Posts tagged blink 182
Posts tagged blink 182
Currently sitting with an arm full of runny nose residue because the tissues are far and it’s easier to sit with my own sickness and listen to One Mile Left’s The High Rise Afternoon than it is to walk five feet to bathroom. Burning up like a Jonas Brother, I was surprised to hear the pop punk sounds of yesteryear on The High Rise Afternoon. It was more Blink than Wonder Years, and under all my sweat I felt like 14 year old me was reviewing this record.
Instead of watching The Big Bang Theory season premiere, I was stuffing my face with Taco Bell and watching Book of Mormon for the second time this month. After a good night, I came home to a friend’s Facebook status about saving for retirement…she’s my age, 25. It confused me because I have always believed that you never know when you’ll die, so live in the moment. As this processed in my mind American Verse’s Heaven’s In Your Head played through an earbud.
Jealousy is an ugly shade to wear, so many apologies to Lee Weiss of Life After Liftoff for me making him sport it. He’d been running errands all day while I was on my third episode of Boy Meets World. No major hard feelings were on the table, but we had a good laugh before we got to the nitty gritty of our phone chat.
Lee fronts Life After Liftoff, a rock band out of Ohio who has earned high praise from the royalty of their scene. He was open and honest about his past as a target of bullying due to his love of skateboarding and punk style in his Midwest town, and more, including always being the youngest among his crew at Blink 182 shows, and a tour they were approached about but that isn’t confirmed…So that topic was hushed. Other than that we got a lot in despite the batteries in the tape recorder going out a few times.
Just earlier this year when this whole “Kendra start your own blog” idea started I was trolling the net looking to bring awareness to artists from all walks of life, for what’s a label other than something we use to list out likes and dislikes on Facebook? So when I stumbled upon Electric Anthem, I was content. Apparently bred on Blink 182, their 2010 record All But Sorry reeked of Mark Hoppus…in the good way. So when I heard back from the young lads of St. Paul about their newest record, Knock Out, I was ready for more Blink, but was left with a sort of growth spurt…for more of the review..click away!
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For kids of the 90’s, Green Day was it. For the late 90’s and new Millennium, it was all about Blink 182, so it’s no surprise that we now have a surplus of bands now who have taken a page from the Blink Bible; lines flooded with girls and life, surrounded by pop punk chords. Electric Anthem is just that. As a huge All American Reject fan, I noticed the vocals were similar to Tyson Ritter’s back in the day, before all the radio hits…fresh but raw, an oxymoron if you will. If you read the notes I have on Electric Anthem’s album, All But Sorry, you’ll find the sentence “poppy but not like All Time Low” because I didn’t get a since that this band would be the next teen scene kings. I heard a mature sound as “Your Eyes” and “Love with a Liar” played on. With the fitting “Goodbyes” saying farewell on the album, I too must say adios to this review and get back to listening to Electric Anthem’s All But Sorry. So if you’re a fan of the ways of Tyson Ritter and AAR and Blink 182, you will want to get in on Electric Anthem’s All But Sorry.
Reviewed By Kendra Rae