistor and Vade territory with some interesting and very catchy guitar work. "Run, idiot, run. Run, idiot, run. Run, idiot, run. Run, idiot...RRRRRUUUUUUUUNNNNN!!!" Another awesome song is "Choking on Teeth" which brings to mind quite a few different bands including Single Mothers vocals, Transistor Transistor instrumentals and the general sound of JR Ewing. The bass riff that punctuates the entire song rolls in at 2:05 and reminds me of Abhinanda's better material before sliding into some really great rock'n'roll. Around three minutes the song starts to split at the seams from all that sass that's been building up and then BAM! 3:20 hits and that sexy, bombastic bass riff builds everything back up again. "New Spark", "Plastic Disasters", "30 Hours" and the killer closer "We've Been Hearing About Your Heartbeats" are also worth mentioning because they're really fucking good.

Everything released thereafter, and all of it on No Idea Records, isn't up for streaming or download anywhere that I can find. I don't have the funds to go buy all of the cds so I'll have to hope that someone has the files and can post them. If I ever see the 'Devil's Egg' EP and/or the 'Be Non Content' and 'Crooked Life Straight World' for sale cheap somewhere I'll grab them in a second, but that seems highly unlikely. The only thing I've managed to dig up are a bunch of youtube videos, so I've linked the best ones I've come across. Hopefully someone out there who reads this has the albums and can send them our way! From what I can tell the progression is quite similar to the progression made by JR Ewing (and isn't too far off in the sound department, either) but doesn't boast many clean vocals, although when they do incorporate them they work, which didn't happen with JR Ewing's final LP. Another good comparison would be Drive Like Jehu, but enough talk - just go listen for yourself.

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DISCOGRAPHY

2001 - Trapdoor Fucking Exit cd/12"LP (download here)

2003 - Devil's Egg cd/7"EP (got this? please post it!)

2004 - Be Not Content cd/12"LP (got this? please post it!)

2006 - Crooked Life Straight World cd/12"LP (got this? please post it!)

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(2001) TRAPDOOR FUCKING EXIT - "Run, Idiot, Run" (from 'Trapdoor Fucking Exit')

(2001) TRAPDOOR FUCKING EXIT - "Choking on Teeth" (from 'Trapdoor Fucking Exit')

(2001) TRAPDOOR FUCKING EXIT - "30 Hours" (from 'Trapdoor Fucking Exit')

(2004) TRAPDOOR FUCKING EXIT - "Automathics" (from 'Be Not Content')

(2006) TRAPDOOR FUCKING EXIT - "DOA" (from 'Crooked Life Straight World')

(2006) TRAPDOOR FUCKING EXIT - "Into the Light" (from 'Crooked Life Straight World')

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TRAPDOOR FUCKING EXIT out of print wma/mp3 discography download

(download here)

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