04:50 PM on 10/24/12
Seems like a terrible time to be in a band lately. At least a decently aged pop-punk band. I knew it's been getting harder for bands to continue with the state of the industry, economic tough times, etc, but this is getting ridiculous. I can't help but wonder who will be next. I've got a lot of ideas though, unfortunately. I dislike most of the music that's involved in the popular underground right now, and it sucks to have to witness the list of active bands I like dwindle down one by one.
I wasn't huge into Every Avenue, but I liked them a lot more than their peers. Seems like they were just in the right place at the right time, even though that first record really rules. They did their sound a lot more genuinely than other bands involved in their scene. They were pretty good live too - I caught them at Warped once and expected them to suck, but they were actually pretty tight. They say this is a hiatus, but I think bands say that just to not entirely devastate their hardcore fans. I don't see them returning.
Also, funny to see people consider them a "neon" band. Besides the cover of the first album, I never really thought of them to have that aesthetic. Although, I guess they get lumped into that category because of the bands they toured with.