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11 Jul 2009, 21:46 by FinalPizzaHut"All the people 'neath your feet
That you'll never speak to,
You'll never meet."
Yesterday I woke up to the news that the Oakland punk band, the Matches, were going on an indefinite hiatus. And while the break seems to be amicable, this is not a situation where a return looks hopeful.
The Matches, since their conception, have been a continual force of creativity and innovation. They made music that, while existing within the confines of the term 'pop-punk' for simplicity's sake, was never truly able to be classified. I have introduced this band to a lot of people, and all of them always ask the question "what else sounds like this?". The answer is that nothing does. No one sounds like the Matches, and that that can be truthfully said about what most consider a pop-punk band is nothing short of astounding. To call them one of the best (and, has I believe history will show, important) bands of this decade would not be hyperbole. …
15 Apr 2009, 21:59 by dani_brunette
6 Feb 2009, 06:43 by Desiderata03[ Preface ]
We're well into February and I'm not done. I've been meaning to get to finishing this for weeks now, but I never get around to it, so I'm just going to post what I have written, and hope that before too long I'll follow through and finish the rest of it (I feel like this is an appropriate time to tag Can't Finish What You Started). Without further ado, my music of 2008 in review:
It's been almost two weeks and 2008 already feels so long ago. I've been trying to write this journal entry for a while now, but I guess the issue was that I couldn't figure out how I wanted to organize the entry. Last year divided up so well musically in accord with the semesters and breaks between them. I guess this year just felt like it was structured in my head in some other way for a change.
[ January / Early '08 ]
The early part of the year was characterized by nothing in particular. Honestly this feels so long ago, I don't even remember what was going on in my life back then. …
2 Jan 2009, 13:50 by wmterhaarEen beetje verdwaald tussen alle emocorebands en de resterende oude garde van skatepunkers op Epitaph zijn The Matches. Een kwartet met het gevoel voor de perfecte melodie, gouden keeltjes en een encyclopedische kennis van de pophistorie. Ze klinken zoals Crowded House zou hebben geklonken als de gebroeders Finn hun jeugd skateboardend in Oakland hadden doorgebracht. Of als The Posies, als die wat meer zorgeloze prog en wat minder wanhoop in hun ziel hadden gehad.
Want net als op voorganger Decomposer hebben The Matches ook op A Band In Hope weer een heel blik aan producers en mixers opengetrokken en net zolang in de studio gepoetst tot de songs aan alle kanten schitterden. Dat is overduidelijk in enigszins protserige minipopopera's als 'Darkness Rising' en 'To Build a Mountain', maar ook de zorgeloze en superaanstekelijke powerpop van single 'Yankee In a Chip Shop' is tot in de kleinste details uitgewerkt.
De keerzijde daarvan is dat je voor rechtstreeks uit de ziel getrokken muziek niet bij The Matches hoeft te zijn. …
24 Dec 2008, 00:42 by Patent_PendingPatent_Pending's top albums
1. Brand New - The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me (386) http://ilo.gda.pl/filip/cover/resizer.php?i=http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/174s/10133003.jpg&w=120 http://ilo.gda.pl/filip/cover/spacer.gif2. Brand New - Deja Entendu (233) http://ilo.gda.pl/filip/cover/resizer.php?i=http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00009PJRD.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg&w=120 http://ilo.gda.pl/filip/cover/spacer.gif3. The Matches - Decomposer (137) http://ilo.gda.pl/filip/cover/resizer.php?i=http://www.7digital.com/shops/assets/sleeveart/045778681563_182.JPEG&w=120 http://ilo.gda.pl/filip/cover/spacer.gif4. Our Lady Peace - Healthy In Paranoid Times (128) http://ilo.gda.pl/filip/cover/resizer.php?i=http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/174s/19840051.jpg&w=120 http://ilo.gda.pl/filip/cover/spacer.gif5. Kevin Devine - Put Your Ghost To Rest (83) http://ilo.gda.pl/filip/cover/resizer.php?i=http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/174s/11471499.jpg&w=120 http://ilo.gda. …
22 May 2008, 23:35 by killthedoubt1. How did you get into 29?
idk it was like forever ago :/
2. What was the first song you ever heard by 22?
Snakes On A Plane (Bring It)
3. How many albums by 13 do you own?
2, but i have all their songs...
4. What is your favorite song by 15?
5. What is your favorite song by 5?
Mad As Rabbits
6. Is there a song by 6 that makes you happy?
Ecnegludni Fles Sseldnim
7. What is your favorite song by 10?
8. What is a good memory you have involving 30?
Four Year Strong
umm gian intro, we basically just danced :)
9. Is there a song by 19 that makes you happy?
Fall Back Down
10. How many times have you seen 26 live?
11. What is the first song you ever heard by 23?
There's No 'I' in Team
after Seventy Times Seven ;)
12. What is your favorite album by 11?
they only have one album, now it's only thomas dutton 'cause the rest left.
13. Who is your favorite member of 1?
11 May 2008, 07:10 by Desiderata031. Bayside
An old friend of mine had sent me A Synonym for Acquiesce and I had a copy of Masterpiece on a Victory Records Sampler. I think I heard Masterpiece first, but I didn't really listen to it like I did Synonym. Anyways, neither of them really got me into Bayside at the time, but then around a year ago I stumbled across Masterpiece again and I realized I had to get the rest of their stuff. After obtaining their 3 albums I spent all of summer and most of fall listening to them probably more than it's healthy.
First Heard: Let's say A Synonym for Acquiesce
Current Favorite: Devotion and Desire
Get ready to hear this one a lot. So summer of 2004 I was listening to a whole lot of the Warped Tour 2004 Compilation (back when the comps weren't filled with shit screamy bands and unoriginal radio pop). Then one day Tomorrow I'll Be You gets completely stuck in my head. Some time soon after that I got my hands on War All The Time and spent the next 3 years of my life completely obsessed with the band.
29 Apr 2008, 17:18 by marybeth84I'm a snob. It's plain, it's simple, right or wrong, I am an asshole when it comes to music. Though I like my shitty little secrets, like Say Anything, and Jason Mraz. I was a 16 year old girl once, and it does affect me occasionally.
My roommate is not a music snob. He likes what he likes, cool or not. I've been able to turn him on to some very cool music in the past few years, but for the most part, he's a pop-punk, metal listening dude.
I've dragged him to enough concerts in the past few years that he finally cashed in his 'drag Mary to a concert' card. His favorite band ever, The Matches was playing in town last week, and I promised I would go with him, since I well enough enjoyed the last two albums, Decomposer and Band In Hope. (I actually REALLY like Band In Hope...)
The thing he failed to mention when he bought me my ticket was that they were playing the Alternative Press Tour. ( Fri 25 Apr – AP Magazine Tour 2008 )He knew he'd never get me to go if I knew that little tid-bit of information. …
24 Apr 2008, 19:46 by mdroel20