Carson Winter

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  • in reply to: Top 10 Most Influential Bands To You! #303258

    Damn, that’s a tough one. Influence goes beyond favorite, it is what informs any art you make yourself.

    Mine are:

    Bomb the Music Industry!
    Against Me!
    Andrew Jackson Jihad
    Hot Water Music
    Bad Religion
    NOFX
    Leatherface
    Tragedy
    The Lawrence Arms
    The Menzingers

    I personally don’t give a fuck what ads are present. Pro-rape, anti-democracy, fear-mongering, Blood on the Dance Floor, Corporate; doesn’t really matter to me.

    in reply to: Favorite NOFX album #246700

    White Trash, Two Heebs & a Bean is definitely my favorite NOFX album. So many great songs…

    in reply to: Streetlight Manifesto – The Hands That Thieve #246699

    It’s initially impressive but eventually unmemorable and fairly unremarkable. Unfortunately ended up being completely forgettable for me. But, I remember I was kind of charmed and excited on my initial listen, not sure what happened after that.

    in reply to: What's the most over rated punk bands? #240787

    I’m not bothered by the fact that a lot of the songs appeared elsewhere first, because I’ve always thought of Against Me!’s folk beginnings as more necessity than an artistic choice. For me at least, Reinventing Axl Rose is the first time the band fully realized the potential in their songwriting and put it together as a cohesive whole. That said, “We Laugh at Danger (And Break All the Rules” is an awesome song, without a doubt.

    in reply to: What's the most over rated punk bands? #240782

    Dude, I don’t know you can’t love Reinventing Axl Rose. It’s just so beautifully raw, passionate. I see it as Against Me!’s sound at it’s highest concentrated purity, before they bred out a lot of the anarcho, crust, and hardcore influences (even though they were pretty subtle on this album as well). “Walking Is Still Honest” might honestly be my favorite song. But honestly, the entire album is top tier punk rock. Check out the aforementioned, along with “Reinventing Axl Rose.”

    in reply to: Favorite Books #239797

    I’ve been getting into Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammet, some of the original hardboiled writers. Just finished reading The Long Goodbye. Great book, really wittily written.

    in reply to: What are you listening to at the moment ? #239796

    I’ve been listening to The Braces “Two Years” and Captain, We’re Sinking “The Future Is Cancelled.” The latter is my album of the year so far. Great shit.

    in reply to: the most seen band (and number of times). #238269

    I live in a town that doesn’t ever get shows or anything, and is like like six hours away from anywhere bands actually tour through. But, that being said, The Menzingers top my list for most seen band with a whopping two times.

    in reply to: Favorite Emo bands #236776

    I’m not sure I could accept Say Anything as an emo band, but yes, of course Jawbreaker is fabulous. Emo to me is a specific sound that doesn’t really lend itself to overt poppiness.

    in reply to: Off With Their Heads- "Home" #236775

    I wish I lived in a town where that could happen. Anytime any non-local band plays in my shitty-small town it’s frontpage news. I’ve never heard of a punk band touring through where I live.

    But yeah, sucks that you missed them. Their new record is a fucking masterpiece.

    in reply to: Vinyl Snob #236774

    This could take a bit of time, but I’d love to see a bunch of huge fucking lists of everybody’s vinyl collections. I know it’d be time consuming, but I think it could be fun. I might have to start on mine today, just so I can flex my punk muscles.

    in reply to: Favorite movie(s) of all time #231575

    @eric.robertsen

    I fucking love Carnage. Polanski is one of my favorite directors.

    in reply to: Punk Rock and Religion #230945

    Yeah, I share your adherence to non-militancy. Cocky atheists with something to prove are some of the most obnoxious people on earth. In my mind, religion and the imagery associated with it should always be around, it’s a huge part of our culture and I think it’d be a shame to lose that. I personally like when an artist can draw on something biblical to give a theme or something a sense of history, or even grandiloquence. Ezra Kire is good at that, he uses the imagery as a shared language to express something altogether unrelated to religion.

    in reply to: Favorite Emo bands #230944

    Dashboard Confessional never really struck me as emo, in my mind that was one of those bands that kinda got lumped into the genre but were really more indie rock. A lot of people label emo as pretty lame because of a lot negative early millennium connotations, but it’s actually quite cool. It’s basically rooted in hardcore, but slowed down with a little more emphasis on experimentation and melody.

    Title Fight , to me, is the quintessential modern emo band.

    Easiest way to explain it all is really just to listen to some bands and see what they have in common, the crossover is where the fundamentals lie.

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