The sad truth is that sometimes bands cover songs for publicity more than genuine inspiration. That’s why it makes it all the more special that half the members of Action/Adventure used to be in a Senses Fail cover band.
Bringing the heat at 2:10.
Stratford is the embodiment of what this comp is about. They’re a self-described emo-post-hardcore act that acknowledges in their band bio that they were directly influenced by Senses Fail. You can’t get much more appropriate than that.
Commons isn’t attempting to create a fusion of genres the likes nobody has ever heard. They’re also not clad in blazers, chucks and pink ties in an attempt to differentiate themselves stylistically. They’re just a fucking awesome pop-punk band that rocked the song ‘Buried a Lie’ by Senses Fail.
If you’re unfamiliar with the band, well, wake the fuck up. They put out what I will adamantly argue is a top five all time EP in 2016 that’s appropriately titled, Louder Than Words. They also knocked out a new EP in May by the name of 'Incandescent.’ They’re truly incredible, and I sincerely hope they’re around for the long haul so that I have the chance to be able to work with them again.
Oh, by the way, the song is available now.
A Tribute to....
Do you like Man Overboard? Me too. Do you you wish they had a bit more Punk in their Pop Punk? Me too. Well, I have some fucking fantastic news for you that can be summed up in two grand words; Major Minor. I was just recently introduced to two of their EPs and have immediately taken to all of their tunes. The Maps EP is the home run hitter, with the song 'Plans for Two' being the designated hitter. Seriously, give them a spin below and prove me wrong.
That's my unequivocally, objectively awesome indie advice for the week.
Three new songs, 14 remastered tracks and only five physical CDs. That's what the Murphy's Law (Remastered) [Deluxed Edition] consists of. The new and improved re-release may only have five tangible copies left, but it'll most certainly be available to everyone digitally on November 7th (or now if you manage to follow the links in this post to the appropriate site). There's also a video from the track 'Miss Summer' below. The video is incomplete and just rough footage thanks to the dip-shit thief that decided to rob the guys blind. It's not all bad, though, there's an extra layer of amusing added to it in the state it's in. Let that be a lesson to all the prospective burglars out there. You rob us, we'll put out what we have regardless and the interwebs will suffer.
By the way, I'm not usually a fan of re-releases, but man does Murphy's Law sound better now. I guess a year with new equipment really does pay off.
Ever wondered what a female fronted version of Senses Fail would sound like? Just give the album Always Hope by Forever Starts Today a spin and you'll know. It doesn't tonally match Senses Fail, but man, "Not This Time" just strikes that nostalgia chord for me while stoking that Pop Punk fire.
Always Hope is a follow up to their debut release Limitless, which included The Scene comp track "Catch Me If You Can." That's only relevant because I always try and add artists to The Scene that I think will go on to record material that will impact their respective genre. Always Hope more than accomplishes that. In my opinion their album is the best female fronted release since Brand New Eyes by Paramore. I'm just disappointed it took me two months to realize that it was already out.
For God's sake, support quality indie artists so we can get more material like this.
Most bands don't release 51 songs in a career. The Future Idiots have 51 overflow tracks that they simply couldn't manage to squeeze onto their dozen other albums. Actually, they had more than that, these are just the cream of the rejected crop.
If you're looking for some quality song guidance, you can't go wrong with, 'Stay With Her' and 'LJS.' They're original FI tunes that are just old-school Pop Punk fun.
For cover songs, head straight to Joy Division's, 'Disorder,' which might be my favorite track off the entire album, but you can't go wrong with 'Pathetic' either.
Or just ignore me and stream it all here, or at your favorite outlet of choice.