I recently got the new ETID album and it's awesome, so awesome. I have started a review on that but that won't be posted till mid to late August. As for upcoming reviews, I almost have one done for Poison The Well's new album, and have something brewing for Oh, Sleeper and Showbread. I am still working on Broadway, that's been a hard one to write, as the right words are not forming for me right now. I will also be reviewing new Cobra, so get excited for that haha. Oh, and my Used review will be a good time
Just received the new ETID album, will listen and have thoughts later (aka just like Jason and Anton lolomg). Anyways, between ETID, Thrice, Oh, Sleeper, fun., and Mew, my ears just don't know what to do with themselves. haha
Pretty good release from Oh, Sleeper, composed of former members of bands such as Terminal and BTBAM. Pretty good step up from their debut. Oh, and Cody Bonnette (ex-As Cities Burn) makes a guest vocal appearance.
When I woke up this late morning, I checked my iPhone to see that I had over 60 new email messages. Usually when I get that high of a number, I know something must have went down. And indeed did something go down. Because of poor security methods the Vagrant website had, the upcoming Thrice album, Beggars, leaked 3 months early. That is crap. It's such a horrible thing to see happen to Thrice, a band so humble and honest with their fans, one of the few remaining bands that get it. Beggars was a DIY project for Thrice, so to see all your blood, sweat, and tears leaked 3 months early is devastating. Now, I know plenty of you will download (or already have) this album, so all I can say to you is the same thing I said when Kevin Devine leaked early: BUY IT! As soon as their a pre-order option up for Beggars, please take advantage of it. Thrice is the kind of band that deserves all of our support. So please please please support Thrice and their new album come October 13th, also go to see them live and buy some merch, do whatever you can.
I remember Latterman's second album, No Matter Where We Go..., being the soundtrack to my fall and winter 2005. It brings out many emotions, and the intensity of the album is awesome. If you are a fan, bust it out and pump your fists. Never heard them? Check them out ASAP.
I have been jonesing for this album all summer long. I am (was?) a huge fan of The Format and Nate's work, so it makes sense that I'm super stoked on fun. The soul of The Format is still heard within fun., but Aim and Ignite explores a lot of different instrumentation that The Format didn't do often or never did. Per usual, the lyrics are spectacular, and Nate's voice sounds great. After listening to this 3 times yesterday, I wanted to write a review ASAP, but I will wait about one more week before doing that. So be on the lookout for that, this album is going to please so many people. And my girlfriend loves this album too. Get excited.
So one of the hottest, if not the hottest topic lately on AP.net is Cobra Starship. More specifically Gabe Saporta. There has been a lot more hate directed at him than ever before, and the users here have been using the new Cobra songs as their whipping boys. What people are really upset are two things:
1. Gabe's involvement with Millionaires
2. Gabe's response to the critics about his involvement - specifically him knocking on "bands writing about their girlfriends."
Yes, it was very weird and out of place for Gabe to knock on those type of bands, especially when his former band was exactly that. There were one of the pinnacle bands who wrote about that. So a lot of this hate fans (former?) are feeling towards him are direct result of this, thus making people more likely to just rip and hate on the new Cobra stuff.
So far, I have listened to the three songs that have been released so far (Pete Wentz Is The Only Reason We're Famous, Good Girls Gone Bad, Hot Mess), and they are pretty average, with "Pete Wentz" being the highlight, as that may be the best song in Cobra's discography. The song with that gossip girl isn't bad, but it's generic. While "Hot Mess" is exactly that. But I do think that if Gabe hadn't said what he said about the scene (long live the scene, the scene is dead) and had no involvement with Millionaires, there would be a lot more positive comments about the upcoming album. But because music is so personal, it's hard to separate. "Why would I want to support this guy after everything?" That is a question I find myself asking. We shall see how everything plays out.