With tomorrow being the official celebration of America's independence, we thought it was fitting to get a discussion started about songs centered around freedom, America, and independence. Whether that means a song about driving down America's highways, or a song honoring our armed forces, there's certainly music to fit the mood of the 4th. Leave us your favorites in the replies!
Lazy journalists will simplify words and start conflicts they donít have to fight in. Cowardly bloggers will take sides based on what other blogs think is cool. In contrast, THE HUNTING PARTY is a statement about who we are and what inspires us right now. Itís a stab out into an unknown. Our fight is with conformity, stagnation, inspiration, and even our own bandís complex history. And a big thank you goes out to CHVRCHES and all the bands whose names Iíve mentioned, for...
I woke up to a ton of missed calls and just saw all this stuff about Danny Leal of UABB posing as that he's been abducted or kidnapped. My phone hasn't stopped ringing since. As a child, we all learn the story "The Boy Who Cried Wolf" and it sticks within our consciousness for a reason. I do not condone this type of publicity stunt. This was done behind my back and I am not OK with it. In my eyes, there's never a time to use the possibility of real-life abduction, injury or murder of someone you care about to promote anything, especially an album. If you need to resort to that, then you...
For the last few years, The Quesadilla Factory was home to many fantastic pop-punk and hardcore shows. However, the time has come for the venue to closedown, but that doesn't mean that they're not going to go out without a bang. The Story So Far, Downpresser, and more will be playing the venue's final show. Only 200 pre-sale tickets will be available on July 4th. More information can be found on the venue's Facebook page.
What we get in punk these days is the ďanti-antiĒ: Someone comes up with something, then the next generation is against that, and then the next generation is against that, and then that thing becomes a problem. There's these layers of anti-, and so many of them are just so self-serving. It's not about larger freedom. Laura Jane Grace and Against Me! are one of the only punk rock things I've seen in years. And that's what [The Next Four Years] is about, starting with "Serious Business" as a joke about careerism and privilege and how blind we all are. All these songs are set up as jokes, and the...
Weíre calling it Bazan Monthly: Two New Songs on the 1st of every month for the next five months, which makes ten. Those Ten New Songs will collectively be known as Volume 1. Each monthís pair of New Songs will be available as a digital download or on 7″ Vinyl (which also comes with a digital download). The Digital Download will be immediately available on the 1st of the month and the 7″ Vinyl will be shipped to you a few weeks later.
You can stream Vow's new song, "Planks," in the replies. It's off the band's upcoming EP, Make Me Yours, which will be available August 12th via The Native Sound (pre-order). You'll want to check this one out, folks.
MxPx will release MXPX Acoustic Collection this Sunday, July 6th - band's 22nd anniversary - via Rock City Recordings. Listen to the stripped down version of "Let It Happen" on bandcamp.
1. Doing Time
2. Tomorrow Is Another Day
3. You're On Fire
4. Let It Happen
5. Never Better Than Now
6. My Mom Still Cleans My Room
7. Secret Weapon
9. Buildings Tumble
10. Aces Up
11. For Always
12. Punk Rawk Show