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Robb 09/02/10 12:28 PM

Weird, this might be the first Weekly Nostalgia band that I have flat out never heard of.

smoke4thecaper 09/02/10 12:33 PM


Originally Posted by ilovesofie (Post 74460382)
So glad they are finally featured in the category, "Survive" is one of my favorite records in this genre, so so so good. But I thought they only released two albums?

Two full-lengths and an EP.

Crimson_Curse 09/02/10 12:48 PM

listen to this band daily.

so good.

AFSjulian 09/02/10 12:52 PM

I saw them play on accident for probably less than 20 people and it was one of the most incredible, heartfelt performances I can remember. They gave it their absolute all on a shitty stage, at a shittier show, in the shittiest part of Cleveland. My roommate and I still rock our Quitters Never Win shirts.

ACA 09/02/10 12:53 PM

Some comments:

The Swellers -- I see them mentioned here.. not sure they really fit this mold. They execute live like a band worthwhile of a mention next to Rise Against or A Wilhelm Scream, but their CDs are so lifeless. I've never seen a band sound so good live but so bland on record. The immediate thought is "the band is being sugarcoated to appeal to a wide audience".

Transit -- RIYL? Active/touring? Best CD?

The Movielife -- no business being mentioned with Refused.. one band is essential and released one of the best albums of the 90s, and one band is good at what they do but not entirely important.

Castle Builders 09/02/10 02:23 PM

I wish I knew of any good melodic punk bands that Chicago still had. Rise Against started losing their touch after Siren Songs. Much the Same's bassist was amazing too.

MKEcasey 09/02/10 04:33 PM

Wow, holy nostalgia! I used to do booking and merch for an area band and I remember doing several shows with them when they came through Wisconsin. Great guys, as far as I can remember. Definitely going to have to give them another listen since it has been so long.

CBKRP 09/02/10 05:42 PM

Survive was a masterpiece, really wish there was a follow up

thesiz 09/02/10 05:55 PM

such a good band...

RyanFTW 09/02/10 06:32 PM

Great Band, I kind of wish I saw more records by them because Survive was definitely the blueprint for what was to come from them.

The Big Timer 09/02/10 06:58 PM

Weren't they originally called "Don't Look Down" and they changed it because of DLD in Philly?

Gunnerpunk 09/02/10 07:49 PM

Gunner from MTS here, thanks to everyone for all the kind words, especially since you didn't know I'd see them. =)

To those looking for the (admittedly mediocre) Caught Off Guard EP can download it for free here:


There's also a couple Survive bonus tracks that you may or may not already have on that page as well.


musthavegirl 09/02/10 08:04 PM

the name much the same is unique ,like the name, i think singer should like those guys . they only release 3 albums in 8 years . singers should not let their fans down.they should only release something that is valueable.

donkeyman2341 09/03/10 12:22 AM

my definition of "punk rock"

i LOOOOOOOOOOOVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVEEEEEEEE EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE Survive sooooooo much its not even funny. every single fucking song was good.

everyone should check out Unit91 the side project of some of the Much The Same guys...



Gunnerpunk 09/03/10 05:16 AM

I can back up that last comment about Unit91! Their EP is as good as anything MTS ever did.