On its debut, self-titled EP, Brooklynâs Chumped created six quick hits of pop-punk goodness, its flavors refusing to dilute on repeat listens. Where itâs seemingly common practice for poppy bands with acerbic lyrics to cite Jawbreaker as their chief influence, Chumped finds kinship with Long Island
Win a Copy of the New Lawrence Arms Record and a Shirt
Above is our handsome pal Brendan Kelly (who you may know from The Lawrence Arms, The Falcon, or the Chicago Police Department’s arrest log for public intoxication) wearing one of our dumb shirts. He has a new Lawrence Arms album out this week called Metropole which you may have heard about if you’ve been anywhere near the internet over the last month.
Want to win a dumb shirt and a dumb album? All you have to do is take the above image and photoshop Brendan into doing/wearing something that makes us laugh. Maybe he is stroking off a giant camel dong. Maybe he is dressed as one of the members of the Casualties. Maybe he is riding a rollercoaster into a giant vagina. Or maybe all three. The possibilities are endless.
Brendan will pick the winner. We’ll send you a shirt in your size (we currently have S-XL) and a copy of Metropole on vinyl (but only if you live within the continental US).
To help you out, we’ve photoshopped the background out. Download the PSD here. Get shoppin’! Contest ends next week. Submit them to: email@example.com OR tweet your masterpiece with the hashtag #beexphotoshop.
(Please note: You are not getting the actual shirt Brendan is wearing. You will be getting a fresh one that does not smell like him. Sorry, ladies.)
Some songs we just find in our inbox and we think they’re pretty cool, OK? Can that be enough of an explanation? Fuck you! We don’t owe you a reason. (Just kidding, you’re doing a great job, have a good day.)
Occasionally, the good folks at The A.V. Club are nice enough to let me interview people about what song they hate most in the world, in a very appropriately titled segment called, “HateSong.” They just posted one I did with Brendan Kelly of The Lawrence Arms. Here are a few others I’ve done.
Here, belatedly, is the 5th episode of the podcast with Dan Ozzi and special guest Frank Turner. Topics covered: Spending a shit ton of money on used postcards, amping yourself up to Converge, dealing with dummies on the internet, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. tattoos.
This originally aired on Sirius XM’s Faction channel.
We have been sitting here for 20 minutes trying to figure out exactly which post-hardcore band Featherweight sounds like. Maybe Small Brown Bike? Maybe Title Fight? Maybe Knapsack? Anyway, who are we to tell you what some band sounds like? Listen for yourself at their gravelly awesomeness. Their EP is out this week from Limited Fanfare.
Happy Diving have an EP out next month from Father/Daughter Records and we’ve got an early song from it. Sounds like late 90s grunge punk from California and we’re into it. Honestly, it sounds a little bit like that Cloud Nothings album that came out last year, but meaner. We’re into it.
We discovered this Austin, TX band called The Circle Curse who sound like they should be on a label somewhere between Dischord and 31G. 31DisGord, we will call it! Anyway, while we get this fictional label started, check them out.
We met this band a couple weeks and they were a pretty interesting buncha dudes. They looked like they ride life pretty hard and sounded like it too from the stories they were telling us. Well, last week, they flipped their fucking van in epic fashion and holy shit, we’re glad they’re still alive after that. Since they are need of cash, go buy their shit, if for no other reason than to own a shirt that says “Get Dead” on it. They mentioned that some people ask them what the band name means. Really? What is to get about that?
Last night, we hosted the ever-awesome Sundowner and his sexy ass collarbones in Brooklyn. (Seriously, you could cut a diamond on those things.)
Our opener was a dude named Jeff Rowe and we give him the JP seal of approval. Not only for his cool solo jams but because he remembers all our favorite old screamo/grind/emoviolence bands from back in the day like Majority Rule and Assuck and City of Caterpillar. If you ever get the chance to see him, you should. And then ask him about pg. 99.
If you listen to music right now, you know emo revival is hot! hot! hot! Everyone from The Pitchfork to NPR is hopping on this hot new trend. But where did the emos come from? Some say emos have always been around always. Others say emo died long ago. We wanted to get to the very bottom of the emo mystery so we asked a random guy in a vintage t-shirt hanging out in front a Goodwill on Long Island to get his fresh take! Emo!
Why Is Jello Biafra Starring In This Hipster Games Parody?
Is there anything less timely and more lame than a parody video about hipsters? Yes, in fact, there is—a parody video about hipsters spoofing The Hunger Games. But for some reason, Jello Biafra did not see the inherent lameness in this and decided to star in it. (The man’s gotta keep busy until the next presidential election!) Personally, we’re not watching any of these parody movies unless the Wayans brothers are in them. Or Charlie Sheen, because that guy is hilarious. WINNING! My wiiiife. Very niiiice. Opa #gangnam syle# But anyway, here is the non-Wayansed Hunger Games/hipster spoof and oh god this sentence is so stupid to write kill us now please.