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New Song: Bright and Early – “Black and Blue”

New Jersey pop-punk act Bright and Early have posted a new song titled “Black and Blue”. No word yet on whether or not the song will appear on an upcoming release, but you can listen to it right here.

Bright and Early released “Getting Through It,” which was released in October 2011 via Pacific Ridge. You can stream their entire discography here.



This Time Next year stream cover of The Movielife’s “Walking On Glass”

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 Cali pop-punk band, This Time Next Year, doing a cover of “Walking On Glass” and you can stream it right here.

This album is the fourth tribute album from Pacific Ridge, following well received tributes to Alkaline TrioBlink 182, and Tom Petty. For a full track list, click here.



That’s Outrageous! streams “This Time Next Year” from upcoming The Movielife Tribute album

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.

This album is the fourth tribute album from Pacific Ridge, following well received tributes to Alkaline Trio, Blink 182, and Tom Petty. For a full track list, click here.



Pacific Ridge Records announces “A Tribute to the Movielife”

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.

 



Full Album Stream: Future Idiots – “Neighborhoods & Morningwoods”

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.

 



Album Review: Future Idiots – Neighborhoods & Morningwoods

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.

3/5

RIYL: blink-182, All Time Low, Forever the Sickest Kids



Pacific Ridge Records premiere unreleased Future Idiots song

Pacific Ridge Records have unveiled a previously unreleased song by Swedish act Future Idiots. Check out the tune, “Ghost on the Dance Floor”, here.

Future Idiots released their debut album earlier this year, while Pacific Ridge Records first gained attention for their Alkaline Trio tribute compilation.



Future Idiots (Swedish pop punk) release music video “Skate Star”

Swedish pop punk act Future Idiots have released a music video for their song “Skate Star.” Check it out right here.

The song appears on the band’s self-titled debut, which was released on May 29th through Pacific Ridge Records. You can stream the entire album here.



Free Song Download: Future Idiots – “I Still Got Porn” off upcoming album

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.

The band’s self-titled album is being released on May 29th through Pacific Ridge Records. You can stream the entire album here.



Future Idiots stream entire upcoming self-titled album

Swedish pop-punk act Future Idiots are streaming their entire upcoming, full-length album right here.

The album is being released through Pacific Ridge Records.



August Premiere stream new song “Battles” off upcoming album “Happy Miserable”

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.

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Like what you hear?  You can pre-order “Happy Miserable” here.



August Premier streaming new song “Little Girl”

Chicago pop-punks August Premier are streaming the new track “Little Girl.” The track appears on their forthcoming release, entitled “Happy Miserable.” Check it out here.

“Happy Miserable” is set for release March 27th on Pacific Ridge Records.



August Premier releasing new album “Happy Miserable”, stream new song “Trenches”

On March 27th Chicago pop-punk act August Premier will be releasing a brand new album titled “Happy Miserable” on Pacific Ridge Records.

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.



Future Idiots releasing new full-length album

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.



Future Idiots releasing “…Goes Heavy Metal” EP, streaming cover of “Through The Fire And Flames”

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.