another day for the proletariat….
another day for the proletariat….
no but today i was reminded that code name kids next door was a show and holy shit did that show get fucked up i miss it i miss ed edd n eddy
So last week we put out an opinion piece (which was perfectly articulated by our lovely staff writer Clare Fuller) about Joyce Manor’s views with how to act at a punk show. Going off of that, I remember a particular instance in which my band Slayer was sent a message over Facebook a few months ago when we were still playing shows by this kid who was coming to see us for the first time. He was very excited as it had been his first super cool rad gnarly punx rock show, but he felt like he hadn’t dressed for the occasion. So he asked me what I should wear to the show. This struck me as a strange question to ask as, being twenty-two years old, I’ve definitely crossed the threshold of “What’s my style!?”, figured it out, and had completely forgotten that some people just aren’t into the DIY punk culture as much as others, which leads to the question of “What even is the fashion of DIY punk/emo?”. So, attempting to be as unbiased and as nonjudgmental as possible, here are some tips for you young internet dwellers who want to make a show your new stomping grounds without looking like a total dweeb starting from top to bottom.
Who It Is: The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die – Between Bodies; Broken World Media (2014)
What It Sounds Like: mewithoutYou, The Appleseed Cast, Modest Mouse
The enigmatic collective of musicians that haphazardly form The World is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die have always been ones to lead instead of follow. Whether it’s headlining the unfortunate “emo revival” or selling forks with their band name on it, the band is constantly inventing and then reinventing themselves in preparation for their next move. On top of this, a rotating lineup has caused every release to feature new musicians and thus has created a band that is larger than itself; they feel more like an idea than a band at times. (see: Underoath. No, don’t see Underoath, see this instead.)
Who It Is: Drift Wood Miracle - Between Three & Four; Self-Released (2014)
What It Sounds Like: Manchester Orchestra, old Brand New, indie-rock
Brief and vibrant, Drift Wood Miracle’s latest EP displays the many talents of this foursome from Durham, North Carolina in a concise four-song release. Between Three & Four is indie-rock through and through; strong dynamic shifts throughout, an array of instrumentation, and some exploration into various recording techniques. In its entirety, the EP clocks in at just under twelve minutes. At that length a band this multi-faceted will either A) have a completely unfocused attempt at a collective piece or B) have a well-crafted and well-thought-out gem to drop into our little musical treasure boxes. Drift Wood Miracle thankfully falls into the latter category with this EP.
Who It Is: Mulligrub - Canadian Classic; Self-Released (2014)
What it Sounds Like: Rough around the edges pop punk with female vocals, Swearin’, Hop Along,
Winnipeg is a city known for many things. Winnipeg is widely recognized as the headquarters for the Canadian grain industry, as well as the home of the Winnipeg Jets, being located in the central time zone and probably most famously, being hated by The Weakerthans. Now, with the release of the 2-song digital single, Canadian Classic, Winnipeg might be known for one more thing, being the home of self-proclaimed pop punk trio, Mulligrub.
hi friends. we’re looking for shit to release in the future while we cook these other release we’ve got planned for a little while longer. send whatever you got to firstname.lastname@example.org. tell us yr plans. tell us if yr gonna tour. tell us what you want from us. tell us yr life story. send yr fucking music. open to all genres. thx.