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Oh shit, you're right. I think maybe they'd released some singles of TA&TA? Maybe not. I got to see 'em play Deadbolt, though, and that's cool enough.
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September 18, 2020 on Stream New Jersey Punks Teenage Halloween’s Soaring Self-Titled Debut Album
I went to that one in Cincy. Not only had HWM just put out Caution, but Thrice has just released The Artist and The Ambulance and Coheed had just released Second Stage Turbine Blade. Insane lineup. The only ones I've seen that were better were Murder By Death (promoting Who Will Survive...), Lucero (promoting That Much Further West) and Weakerthans (promoting Reconstruction Site), or the time I saw a secret aftershow at Double Door that was Murder By Death (promoting Red of Tooth & Claw), The Loved Ones (promoting Build & Burn) and The Gaslight Anthem (promoting The '59 Sound).
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September 18, 2020 on Stream New Jersey Punks Teenage Halloween’s Soaring Self-Titled Debut Album
"I'm not going to pretend that that isn't a reasonable question." Stop pretending like asking a question rhetorically is the same thing as making a point. It is not fascist at all to demand something in the name of public health. Notice how it's the socialists, leftists and all-around Antifa folks who don't have a problem with it? It's not being done for social control. It's being done to save many, many lives. And if it were implemented and followed properly, IT WOULD BE OVER BY NOW, much like it is in most non-dipshit countries. Is it fascist to require drivers to follow traffic laws? Are jaywalking laws fascist? What about child services? I mean, why is it the government's right to intervene in anyone's parenting? Oh right, because there are other lives affected. Your freedom ends when it infringes upon mine, and the number one freedom we all have is the right to life. Period.
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September 18, 2020 on Van Morrison Planning To Release Anti-Lockdown Songs
In all seriousness, you meant "overreach", not "outreach", Van.
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September 18, 2020 on Van Morrison Planning To Release Anti-Lockdown Songs
No, no, he's right. The government shouldn't be telling us what to do. That's why I drive on the "wrong" side of the road, blow through stop lights, walk nude and erect through public parks and spit on everyone I pass.
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September 18, 2020 on Van Morrison Planning To Release Anti-Lockdown Songs
The surprising thing is that Train has far worse songs than "Hey, Soul Sister".
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September 17, 2020 on This Is Why Steely Dan Is Trending
That's not at all why I responded that way. What you said is misogynist. Also, not for nothing, he's a huge homophobe, but you don't seem to be criticizing him...
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September 15, 2020 on Cardi B Files For Divorce From Offset
Jesus, 4Chan is leaking again.
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September 15, 2020 on Cardi B Files For Divorce From Offset
Also, I am so excited about this. They'd announced it was recorded a while back, and I was worried we wouldn't get it until they could tour again.
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September 10, 2020 on War On Women – “Wonderful Hell”
Is...is that an Arrested Development reference on track 8?
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September 10, 2020 on War On Women – “Wonderful Hell”
I should also add that I didn't come out as bisexual or non-binary until 2016/17, and spent a lot of my life until the 2010s kind of afraid of liking anything that might make people suspicious of my sexuality, even if I didn't realize that was what was happening.
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September 8, 2020 on Billie Eilish Gets Her Own Fender Signature Ukulele
Wow! Can I ask why? Is it because I am pretty poptimist around these parts? I think some of that is overcorrection. I used to be a punk purist (with a soft spot for some alt-country) until about seven years ago, when Tegan and Sara's Heartthrob opened my eyes (thanks to this site's AOTW write-up) right around the time I started therapy, and the world of music outside that scene began to enthrall me. CRJ's emotion pushed me over the edge a few years later. I remember still being slightly embarrassed by how much I liked it. I was the Hi Fidelity kind of music fan for longer than I'd like to admit, though I also had a loathing for indie rock and most things Pitchfork promoted, due to a college scene where friends looked down on me for liking stuff like Alkaline Trio and Rise Against (Deville knows how it was - we went to the same college at the same time and played shows together!). I've lost friends due to how argumentative I was about stuff from Lady Gaga (who I enjoy now) to Talking Heads (who I still don't). I've put a lot of effort into fighting that reactionary side of me, and I've found I enjoy life and music a lot more now. I love a lot of pop and indie, but my main love is still punk rock (and some alt-country). I've got tattoos inspired by Green Day, Bad Religion and Propagandhi, among others. My favorite band is The Wonder Years. My favorite LP this year is by Spanish Love Songs. It's just, that stuff doesn't get covered here often, so I don't talk about it much. Overall, though, I'm just pleasantly surprised I've made any impression here that someone recognizes my screen name!
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September 8, 2020 on Billie Eilish Gets Her Own Fender Signature Ukulele
"Medium Rarities" is now a title of b-sides collections by Mastodon, Weird Al and Cattle Decapitation.
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September 8, 2020 on Album Of The Week: Doves The Universal Want
Ok, so, like, the overt cynicism and elitism of music fans around the turn of the century was clearly toxic, but can we bring a little of it back? Can we begin actually criticizing the completely narcissistic appropriative nature of most mainstream pop, even as we also acknowledge its merits? Sure, reductive thinking shamed a lot of pop music and its fans unnecessarily, but side-eyeing this isn't reductive at all. I love Billie's music, but has there been a single ukelele track in ANY of it? The worst part of any genre is the deification of every single artist the community consensus decides on positively until we toss them away like trash due to exhaustion (see the Other Site's tendency to view any new artist's debut as a perfect piece of art given to us by god, only to shit all over anything that follows it). Being open-minded doesn't mean we can't be critical. This is a completely ridiculous move by all involved, and continues pop's recent pattern of katamari-like consumption destroying any chance of other genres carving out their own place in the mainstream. This is the opposite of what poptimism was about, just, instead of shaming anything that doesn't fit the mindset of self-appointed tastemakers, it coopts anything that deviates from existing trends, silencing the voices that blazed those trails (which is ironic, because, to some degree, Eilish is on the verge of doing that to herself, too). I dunno. Maybe I'm just depressed and pissy and this hit me all wrong. But seeing popstars masquerade as rock and indie musicians for the clout with none of the idiosyncracy is beginning to drive me crazy (even as I love the shit out of a lot of it).
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September 8, 2020 on Billie Eilish Gets Her Own Fender Signature Ukulele
I've never been able to get into either of the Martin brothers' many projects, but, as a child raised in the 90's evangelical scene, I always loved their creativity, dedication and overall ethos. Jason Martin is a workhorse in the truest sense.
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September 1, 2020 on Lo Tom – “Outta Here”
"Scream the band’s name" is all it takes to get me to check out a meathead hardcore band. This is giving me serious Backtrack vibes. Good shit!
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September 1, 2020 on Stream End Game’s Great Ignorant Hardcore Demo
"I like artists who write their songs without anyone else's help," says man who does not write his own lyrics.
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August 27, 2020 on Elton John Says Current Pop Hits Are “Not Real Songs” Unlike Those By Father John Misty And Conan Gray
I think so. I hope so. Sergie is in Ways Away, who just released a record, but nothing touches full-on Samiam. That last record was a banger and a half.
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August 25, 2020 on Album Of The Week: Kelly Lee Owens Inner Song
Every time I see something about Samia, I get really excited for a second that Samiam is releasing a new album.
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August 25, 2020 on Album Of The Week: Kelly Lee Owens Inner Song
Jesus, how many more songs were recorded during these sessions?!
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August 21, 2020 on Carly Rae Jepsen Shares Emotion Bonus Tracks For Its 5th Anniversary
McTernan also produced Fairweather's first album! I did not know about this and am very excited to check it out!
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August 21, 2020 on Stream Punk Supergroup Be Well’s Debut Album The Weight And The Cost
You remember how the Clerks movie had black title screens with white one-word text? IIRC, every one of them was a "fifty-cent word" that appeared in a Bad Religion song. Smith is a huge fan and got a Bad Religion b-side for the soundtrack. I don't think it's a coincidence.
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August 18, 2020 on Here’s The Story Behind Bad Religion’s Seminal Suffer, From A New Book About The Band’s History
Jesus. Old 97s, Front Bottoms, Bully, Killers and Bright Eyes this week?! That's about as loaded as every Friday is gonna be once bands can start touring again.
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August 18, 2020 on Album Of The Week: Bully SUGAREGG
My vote, given the vague sonic similarities to "Turkey in the Straw", would be to just make "Chatahoochee" the ice cream truck song.
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August 14, 2020 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Can we cancel artists for literally playing on the same bill as the Goldman Sachs CEO? Please?
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July 29, 2020 on Health Commissioner Says Chainsmokers’ Hamptons Concert “Mocks New Yorkers’ Work To Flatten The Curve”