Banner Pilot’s Souvenir – The Culturemass review

They say that smell is the sense with the strongest ties to memory, but I don’t know if I buy that. For my money, nothing can take me back like a song. Even new music, stuff that hadn’t yet been recorded or written or even conceived of at the time that’s being recalled, can make me relive every painful day of my early adult-hood, can dredge up emotions and regrets

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Bad Cop/Bad Cop’s Boss Lady – The Culturemass review

Before I had even heard a single note from Boss Lady, the new EP from Fat Wreck Chords’ Bad Cop/Bad Cop, I was already excited about it. The press release include the following excerpt from the lyrics – “Shove your labels / we’ll flip your tables / and we won’t apologize / for causing a scene.”, and that last bit, not apologizing for causing a scene, coupled with the fact

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Culturemass Review of Morning Glory – War Psalms

Elvis once famously sang, “Don’t Be Cruel.” So I’ll do my best. Morning Glory will be releasing its new record, War Psalms, early next month. I think it’s possible that one can write anthemic war or anti-war songs about any sort of conflict, from world disorder to religious upheaval and dissent, to personal protests of culture and uniformity. Some of them are even quite good. Like U2”s War, or The

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