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Please Remain Hostage Calm

Posted by - 10:39 AM on 06/06/12
Hostage Calm have entered the studio with producer J. Robbins to record their new album, Please Remain Calm. It will be released in the fall via Run For Cover Records.
StatementI was waiting on a train that was never going to leave. 5 am in Baltimore Penn.

The sullen train car sank into the tracks. Wrinkled newspapers finally gave in to the sleeping passengers' laps. The seats creaked as the anxious teens and twenty-somethings wrestled with what was to come. The rumor was the track went out of service.

Everyone was tired of "the economy." No one knew who won the wars. Or how they were ever supposed to be won. Whoever still had the energy was arguing over whether America was stagnating or in decline.

My Mom had lost her job and gone without work for a year; she was losing the house. Three other houses on my street were left abandoned. I had graduated school and was scraping by on odd jobs. It seemed like myself and everyone I knew were going through this monumental standstill, this endless waiting.

I got to thinking that there's a song across every corner of this wounded place that maybe everybody knew, but no one's singing. And it was then at 5am in Baltimore Penn that punk music needed to tell the story of the great recession. Not the politics, not the sloganeering, but how it feels to be young in the American decline.
 
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10:41 AM on 06/06/12
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MattRM
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Awesome, I can't wait!
10:42 AM on 06/06/12
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10:43 AM on 06/06/12
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always good news
10:44 AM on 06/06/12
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One of the best bands i've discovered the past few years... are there any other ones that sound somewhat like their self titled ?
10:59 AM on 06/06/12
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That last paragraph gets me all excited.
11:04 AM on 06/06/12
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Adam Pfleider
wait. what were we talking about?
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gonna rule.
11:07 AM on 06/06/12
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Record is going to be wild
11:07 AM on 06/06/12
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One of the best bands i've discovered the past few years... are there any other ones that sound somewhat like their self titled ?

Nope. Extremely unique band.
11:13 AM on 06/06/12
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Get a job hippie.
11:18 AM on 06/06/12
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So fucking happy!

Been waiting for this forever, can't wait.
11:43 AM on 06/06/12
Alexx Miller
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Most anticipated. So stoked!
12:01 PM on 06/06/12
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Never listened to this band but that write up got me excited.
12:25 PM on 06/06/12
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This will rule.

One of the best bands i've discovered the past few years... are there any other ones that sound somewhat like their self titled ?

As far as present acts, always thought that album had ties to Crime in Stereo (which I know is an influence--compare the riff in "Where the Waters Call Home" to "Third Atlantic") and Gatsbys American Dream (sheer coincidence).
12:27 PM on 06/06/12
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"I got to thinking that there's a song across every corner of this wounded place that maybe everybody knew, but no one's singing. And it was then at 5am in Baltimore Penn that punk music needed to tell the story of the great recession. Not the politics, not the sloganeering, but how it feels to be young in the American decline."

Fuck, made me think of On The Impossible Past for a second there. Mad stoked for this.

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