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Tiltwheel: The High Hate UsThe High Hate Us (2010)

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If one was unfamiliar to the phrase "beard punk" (doubtful on this site, right?), usually they would be introduced to Leatherface, Jawbreaker, Dillinger Four and the Lawrence Arms to name a few. If I was asked by somebody, I seriously would have to shove them towards Tiltwheel. To me they are possib.
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If one was unfamiliar to the phrase "beard punk" (doubtful on this site, right?), usually they would be introduced to Leatherface, Jawbreaker, Dillinger Four and the Lawrence Arms to name a few. If I was asked by somebody, I seriously would have to shove them towards Tiltwheel. To me they are possibly the pinnacle of the game. Hell, they have played every Fest in Gainesville. Of course, frontman Davey Quinn has been in Dan Padilla, Too Many Daves, Everready and supergroup Bloodbath and Beyond, all of which are quite popular amongst the bearded punk types. But it has to be Tiltwheel that is the more popular and by some opinions the best band of his.

Tiltwheel has put out plenty of 7" records, but only one actual full-length album (Hair Brained Scheme Addicts) and it has been 10 years since its release. Tiltwheel has finally released the long-awaited followup. Usually a band that takes this long to release a new full-length is either broken up (most of the time) or too busy to record. Anyways, The High Hate Us is their latest and it's finally here.

On this album, Tiltwheel has some new songs and some old songs you can't find in print anymore (most notably "Fuck You This Place Is Dead Anyways"). It's pretty much what you expect from the band, and it's great. The songs are pretty moving, even more so than compared to the last full-length. Of course, the song titles are probably the best you'll ever see. My favorite title has to be "Yet Another Obligatory Pertylike Tiltwheel Song Except This Time It's Magic."

The lyrics are quite poetic at times. Yeah, some will compare it to Jawbreaker, but I like to think Leatherface as a better comparison. Both bands can lyrically be very open to interpretation of the meanings of their songs. And of course, music-wise, both bands have gravelly vocals and raw sound with their instruments. I felt a few of the songs were very much Dan Padilla-like in nature, actually, which isn't a bad thing at all.

I have to say that this is most likely ending up in my Top 10 of the year. Tiltwheel still has it after all these years and I'm very glad they finally put out a new full-length.


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slymer (October 16, 2013)

the best

hugochavez (January 28, 2012)

aw yeahh

Kasshole (February 7, 2011)

I love this album. Davey can rub his beard all over me.

Dedricthere (January 25, 2011)

Hey problemwithfire we get it, you're a douche. Meh.

deadbrokerekerds (January 25, 2011)

hey carlo.... those "loads of better bands" you speak of probably ripped off Tiltwheel, considering they've been around since before you even knew what punk was.

This fucking album rules.

c-jefferous (December 24, 2010)

This album would be better if you could hear the vocals.

sloanedaley (December 23, 2010)

beard punk? nopers. awesome pop punk yuppers.

mcflynnthm (December 22, 2010)

Picked this up at Fest, great fucking record! Definite top 10 contender.

MN_DrNick (December 21, 2010)

I still have to check out the new Too Many Daves. But I did finally listen to the new Dan Padilla last week.

Misanthropee (December 21, 2010)

This album is pretty fucking good. Not 9/10 good, but some of their best material for sure.

Dante3000 (December 21, 2010)

Didn't even know this came out. Somewhere Veganboyjosh is planning to kill me for that ignorance.

kidgotham (December 21, 2010)

What Pete said.

ExtraCheesePizza (December 21, 2010)

I like the new Too Many Daves better than this.

AllAgesPete (December 21, 2010)

I love this album so much. Good review.

Carlo_cabinetti (December 21, 2010)

Previous comment backed, I don't see why everyone raves about them. They don't seem to bring anything to the table that loads of better bands haven't already.

theproblemwithfire (December 21, 2010)

I heard this band once. They were irritating. Take everything generic and grating about "beardpunk" and you've got Tiltwheel.

And the interview with the guy in Razorcake made me dislike him and his band even more. We get it dude, you drink a lot and "don't give a fuck". Meh.

ashtraymonument (December 21, 2010)

this album is pretty great.

also bloodbath and beyond is an awesome band name. wish i thought of that

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