Archive for August, 2009

August 31st, 2009 - 1:55 am § in Perfect Lines


It seems that the Seattle Times‘ Andrew Matson has stumbled upon the formula that came to fruition in popular culture a bit over half a decade ago: “random genre/culture/thing/idea/word” + “emo” = combination of the former two concepts! Back when emo first really hit it[...]

August 28th, 2009 - 4:20 pm § in Perfect Lines

Undone Sanitarium

Ok, I can’t pass up an opportunity to talk about this (via Rolling Stone): Last week Rolling Stone chatted up Rivers Cuomo about Weezer’s new album Raditude. Near the end we asked about the 15th anniversary of their debut single “Undone – The Sweater Song,” which he now admits [...]

August 27th, 2009 - 6:03 pm § in Perfect Lines

Jailhouse Emo

A Fall Out Boy has been arrested. So sayeth The Washington Post (via The AP): LOS ANGELES — Singer Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy has been arrested on a two-year-old warrant for driving without a valid license. Sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore says the 25-year-old was arrested late Tues[...]

August 25th, 2009 - 12:01 am § in Perfect Lines

forget Thorns of Life

Consider this a (hopefully short) spell of regurgitated music info while I give myself a bit of a mental break. Reading through Unlikely Words‘ new postings just a few moments ago revealed that Blake Schawrzenbach’s newest project, Thorns of Life, is now defunct. Enter “forgetters&[...]

August 24th, 2009 - 11:56 am § in Perfect Lines

brokeNCYDE leave Warped

I’m not one to usually recycle news without some sort of comment/insight (errr… at least, not on a consistent basis and based on reporting from other sites), but the following news (as reported by Aversion) certainly speaks for itself: Much to the delight of uptight moms and punk kids al[...]

August 23rd, 2009 - 12:34 am § in Perfect Lines

Interview with Geoff Farina

I’d been meaning to post this up for quite a while, and here goes… I met up with Geoff Farina, frontman of the now-defunct and beloved band Karate, for an interview to be included in America Is Just A Word. Karate is one of a handful of bands that really challenged the ideals for what [.[...]

August 17th, 2009 - 12:55 am § in Perfect Lines


Nothin’ for right now… just thinking of The Format: [youtube=][...]

August 14th, 2009 - 12:03 pm § in Perfect Lines

Say What?

I stumbled upon this on the net: my article on scrunk. Though it wasn’t the one the Boston Phoenix published, but Oakland’s East Bay Express. Which is all a bit odd. I don’t necessarily mind that the paper is using my article – in fact, I’m flattered that they would cho[...]

August 13th, 2009 - 10:26 am § in Perfect Lines

SDRE at Soundwave

A quick email post! The new Sunny Day Real Estate site has a special announcement of some more shows to come in 2010, this time in Australia. Here are the details: SAT 20 February, 2010 Brisbane, Soundwave Festival SUN 21 February 2010 Sydney, Soundwave Festival FRI 26 February 2010 Melbourne, Sound[...]

August 11th, 2009 - 1:29 am § in Perfect Lines

Cowboy Emo

Turning towards a Perfect Lines perennial favorite – Lucero – we have what’s been dubbed “Cowboy emo.” I stumbled upon this from a post on Tampa’s Creative Loafing about the band. The piece was more sizing up/summarizing a “Lucero for begginers” mix b[...]

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