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Interview – Dashboard Confessional
11/16/09 at 07:33 PM by Jonathan Bautts
Catch my interview with Dashboard Confessional over at Mammoth Press. Chris Carrabba gives an inside look into the writing of Alter The Ending, what the album means to him and how his songwriting has changed over the years.
Tags: Dashboard Confessional, Chris Carrabba, Alter The Ending, Interview
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Switchfoot: The Volition Of Hope
11/09/09 at 04:32 PM by Jonathan Bautts
Check out the article I wrote about Switchfoot's Hello Hurricane for Campus Circle.
Tags: Switchfoot, Hello Hurricane, Jon Foreman
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Interview – The Almost
11/08/09 at 08:36 PM by Jonathan Bautts
Catch my interview with The Almost over at Mammoth Press. Frontman Aaron Gillespie talks about the concept behind the band's sophomore album Monster Monster, what it was like working as a full band and what the latest is with Underoath.
Tags: The Almost, Monster Monster, Aaron Gillespie, Interview
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Interview – Switchfoot
11/05/09 at 06:53 PM by Jonathan Bautts
Catch my interview with Switchfoot at Mammoth Press. Frontman Jon Foreman discusses the process of crafting the band's latest album Hello Hurricane, including its 80 rough song ideas, what hope means in the modern age and why we can't outsource justice anymore.
Tags: Switchfoot, Hello Hurricane, Jon Foreman, Interview
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Silversun Pickups: Finding The Balance
10/28/09 at 10:00 PM by Jonathan Bautts
Check out my article on Silversun Pickups and the success of Swoon over at Campus Circle.
Tags: Silversun Pickups, Brian Aubert, Swoon, Panic Switch
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Relient K – Forget And Not Slow Down
10/22/09 at 01:23 PM by Jonathan Bautts
At this point of its more than 10-year career fans know what to expect from Relient K, and you have come to either love or hate it. On its newest release and sixth full-length studio album, the band displays a songwriting maturity while adding subtle variations to its sound.

After the glossy sheen of 2007’s Howard Benson helmed Five Score And Seven Years Ago, the group has reunited with longtime producer Mark Lee Townsend to continue what was started on last year’s The Tennis EP. The record doesn’t quite have a rockin’ anthem like “I Need You,” although “Sahara” and “If You Believe Me” come close. Instead, much of the time is spent on mid-tempo numbers and piano infused pop-rock, such as the standout “Therapy,” which fits into the record’s more contemplative feel.

Frontman Matt Thiessen is one of the best lyricists in the pop-punk genre and continues to show why here. This is definitely one of his most serious records, as no joke or corny songs made the cut. In its place, he has crafted Relient K’s version of a breakup record, influenced no doubt by his own broken engagement. Yet even this can’t completely extinguish his trademark positivity, as seen on the album’s two-part closer “This Is The End (If You Want It),” one of the disc’s strongest.

In the end, Relient K has turned in one of its strongest overall efforts to date and isn’t afraid to switch things up, like on the breezy “Savannah.” Once again the band has managed to breathe fresh air into the increasingly stagnant pop-punk field, and remains one of the genre’s best.

Rating: 8/10

RIYL: Jack’s Mannequin, Yellowcard, Augustana, John Cusack

Link: Mammoth Press
Tags: Relient K, Forget And Not Slow Down, Album Review
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Twenty-Four
10/21/09 at 02:35 AM by Jonathan Bautts
Twenty-four oceans
Twenty-four skies
Twenty-four failures
In twenty-four tries
Twenty-four finds me
In twenty-fourth place
With twenty-four dropouts
At the end of the day

Life is not what I thought it was
Twenty-four hours ago
Still I'm singing “Spirit,
Take me up in arms with You”
And I'm not who I thought I was
Twenty-four hours ago
Still I'm singing “Spirit,
Take me up in arms with You”

There's twenty-four reasons
To admit that I'm wrong
With all my excuses
Still twenty-four strong
See, I'm not copping out
Not copping out
Not copping out
When You're raising the dead in me

Oh, oh, I am the second man
Oh, oh, I am the second man now
Oh, I am the second man now
And You're raising these

Twenty-four voices
With twenty-four hearts
All of my symphonies
In twenty-four parts
But I want to be one today
Centered and true
I'm singing “Spirit,
Take me up in arms with You”
You're raising the dead in me

Oh, oh, I am the second man
Oh, oh, I am the second man now
Oh, I am the second man now
And You're raising the dead in me, yeah

I wanna see miracles
To see the world change
Wrestled the angel
For more than a name
For more than a feeling
For more than a cause
I'm singing “Spirit,
Take me up in arms with You”
And You're raising the dead in me

Twenty-four oceans
With twenty-four hearts
All of my symphonies
With twenty-four parts
Life is not what I thought it was
Twenty-four hours ago
Still I'm singing “Spirit
Take me up in arms with You”

I'm not copping out
Not copping out

—Switchfoot (2003)
Tags: Switchfoot, Lyrics, Birthday
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Interview – Silversun Pickups
10/18/09 at 08:02 PM by Jonathan Bautts
Catch my interview with Silversun Pickups over at Mammoth Press. Frontman Brian Aubert shares about the band's journey, including its indie/L.A. roots, the cathartic making of Swoon, nervous breakdowns, writing No. 1 single "Panic Switch," and the yin yang of recording and touring.
Tags: Silversun Pickups, Swoon, Panic Switch, Brian Aubert, Interview
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OneRepublic: Daydreamers No More
10/13/09 at 11:09 PM by Jonathan Bautts
Check out my short article on OneRepublic over at Campus Circle.
Tags: OneRepublic, Waking Up, Eddie Fisher
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Interview – OneRepublic
10/11/09 at 08:15 PM by Jonathan Bautts
Catch my interview with OneRepublic over at Mammoth Press. Drummer Eddie Fisher chats about making the band's second album Waking Up, the challenges of avoiding a sophomore slump and how their lives have changed since "Apologize."
Tags: OneRepublic, Waking Up, Eddie Fisher, Interview
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Interview – Say Anything
10/05/09 at 09:29 PM by Jonathan Bautts
Catch my interview with Say Anything over at Mammoth Press. The one and only Max Bemis opens up about the band's upcoming record, God and religion, his transparent songwriting, and what it's like finally being healthy and married.
Tags: Say Anything, Max Bemis, Interview
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Interview – MUTEMATH
09/28/09 at 09:57 PM by Jonathan Bautts
Catch my interview with MUTEMATH over at Mammoth Press. Frontman Paul Meany opens up on the difficulties behind making Armistice, including his own personal uncertainties and why persistency can sometimes be bad, and what the band's Twilight experience was like.
Tags: MUTEMATH, Armistice, Paul Meany, Interview
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Alice In Chains: Come Together
09/21/09 at 08:48 PM by Jonathan Bautts
Check out my article on Jerry Cantrell and the new Alice In Chains record at Campus Circle.
Tags: Alice In Chains, Black Gives Way To Blue, Jerry Cantrell
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Interview – AFI
09/20/09 at 10:13 PM by Jonathan Bautts
Check out my interview with AFI on Mammoth Press. Bassist Hunter Burgan discusses the making of Crash Love, the band's eighth studio album, and how it fits into the AFI discography.
Tags: AFI, Crash Love, Hunter Burgan, Interview
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The Gaslight Anthem: Once Upon A Time
09/16/09 at 12:00 AM by Jonathan Bautts
Check out my article about The Gaslight Anthem over at Campus Circle.
Tags: The Gaslight Anthem, The '59 Sound, Alex Levine
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