Saturday, January 21, 2012

Usurp Synapse


Usurp Synapse was a screamo/emo violence from Indiana that existed between 1999 and 2000. In 2004 they got back together again, recorded a full-length (which you can listen to on their Myspace) and wanted to tour the UK with Phoenix Bodies but it fell through. The group combined fast and frantic grindcore influenced drumming and guitar work, and raw screams.

Between 1999 and 2000 the band recorded a grand total of 50-60 songs. They released splits with bands like Jeromes Dream, Neil Perry or Hassan I Sabbah. The band utilized unconventional marketing methods, such as a die-cut album cover folded into the shape of a penis entering a vagina, and the inclusion of a razor with a record that promoted suicide.

Members have also been active in Fax Arcana,  Upheaval, Memory Map, Rapider Than Horsepower, Thin Fever and others.


Live at Munoz Boxing Gym, Bakersfield, California - Part 1

An Aspirin, An X-Ray (2000)
01. Jeromes Dream - Remember The Sea Of Tranquillity
02. Jeromes Dream - Taking Care Of Terrific
03. Jeromes Dream - What I Learnt At This Years Regional Optometry Convention
04. Usurp Synapse - Untitled I
05. Usurp Synapse - Untitled II
06. Usurp Synapse - Untitled III
07. Usurp Synapse - Untitled IV

In Examination Of (2000)
01. I Know A Guy Who Likes Dynamite
02. Going Down With Both Guns Blazin'
03. Truth About Pyecraft
04. Talk To Tucker
05. Robot Insurance

The Chilling Tales Of Usurp Synapse As Told By Neil Perry (2000)
01. Usurp Synapse - Come And Get It Mole
02. Usurp Synapse - Doin' The Backwards
03. Usurp Synapse - We Shoot From The Hip
04. Usurp Synapse - Live It! Live It!
05. Usurp Synapse - Here's $100 Seniorita
06. Usurp Synapse - Keith Sweat
07. Neil Perry - Sept 15, City Lights And The Clouds That Suck Them Dry
08. Neil Perry - I Bought This Southern Rap Compilation And All I Got Was This Lousy High Hat
09. Neil Perry - Josh's Dream Party: Beer, Girls, And A Computer

Usurp Synapse/Rep Seki (2000)
01. Usurp Synapse - Murder Was The Case They Gave Me
02. Usurp Synapse - Born Different
03. Rep Seki - Cipher In The Snow

The Main Ingredient (2000)
01. The Main Ingredient

Just Do It! (2000)
01. Usurp Synapse - Wrist, Meet Razor
02. Usurp Synapse - Maybe You Should Kill Yourself
03. Usurp Synapse - You Thought You Were Special, You Were Wrong
04. Usurp Synapse - Just Do It!
05. Hassan I Sabbah - Yella's Son, Cold Mourning
06. Hassan I Sabbah - A Horse Never Goes Heartless

This Endless Breath (1999)
01. Meryl Streep Is A Fucking Liar
02. Pete Rose's Homerun Derby
03. When Good Pets Go Bad
04. Little Guys
05. Hairdo 2000 AD
06. Oh... You Are Sick
07. Bloody Hard Hat
08. Don't Be Cruel

Index Of Isolation (1999)
01. Emotion Zero - Parts Made Whole
02. Emotion Zero - Order Of Importance
03. Usurp Synapse - A Circle Of Thank-You's
04. Usurp Synapse - Carebear Stare
05. Usurp Synapse - My Spidey Sense Is Going Fucking Nuts
06. Usurp Synapse - Robocop As A Fragrance

Usurp Synapse/Index For Potential Suicide (1999)
01. Usurp Synapse - I'm A Fufucking Vavampire
02. Usurp Synapse - What Would You Say If I Said I Love You
03. Usurp Synapse - I Was Born With A Hard On
04. Usurp Synapse - Upenya
05. Index For Potential Suicide - A Bag Of Mustard And Water
06. Index For Potential Suicide

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