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BREATHMINT RECORDS VIDEO ARCHIVE

HOLY FUCK THIS IS A GOLDMINE! IN THE EARLY 2K’S AND BEYOND, NEWTON AND BREATHMINT RECORDS HELD IT WAY DOWN FOR EVERYTHING AND ANYTHING THAT WAS HAPPENING IN THE NEW AMERICAN FREAKOUT SCENE. CALL IT “NOISE” OR WHATEVER BUT I PREFER TO THINK OF IT AS THE FIRST REAL PUNK ROCK MUSIC THAT I COULD CALL MY OWN.

OVER THE COURSE OF THE PAST 10+ YEARS, NEWTON HAS BEEN TOURING HIS ASS OFF AND GOING TO SHOWS AND DOCUMENTING THE SHIT OUT OF THOSE SHOWS AND NOW THEY ARE ON THE INTERNET TO WATCH ON THE BREATHMINT VIDEO ARCHIVE.

THIS IS GOING TO TAKE ME A LONG TIME TO GO THROUGH. VINTAGE FOOTAGE OF EVERYONE AND ANYONE THAT WAS RIPPING IT UP BACK WHEN I WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL. THE LIST IS LONG BUT LET ME JUST ROLL OFF SOME HEAVY HITTERS: LIGHTNING BOLT, COCK E.S.P., WOLF EYES, BLACK DICE, LAUNDRY ROOM SQUELCHERS, HAIR POLICE, XBXRX, ARAB ON RADAR, NAUTICAL ALMANAC, NOISE NOMADS AND MILWAUKEE HOMETOWN HEREOS NEON HUNK (VIDEO OF THEM PERFORMING AT TARANTULA HILL IN BALTIMORE IN 2K2 IS ABOVE). SO MUCH FUN AND ENERGY AND INSANITY, THESE VIDEOS REMIND ME WHAT I LOVED ABOUT THIS STUFF WHEN I FIRST GOT INTO IT.

I’M PSYCHED THIS EXISTS, HAT TIP TO NEWTON FOR PUTTING THESE ON DA NET. BEYOND OLD, THERE IS ALSO BRAND NEW FOOTAGE OF NOISE RAGERS AROUND THE WORLD KEEPING THE FLAME ALIVE. I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE WHAT IS NEXT ON THE ARCHIVE, MAYBE MY “LOST” NOISE GROUP WIFEY? WE PLAYED A SHOW WITH NEWTON IN A MILWAUKEE BASEMENT SUMMER 2004. YOU NEVER KNOW!

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