The two new songs off Supporting Caste - "Supporting Caste" and "Human(e) Meat" - rock. Hard.
So, I got to hear two new 'gandhi songs, pre-ordered their new album (on double LP and CD) and got a blink reunion. Minus the part where I got dragged to watch Push with my brother and sisters yesterday, this was a pretty rad week.
A few days ago I was digging through some old stuff and came across a few music video compilation DVDs. Ahh, memories. Before YouTube and all that, the only way I was sure to see music videos by my favorite bands was through these little samplers that labels would release.
Looking back at them now, most of those videos kind of suck. But the music is still awesome. And looking back at a few of those labels now, it's interesting seeing how much they've changed.
It's pretty crazy seeing Hopeless records old roster and comparing it to now. 88 Fingers Louie, Atom and His Package, Common Rider, Dillinger Four, Fifteen, Funeral Oration, Guttermouth, Scared of Chaka, The Weakerthans - wow. Against All Authority look out of place on that label nowadays. Same goes for Fueled By Ramen and Epitaph. What happened there, man!?!
I agree with the org Dante's comment on Epitaph and some of their recent signings like I Set My Friends On Fire:
I tend to let Epitaph slide on whatever they do but this band infuriates me. They're not a "band". They didn't play together before this, they didn't tour, they have no other material.
This is the most sadly obvious example of a label hoping to cash in on an internet hyped band. The original Soulja Boy song is like what a year old? Their remake is maybe 9 months old? And in that time they were signed, wrote, recorded and released an album? Yeah if you could cram that all into 15 minutes (as to capitalize on your fleeting image) Mr. Brett would appreciate that.
Rock for Sustainable Capitalism, right? That's how the world works.