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Screw 32, Great Apes and more to contribute to Fugazi tribute album

Sell The Heart Records will be releasing a tribute compilation album for Fugazi, titled “Everybody Wants Somewhere: A tribute to Fugazi”, in early 2017. The album will be a collection of 18-20 bands/artists each doing a thoughtful rendition of a Fugazi song, spanning the band’s entire catalog. In keeping with the spirit of what Fugazi has stood for over their career, the album will also serve as a fundraising effort for a San Francisco based non-profit organization called Taking It To The Streets, which serves the city’s homeless community.

Bands contributing include: Screw 32, Great Apes, Long Knives, SNIPERS!!, Jonah Matranga, Black Map, Identical Homes, Vast Wild, Know Secrets, The Down House, and more.

A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to help with releasing the album that is serving as a pre-order for the album.

EP Review: Long Knives – “This Is Your Life”

Count Your Lucky Stars has played a large role in the indie-emo revival of recent times. Between introducing the world to newcomers like Warren Franklin & The Founding Fathers and Foxing, to putting out new material from established players like Mineral’s Chris Simpson (under the guise Zookeeper) and the reformed Kind of Like Spitting, the future of emo is in capable hands.

Long Knives, one of the label’s newest acts, carries the torch for the indie-pop sound made popular by The Get Up Kids and The Promise Ring. This Is Your Life, the band’s debut EP, shines brightly and confidently through its four songs. From the opening progression of “Bones” to the heartfelt lyrics of “Bastante,” Long Knives establish themselves as an act with a lot of potential in just under fifteen minutes.

Vocalist Kris Moya has a nasally quality to her voice, which may invite comparisons to Chumped’s Anika Pyle (let’s be honest though, that’s not the worst thing). The band plays with their influences on their sleeves, culling sounds from all the great midwestern pop acts that wanted to sound like Superchunk but wound up creating an emo movement. Calling the band’s style “indie-pop-emo-revival” is kind of silly, but that’s only because calling it “post-college rock” sounds too pretentious.

This Is Your Life doesn’t breathe a whole new life into genre, but it does inject just youthful energy to keep it interesting and be worth your time.

3.5 / 5 – Listen to This Is Your Life below.

RIYL: Chumped, The Get Up Kids, The Promise Ring

Long Knives streaming debut EP “This Is Your Life” in its entirety

California emo act Long Knives are now streaming their brand new debut album “This Is Your Life” in its entirety.

The EP isn’t set for release until next week (April 7th) through Count Your Lucky Stars Records, but you can listen to the whole thing here.

Long Knives premiere new track “Unwelcome Guest”

California emo act Long Knives are now streaming their new track “Unwelcome Guest,” and you can check it out here.

The song is off their debut EP “This Is Your Life,” which is set for April 7th release through Count Your Lucky Stars Records, and is available for pre-order here.

Long Knives (emo) sign to Count Your Lucky Stars, stream new song

California emo act Long Knives have just been announced as the newest signing to Count Your Lucky Stars.  The label will be releasing the bands’ debut EP This Is Your Life on April 7th.

The band is currently streaming the first single off the EP.  Give “Bones” a listen here.