On December 11th Pacific Ridge Records will be releasing “A Tribute to The Movielife”, a tribute to pioneering melodic hardcore group the The Movielife (if that wasn’t obvious). One of the contributing artists is Poughkeepsie hardcore act That’s Outrageous! doing a cover of “This Time Next Year” and you can stream it right here.
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 7:55 PM (PST) by willusclyde2000
Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 3:02 PM (PST) by whiskeytango6
Pacific Ridge Records have announced their fourth tribute album, following well received tributes to Alkaline Trio, blink-182, and Tom Petty. The album will be called “A Tribute to the Movielife” and is, obviously, a tribute to pioneering melodic hardcore group the Movielife. For a full track list, click here.
“A Tribute To The Movielife” will be released December 11, and you can pre-order it here.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 3:35 PM (PST) by jaystone
Swedish punks Future Idiots are streaming their current album, “Neighborhoods & Morningwoods,” free for your listening pleasure.
For the uninformed, “Neighborhoods & Morningwoods” is an album consisting entirely of Future Idiots covering Blink 182‘s most recent album, “Neighborhoods,” in the style that they imagine early Blink would have performed it. Pretty interesting concept; check it out here.
“Neighborhoods & Morningwoods” was released by Pacific Ridge Records. Here’s Dying Scene’s review.
Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 3:44 PM (PST) by Bizarro Dustin
One of the biggest and most common critiques that can be found in nearly every circle of music is “I miss the old stuff”. This can take on a myriad of forms… “The music is too serious now”, “They write too many ballads these days”, “I miss the songs about masturbating and smoking pot all day”, but essentially all these complaints really mean the same thing. Sure, there will always be an audience for a band somewhere, regardless of the changes made to the band’s music, but it’s extremely rare to ever see an entire fanbase collectively agree about how much they like the change in direction that a band has taken- especially in this day and age of anonymity and dissent on the Internet.
Last year Blink-182 released their first album since returning from their hiatus, Neighborhoods, to mixed reaction from more or less the entire world. Among the negative complaints (other than from the traditional punk rockers who have always hated blink-182) was that there was a huge influence of the band member’s other projects that was found squeezed into the disc, particularly Tom DeLonge’s very un-punk band Angels and Airwaves. This should have been expected, given that the band members spent four years apart working on their own individual projects, but I digress. Once the album dropped, it was common to find YouTube videos of people who either remixed the audio files, or just re-arranged the songs themselves to sound more like “classic” blink-182. But what if some band was to be ambitious enough to re-record the entirety of Neighborhoods in the style of “classic” blink-182? If you think no band would be idiotic enough to attempt such a thing, then you must be unfamiliar with Sweden’s Future Idiots, who have done just that very thing with their newest album Neighborhoods & Morningwoods.
Given that Neighborhoods & Morningwoods is essentially nothing more than a tribute album (on multiple levels too, that title is something that the blink-182 of 1999 would have never passed up), it would be un-fair to treat it the same way as if it were an album full of original material. It’s very clear that Future Idiots have taken a lot of influence from blink-182 (particularly 1997’s Dude Ranch and 1999’s Enema of the State), and the band really understands how to cop the style and re-arrange the songs to make them sound ten years older than they really are. This works well on the songs that were already a huge departure for blink-182: “Up All Night”, “Love Is Dangerous”, and “Fighting the Gravity” are all given the “sped-up-tempo-and-added-harmonies” treatment, creating new listening experiences for fans. Future Idiots opted to not cover the “Heart’s All Gone Interlude”, and for some reason included a second version of “Up All Night” tacked on to the end of Neighborhoods & Morningwoods in its place. The second version is more or less the blink-182 version, but played faster (“Natives” and “Snake Charmer” also suffer from this fate), whereas the first version takes more creative liberties, even going as far as to include a slow piano interlude that’s very similar to the one found in “Adam’s Song”.
On the original Neighborhoods there is a string of songs that alternate between sounding like what would happen if modern blink-182 tried to re-record Enema of the State (“Wishing Well”, “This Is Home” and Take Off Your Pants and Jacket (“Kaleidoscope”, “MH 4.18.2011”)). On Neighborhoods & Morningwoods, these songs are played with the distortion cranked up and more palm-muting. Given that these songs already kind of sounded like blink-182’s earlier material, there wasn’t a whole lot to do with them, although the band does try to present them in a new fashion.
Then there are the re-arrangements that are kind of questionable. The blink-182 recording of “Heart’s All Gone” was already praised as one of the strongest songs on the original album, even garnering comparisons to Bad Religion. Rather than going for a straightforward cover, Future Idiots re-work the song to make use of elongated syllables and fast, choppy guitar work. Kudos to the band for making changes to these songs to make them more of their own, but sometimes being creative doesn’t always work out. The band’s cover of the Deluxe Edition song “Even If She Falls” suffers from sounding more or less like the original, but the band lucks out as “Even If She Falls” was one of the better songs on Neighborhoods anyway.
As a novelty project, Neighborhoods & Morningswoods is a pretty fun listen for blink-182 fans. Sure a majority of the songs don’t do a whole lot other than drop the long intros or weird synthesizer parts, but the goal was never to re-record the album as if Radiohead or Pink Floyd had written it- Future Idiots merely wanted to inject a different life into the album while also paying tribute to one of the most influential mainstream acts on the modern pop punk scene.
Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 2:40 PM (PST) by whiskeytango6
Future Idiots released their debut album earlier this year, while Pacific Ridge Records first gained attention for their Alkaline Trio tribute compilation.
Monday, August 20, 2012 at 10:25 AM (PST) by connor_maoil
Swedish pop punk act Future Idiots have released a music video for their song “Skate Star.” Check it out right here.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 2:09 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
Swedish pop-punk act, Future Idiots, are offering free downloads of a song, entitled “I Still Got Porn,” which will be appearing on their upcoming album.
You can snatch it up here.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 10:54 AM (PST) by Johnny X
The album is being released through Pacific Ridge Records.
Monday, March 5, 2012 at 12:32 PM (PST) by Johnny X
Chicago pop-punk act August Premier aren’t releasing their Pacific Ridge Records debut “Happy Miserable” until March 27th but we’re not gonna make you wait that long to hear some new tunes. Today we’re pleased to bring you a sneak peek at a brand new track from the album. It’s called “Battles” and you can stream it right here.
Like what you hear? You can pre-order “Happy Miserable” here.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 5:13 PM (PST) by jaystone
“Happy Miserable” is set for release March 27th on Pacific Ridge Records.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 10:20 AM (PST) by Johnny X
The album was recorded by Matt Allison (producer of many Alkaline Trio releases) and you can check out the album’s track listing along with a streamable track (“Trenches”) on the band’s bandcamp page.
Thursday, December 29, 2011 at 10:02 AM (PST) by Johnny X
Swedish pop-punk act Future Idiots are currently putting the finishing touches on their third full length album. Looks like it will be self-titled and released on Pacific Ridge Records, thought a specific date hasn’t been set.
New tunes should be streaming soon.
Monday, November 14, 2011 at 10:17 AM (PST) by Johnny X
This looks awesome and if you’ve got any love for metal you should check this out. Swedish pop-punk act Future Idiots will be releasing an EP called “Future Idiots Goes Heavy Metal” on November 29th via Pacific Ridge Records. The album will contain a handful of metal covers from bands like Iron Maiden, Dragonforce, Avenged Sevenfold and Volbeat. You can check out a teaser video and the track listing here.
You can stream their cover of Dragonforce’s “Through The Fire And Flames” right here.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at 12:32 PM (PST) by Lauren Mills
New Jersey Pop-punk act, Bright and Early, are streaming their upcoming EP “Getting Through It” in its entirety.
You can check it out right here.
The EP will be released October 18th through Pacific Ridge Records as a follow up to their debut “Louder Than Words” EP which came out last year.
Monday, September 5, 2011 at 4:55 PM (PST) by Ghost Country
Pacific Ridge Records, the masterminds behind the recent Alkaline Trio tribute, have revealed plans to release a new compilation titled “The Scene”. You can check out the cover art right over and the idea behind the compilation right here:
“TThe project in question was created with the idea that we would gather a terrific group of under-the-radar talent and let them demonstrate their skills with original music. And in my opinion Blink-182’s compilation series titled ‘Atticus’ is the closest comparison to this particular project. ‘Atticus’ attempted to shed light on new and upcoming artists by including a variety of genres and styles on one record, and in doing so they exceeded almost everones expectations by unveiling original talent like Taking Back Sunday, The Starting Line, Bad Astronaut, Hot Rod Circuit, Finch, Rise Against and dozens of other bands that are thought of as the greatest of their era. Since Atticus has been slow to keep up their work, I thought Pacific Ridge Records would take a stab at selecting a few artists that have unparalleled ability, and who I think with a little dedication and hard work are destined to achieve great things.”
The cover art is right there on the left and you can check out some tracks from the release here.