Posts tagged ‘Against Me!’

November 10, 2011

Where the Internet Tooks Us

Georgia rockers Ninja Gun have a new video for “Hot Rain” off their latest release Roman Nose. Fun fact – the video is directed by Andrew Seward of Against Me! and features his nieces and nephews.

July 22, 2011

Atlas Mix – Volume 5 – America

We’re doing a cool little thing with The Atlas, our local whiskey and skeeball joint.  Once a month we’re slipping a mix into their jukebox with a series we’re calling An Atlas Themed Mix (For An Atlas Themed Bar).

Volume 5 is themed around America, and we planned on posting this on the 4th of July for complete synchronicity, but we were partying and forgot. Check out our American Music below.

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April 12, 2011

Tuesday Tip-Off: Ninja Gun

Today’s tip-off is the latest EP from our favorite sons of Georgia, the melodic rock band Ninja Gun.

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February 17, 2011

Talk Thursday to Me: Andrew Seward

Our friends Against Me! came to town last week for a show at Rhino’s, and we were able to sit down briefly with Andrew Seward, AM!’s bassist.  This was going to be a video interview, but with background noise and constant interruptions from well wishers, it turned out to be kind of a mess.  So enjoy the transcribed interview and some videos from the show.

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May 31, 2010

Czech-mate! – Murder by Death European Tour Blog Part 2

Looks like a certain band has a case of the giggles...

~~Murder by Death are an American rock and roll band.  They are on a European headlining tour in support of their latest album “Good Morning, Magpie” – available on Vagrant Records or from their website.  They are graciously documenting their adventures for Postcard Elba.~~

This week’s entry is from Adam.  Check it out below the jump.

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May 25, 2010

Against Me!’s New Video Confuses Us

We are conflicted.  Against Me!‘s newest video seems to almost be an apology for the song it’s a video for.  The song “I Was a Teenage Anarchist” is a declaration of growth and reflection, a realization that the simplistic politics of the anarcho-punk scene are unsustainable.  It continues to uphold one of the things we like best about the band, Tom Gabel’s honest lyrics about how his world and world view are changing as the band becomes more successful and as he becomes older.  Whereas so many punk lyricists pander to this idea of what “punk” is from a 15 year old’s viewpoint, even after they themselves are 40 year olds with kids of their own,  Gabel never did that.

The video “I Was a Teenage Anarchist” however seems to back up the anarcho-punk viewpoint that every cop is a nightstick happy masochist who will beat you unmercifully and that all authority is corrupt and to be not trusted.  There is also an undeniable “violence as voyeuristic joy” element to the video.  The slow motion beating combined with what appears to be a smile on Gabel’s face at the end of the video.   This also concerns/confounds us.

We don’t know how to feel about it all.  Watch the video below and let us know your thoughts in the comments section.

Against Me! are currently on a world tour.  Check their dates here.

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