Song of the Week: June 2, 2006

Sorry about the lack of updates lately, I've been getting ready for finals and it's been driving me crazy. But I've taken the liberty of taking time out of my busy friday night to compose this post.

I'm getting ready for Warped Tour, even though it's well over a month away. In doing so, I've perused their website for new content, and wouldn't you know it: they released an online sampler album. Lots of labels and groups love to do this online, and it's a great way to get to know some of the best (and worst) of this year's Tour.

This week's song is from that very sampler. It's a very easy-going song and it's easy to pick up on a whim. It's calming yet energetic at the same time: the drummer keeps double time to the guitarist (i.e.: the drummer plays twice as fast, basically). But that's the verse. The chorus is a different story.

The chorus is very punk-ish; it's got a lot of vintage-punk and British influences, but it manages to be relatively fresh. It has the obligatory overlapping vocals and loud crash cymbals. It's a simple listen, and it may just work its way into the soundtrack of your life. It's corny, I know, but I'm tired. Plus, the song's title is quite classic.

American Eyes – Carry On For Keepsake (iTunes Music Store Link)
From the album Never Trust Anything That Bleeds, Released 2005 on Side One Dummy Records

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3 responses to “Song of the Week: June 2, 2006

  1. never trust anything that bleeds….. i guess i should stop trusting ur mom —- :-O what now??????? (+10) and to save you the trouble — you hate me.

  2. I like your blog! Just found it. You should check out the Disco Biscuits http://www.discobiscuits.com
    You can listen to live shows at http://www.biscoradio.com
    Take a listen!

  3. Hey man! Where is this week’s blog? R u around or did u leave on vacation?

    BTW, how come u never talked about the lyrics? The music and the beat is cool, but sometimes the lyrics can add so much meaning to the piece.

    Be cool!

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