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Fireworks offer free downloads of full discography for 24 hours

Detroit’s Fireworks announced they would be going on hiatus earlier this year, and they just wrapped up their last US tour before doing so. As a parting gift, Triple Crown Records is offering the band’s full discography available for free download for 24 hours.

Head over to the label’s Bandcamp page to take advantage of this awesome deal before it’s too late!

Fireworks to go on hiatus following US summer tour

According to a recent post on the band’s Facebook page, Fireworks will be going on an indefinite hiatus following their upcoming US summer tour. Here’s what they had to say:

“There’s no way to express how much your love and support has meant to Fireworks – and furthermore, to us as individuals over the last 8 years or so. After these upcoming gigs are ripped, we will be taking a break for awhile to give the other sides of life a try. We really don’t know how long “awhile” is, but you’ll be the first to know when we figure that out. Hope to see everyone this Spring and Summer. Fireworks Forever.”

Fireworks released their latest album Oh, Common Life on March 25th, 2014 through Triple Crown Records. We’ll keep you posted as more details on the band’s future come to light.

Fireworks announce US tour with Turnover, Sorority Noise & more

Metro Detroit’s Fireworks will be touring the US this summer, and they will be joined by Turnover, Sorority Noise, Weatherbox, and Dry Jacket. Check out the full tour itinerary below.

Fireworks released their latest album Oh, Common Life on March 25th, 2014 through Triple Crown Records. Head over here to check out our review of the record.

Music Video: Fireworks – “Run, Brother, Run”

Metro-Detroit rock band Fireworks have premiered a music video for their song “Run, Brother, Run”. The track comes off of the band’s third album, Oh, Common Life. You can watch it below.

Fireworks released Oh, Common Life on March 25, 2014 via Triple Crown Records.

Music Video: Fireworks – “Bed Sores”

Metro-Detroit rock band Fireworks have premiered a music video for their song “Bed Sores”. You can watch it below.

“Bed Sores” appears on Fireworks’ latest album Oh, Common Life, released last March via Triple Crown Records.

Fireworks heading back on the road in July

Metro-Detroit rock band Fireworks are gearing up for their tour this summer with support from Young Statues and Better off. You can check out the full list of tour dates below.

Fireworks released Oh, Common Life on March 25th, 2014 via Triple Crown Records. It is the follow up to their 2011 release Gospel which was also released through Triple Crown Records.

Fireworks release “Oh, Common Life-Sessions” EP

Fireworks have released an EP called “Oh, Common Life-Sessions.” All proceeds will go to Alternatives For Girls.

You can check out EP below.

Fireworks released Oh, Common Life on March 25, 2014 via Triple Crown Records.

Album Review: Fireworks – “Oh, Common Life”

In 2011, I took a two week real estate course to become a New York City real estate agent. That lifestyle didn’t really pan out for me, but it wasn’t a total loss because each day while I journeyed to and from the class, I got to listen to Fireworks’ sophomore album, Gospel and its combination of infectious sunny melodies and the melancholic nostalgia of the lyrics made it the perfect soundtrack for those hot summer days. Even after the summer ended I continued to listen to Gospel over and over, making it one of my favorite albums of 2011. I’m giving this background information because I think it’s important that you understand that I know exactly what I’m talking about when I say that the band’s new album, Oh, Common Life is most definitely NOT Gospel: Part II.

Bear in mind that I don’t mean that in a bad way. Actually, the fact that Oh, Common Life isn’t Gospel: Part II is the album’s greatest strength. While there are hints of the band’s previous efforts here and there, Oh, Common Life is primarily a forward-facing journey. It’s not an entirely perfect journey, but it’s a mostly successful one.

First single and lead track “Glowing Crosses” is a fitting introduction to the new Fireworks: the music sets a dark and moody tone, in spite of the hooks and Dave Mackinder’s nasally vocals. It’s not unlike the sonic approach that Saves the Day took on 2006’s Sound the Alarm. The 1-2 punch of “Woods” and “Play God Only Knows at My Funeral” provides some of the best sequencing on the album, highlighting the band’s downer lyrics fused with a contagious melody. One of the best tracks on the album, “Run, Brother, Run”, takes a heavier, almost bluesy, musical approach. Imagine if Chris Conley collaborated with the members of The Gaslight Anthem and you’ve got a rough idea of what it sounds like.

Progress isn’t always perfect though, and Oh, Common Life has its share of missteps. “The Only Thing That Haunts This House Is Me” is a little too regressive into the band’s former pop punk territory, while “The Back Window’s Down” feels a little too forced into its position as the token ‘mellow tune that follows two upbeat jams’ track. Then there are the relatively inoffensive, but ultimately forgettable, tracks. “One More Creature Dizzy with Love” and “The Sound of Young America” aren’t ‘bad’ songs but they can’t really shake the filler-vibe that they give off.

Fireworks have put themselves in an interesting position. Although they’re associated with the modern young pop punk scene they’re constantly carving new niches for themselves, unlike many of their peers, and I find that really admirable. By tossing in blues riffs in favor of gang vocal breakdowns, and writing songs inspired by the 1967 Detroit Riot over singing about not being sad anymore, Fireworks have still made one of the more memorable albums in its genre. I might be unfairly biased and think it’s not as good as Gospel, but Oh, Common Life is still worth the time of day for anyone who’s like them in the past.

3.5 / 5 – Listen to it below!

RIYL: The Wonder Years, Saves the Day, Misser

Fireworks stream unreleased b-side, “Oh, Common Life”

Fireworks have released a new song titled “Oh, Common Life”. The track appears on the limited edition acoustic EP that was included with copies of the band’s newest album, Oh, Common Life, if it was purchased at an indie record store.

You can listen to the song below.

Fireworks released Oh, Common Life on March 25, 2014 via Triple Crown Records.

Acoustic Video: Fireworks – “Run, Brother, Run” (Nervous Energies Session)

Fireworks frontman David Mackinder recently sat down to perform an acoustic version of his band’s song “Run, Brother, Run” for Nervous Energies. The track comes off of the band’s recently released third album, Oh, Common Life.

You can watch the video below.

Fireworks released Oh, Common Life on March 25, 2014 via Triple Crown Records.

Music Video: Fireworks – “Glowing Crosses”

Detroit pop punk group Fireworks have just released an “unofficial” music video for their track “Glowing Crosses”. You can check out the video below.

On “Glowing Crosses”, guitarist Chris Mojan commented:

My parents were only teenagers at the time of the Detroit riots in 1967, yet they can still perfectly describe the desolation and eerie silence those riots brought. The only light came from the glowing cross hanging on the side of the hospital, lighting up the front lawns of all the houses in the neighborhood. Although it didn’t really mean anything, knowing that people thought it did was kind of powerful on it’s own.

“Glowing Crosses” is featured on the group’s most recent album Oh, Common Life, released today via Triple Crown Records.

Full Album Stream: Fireworks – ‘Oh, Common Life’

Detroit’s Fireworks have released a stream of their upcoming album Oh, Common Life.  You can listen to it below.

Fireworks will release Oh, Common Life on March 25th through Triple Crown Records.

Fireworks streaming new song “Flies On Tape”

Detroit pop punkers, Fireworks are streaming a new song called “Flies On Tape”

You can check it out here.

The track will be appearing on the band’s upcoming album “Oh, Common Life,” which is being released on March 25th through Triple Crown Records.


Fireworks added to Bled Fest 2014

The mix-genre music festival in Howell, Michigan, Bled Fest has announced Fireworks as the latest addition to this year’s lineup. The Michigan pop punk act now joins the ranks of previously announced bands such as Title FightThe MenzingersMan OverboardBaneHawthorne Heights TransitThe FlatlinersCruel HandSelf Defense FamilyDadsPentimentoDirect Hit!Old GrayKnuckle PuckCaptain We’re SinkingForever Came CallingThe Saddest Landscape, and Maps For Travelers,

Bled Fest will take place at the Hartland Performing Arts in Howell, Michigan on Saturday, May 24, 2014. More information on the festival can be found here.

Fireworks stream new song “Glowing Crosses”

Detroit’s Fireworks are streaming a brand new song entitled “Glowing Crosses” and you can give it a listen below.

The track will be appearing on the band’s upcoming album “Oh, Common Life,” which is being released on March 25th through Triple Crown Records.