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Epitaph Records, You Let Me Down.

Posted by - 08:16 PM on 10/29/13
Epitaph Records is streaming Survive This!'s new album on YouTube. This is the album that includes a song called "Pardon Me" which contains lyrical gems like, "just wait until I get my hands on you, bleed bitch bleed [...] I've never hit a woman but you're wearing me thin." I'm just going to say how I feel about this one: it's absolutely embarrassing that a label I have respected since a kid would put their name on this trash. Disgusting.
 
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08:19 PM on 10/29/13
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I would've thought it would be hard to make something more offensive/embarrassing than the music itself, but wow.
08:21 PM on 10/29/13
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I can understand a label like this not wanting to sensor or impact a bands lyrics due to their punk image, but I don't get how a label like epitaph can put this out and put money behind promoting it.

Absolutely awful move.
08:21 PM on 10/29/13
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A wahhbulance has been called and will be there shortly.
08:23 PM on 10/29/13
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Shit
08:32 PM on 10/29/13
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Christ.
08:33 PM on 10/29/13
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Eh. They still have Converge and Every Time I Die at least.
08:35 PM on 10/29/13
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I'll forgive them since they still have the Weakerthans.........maybe.
08:45 PM on 10/29/13
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This is awful for so many reasons.
08:48 PM on 10/29/13
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Wow
08:50 PM on 10/29/13
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Epitaph has been releasing shitty records to pay the bills for over 10 years now. Posting about this band just gives them more attention and a reason for people to click the link. Pay attention to the good bands on the roster and ignore this crap, its harmless and edgy to gain attention like this news post.
08:54 PM on 10/29/13
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Never mind the misogyny, "music" like this is still selling in the year 2013?
This is my question. Who is buying this terrible stuff??? There's no way they make money on this, so the one for them, one for us rationale doesn't hold. It completely destroys the label's reputation. I just don't get it on any level.
08:56 PM on 10/29/13
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Epitaph has been releasing shitty records to pay the bills for over 10 years now. Posting about this band just gives them more attention and a reason for people to click the link. Pay attention to the good bands on the roster and ignore this crap, its harmless and edgy to gain attention like this news post.
I don't believe it's harmless, if I did, I would just ignore it. And I obviously weighed the "shine a light on shit or just plug your nose and hope someone flushes" debate - and decided this time I'm not ok just pretending it doesn't exist. There's a very real problem with sexism in this scene right now - and it bothers me a label like Epitaph would be at this end of it and not the other.
08:57 PM on 10/29/13
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This is my question. Who is buying this terrible stuff??? There's no way they make money on this, so the one for them, one for us rationale doesn't hold. It completely destroys the label's reputation. I just don't get it on any level.
They wouldn't be putting this out if they weren't making money off of it.

Look at bands like Emmure. They put out music just like this along with a bunch of derogatory merch, and they sell. There's a market for it, and somewhere along the line a few label execs decided they were okay with perpetuating such shit. Disappointing indeed.
09:01 PM on 10/29/13
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They've signed a lot of bands in the recent past that have made a lot of sense. The Menzingers, Alkaline Trio, Social Distortion, Thursday, Every Time I Die, Frank Turner, Off With Their Heads, etc.

But for almost a decade, this label that I've literally grown up with (I'm nearing thirty...) since back when The Offspring were getting big, has made me raise an eyebrow more than once due to some of the moves they've been making. It all started with FFTL and that awful fucking Escape The Fate band.

Point is, Mr. Gurewitz knows a dollar sign when he sees one.

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