Thursday, December 31, 2009

Its a celebration bitches


Dude, wow. I had to make a second consecutive post because I stumbled across Against Me!'s new album cover on their blog...

the 2010's

man...the 2000's are over? seems like a day ago, i guess i was 11 years old. i hardly remember any of it. big moments in this decade were getting my wisdom teeth removed and getting my braces on and off. let's hope this decade isn't as fucking weak as the last one.

there's a lot of confusion as to what we're supposed to call the 2000''s kind of awkward really. my mom said that some people are calling them the "Oughts" because we ought to have done this and that...for instance, we ought not to have elected George Bush as our president.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Does anyone else get stoked for the house of representatives on cspan?

Breaking News

Monday, December 21, 2009

Obama asks moms to return to school


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

or you can go to the show with the better flier...

Pics of Native

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

These are some pictures I took of the band Native in June, 2009, up at the Brohouse in Toronto. They were pretty freaked the fuck out to see me there, being from chicago and all. They were playing in the kitchen which was packed to the brim--kids standing on the counters and in the sink. I missed La Dispute, but after Native played, Tonn played in an even smaller room in the basement. It was super sweaty in both rooms, hence the cloudiness of these pictures.

They just released a new record, and they tour pretty hard. Good guys. They waited it out with us when we came out to Indiana to see them play a show once as the police had to come and get us un-locked-out-of-our vehicle.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Two columbia teachers talking: 'maybe i should take more valium before i give this presentation' 'i recommend alcohol'. I love art school.

It Is, After All, Ian's Party.

how could you not go???

Saturday, December 12, 2009

So, it's December 12th and everyone is in the Christmas spirit, just thought I would share the Christmas spirit, with some family, fun-filled sing alongs... Enjoy. And Merry Holidays.



To add to the cheerful spirit of the holidays, I'd like to point out that you know it's been a shitty year of weather when November was the nicest month. Here's to next year!

-Debby Downer (Geoff)

Suffix's CD Release Show

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Review: "Stray" by Warren Franklin

Brand New and Against Me! have built up pretty solid respective repertoires of acoustic material, and our friend Warren Franklin (of the Infidel Castrones and Weight In Words) has accomplished something rather amazing with the release of his debut solo album, Stray. In a live setting, Warren is prone to getting shit for playing Against Me! and Brand New covers, but this record, while it keeps those influences close, remains steps away from having the comparisons completely nailed shut: Warren abuses his vocal chords like Tom Gabel used to, and haunts us like the acoustic songs from that Fight Off Your Demons demo that leaked a few years ago. He's even got the same first name of Against Me!'s old commodity of a drummer (No Warren Iraq!).  But from the content of the lyrics to the variety of his delivery, Warren transcends the spectrum composed by the two bands. It's easy to imagine an entire band backing Warren up throughout most of the record: "Excess In Moderation" documents what-could-have-been for Against Me! if they stuck closer to the ideals they laid out on "Reinventing Axl Rose". But enough with the comparisons already.

Everyone's always looking for an honest songwriter. If that's so, why is there so much bullshit on the airwaves? And how's this for honesty?: "Anytime I've been acting like a dick I try to calm myself out" (lyric from "A Mutual Respect")

The first song, "Art Show" is the perfect introduction to the album: It begins with an intensity that reminds us the acoustic guitar is not reserved to the Jack Johnsonites of the world (although if they can handle the raw emotions on "Stray," they'll find some good riffs to rip off at the next bonfire). The first verse begins with Warren singing at a near-yell, but inserts the most beautiful use of falsetto since Matt Sharp was in Weezer. The shouted refrain, "You're the one who bites my tongue for me every time I clear my throat" is so sick. There's intense riffage, delicate riffage and some original Oooo's.

Once upon a time in a poetry class, my professor wouldn't let us use the word "flow." But there is something about how this album progresses from song to song that adds to the dynamics of the album, making it seem like it was all thought up at once. From the back-and-forth intensity of "Art Show" comes "God Given Right," which, if you listen to the first 10 seconds and then  fast-forward to the last ten, will fucking shock the listener: It goes from a very ChadBroChill riff into a soft verse with a subversive melody. Then, nothing can restrain the lines "This year Halloween was on a Friday night/ If you got something to say/ Go ahead and say it,"from being shouted as the song builds towards its cataclysmic end, which has Brandon Lutmer of our favorite band Joie De Vivre alongside Warren in screaming, "Is your heart in the right place?"

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

We apologize for the previous post, which was posted by the newest member of our team here at, Jake. Please disregard all posts by n00bz, not just here, but in every aspect of life.

In other news, this drawing by Phil Ahn will be on the cover of our full-length cassette, should it ever be released:

As far as the songs go, it sounds like everything was set up for The Dead Milkmen to record "Eat Your Paisley!" and we broke into their studio and rippe off "Pinkerton," minus all the shredding.


A message from Andrew W.K. :

Monday, December 07, 2009

Im not one for gossip, but tiger woods has very generic taste in women. Then again, he is a golfer...

Saturday, December 05, 2009

This day in history: tpaty gets banned from swing state \m/ \m/

Friday, December 04, 2009

Can we please get this distinction straight?: stupid hoes that shop at forever 21 wear 'skinny jeans'...punks just wear tight pants. God. with more carcass!

Thursday, December 03, 2009

instead of working on finals, i thought i'd do something in the spirit of the holidays and make these bitchin' animated gifs featuring the one and only carcass bringin the mosh at our benefit show.

God dammit, it's December already

Well at least that means ONE good thing...


60+ Bands!!! Again!!! Damn it!!!
The Alright Alreadies
Altar Eagle
Amen and the Hell Yeahs
American Draft
Bier Slüt
Bird Sounds
Bread and Bottle
The Brokedowns
The Catburglars
Chica X
Chronic Seizure
comorevi-ButtEr fLy
Conniption Fitts
Damp Hay
Das Kapital
Deth Warrant
Dios Mio
Elephant Gun
Giant Lakes
The God Damn Doo Wop Band
Heart Shaped Hate
Hot Garbage
The House That Gloria Vanderbilt
In Defense
Iron Reminders
Johnny Bodacious and the Bad Attitudes
Loose Dudes
Michael Michael Motorcycle
The Muzzler
The Night Brigade
Oil Can Boy
Paper Mice
The Please and Thank Yous
Pretty Boy Thorson and the F'n A's
Red Phone Dispatch
"Richardson" Richardson
Sass Dragons
Seventy Dollar Beard
Totally Michael
Truman and His Trophy
Vacation Bible School
Wide Angles
Zlam Dunk

Stoked to hang with Liarbirds again. The Dopamines are playing? Fucking awesome...

Razorcake-friendly Sass Dragons, Brokedowns, and Vacation Bible School, always a must.