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Aug. 12, 2016, 5:47 p.m.

Some new Riding Music

Bike Boy

So I have really been getting so into putting miles down riding my fixie it is basically my number one mission in life, as well as losing weight and eating healthy and cheap. A week ago I rode for 12 miles in a hellacious thunder storm, so fun... So when I ride I usually just ride and mainly be mindful and count my breaths, and other times I just have my right hand earbud in my ear, and I listen to some music via youtube red. So I stumbled upon a few really good bands, and mainly that's what I have been listening to on my rides.

All four of these bands are either hardcore "Emo", "Melodic Hardcore" or both.

First up we have "Touche Amore" who are just awesome, I really dig their lyrics. They are from Burbank, California.

Three of their official videos are just really Hauntingly beautiful if you ask me.

I read somewhere that this song is about the vocalist's mother recent passing and being taken by Cancer.

Displacement

You died at 69 with a body full of cancer
I asked your god how could you but never heard an answer
No one saw it coming, the diagnosis of stage four
The bravest woman I know that survived it once before

Last week I crashed my car and I walked away unscathed
Maybe that was you asking me to keep my faith
You cried at the thought of never seeing me again
If there was an afterlife, I want you to go to heaven

I never felt so selfish, it's not what I prefer
I always kept it honest, especially for her
She gave me her best, she swore I was her heart
I couldn't worship the god that let her fall apart

I'm not sure what I believe
Well I think that's understood
But I know she's looking out for me
The way she said she would
The way she said she would
The way she said she would´╗┐

Palm Dreams

What was it that brought you west
I assume I can only guess
It's the questions to what I've asked
That appear when time has passed
It felt like many years
Taking apart our home
I dug through forty years
All alone

On my own
On my own
On my own
On my own

Was it all the palm dreams
Placed where they shouldn't be
That made you feel complete
In this land of make believe

Like going 65 on the 5 in 5
Like going 65 on the 5 in 5

On my own
On my own
On my own
On my own

I am still bereaved
Come every ocean breeze
Was it all the palm trees
Placed where they shouldn't be
That made you feel complete
In this land of make believe

What was it that brought you west
What was it that brought you west
What was it that brought you west
Where I lay my head to rest
It felt like many years
Taking apart our home
I dug through forty years
All alone

Harbor

Call it a learning process
And I've never been that quick
Because I take things as they come
And I respond how I see fit
But it's easy to get distracted
As I've been living life abroad
But I starve for your acceptance
And I wait for your applause

I'd always envisioned myself as a giver
But as I reflect I've left something to be desired
Not that my heart
Hasn't ever delivered
But that it's never felt
This inspired

To have direction to feel complete
To embrace affection to end all the woe is me
But mainly to harbor the love that I have to give
But for tonight let's just stay inside
Well it's far too loud and I just want quiet
And if we die before we wake
I'll blame it on the past mistakes

Without you I'm not pure
And without you I'm not clean
But if I'm going down with you
Then you're going down with me

What I'm afraid of is one deserting
What I'm sure of is that it's on me
But I'm too tired to be that person
And that person needs to be set free

To harbor the love that I have to give

The next band we have up on the list is Basement whom are from the United Kingdom. I love the bass lines in their song writing, and the production is nice, thick, clean and chunky. Dare I say this, but in some ways they are like a better version of Lifetime in my opinion. But maybe that is an unfair comparison, and from what little I have read about them in interviews and such they really don't consider themselves punk or hardcore. So far I have really looked at many of their lyrics in black and white I have mainly just been listening to their full albums when I ride. Have a listen, give it a feel. Let me know what you think.

Basement - I wish I could stay here

Jesus... The more I listen they take the Lifetime guidelines for pop punk and real emo a huge step further.

Now the next up is Citizen which somehow take me back to thinking about DC and old dischord bands. Citizen comes from Michigan and Ohio. Now Citizen is the other band who's album Youth I have been repeatedly been playing while I ride. They put me into a groove. Again Real and Unadulterated emotional music.

Citizen - Youth

Whether you love it or hate it, let me know. Because, I am not sure if *"You sleep anymore"....

and now for the finale to this post regarding epic melodic hardcore.

We have the band More Than Life, whom hail once again from the UK. These guys fucking own shit, I have no idea where I have been. Both musically and lyrically it is above reproach, I am not sure if they are are SXE or not, but they just remind of Turning Point in a lot of ways. They do some shit much better though in a lot of ways, and they are not just rehashing old shit whether out of homage or otherwise. Their lyrics are really well though out and have an amazing amount of heart. So here I will just post one of their latest videos along with the lyrics. This song just destroys me along with the optics for the video.

More Than Life - Do You Remember Me

It past midnight a couple hours ago,
It feels colder more than ever for this time of year,
I tucked you in while you were sleeping
And folded your clothes at the end of the bed.
Do you remember the times we used to dance together
And sing our favourite records that used to stick in our heads?

I'm sorry for the mess I've made,
When you wake up I'll finally be gone from this place,
I'm sorry for the mess I've made,
Soon enough you won't even remember my face.

(Please stay, stay away)
You're making it harder to breathe.
(Please stay, stay away)
You're making it harder to leave.
(Please stay, stay away)
You're making it harder to breathe.
(Please stay, stay away)
You're making it harder to leave.
Stay away from me.

Do you remember that awkward smile when we first met?
The childish love we should have kept.
Do you remember falling in and out of love together?
Do you remember the good times as well as I do?
It feels like it should have lasted forever.

What good is your heart if it doesn't break?

Do you remember me?
Young, naive and turning nineteen.

It past midnight a couple hours ago.
I can hear the music playing down the street
In the back of my head like a detuned radio.
Stuck with an image of you wearing my mother's old green coat
That you took from me and wore it like it was your own.

(Please stay, stay away)
You're making it harder to breathe.
(Please stay, stay away)
You're making it harder to leave.
(Please stay, stay away)
You're making it harder to breathe.
(Please stay, stay away from me)
You're making it harder to leave.
Stay away from me.

Do you remember me?
Young, naive and turning nineteen.

I have another post in the works... A review of "Tribe" by Sebastian Junger, it is taking me more time than expected because of the nature of the content, my thoughts on the subject and some additional research. I will be putting out a post on one of my most dearest subjects Pizza... very soon, problem is I want to add some photo gallery to pelican and I tried to implement but ran into some issues with it, so I have to fix that before posting. In the meantime, order you a pizza and eat ya some pizza pie. Truth. I'm out. See ya soon.


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